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CNNMoney: PC viruses are mostly your fault, Microsoft saysupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 15:45:00

If your computer is infected, it's probably because of something you did, according to a Microsoft study released this week.

CNNMoney: Brace yourself: Windows 8 is coming soonupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 05:56:00

While most of the world has yet to upgrade to Windows 7, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next version of its PC operating system.

Fortune: How LG lost the smartphone raceupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 12:41:00

It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG Electronics and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.

Fortune: How LG lost the smartphone race - full versionupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 12:29:00

It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.

Windows 95 turns 15: Has Microsoft's OS peaked?updated: Wed Aug 25 2010 14:37:00

The company paid to treat people to free newspapers in London, lighted the Empire State Building in Windows' colors and draped Toronto's CN Tower with a 300-foot banner -- all part of a massive $300 million ad campaign that accompanied the product's arrival.

CNNMoney: Windows XP just won't go awayupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 10:22:00

Windows XP, which debuted nine years ago in 2001, will continue to be with us for most of the coming decade.

Microsoft to offer European users browser choiceupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 08:22:00

Microsoft is to offer its European users the chance to use a Web browser other than its own.

How Microsoft blew it with Windows Mobileupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 14:31:00

Microsoft Windows continues to dominate the PC market with a 90 percent market-share stronghold, but when it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is getting beat up worse than a mustachioed villain in a Jackie Chan movie.

Chinese court rules against Microsoftupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 05:36:00

A Chinese court has ruled that Microsoft infringed a Chinese software maker's intellectual property rights in a surprise decision that has renewed worries among foreign patent experts about China's management of IPR disputes.

Seven things to know about Windows 7updated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:36:00

OK, so after eight years and a lot of grumbling -- Vista, anyone? -- Microsoft has finally released a new operating system that people seem excited about.

Windows 7 born from Vista's frustrationsupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 15:16:00

If consumers like the new Windows 7 operating system, they'll have the much-maligned Windows Vista to thank.

CNNMoney: Windows 7 ready to launchupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 08:18:00

Microsoft is banking on Windows 7 to breathe new life into a PC world where most computer users are running XP -- an operating system that was released in the early days of the Bush administration.

Microsoft's Windows phones hit the marketupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 10:09:00

After months of talking about Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft is announcing on Tuesday that the first crop of phones to carry the Windows Phone brand are ready to hit the market.

Windows Mobile 6.5 phones coming Oct. 6updated: Mon Sep 07 2009 17:05:00

Microsoft is hoping that a new crop of phones this fall will help the company in its quest to stay relevant in the cell phone market.

Microsoft finalizes Windows 7updated: Thu Jul 23 2009 11:38:00

Microsoft on Wednesday said it has finalized the code for Windows 7, paving the way for the new operating system to make its way onto retail shelves and new PCs in time for its October 22 launch.

Google vs. Microsoft: What you need to knowupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 12:22:00

In less than a week, Google announced an operating system to compete with Windows, while Microsoft announced that Office 10 will include free, online versions of its four most popular software programs -- a shot at Google's suite of web-based office applications.

CNNMoney: Can Windows 7 save PCs?updated: Fri Jun 12 2009 04:45:00

Windows 7 is coming soon. But having a PC sales rebound come with it seems unlikely.

Is a RAM enhancement really just a ReadyBoost away?updated: Tue Mar 31 2009 12:50:00

To paraphrase a complaint from the late James Doohan, my computer's giving me all she's got, but Vista's more than she can handle! My system should be able to deal with this version of Windows just fine, but it's just not happening. I'd add more RAM if it were possible, but my slots are all maxed out. I've tried various freeware that promises to keep my RAM working at maximum efficiency, but it's just not enough. Is there anything out there for enhancing the memory I do have until I can get a newer, faster machine?

FSB: Testing voice-recognition softwareupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:42:00

Many business owners regularly talk to inanimate objects. Don't believe me? I'm guessing that in the last week alone you've begged your PC not to lose valuable data or implored your notebook to recover lost documents. While we all have one-sided conversations with our tech toys, we generally don't expect them to answer, much less complete tasks simply because we say so. But today's voice-activated software promises to do just that, claiming faster speeds and an impressive 99% accuracy level.

