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Microsoft Could Release Details On Windows 9 At BUILD Conference
2014-01-13 10:31:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windows 8 hasn’t exactly been a smash hit for Microsoft since it arrived in the fall of 2012, and it was only last October that the company released an update to address many of the computer operating system’s bigger issues. This saw the return of some standard – even expected – features, such as a start button. While Windows 8.1 was meant to resolve problems that came with Windows 8, Microsoft is apparently already looking...

2013-05-26 23:01:53

All computer users who have Windows based Operating Systems on their machines can now take advantage of the round the clock and complete Microsoft Tech Support Service offered by iRepair.net. (PRWEB) May 26, 2013 Microsoft´s Windows based Operating Systems are the most popular OS in the world, and the largest numbers of PC and Laptop users have a Microsoft OS installed onto their devices. Now, the leading online computer repair company, iRepair.net has decided to extend their unlimited...

Automatic Browser Updates Coming For IE Users
2011-12-16 11:30:24

After years of complaints about Microsoft´s internet browser never getting updated, the software giant from Redmond has announced that Internet Explorer (IE) will be quietly updated via auto-updates. This will allow software-phobic computer users to join the rest of the internet with its security updates and advanced features, reports Gavin Clarke for The Register. “Everyone benefits from an up-to-date browser,” Ryan Gavin, general manager of Internet Explorer business and...

2010-04-01 02:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- There is a sense of relief when a cruel joke is quickly followed by a wisecracking "April Fools!" But when consumers fall victim to software piracy, you can be sure a pirate won't relieve their misery with humor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Software piracy is an unfortunate outgrowth of the technical age, but what multiplies the risk is that many people view software piracy as a victimless crime. A...

2009-12-02 23:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced a surge of voluntary reports -- more than 150,000 in the past two years -- from people who unknowingly purchased counterfeit software that was often riddled with viruses or malware. This increase, more than double the amount of previous records, reflects growing concern for the harm caused by counterfeit software and Microsoft's efforts to give people a voice in the fight against software counterfeiting....

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2009-06-25 12:35:00

Microsoft Corp. announced on Thursday that the cost of its new Windows 7 operating system will be 8 percent less than Vista, and that those who purchase a PC before the new system hits stores in October will be offered a free upgrade. This sales pitch is geared to entice those who have cut back their spending on technology in lieu of the global economic downturn. Microsoft, the world's leading software company, recently released ads highlighting the low prices of PC's in comparison...

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2009-05-15 13:50:00

Microsoft and authorities of the Chinese city of Hangzhou announced a partnership on Friday that the software giant hopes other cities will take note of.Hangzhou signed a three-year agreement to allow Microsoft to help it develop the city's IT industry while the city has vowed to take a strong position in the protection of intellectual property."Partnering with leading IT companies like Microsoft will greatly boost Hangzhou's innovative capabilities and help us build a model information...

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2009-05-08 05:40:00

Cybercriminals have already begun dealing out booby-trapped adaptations of the recently launched Windows 7 operating system software, Microsoft said in a report on Thursday. Joe Williams, general manager for Worldwide Genuine Windows at Microsoft, tolf AFP: "It's so important for customers to get their copies of Windows from a trusted source." Williams' full interview can be viewed on the company's official website.  "In the last few days we've seen reports of illegitimate...

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2009-01-01 08:00:00

Six and a half years behind bars. That is what a Chinese counterfeiting gang that sold at least $2 billion worth of bogus Microsoft Corp. software will spend for their illegal actions. It is believed to be the harshest penalties yet under China's tightened piracy laws. Eleven defendants received the punishment that was announced by Microsoft Corp. The strict punishment could help China improve its image as a country that doesn't crack down hard enough on copyright violators. Microsoft calls...

2008-12-31 09:55:00

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Futian People's Court in Shenzhen, China, handed down sentences to 11 ringleaders of the world's largest software counterfeiting syndicate today. The sentences, ranging from 1.5 to 6.5 years, include the longest sentences handed down for this type of crime in China's history. Based in the southern China province of Guangdong, members of the syndicate were arrested by Chinese authorities in July 2007, following an international...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'