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>>> Today's Headlines
--> Malware Rates linked to Windows Piracy: MS Report
--> UK to Spend $330M a Year to Track Citizens Online
--> Win7 has Yet to Boost Browser, Market Share for MS
--> On this Day in History: for Wednesday, Nov 04, 2009
--> Windows Game of the Week: Zuma's Revenge! - Adventure
--> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Mobaxterm', and 'Rainmeter'
>>> Incase You Missed It -- Yesterday's Top Stories
--> 10% Of Internet Explorer Users Jump Ship: Report
--> MS Uses Twitter, Action Center to Resolve Win7 Issues Fast
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> Today's Headlines: With Synopsis (plus link to story)
>>> Malware Rates linked to Windows Piracy: MS Report
According to Jeff Williams, the principal group program manager for the
Microsoft Malware Protection Center, computers in countries with high
rates of software piracy are more likely to be infected ...
>>> UK to Spend $330M a Year to Track Citizens Online
According to reports, Britain will spend 200 million British Pound
Sterling per year (equivalent to $330M US Dollars, or $627 per minute),
in a massive expansion of its surveillance networks. The new ...
>>> Win7 has Yet to Boost Browser, Market Share for MS
There's no doubt that plenty of excitement has built up around
Microsoft with less than two weeks since the launch of Windows 7.
However, as of yet that hasn't translated to better market share ...
>>> 10% Of Internet Explorer Users Jump Ship: Report (20091103)
Microsoft's share of the Internet browser market has fallen by almost a
tenth in the space of one year. The lost share has been split between
Firefox, Safari and Google's new Chrome browser. (Source: ...
>>> MS Uses Twitter, Action Center to Resolve Win7 Issues Fast (20091103)
A large part of the reason Microsoft's Windows 7 promises to be
successful is because it won't be all that long before support for the
very popular Windows XP ends -- somewhere around 2-3 years from ...

> On This Day in History: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2009
On this Day in History -- November 04
Famous people born on this day:
--> 1879, Will Rogers, who never met a man he didn't like.
--> 1916, Walter Cronkite, "...and that's the way it is."
--> 1918, Art Carney, actor, comedian.
--> 1954, Yanni Chrysomillis, musician, pianist.
--> 1969, Sean Combs - aka Puffy.
--> 1969, Matthew McConaughey, actor.
Events on this day in history:
--> 1854, Lighthouse established on Alcatraz Island.
--> 1879, James Ritty patents the first cash register, to combat stealing
by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon.
--> 1922, Howard Carter discovers the tomb of Tutankhamen.
--> 1924, First woman governor in US elected in Wyoming.
--> 1957, "Laika", becomes first dog to be lauched into space.

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YOU Defeat The Tiki Bosses? Requirements OS: Windows XP, Vista Memory:....

> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Mobaxterm', and 'Rainmeter'
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