Microsoft quietly readies Windows XP update

Mozilla releases first public beta of Firefox 3.0

Chicago (IL) – The Beta 1 version of Firefox 3.0 was released by Mozilla on Tuesday with more than three dozen major improvements and more than two million lines of changed program code that promise more features, more security and performance.

Microsoft’s HD Photo format gets Corel support

Mac OS X Leopard gets UNIX certification

The Open Group announced that both Apple’s latest operating systems have been awarded a certificate of conformance to the UNIX 03 standard.

Apple releases Final Cut Express 4

Red Hat releases Fedora 8 Linux

Google Android just a press release, says Ballmer

Mozilla removes Firefox 3.0 beta 1 download

Microsoft refreshes Windows Live

Microsoft late Tuesday launched what the company calls the “next generation of Windows Live”, a collection of online add-ons for Windows PCS, including a photo sharing tool, Live Mail, a Blog authoring application, a new instant messenger, a calendar and a new toolbar.

Microsoft gives away Search Server 2008 Express

Microsoft today took another step into Google territory, as the company has broken out the search capability of its SharePoint Server 2007 and has made an “Express” version of this feature available for free.

Microsoft says on track to ship Visual Studio this month

Microsoft announced this week that it is committed to being able to ship out Visual Studio 2008 this month.

Apple quickly patches Quicktime

On the heels of a few critical security threats that recently popped up, Apple has released a new version of its Quicktime player.

Firefox jumps to version 2.0.0.9

Mozilla has kicked off the month of November with a brand new Firefox update, patching issues that were found in the previous release.

The California fires: Why backup and recovery should be your top priority now

Analyst Opinion - One of the things we simply do not think enough about is backup and recovery. We can put much of our lives on a disk that can easily fit in our pocket but I’m willing to bet there are a lot of people in California who are wishing they had done backups right now as their memories are mostly lost forever.

ODF backer abandons file format in favor of W3C alternative

Apple unleashes two million Leopards over the weekend

Apple today said that the latest version of its Mac OS X 10.5 operating system exceeded the launch sales of its predecessor “Tiger”. More than two million copies were delivered to customers over the weekend.

Yahoo upgrades messenger with multimedia features

Yahoo announced today that it is adding a handful of new features to its instant messenger application, allowing bigger file transfers and new media playback integration.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard leaps with 300 new features

Cupertino (CA) - Apple released Mac OS X 10.5, codenamed Leopard yesterday.  It is available for purchase at approximately $130.  Leopard comes with a host of graphical and user-centric new features, more than 300 in total.  Originally scheduled for release in June, was it worth the wait?

Prism hopes to refract Silverlight and AIR

Mountain View (CA) - Mozilla has decided to throw its rainbow colored hat into the ring.  In an attempt to offer an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Silverlight and Adobe's AIR, Prism will provide an integrated application environment for the desktop, one which allows web-based applications to be launched from the desktop.  The primary difference?  Those applications will run without the standard browser controls being visible, just like regular windows.

Three-dimensional models pop up on Microsoft Virtual Earth

Microsoft has launched a preview of "Virtual Earth 3DVIA", a new addition to the software giant's online mapping service that lets users create realistic 3D models.