Fortune: The man who would run Yahooupdated: Thu May 29 2008 12:55:00

He made his mark at Microsoft as head of the company's worldwide sales force at a time when it seemed everyone hated the company - most of all its customers. In 2 1/2 years Kevin Johnson achieved a miracle: He turned Microsoft's customer satisfaction numbers around.

Online racial divideupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 09:40:00

A new study says race may play a part in choosing on online social networking site. CNN's Veronica De La Cruz reports.

All about: Electronicsupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 19:29:00

The problem with technology is by its nature it has to be new, or at least appear so. As a result, our televisions, mobile phones and computers seem ever too frequently out of date.

Greening today's electronicsupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 19:29:00

One electronics giant aims to cut the environmental impact of their products. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.

In touch with the digital ageupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 06:37:00

It has been an indispensable fixture of computing for as long as most people can remember. But sentences beginning with the words "click on" and "click and drag" may not be part of future office parlance as the humble computer mouse comes under threat from new touch-screen technology which is being rolled out by the major players in the computer industry. It promises to be the biggest change to personal computing in a quarter of a century.

CNNMoney: Dell's new PC to run Linux and Windowsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 07:25:00

Dell Inc is developing consumer PCs that can run multiple versions of Microsoft Corp's Windows and Linux software at the same time, the personal computer maker's chief technology officer, Kevin Kettler, told Reuters.

CNNMoney: Earnings misses hit Wall Streetupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 08:09:00

Weak earnings from Caterpillar and Google sent stock futures lower Friday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 for the first time ever.

CNNMoney: Blue chips take earnings hitupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 23:04:00

Stocks fell Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 100 points the day after it closed over the 14,000 mark for the first time ever, as a big miss from Caterpillar hit blue chips and techs slumped under a spate of disappointing earnings news.

CNNMoney: Earnings hit stocksupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 22:05:00

Stocks fell Friday, the day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed over the 14,000 mark for the first time ever, on a spate of disappointing earnings news.

CNNMoney: Microsoft meets on strong Vista salesupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 06:56:00

Microsoft reported quarterly earnings Thursday in-line with estimates and revenue slightly higher than expected, as strong sales of its Vista operating system offset charges related to the Xbox game console. 6 Months Later, a Report Card on Vistaupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 13:00:00

Nearly six months after it launched, gripes over what doesn't work with Vista continue, eclipsing positive buzz over the program's improved desktop search, graphics and security Microsoft Releases 3 'Critical' Fixesupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 12:00:00

Microsoft Corp. published six security fixes -- half of them rated "critical" -- in its regularly scheduled software update Tuesday

CNNMoney: Google seeks judge's help in Microsoft fightupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 04:15:00

Google asked a federal judge Monday to extend the consent decree that settled the landmark antitrust case against Microsoft in order to address competition concerns involving the Windows Vista operating system.

CNNMoney: Microsoft seen modifying Vistaupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 07:10:00

Microsoft has agreed to modify its new Vista operating system in response to complaints that its desktop search function puts Google Inc. and other potential competitors at a disadvantage, a source familiar with the case told Reuters Tuesday.

FSB: Time to switch to Vista?updated: Tue Jun 12 2007 09:44:00

Dear FSB: I keep hearing that the new Microsoft Vista software for small business offers better security, more efficient file-sharing, and other great features. Should I switch my travel agency over to it? -Jess Kalinowsky, Managing Partner Friends Travel, West Hollywood, Calif.,

Fortune: Q&A with Best Buy CEO Brad Andersonupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 16:21:00

Where do you find new business ideas? --Alfredo Machado, Milwaukee

CNNMoney: New computer virus threatens biz netsupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 07:07:00

A disgruntled hacker with a personal grudge against Symantec, which provides anti-virus software to leading Fortune 500 companies, could be behind a new, crippling computer virus that's already hit a division of at least one big U.S. corporation on Thursday.

