Newsletter Archive: 2006

IBM Subpoenas Microsoft About SCO

The long legal feud between IBM and SCO over alleged infringement of source code owned by SCO took a dramatic step in its discovery phase.

Date: 2006-02-23

Eight Versions Of Vista Revealed
Paul Thurrott posts that a web page on Microsoft's website temporarily revealed the different versions of Windows Vista that will be made available.

Date: 2006-02-22

MySQL Counters Oracle With A Purchase
MySQL AB, the company behind the popular open source database, has acquired Netfrastructure Inc and gets a database guru in the deal.

Date: 2006-02-21

Should 'halt' Call 'shutdown'?
As mentioned briefly in the comments section of Bootstrapping your Linux Machine, recent Linux systems have added a convenience feature to the 'halt' and 'reboot' commands: they actually call 'shutdown' if the system isn't in init state 0 or 6.

Date: 2006-02-16

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Date: 2006-02-15

Battle Begins Over Vista Setup Screens
Ars reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has received a complaint from a company, likely HP, that Microsoft is not complying with earlier antitrust rulings in regards to the Windows Vista setup process.

Date: 2006-02-14

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Date: 2006-02-13

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Date: 2006-02-12

Patent Woes Force MS Office/Access Patch
Microsoft is being required to issue patches for new installations of Office Professional Edition 2003, Office XP Professional, and Access 2002 and 2003 after losing a 2005 patent infringement case. This means that companies in the process of new installations of the affected products must update them.

Date: 2006-02-09

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Date: 2006-02-08