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 sold with a pirated Windows license. As reported, the technology giant purchased PCs between May and July...

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 denial. With the next flavor of Window now the primary focus, things have slowed on other fronts. Here are a few other...

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 by 2020. CEO Satya Nadella recently made a trip to the country to meet local officials and discuss business...

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 XP is actually playing a part here. A government statement that was rolled out during the...

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 a free Linux alternative — Ubuntu to be exact. Perhaps the most mainstream and...

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 meet the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye to discuss a joint effort to help...

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 authorities should play a total of $12 million of the software it uses every year. A...

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 was pulling the plug on its South Korean R&D office to focus solely on the Beijing unit, and most...

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 close its doors sometimes in February, and the company will be moving its Asian research and development...