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Freeware won’t kill software, says Microsoft’s Ballmer

The freeware movement is not the end of software. It has been three or four years where our most significant competition has been free. We have learned customers care about total value, not cost of actual software, but total cost, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Microsoft’s new OS extends life of old PCs

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Microsoft gives away virtualization

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Windows Server 2003 update to precede Longhorn

Stirring up its Windows Server product road map, Microsoft Corp. said Friday it plans to ship an updated version of its Windows Server 2003 product before a Longhorn version of the server operating system, expected by about 2007.

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Gartner to Microsoft customers: Plan now

Research company Gartner Inc. has once again warned Microsoft Corp. enterprise customers to review their software licensing contracts or risk paying higher prices down the road as the software maker prepares to make its full switch to a new licensing program.

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