What a mess. Less than a week after a court-approved deal ends the antitrust case, Microsoft's back in the spotlight. The latest Halloween memo portrays your company as utterly obsessed with the open-source software movement but utterly confused about how best to proceed. I can only imagine the state of confusion. Microsoft has tried to persuade developers and users for the last four years that there's no there there--and to no avail.
Source: Mac World UK
Microsoft is protesting against last week's report from security experts mi2g Ltd claiming Apple's Mac OS X and certain brands of Unix are less vulnerable to attack than Windows.
The report attributed 44 per cent of software vulnerabilities announced in the first ten months of 2002 to Windows, 19 per cent to Linux and just 1.9 per cent to Mac.
Microsoft vice president of security Mike Nash dismissed the report as "misleading".
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) should stop denouncing open source software, such as Linux, and instead stress the benefits of its own products, according to an internal strategy document that was obtained and posted on a Web site for free software advocates.
After years of promises, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is betting his company's money and his vision of computing on the launch of a new generation of portable computers.
Microsoft has reportedly spent $400 million developing the technology behind "Tablet PCs" that can handle text like a paper notepad but run all the programs of a notebook PC.