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Sun seeks to demystify Java

Sun hopes a new version of its Java software will lure nonprogrammers by sporting a more Windows-like look and feel.

Linux gets Office XP applications

Update: A software package from CodeWeavers enables Linux users to run most Microsoft Office XP components, making the operating system more attractive on the desktop.

‘Wacky’ email addresses deter HR managers

Job-hunting with a less than serious email address can backfire as HR managers may not take the applicant seriously, according to a recent report

Microsoft ordered to pull ‘misleading’ security ad

The company’s claims that its software is more secure than a bank vault have not impressed South Africa’s advertising standards authority. Microsoft claimed in an advertisement that its software is so secure, it will make hackers extinct. As it turned out, it was the ad which bit the dust.