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Tools and tussles for Microsoft Windows

Vista's still in its early days, which means plenty of adjustments for Redmond, its allies and competitors.

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista, is still in its early days. That means plenty of adjustments for Redmond, its allies and competitors--and just about everyone else.

Symantec sizes up security in Vista

Windows SideBar and gadgets could pose security threats. But the greatest risk is third-party applications, security firm says.
February 27, 2007

Windows adds 'maybe pirate' category

The company's antipiracy software adds a "yellow state" for times when it just can't tell if software is genuine.
Image: A Windows pirate? Perhaps
February 27, 2007

Windows-on-Mac software gets virtualization update

Parallels Desktop now comes with USB 2.0 support and the ability to run Windows applications natively on the Mac operating system.
February 27, 2007

VMware fires broadside at Microsoft

The up-and-coming virtualization specialist says Microsoft is using its Windows clout to restrict customers' choice. Sound familiar?
February 27, 2007

Microsoft shakes up Windows marketing unit

Longtime veteran Bill Veghte will head a new Windows Business Group, overseeing marketing and product management for the operating system.
February 27, 2007

Is Windows getting more expensive?

Microsoft has introduced pricier higher-end versions, as other PC components have fallen in price. So how does it all add up?
February 27, 2007

Microsoft still trying to answer Google's wake-up call

Software chief Ray Ozzie says the company is making headway in building an ad engine and online services, but opportunities remain.
February 27, 2007