Will Microsoft Limit Office 1

Will Microsoft limit Office 11 access?. The first beta of Office 11 runs only on Windows 2000 and XP, possibly setting the stage for Microsoft to drop support for four earlier versions of Windows. [CNET News.com]

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Microsoft You Need Permission To Sell Our Software IEEEmembe

Microsoft: You Need Permission to Sell Our Software. IEEEmember writes “Microsoft has objected to the sale of bankrupt KMart’s Bluelight.com Internet unit to United Online. Microsoft’s objection to the sale is … [Slashdot]
Extra Credit: What’s the legal responsiblities that bluelight has to United Online if they used GPL code?
Hint: I don’t think that the answer is “none”.

Microsoft Classaction Suit D

Microsoft class-action suit dismissed. A federal appeals court in Virginia dismisses a class-action suit against Microsoft, HP and Dell. The judges rule that there’s no proof of any anti-competitive activity. [CNET News.com]

AIM ICQ To Interoperate

AIM, ICQ to interoperate. AOL says it will allow its next version of AIM to communicate with ICQ, a surprise move that will topple the long-standing barrier between the two popular IM services. [CNET News.com]

Jon Udell The Xopus Demo Is Indeed An Eyeopener

Jon Udell: “The Xopus demo is, indeed, an eye-opener.” [Scripting News]
Editing the Page intelligently on the page.

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With Allies Likely and Unlikely, U.S. Navy Stems Flow of Iraqi Oil. The United States and its allies, with quiet help from Iran, have all but shut off the flow of illegal Iraqi oil in the Persian Gulf. By Michael R. Gordon. [New York Times: Politics]