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Looking through new Windows

In a move aimed to help drive adoption, Microsoft renames a series of bug fixes as Windows 98 SE, short for Second Edition.

In a move aimed to help drive adoption, Microsoft renames a series of bug fixes as Windows 98 SE, short for Second Edition. But changing a name won't deflect increasing scrutiny of the widely used operating system. Redmond now faces a complaint over the practice of collecting information on users when they register Windows 98.

Microsoft: What's in a name?
Redmond sends the latest version of its Windows 98 service release to beta testers--a fairly typical occurrence, except for one significant twist.

Truste asked to probe Microsoft
Privacy advocate Junkbusters wants to find out whether Microsoft violates privacy agreements when it collects information on users when they register Windows 98.

Microsoft puts directories in sync
Redmond has published a specification for providing synchronization of heterogeneous data, and will make the technology available free without a license.