Review: Microsoft Office Standard 2007 a worthy upgradeupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:28:00

The ambitious, ground-up rebuild of Microsoft Office Standard 2007 presents drastically different interfaces and new file formats.

Review: Toshiba Portege R400 with Vista Ultimate too expensiveupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 10:40:00

Toshiba's first Windows Vista laptop, the Portege R400, is a beautifully crafted convertible tablet that unfortunately is every bit as expensive as it looks.

CNNMoney: Microsoft Vista: What you need to knowupdated: Tue Jan 30 2007 09:11:00

Six years and $6 billion later, Microsoft's Vista finally hit store shelves Tuesday - the software company's first upgrade to its dominant computer operating system since Windows XP in 2001.

Fortune: Microsoft Vista: Should you buy now?updated: Mon Jan 29 2007 11:38:00

What does Windows Vista have in common with the just-christened nuclear aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush? Answer: They are both powerful flagships of technology that took five years and billions o...

CNNMoney: Xbox marks the spot for Microsoftupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 15:44:00

Microsoft reported a drop in profit for its fiscal second quarter Thursday, but sales and earnings beat analyst expectations thanks to strong sales of its Xbox 360 game console during the holidays.

Business 2.0: 8 new gizmos for 2007updated: Thu Jan 11 2007 13:09:00

When it comes to splashy doodads, the Consumer Electronics Show hasn't disappointed. Here are just a few of the gadgets arriving soon in a store near you.

Business 2.0: 15 surprises ahead in 2007updated: Wed Dec 20 2006 09:52:00

Business 2.0's Chris Taylor highlights the most significant innovations, events and launches that are planned for the New Year.

Money Magazine: The Money 2007 Plannerupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 00:01:00

Q1 This winter, take steps to protect your identity.

CNNMoney: PC seen getting a price chop this holiday seasonupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 07:38:00

Computer prices are expected to tumble through the holiday season as PC makers try to clear out merchandise ahead of the launch of Microsoft's new operating system Vista, according to a report published Thursday.

CNNMoney: Microsoft posts higher profitupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 14:24:00

Microsoft's sales and profits jumped in the latest quarter, helped by strong results for database software and its gaming business, but the world's largest computer software maker gave a disappointing forecast for the current quarter.

Business 2.0: A reality check for Vistaupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 15:56:00

Judging by the grief that Microsoft is getting over delays in the release of Windows Vista, and the buzz surrounding the price it plans to charge for the next generation operating system, you'd think we were all hankering to get our hands on this hot new piece of software.

CNNMoney: Microsoft jumps on buyback planupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 15:14:00

Microsoft's quarterly profit fell by 24 percent on higher costs and legal expenses, but the company announced a $40 billion share buyback program and issued a better than expected forecast for 2007, sending shares sharply higher in after-hours trading.

CNNMoney: New Apple software: A 'Window' to boost sales?updated: Wed Apr 05 2006 10:41:00

First Apple announced a partnership with Intel. Now it's running Windows. Talk about a 30th birthday surprise.

CNNMoney: Apple software brings Windows to Macsupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 08:39:00

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new Boot Camp software, which will enable Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.

Business 2.0: The man who could fix Windowsupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 16:26:00

Steven Sinofsky is a rare bird on Microsoft's Redmond campus -- a manager who actually delivers software on time. As head of product development for Office, he's known for meeting release deadlines.

CNNMoney: Microsoft's big Internet bet -- will it pay?updated: Mon Mar 20 2006 11:44:00

Microsoft is the clear leader in operating systems and office software but when it comes to the Internet, the company is way behind rivals Google and Yahoo!

