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Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9

There’s nothing tech companies like more than creating buzz. The more buzz, the less substance – as a rash of me-too tablet events a few years back proved. Tomorrow, Microsoft is scheduled to host an event on the West Coast that many believe will be the scene of the unveiling of the next version of Windows. Upping the …
Gavin Clarke, 29 Sep 2014
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BOFH: Hasta la Vista... luser

Episode 12 "But I installed Service Pack 2!" our user whines at the PFY. "Installing SP2 on Windows Vista is like putting out a burning turd. Best possible outcome, you've got a steaming turd!" the PFY snaps. "But it's so slow!" "Uh-huh." "I've got 3 gigs of memory," he sniffles "Adding memory to Vista is like adding paper to a …
Simon Travaglia, 16 Nov 2012
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Microsoft says ‘hasta la vista XP’ - well, kinda

Microsoft yesterday sent customers a letter reaffirming its plans to kill off Windows XP sales at the end of June and that system builders can continue to ship machines loaded with the OS until early 2009. That widely-known caveat has been viewed by many as a considerable insurance policy for the software giant, which has failed …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 2008

Come with me if you want a lid: Apple bags Terminator-esque LiquidMetal mobe patent

Apple has patented a method of embedding sapphire glass within a bezel made of the new, exciting-sounding (but rather dull) material LiquidMetal. US Patent number 8,738,104 is titled "methods and systems for integrally trapping a glass insert in a metal bezel", and the design is at least six years old. Since then, Apple has …
Jasper Hamill, 28 May 2014

Terminator-maker 'Cyberdyne Inc' lists on Tokyo stock exchange

El Reg readers of a more fatalistic disposition may be dismayed, but probably not surprised, to hear that Cyberdyne - the company that invented Skynet and ultimately the murderous "Terminator" machines - has just listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. Of course, it’s not the shadowy defence firm of the iconic Arnie films, which …
Phil Muncaster, 27 Mar 2014
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Hasta la Vista, baby

Virus writers have created proof of concept viruses targeting the scripting language behind prototype versions of Vista, the next version of Windows. An Austrian virus writer has published five simple viruses targeting Microsoft Command Shell (MSH), the command line interface and scripting language, in a virus writing magazine. …
John Leyden, 04 Aug 2005
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Vista and Lotus: Knowing when to let go of a brand

Microsoft spent an absolute fortune on the Vista brand. In marketing terms, the Vista campaign was huge by any standards, and was a big success insofar as raising awareness of Microsoft's next-generation Windows offering was concerned. Of course as we all know, things didn't work out too well for Microsoft. The the new features …
Dale Vile, 07 Sep 2009
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Microsoft quells Vista virus concerns

Microsoft has confirmed that a new scripting tool will not ship as part of the next version of its operating system, Windows Vista. The disclosure dispels concerns that a virus writer had created the first "Vista viruses" by targeting a new interactive shell codenamed Monad (or MSH). MSH was originally scheduled to be ship with …
John Leyden, 08 Aug 2005
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Patch Tuesday sounds death knell for Win XP SP2

Microsoft released the expected four security advisories on Tuesday, three of which earn the dread rating of critical. They collectively address five security vulnerabilities. There are two critical fixes for Windows in the batch, including an update designed to resolve a zero-day vulnerability involving Windows Help and Support …
John Leyden, 14 Jul 2010
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Arnie's back - in videogame format

He said he’d be back, and he meant it. The company that owns the rights to the Terminator franchise has confirmed that a Terminator video game is being developed. A representative from rights owner Halcyon Corporation (which sounds equally like a Skynet rival to us) has been quoted by several online sources as saying that it “ …
James Sherwood, 20 Nov 2007
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'I'll be back' is most-quoted movie line

Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous "I'll be back" line from Terminator has been fingered as the movie quote people use most in everyday chat. A poll of 2,000 film buffs by the UK Film Council's myfilms.com also revealed that people were wont to utter "Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn" in the style of Rhett Butler from Gone With …
Lester Haines, 08 Nov 2007
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E-voting snafu hits Schwarzenegger

A computer data cock-up meant that California Governor Schwarzenegger was told he'd already voted when he showed up at a polling station earlier this week. The Gubernator was initially advised he might have to submit a provisional ballot before checks established he hadn't previously voted, allowing the former Hollywood star to …
John Leyden, 10 Nov 2005
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Schwarzenegger virus terminated

Virus writers have moved on from using Osama bin Laden's "suicide" as a lure to trying the same trick with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Last Friday VXers seeded multiple Usenet groups with messages saying Osama bin had killed himself, pointing users towards "photographs" illustrating the momentous news. In reality these images …
John Leyden, 26 Jul 2004
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Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

Reader poll It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll? Our 42* prime cuts were lovingly selected by various members of Register staff, and are presented in no particular order for your reading pleasure. Please note …
Lester Haines, 29 Feb 2008
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Lost laptops, zero-day vulns and RFID chips

2006 in review If 2006 had an information security epitaph it would probably be the year of the missing laptop. Security breaches that resulted in the disclosure of confidential data, already a trend in recent years, grew alarmingly - to the point where security watchers noted that 100 million personal records had been compromised in the …
John Leyden, 22 Dec 2006
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Odeon rolls credits on copycat website

Odeon Cinemas' website is so frustratingly bad that last year accessibility campaigner Matthew Somerville took it upon himself to recode a version of it that worked. The original site only allowed access to people using Internet Explorer and Windows and was in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act. Despite predictions …
John Oates, 14 Jul 2004
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Vanishing HQs, trendy hearing aids and buying Office 2003

Letters Normally when it comes to be time to rummage through the emails you send us, looking for the funny, insightful or just plain interesting ones to use in the letters column, we tend to start serious, and get silly towards the end. For a change, we'll kick off with some daftness, spent a little time in the land of the sensible …
Lucy Sherriff, 26 Jul 2005