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December 26, 2007

Windows Home Server corrupting shared files

Posted by David Hunter at 7:54 PM ET.

Microsoft revealed last week that Windows Home Server is corrupting shared files when accessed by a variety of Microsoft and third party programs:


Filed under Microsoft, OS - Server, Windows Home Server

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December 24, 2007

Google delivers coal to Gmail users for Christmas

Posted by David Hunter at 10:14 AM ET.

Overnight, Google has disabled the Gmail accounts of numerous users leaving them out of touch with friends and relatives on Christmas Eve. Here are a few excerpts from the user feedback in the Gmail Help Discussion group (with email addresses deleted):


Filed under Coopetition, General Business, Google, Microsoft, Online Services

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December 21, 2007

Samba gets Microsoft workgroup server protocols

Posted by David Hunter at 8:06 PM ET.

It’s a long story and a complicated arrangement, but the developers of the open-source Samba file-sharing (aka work group server) software finally have access to the Microsoft protocol information promised in both the US and EU antitrust settlements. In a nut shell:


Filed under Antitrust, General Business, Governmental Relations, Legal, Microsoft, Open Source, Samba

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December 20, 2007

FTC greenlights Google acquisition of DoubleClick

Posted by David Hunter at 12:18 PM ET.

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts to stop Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that they have completed their investigation and have no objections:


Filed under Coopetition, DoubleClick, General Business, Google, Governmental Relations, Microsoft

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