New worm relies on old trickupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 10:54:00

"There are a lot of people who are going to be very unhappy on the third of February," said Professor Merrick Furst from the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Fortune: Jobs: Warming up to Wintel?updated: Mon Jan 30 2006 14:00:00

Apple surprised everyone recently by delivering Intel-based Mac computers six months ahead of schedule. The shift, after a decade of Macs based on IBM and Freescale (ne Motorola) processors, raises the possibility of Macintoshes running the Microsoft Windows operating system, either instead of or along with Apple's Mac OS X. Despite increased risks of security holes, viruses, and other familiar Windows vulnerabilities, some Mac users want to run Windows programs from time to time (there are more games available for Windows, for example). But because of the way Apple implemented the Intel chips, you can't just boot up the Mac with Windows XP. Furthermore, the current version of Virtual PC for Mac, a Microsoft program that allows Windows to run in a window inside Mac OS X, does not work with the initial batch of Intel-based machines. Microsoft says it is working with Apple to find a solution, but stopped short of promising an Intel-based version of Virtual PC. Meanwhile, Apple says it will not stand in the ...

Fortune: QUOTED OFTEN, FOLLOWED RARELYupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 00:01:00

In 1975, Frederick Brooks published The Mythical Man-Month. It had no right to succeed. The book detailed Brooks' experience managing IBM's bet-the-company System/360 computers and OS/360 software,...

CNNMoney: Microsoft code thief pleads guiltyupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 19:06:00

A Connecticut man pled guilty to selling stolen Microsoft Windows source code and could face up to 10 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice Monday.

CNNMoney: Microsoft names new system Vistaupdated: Fri Jul 22 2005 09:16:00

Microsoft announced Friday that it will call its next-generation operating system "Windows Vista."

Business 2.0: Too New To Reviewupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00


Fortune: A TRAGICALLY HIP COMPUTER FOR TEENSupdated: Mon Mar 07 2005 00:01:00

LIKE, DUH: IF AN OLD person, say, someone over 25, has to explain to a teenager why something is cool, it almost certainly isn't. So when a company called Digital Lifestyles decided to invent what ...

CNNMoney: Novell files another Microsoft suitupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 17:44:00

Just days after settling one anti-trust lawsuit with Microsoft, Novell filed another one.

Fortune: Windows Security: The Next Generation New features in a free Windows upgrade will give your PC a lot of updated: Mon Jul 12 2004 00:01:00

When Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard ventures into hostile territory, does he wait for aliens to pound the Enterprise with plasma torpedoes and then patch it up with Galactic Fix-It Goo? Hell, ...

CNNMoney: Essential security downloadsupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 10:43:00

Computer prices are so low, just about everyone can afford one. The expensive part is stocking the computer with software.

CNNMoney: Dear Kim Komandoupdated: Fri May 21 2004 10:15:00

Is it necessary to turn off System Restore when removing a computer virus? I hear conflicting answers.

Sasser worm rips through Internetupdated: Wed May 05 2004 04:51:00

The fast-spreading computer worm Sasser has wreaked more havoc on computer users worldwide, affecting several businesses, banks and government offices, including Britain's Coastguard.

CNNMoney: Free, cool and essential Downloadsupdated: Fri Mar 26 2004 16:10:00

Computer prices are so low, just about everyone can afford one. The expensive part is stocking the computer with software.

Fortune: Microsoft Goes Hollywood Microsoft's newest software wants to be the hub of your family entertainment center. But updated: Mon Oct 27 2003 00:01:00

Recently I had the pleasure of riding in a $190,000 Fleetwood RV equipped with a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition--based computer (the name itself warranted a CAUTION: WIDE LOAD sign). Usi...

Business 2.0: Baby Bills A cadre of young, scary-smart executives is coming into power at the world's most important tech updated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

Shortly after midnight on the first day of October 1997, a small band of young Microsoft soldiers sneaked onto the Mountain View, Calif., campus of then-archrival Netscape and dumped something on ...

Money Magazine: Inside Microsoft A LOOK AT HOW THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT TECH FIRM MAKES AND SPENDS ITS CASHupdated: Wed May 01 2002 00:01:00

Profit Machine Microsoft's margins far exceed even those of other tech companies. Its operating systems, servers and software account for the bulk of revenue--and virtually all of operating income....

Fortune: XP Means Extra Pain Microsoft Windows XP promised to usher in an era of computing in which users suffer less. updated: Mon Apr 29 2002 00:01:00

I've been looking forward to using Windows XP. I know most of the reviews say that it isn't that big a deal, that there's not enough new here to make people want to buy a new PC. But it sounded to ...

