Microsoft has blocked the site of a Chinese blogger critical of the government, raising sharp questions from its own employees over how far the company should go in abiding by restrictive laws used to curtail free speech and press in the communist country.
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Microsoft has released a version of the Python programming language for its .NET development platform.
Nortel Networks Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire Tasman Networks Inc., a provider of enterprise-level routers, for US$99.5 million.
Red Hat nearly doubled its profit in the third quarter compared to the same period a year earlier, it said on Wednesday.
Dozens of patches have been released for Debian/GNU Linux in the first major update to version 3.1 of the free OS since it was released in June.
The second beta release of Internet Explorer (IE) 7 will have support for URLs (uniform resource locators) written in different languages, widely seen as critical for making the Internet more international, according to a Microsoft developer.
Novell said Tuesday its work with the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) will focus on how open-source software can lower the cost of the organization's massive program to revamp its IT systems.
Microsoft is receiving scattered reports that one of the security patches issued last week for Internet Explorer (IE) is causing problems for users testing a new beta version of the browser alongside the existing version, according to a company blogger.
A new version of Microsoft's project-based business management software, called Dynamics SL 6.5, will be available Monday in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday.
Open-source software vendor Novell has started work with the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) on a £21.8 million (US$38.6 million), three-year contract to improve its IT systems, a spokeswoman for the health agency said Friday.
The Swiss government will switch to Suse Linux on more than 300 public-sector servers as those systems are upgraded, an official confirmed Wednesday.
Security vendors have discovered a variant of the Sober worm which they say is programmed to download an unknown piece of code from various Internet addresses early next month, launching a potential barrage of traffic on the Internet.
During the next year, chief information officers (CIO) should pay acute attention to how technologies such as blogging and podcasting will affect their businesses and be ready for innovation with those technologies by their competitors, Gartner analysts said Thursday.
As Microsoft plans to increase its investment in research partnerships in Europe, the research produced is compatible with intellectual property claims and the aims of a commercial company, said a senior company official.
Adobe Systems said Monday it will reduce part of its workforce in light of its acquisition of Macromedia, saying other employees may be offered relocation packages.