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Submission + - Another flaw plagues Microsoft's browser

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft said Wednesday that a new flaw in its Internet Explorer browser allows attackers to access files stored on a computer.The announcement comes in the wake of backlash against its Internet Explorer 6 browser, which last month hackers from China allegedly exploited to attack Google and other companies.

Submission + - Why Microsoft is failing (

homesalad writes: There's an excellent op ed in the Times today by Dick Brass, vice president of Microsoft from 1997 to 2004, that gives some examples of why Microsoft fails to innovate even while developing some interesting products. The author blames "internecine warfare" from much of the issue, and talks about a few innovative ideas that stagnated for years because of a "dysfunctional corporate culture". Interesting reading for anyone who wonders how a profiteering, monopolistic software company can be brought down by profiteering and monopolistic departments within.

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