Fortune: Where The Toys Are What slowdown? The Consumer Electronics Show, the coming-out party for products launcupdated: Mon Feb 04 2002 00:01:00

The economy may be dormant, but the imaginations of the world's gizmo and gadget inventors remain fertile. Perhaps too fertile, judging from some of the goofy products at this year's Consumer Elect...

Fortune: Just Another Product Launch in that demure, subdued, $200 million Microsoft kind of way: inside the introduction of Windows XP.updated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

It's Oct. 25, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stands on a Broadway stage, ready to introduce his company's new PC operating system, Windows XP, to the world. Gates has done plenty of product laun...

FSB: Microsoft Breaks the Mold Windows XP dumps the operating system's DOS legacy to create a winner.updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

Flash back to April 1981: The prime rate is 20%, the futuristic De Lorean is the hot car, communists rule Eastern Europe, and Microsoft ships MS-DOS, its first operating system. Funny how some thin...

Money Magazine: Tech Enthusiast A brand-new look for Microsoft Windowsupdated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

Windows shopping

Fortune: Windows XP This one is easy: Microsoft's new PC operating system is simply better and more reliable.updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

Let's face it, there's not a lot of drama around the introduction of a new Microsoft Windows operating system these days, even when the newest version, called XP, is clearly the best yet. The court...

Fortune: Soup It Up--Or Trade It In?updated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

Microsoft is just a few months away from introducing Windows XP, the newest version of the operating system used by the vast majority of the world's personal computers. The company trumpets XP as i...

Fortune: My Old Flame: The Macintoshupdated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

Like most people, I wrote the Macintosh off a long time ago. After an 11-year relationship, I dumped the Mac in 1996 and persuaded my partners to switch to a Windows-only network. I thought Apple C...

FSB: Wireless Networking: Are You Ready?updated: Sun Apr 01 2001 00:01:00

When I wanted to set up a network for my home office, my wife thrilled to the prospect of my drilling holes in the wall and dragging wires through them. We're still, um, talking about it. Wired net...

Fortune: Microsoft Cleans Its Windowsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

Windows XP, the new consumer PC operating system scheduled for delivery in late summer or fall, represents a long overdue spring cleaning for Microsoft. The Redmond, Wash., software giant is cleari...

Fortune: Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead Sure, the court wants to chop Microsoft in half. That's not stopping Bill updated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

It rained a little in Seattle on June 6, the day Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued his historic order to split Microsoft in two. And the 19,000 people who work at Microsoft's sprangly campus in ...

Fortune: The New Player [SUN MICROSYSTEMS NO. 150] Perpetual underdog Sun is now part of the tech elite. To stay there, it must merely houpdated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

Think of Sun Microsystems as the Big-Picture computer company. From its founding 18 years ago, Sun's executives have been thinking Big Thoughts. Even now they're thinking big, about where computing...

Money Magazine: Pass On Win2000 (And Wait For Me)updated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

You've probably been hearing a lot of static about Windows 2000, the latest computer operating system from Microsoft. Accompanied by a major ad blitz, the February release may even have you wonderi...

Fortune: The New Face of Microsoft The management change is just the first step. Now Microsoft says it will extend Windows throughout theupdated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

The Internet business is all about storytelling. With markets shifting at light speed, companies that can proffer a credible scenario for success gain a tremendous advantage. The best talkers often...

FSB: Your Next Desktop?updated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

Fade in on The Blair Windows Project: In the middle of some extremely important work, your computer is strangely unresponsive. The program you launch isn't launching. The document you print isn't p...

Money Magazine: How To Connect A Computer Familyupdated: Sat Jan 01 2000 00:01:00

If you live in one of America's 20 million multicomputer homes, creating your own local area network makes a lot of sense. Your family can share one color printer and high-speed modem, exchange fil...

FSB: Techware For Small Bizupdated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

Every November crowds of small business owners invade Fall Comdex, the nation's largest trade show, in Las Vegas. The scene is always the same: They enter like children rushing into a toy store wit...

