Microsoft Update Enters Beta Testing

By David Worthington, www.BetaNews.com As expected, a beta program for the Microsoft Update (MU) service has opened up to solicit feedback from testers and troubleshoot prior to the site’s scheduled launch later in 2005. The site unifies Microsoft’s patching services and will be the primary destination for updates to Windows, Office and other applications. Microsoft Update was first announced by Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates during his RSA Conference 2005 keynote. “Update consolidation…

Apple Preparing Two Button Mouse?

By Ed Oswald, www.BetaNews.com Apple enthusiast sites are reporting that reliable sources say Apple is developing its first two button mouse, but no specific release date is known. AppleInsider said a change of heart within the company, as well as the push in recent months to regain market share from Windows has made such a move necessary. Macintosh users have been asking for an Apple-manufactured two button mouse for several years, however the company has…

Commodore Makes Comeback with Mpet II

Commodore Makes Comeback with Mpet II By Ed Oswald www.betanews.com Most of us who have been around technology for the better part of the last two decades will remember the name Commodore. Commodore computers were the best selling PCs of the 1980s. However, as Microsoft took center stage, the company faded away, eventually being bought by Dutch company Tulip Computers after filing for bankruptcy in 1994. Enter a U.S. firm called Yeahronimo Media Ventures, a…