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Survey: Vista Used Less than 1 percent of PCs

March 3, 2007

Windows Vista may yet prove to be an unstoppable juggernaut, but statistics released Thursday by a market research firm show that the new operating system hasn’t even licked its nine-year old ancestor. Vista was being used on less than 1 percent of PCs tracked in February by Aliso Viejo-based Net Applications Inc., making it the […]

Microsoft OneCare Last in Antivirus Tests

March 3, 2007

In tests involving worms, viruses, Trojan horses, and other malware, Microsoft’s Windows Live OneCare came in dead last. Microsoft’s Windows Live OneCare came in dead last out of a group of 17 antivirus programs tested against hundreds of thousands of worms, viruses, Trojan horses and other malware, an Austrian antivirus researcher reported Wednesday. The AV […]

BackupHDDVD slapped with DMCA takedown notice

March 2, 2007

It’s roamed relatively unscathed for a few months now, but it appears that BackupHDDVD — the app that helps bypass the AACS copy protection on HD DVDs — has been hit with its first major setback, drawing a DMCA takedown notice and vanishing from its perch at SourceForge as a result. Speaking to Wired blog […]