South Korea Archive

Windows Piracy Remains A Major Threat

Shiver me timbers! Microsoft has conducted its own investigation on the new PC market in Asia, and found that Windows piracy is quite a thing over there. It’s downright insane — the number of computers that are

Week In Review (Sep 22 – Sep 26)

Excruciating is a word you don’t often hear in the context of computing technology, but the wait for Windows 9 is now a bit racking. A lot of rumors concerning the new OS await either confirmation or

Microsoft Is A Greedy Company, Korean Media Thinks

Along with China and Russia, Microsoft is facing no small amount of trouble in South Korea. The country has outlined plans to move away from Windows to open source software. The idea is to complete the switch

South Korea Plans To Switch To Open Source By 2020

South Korea has become the latest country to outline plans to move away from Microsoft software in the near future, and go for open source entirely in government organizations. This report says that the retirement of Windows

South Korean Officials Thinking About Replacing Windows XP With Ubuntu

Organizations around the globe are now busy planning their replacements for the aging and soon-to-be-retired Windows XP. And an overwhelming majority seems to be interested in upgrading to Windows 7. But there are some that are considering

Bill Gates’ Casual Handshake Offends South Korean Officials

William Henry Gates III is the world’s most famous geek. Even when he is meeting highest-ranking government officials discussing nuclear power plant deals, Bill is his casual self. Microsoft’s co-founder recently made a trip to Seoul to

Microsoft Locks Horns With South Korean Military Over Unlicensed Software

Redmond’s never-ending battle against piracy has taken it to South Korea, where it is now fighting the South Korean Ministry of National Defense over annual fees for its software products. Microsoft is demanding that the South Korean

Microsoft Will Not Close Its Korean R&D Division, After All

Got to love quick and swift rebuttals! It seems like Microsoft will not shut down its South Korean R&D unit completely, instead it is just a good old fashioned shuffle of employees. News broke out yesterday that

Microsoft Shuts Down R&D Office In South Korea

As part of the consolidation of its research and development efforts in Asia, Microsoft announced the decision to make a small change and close its R&D offices in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean R&D center will