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Source: ZDNet UK
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer talks about sharing source code, the threat from Linux and where Microsoft is going
In his latest thinking about where he wants his company to go, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has produced a document that is partly a sweeping business analysis and partly a call to arms.
Source: Internet Week
With its plan to acquire antivirus technology from Romania-based GeCAD Software, Microsoft is making a move that may have massive ramifications for the antivirus industry.
In announcing its acquisition plan Tuesday, Microsoft said it will develop new antivirus solutions, use GeCAD's technology to boost security of the Windows platform, and extend support for third-party antivirus products.
Microsoft is developing its own anti-virus software to combat the malicious programs plaguing users.
The move will court controversy as traditionally Microsoft has stayed out of the anti-virus market, preferring to concentrate on its flagship Windows operating system.
Now it has announced plans to acquire Romanian firm GeCAD Software, and develop an own-brand anti-virus product.
Source: CNet News
The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant will debut Pocket PC 2003--code-named Ozone--on June 23, according to sources close to the company. The operating system is not expected to be a major revision of Pocket PC 2002, but it will include new features such as built-in support for wireless technologies Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The OS overhaul will occur in the next version of the operating system, code-named Magneto, due out next year.
Microsoft representatives declined to comment.