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Microsoft to release Windows Server 2003

San Francisco will be even geekier than usual on April 24
as Microsoft
descends on the city for the formal ceremony releasing its
long-awaited
server operating system, Windows Server 2003
(formerly entitled Windows 2003 .NET Server).
The product is positioned as an upgrade to Windows 2000
Server.

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Fun with Microsoft licensing

I’m not going to repeat here all the complaints people have about
Microsoft’s various software licensing schemes. But reader William
Walo II found a new wrinkle lately. Since he’s so good at telling
the story, I’ll let him do the talking:

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XP passwords rendered useless

Windows XP, which has been marketed Microsoft as “the most secure
version
ever,” has been found to have a flaw so bone-headed that it renders
passwords ineffective as a means of keeping people out of your PC.

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