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OpenXML Converter localization problems preventing launch

We received a couple of questions regarding the recently updated OpenXML converter from Microsoft that is used to read the new Office document formats with older versions of Office and other Office suites. For some people, this updater will not open ev

By July 29, 2009


New exploit uses old Office vulnerability for OS X malware delivery

While this means of exploiting Mac systems via Microsoft Office is old and has been patched, this marks the first time Office documents have been used to exploit OS X systems.

By March 27, 2012


Microsoft updates Office 2004/2008, fixes vulnerabilities

On Tuesday Microsoft issued a few updates for its Office 2008 and Office 2004 suites for OS X, fixing security vulnerabilities with the Word and Excel programs that could result in a remote attacker executing code on the system through maliciously crafted Word and Excel documents.

By October 12, 2010


Quick note for Office users

Yesterday Microsoft lost an appeal to a patent infringement case for how their Office suite (particularly Word) handles the opening of OpenXML documents.

By December 23, 2009


Open XML vote: Politics, intrigue, and, oh, some tech

A final vote on a multi-year attempt to standardize the Open XML file formats ends this weekend. After all the debate, is the standards process stronger or weaker?

By March 28, 2008


Who's afraid of the Dutch? Microsoft, for one

The Dutch are looking to go with the Open Document Format. Microsoft is scared witless.

By December 11, 2007


An interview with Groklaw: the future of news?

"PJ" at Groklaw has brought down SCO. In this interview, we learn a bit more about how.

By November 2, 2007


Open source @ Novell: Justin Steinman speaks

Novell takes a lot of heat for its patent deal with Microsoft and rightfully so. But there is much that the company is doing to advance the cause and state of open source in the industry.

By June 29, 2007