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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Microsoft releases new Windows and Office Betas

The Beta 2 versions of Windows Vista and Office 2007 were released this week. People who are signed up for Microsoft's Customer Preview Program are eligible to test the software. Microsoft expects some two million people to participate in the tests.

There are still some glitches in the new software including screens not redrawing properly and some applications not running correctly. It may not be reliable enough for users to use on a daily basis yet.

It may take Microsoft up to 12 months after the release of Beta 2 to launch Vista.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Vista getting delayed...again

The new Microsoft Windows operating system most likely will be getting delayed again by at least three months.

It has been reported that the new Vista operating system is too complex to be able to meet Microsoft's targeted November release.

Microsoft disagrees and says its still on track to meet its current launch dates.

Once production finally starts, it usually takes between 6 and 8 weeks for Computer manufacturers to load the operating system onto new computers.

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Microsoft teaming up with Yahoo to take on Google

Microsoft has held discussions to buy a stake in Internet media company Yahoo Inc. to compete against Google Inc. as pressure grows from shareholders to perform better against Google.

Microsoft could also sell its MSN online network to Yahoo and take a minority stake in the Yahoo Internet portal.

Microsoft had also been in talks with AOL to use its search technology, which would have given the software giant's fledgling paid-search business a big boost.

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