Critical Excel 2007 bug cripples users

What is 850 x 77.1 ? a calculator will tell you it’s 65535, but a critical flaw in Microsoft’s Excel 2007 causes it return 100000 as the answer to this, and any other calculation for which the result is 65535. read more | digg story

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Windows XP SP3 goes Vista-ish

According to NeoSmart Technologies, which is among those who have received the first version of Windows XP SP3 build 3205 as part of the Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP1 beta program, SP3 has more than 1,073 patches/hotfixes including security updates. read more | digg story

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Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal

The European Court of First Instance has dismissed Microsoft’s appeal in its long-running competition dispute with the European Commission. The court upheld the ruling that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position. read more | digg story

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Microsoft sued over WGA spyware allegations in China

After a global Windows Genuine Advantage failure caused by human error, Microsoft now has to face a privacy suit brought against the company in China over alleged WGA behavior. This joins similar suits in the US that have described WGA as “spyware.” read more | digg story

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