Volish chairman Sir William Gates III has said that there were difficulties in finding a CEO who can replace Steve "sounds of silence" Ballmer.
Gates, who is Microsoft chairman and sworn enemy of the mosquito, is on a four person team to find a new "Steve" and was chatting to shareholders about the difficulties in picking the next leader of the world's largest software company.
When Microsoft released its last video game console in 2005, the Xbox 360 was primarily just that: a console to play video games on your TV. Sure, there were some basic online messaging and chat functions, but its main focus was clear.
Over a month ago, we reported that many users defiant or unable to upgrade from Windows XP were experiencing a bug in SVCHOST that causes the CPU of a PC to go up to 100 percent usage. We contacted Microsoft for comment but they did not send back a response.
The creators of a Web-based attack tool called Angler Exploit Kit have added an exploit for a known vulnerability in Microsoft's Silverlight browser plug-in to the tool's arsenal.
Exploit kits are essentially malicious Web applications that check if visitors run outdated software on their computers and then exploit vulnerabilities in that software to install malware. They usually target popular applications that are accessible through browser plug-ins, such as Java, Flash Player, and Adobe Reader.
Microsoft has confirmed to SCMagazineUK.com that it is considering encrypting customers' personal data which it sends over the internet, in the wake of the allegations of mass electronic surveillance by the NSA.
The revelation that Microsoft is “evaluating additional changes that may be beneficial to further protect our customers' data” came after its EMEA vice president of legal and corporate affairs, Dorothee Belz, faced tough questioning on Monday from a Committee of European MEPs.