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Thursday, October 21, 2004
 
Microsoft Windows Partner Pack Includes Google Software
Computer Business Review reports that Microsoft' almost released Partner Pack for Windows XP, a collection of software based on the .NET framework that Microsft believes will deliver a "next generation computing experience," will include Google's Deskbar application. Curious, since the Deskbar is a prime connection to the Windows-killer Desktop application. I guess this means the Partner Pack can be described as "bipartisan computing". It will be available later today at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/partnerpack/. The Pack also includes a free 12-month subscription to Computer Associates eTrust EZ Antivirus 2005 software, meaning Microsoft can now claim an antivirus solution for Windows XP, kinda. There are 11 products in all, including games and software from eBay PayPal, 3M, and Homestead, plus Onfolio's Web Research Tool Express Edition, as reported here.

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