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Microsoft washes Windows

The software giant admits that a feature of its latest operating system can be used to trace your identity and vows to fix it. It's also fixed another glitch and has been waffling on Linux.

The software giant admits that a feature of its latest operating system can be used to trace your identity and vows to fix it. It's also fixed another glitch and has been waffling on Linux.

Microsoft admits privacy problem, plans fix
update Microsoft admits that a feature of its Windows 98 operating system can be used to trace the identity of authors of electronic documents, and vows to modify the feature.

Readers react to 49.7-day Windows glitch
An obscure bug can cause Windows to crash after 49.7 days, but some jaded users say they would be grateful if it took that long.

Microsoft's waffling on Linux
The software giant dismisses it as ill-adapted to the marketplace, but also holds it up as a competitor while fighting off monopoly accusations.