Fortune: The Real Road Ahead Of all the industries it has nailed, the Internet has most changed infotech. Over the updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

The Internet changes everything. We've heard that phrase so often in the past couple of years that it has ceased to have any shock value. Of course the Internet changes everything. Why else are Web...

Fortune: The Big Blue Diaries As the trial resumed, the government produced a Microsoft competitor with a telltale updated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

TUESDAY, JUNE 1: "It looks like old home week," says Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, cracking a smile as he calls Round Two of the Microsoft antitrust trial to order. Round One, you'll recall, ended...

Fortune: When Your Personal Computer Talks Back THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING IS A PARROTupdated: Mon Jun 07 1999 00:01:00

So I say to the parrot sitting in the corner of my screen, "Tell me a joke."

Fortune: Copyright Protection Is for Dinosaursupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Why do we need to protect intellectual property? Seriously, I'm beginning to wonder if we really need government protection of intellectual property in our new cyberworld.

Fortune: Microsoft Gets Ready To Play a New Game As its monopoly wanes and networks bring stiff competition, the software king has decideupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

For the past eight months, ever since Bill Gates named him Microsoft's first president in seven years, Steve Ballmer has been the software giant's invisible man. He hasn't been part of the antitrus...

Fortune: Microsoft Waningupdated: Mon Feb 15 1999 00:01:00

Microsoft has gotten used to being the baddest geek in the room. Now, almost inevitably, it is becoming the old-timer in a kid's game. Don't get us wrong: Microsoft has never been more successful f...

Fortune: What's Weighing Down Microsoft? It's not what you think. The delay in Windows 2000 means competitors are grabbing accounts--and updated: Mon Jan 11 1999 00:01:00

If you think the antitrust trial in Washington, D.C., is Microsoft's heaviest burden, you're wrong. The court theatrics are a sideshow compared with a more serious drama for the world's most powerf...

Fortune: Getting True Joystick Control on Your Laptopupdated: Mon Dec 21 1998 00:01:00

If you like to hunt MiGs from the cockpit of an F-16 while you're actually flying over Cincinnati in a Boeing 737, you know how frustrating it is to play games on a laptop computer. Even if your po...

Fortune: Living With Windows 98 Microsoft's upgrade of the operating system raised a ruckus in Washington. But should updated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

If you're not using Microsoft Windows 98, you may feel as if you're driving a ten-year-old car. The buggy gets you there, but you feel you're missing something--your old operating system is definit...

Fortune: A Software Junkie Rejects Windows 98updated: Mon Jul 20 1998 00:01:00

I'm not going to upgrade to Windows 98. There, I said it. Now that I've said it, maybe I can actually get myself not to install it!

Fortune: Microsoft's Big Bet On Small Machines They're proliferating like crazy--wee PCs, Web phones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and oupdated: Mon Jul 20 1998 00:01:00

Judging from advertisements in magazines, you'd think Microsoft had jumped into the business of building miniature PCs. The typical two-page ad features an attractive model holding up a device with...

Fortune: Gates Is Evil; Reno's a Meddler. Whatever. Do We Buy It or Not?updated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

If it weren't for the Justice Department's antitrust division, Microsoft Windows 98 would have been a footnote in the history of the company we love to hate. But the wheels of justice are grinding....

Fortune: An Open Letter To Bill Gatesupdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00


Fortune: Have Nasdaq's Tech Giants Flamed Out? Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle used to be the tech stocks you would gladly buy for youpdated: Mon Feb 02 1998 00:01:00

For most of the 1990s, a bet on one of the Nasdaq's four horsemen was as close to a sure thing as you could find on Wall Street. Buy any of these tech giants--Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, or Oracle--an...

Fortune: Upgrading And Migrating Should you buy a new personal computer, or improve the one you have?updated: Mon Dec 01 1997 00:01:00

Sometimes it seems as though PCs should come stamped with expiration dates, like cartons of milk--fresh technology seems so perishable. Most users cannot replace their machines as fast as the indus...

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