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By Randy Alfred 05.01.08 | 12:00 AM
1964: In the predawn hours of May Day, two professors at Dartmouth College run the first program in their new language, Basic.
Mathematicians John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz had been trying to make computing more accessible to their undergraduate students. One problem was that available computing languages like Fortran and Algol were so complex that you really had to be a professional to use them.
Microsoft device helps police pluck evidence from cyberscene of crime
The Seattle Times
By Benjamin J. Romano
Microsoft has developed a small plug-in device that investigators can use to quickly extract forensic data from computers that may have been used in crimes.
The researchers damn Windows in current form, urge radical changes
By Gregg Keizer
Calling the situation "untenable" and describing Windows as "collapsing," a pair of Gartner analysts yesterday said Microsoft Corp. must make radical changes to its operating system or risk becoming a has-been.
Many Windows Vista users worldwide have been able to use their sound adapters only because of the efforts of Daniel_K, a talented programmer who modified Creative Labs' drivers, enabling many functions that were not compatible with Vista.
Creative looked on, but when Daniel_K began to enable functions that were deliberately blocked, they stepped in and are now trying to shut him down.
In the heavy-handed fashion that is typical for bigger companies they did not contact him directly, but instead published their demands, which was quite detrimental to the company's reputation.
Mass compromise powers massive drive-by download attack
Invasion of the password snatchers
More than 10,000 web pages have been booby trapped with malware in one of the largest attacks of its kind to date.
Ballmer Acknowledges Mistakes, Offers Insights on Roadmap at MIX08
By Jeffrey Schwartz
In a rare display of contrition, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday acknowledged frustration with the acceptance of Windows Vista and the company's failure to upgrade its Internet Explorer browser more routinely, as well the questionable decision to pursue separate development paths for Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework.
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