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Microsoft to change start menu in Windows

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to reposition a program in the Windows XP start menu, allowing users to more easily set non-Microsoft software as their default choices, as part of the company's antitrust settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Study: Reduced piracy to create millions of jobs

Reducing software piracy by just 10 percentage points worldwide would generate 1.5 million jobs and add US$400 billion to the world economy, according to a study released Wednesday by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and IDC.

FTC spam forum: Variety of solutions advanced

A group of e-mail experts invited by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission advanced a number of ways to deal with unsolicited commercial e-mail, including better technology, an overhaul of the way the Internet works and new laws, but they couldn't agree ...

ActiveState launches antispam task force

ActiveState, a company focusing on a variety of open source-based enterprise software, has launched an antispam task force that it hopes will generate interest for its antispam product and ideas for other projects in the open-source community.

MS at open source conference may cause protest

A group of free software advocates plan to protest at a Washington conference designed to promote open source and free software to governments because a representative from Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to speak there.

Judge cuts off two appeals

The judge in the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft has ruled that two attempts to appeal the case, including one from a consumer group, cannot move forward.

The case of the mysterious .gov site

A U.S. Department of Defense spokesman has never heard of the group that operated AONN.gov, and the U.S. General Services Administration has pulled the site's .gov domain because of questions about the organization's connection to the U.S. government...

Internet group to consumers: Think security

A coalition of technology companies and others doing business on the Internet have released a list of nine steps they believe consumers and remote workers should take to protect themselves and keep their computers from being used as weapons on the In...

COMNET - Symantec: Net attacks down, but more sophisticated

The number of security attacks on the Internet seem to be leveling off after a rocket-like rise during the last decade, but the attacks still happening are more sophisticated, said the president and chief operating officer of security vendor Symantec...

Sun, Microsoft agree on Java order

Sun Microsystems and Microsoft have agreed on how Microsoft should comply with a federal judge's order to carry Sun's version of Java with its newest operating systems.

Judge probes sides in Sun case against Microsoft

A federal judge in a Baltimore courtroom Tuesday peppered lawyers from both Microsoft and Sun Microsystems with probing questions as the two sides presented opening arguments in a pretrial hearing in Sun's private antitrust case against the software ...

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