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Firefox, IE7 open to URL spoof

Although Mozilla patched one more Firefox bug last week than first reported, the researcher whose work has plagued the open-source browser for weeks has released details about another flaw.

Parallels updates Mac virtualization software

Parallels has updated its flagship virtual machine software for running Windows on Intel-based Macs so that it now lets users fire up Windows applications without having to look at Microsoft's operating system.

Vista bug forces legit users to reactivate OS

A bug in Windows Vista's built-in antipiracy technology is telling some users that they need to reactivate the operating system after they install new device drivers or run newly installed software.

Symantec: Vista's UAC warnings can hide a rat

Windows Vista's User Account Control (UAC), a system that Microsoft says makes the new operating system safer from attack, can be spoofed and shouldn't be completely trusted, a Symantec researcher said Thursday.

Firefox loses browser share, Safari gains

Mozilla's Firefox browser lost market share last month, Web metrics company Net Applications reported Wednesday. But Apple's Safari continued to gain ground, an indicator of a slow but sure uptick in Macintosh sales.

Jobs bashes teachers unions

Apple CEO Steve Jobs laid into US teachers unions last week at a Texas education reform conference, with a local newspaper quoting him as saying they're "what's wrong with our schools."

Analyst: Apple market share to slip temporarily

A surge in Vista-driven PC sales will temporarily dilute Apple's share of the computer market, a financial analyst predicted on Friday -- even though his own survey of a national electronics chain found most stores have sold fewer copies of Windows V...

Run a legal Vista copy for 120 days without activation

Windows Vista can be used for as long as 120 days without agreeing to its product activation antipiracy software, the company confirmed Friday. That's four times longer than the 30 days the company has widely used as the maximum time span the operati...

Ballmer hints at tougher Vista antipiracy crackdown

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has told Wall Street analysts that the company might "dial up" the intensity of antipiracy technology baked into Windows Vista as part of an effort to squeeze more revenue from China, India, Brazil, Russia and other emergi...

Was that a Vista fix released on Patch Tuesday?

Users can chalk up a critical vulnerability -- now patched -- in Windows Vista, a Microsoft security manager said Wednesday. Though if people want to get picky, the fix for the company's malware scanning engine isn't really for a flaw in the operatin...

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