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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in November 2008
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Making Microsoft Office Apps Into SOA Services
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Tibco and OpenSpan are teaming up to combine functions from Office applications into a new composite that helps automate the business process.
Microsoft's Virtualization Chief: Watch For Us In The Cloud
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Microsoft is positioning its Hyper-V hypervisor and Virtual Machine Manager component of Microsoft's System Center for on premises and in the cloud support.
Windows Vista, Multimedia Codec Vulnerabilities Found
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Certain administrative rights are required for the vulnerability to be exploited, making it a risk primarily for malicious insider scenarios.
HP Laptops, Services Boost Quarterly Revenue
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Dell, on the other hand, recently reported a 3% drop in revenue for the same period to $15.16 billion, while its profits fell 5% to $727 million.
Steve Ballmer Must Testify In 'Vista Capable' Suit
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
E-mails show that Microsoft's CEO knew of decision to lower specs for Vista PCs.
Ingres 9.2 Offered With Ease Of Use Enhancements
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
Support for both Java Database Connectivity and Microsoft's .Net Data Provider has been updated in the upgrade of the open source database software.
HP Offers AMD Shanghai-Based Workstation
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
The xw9400 is available with Windows Vista and XP Professional and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Dell Hurt By Weakening PC Demand
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
Dell's earnings are a sharp contrast to rival and market leader Hewlett-Packard, which issued last week a stronger-than-expected full-year profit forecast.
Symbian Foundation Gets More Members
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
With a major Japanese carrier on board, the number of companies supporting Symbian's free, open source goal has climbed to 59.
Wyse Revamps Thin Client OS For Collaborative Computing
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Version 6.3 connects to Microsoft Terminal Services 2008 and supports Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol with 32-bit color and font smoothing.
Microsoft Cuts Zune Prices For The Holiday
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Microsoft, which launched the Zune more than two years ago, has failed to make a dent in Apple's iPod empire.
CA To Overhaul Big Iron With Mainframe 2.0
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The management company claims mainframes can represent only half the cost of distributed client-server architecture for light workloads.
Judge Dismisses Psystar Antitrust Suit Against Apple
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The clone manufacturer failed to prove that the Mac OS is a market unto itself.
IBM To Acquire Virtualization Specialist Transitive
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Transitive's tools can be used to migrate apps from proprietary platforms to open source environments.
Fixing Linux: What's Broken And What To Do About It
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The open-source operating system still has major problems that need immediate attention. Our expert recommends configuration, versioning, and GUI enhancements, to name a few.
Sun Gives MySQL A Query Analyzer
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The analyzer is hoped to push MySQL query execution closer to the performance range of large commercial database systems.
Nvidia Unveils Supercomputer Design
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
A workstation with up to four Tesla C1060 GPUs would deliver enough horsepower to handle large computational workloads common in scientific research and the oil and gas and medical industries.
HP Foresees Strong 4th Quarter, Despite Economy
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
Without EDS revenue added to the total, HP would have experienced a 5% growth in revenue for the year, or 2% after adjustment for the effects of currencies.
Tech Researcher Slams 'Misleading' HP News Release
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The Robert Frances Group said Hewlett-Packard misinterpreted its report on the advantages of upgrading old computer systems with energy-efficient ones.
Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks About Slowdown, Virtualization, Linux
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term opportunities for growth.
Microsoft Co-Prez Warned Colleagues 'Vista Capable' Was Misleading
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
Senior executives inside the software maker questioned a decision to lower hardware specs for Vista PCs, e-mails show.
Hurtful Google Docs Study Tied To Ex-Microsoft Employees
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
The ClickStream report suggests that a mere 1% of U.S. adult Internet users used Google Docs, while Microsoft Office is in use by more than 50% of adult U.S. Internet users.
Sun Updates StarOffice 9 For Microsoft Office, Macintosh
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
With its increased compatibility, StarOffice represents a low-cost alternative for companies looking to save on their IT budgets.
Canonical To Build ARM Version Of Ubuntu
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
The adaptation of the Linux-based operating system will run on ARM's v7 processors, aimed at mini-notebooks and other mobile Internet devices.
Vista Capable Fiasco 'Destroyed' Microsoft's Credibility, Insider E-Mails Say
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
The software maker's decision to ease hardware requirements also angered some partners, including HP.
Microsoft Releases SharePoint, Exchange As A Service
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
More than 7,000 companies and organizations signed up to participate in the multitenant beta for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
Adobe To Unify Developer Apps With Flash Platform
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Adobe is rolling out several new and updated products to fend off Microsoft's Silverlight, not to mention the growing use of open source technologies like HTML, CSS, and Ajax.
October Sales Mixed In Still-Growing Video Game Industry
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
On the hardware side, the greater supply of Nintendo Wii paid off with the console recording its best sales month since last November and December.
Sun To Cut 18% Of Jobs, Reorganize Software Business
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Rich Green, executive VP for software since 2006, will leave the company, and the company's software operations would be divided between two new groups now focused on open source products.
VoiceCon Review: IT, Communications Can Help Weather Economic Storm
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Unified communications, Microsoft, videoconferencing, cost savings, and the slowing economy dominated industry leaders' conversations in San Francisco this week.
AMD Lays Out Plans For Netbooks, 32nm Chips
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
AMD's Yukon will be the company's first platform to compete with Intel's successful low-power Atom processor for placement in sub-$500 systems with displays of 10 inches or less.
GlassFish Gains Developers, Will Sun Profit Soon?
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
A recent survey by Evans Data found GlassFish ranked just behind Red Hat's JBoss among developer preferences and ahead of several commercial products.
Microsoft Offers 0% Financing On Business Software Purchases
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Zero-percent financing could become a popular incentive from software companies looking to make sales during a tough economy.
Smartphone Browsers To See Strong Growth
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
The market for smartphone browsers will become crowded as more customers seek access to Web apps, social networking, and online videos.
Dell, IBM, Microway Unveil AMD Shanghai Servers
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
With refreshed blades, racks, and towers, the computer makers are hoping to bask in the limelight from the launch of AMD's 45-nm Opteron server processor.
Mozilla Updates Firefox To Version 3.04
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
The update addresses nine Security Advisories, some of which cover multiple vulnerabilities.
Windows Vista, Office 2007 Planned For 30,000 U.S. Military PCs
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Defense personnel need to upgrade their computer systems for security reasons.
Windows Live Gets Web 2.0 Makeover
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Microsoft is adding a range of new social networking tools and services to its cloud-based software suite.
AMD Refreshes Opteron With 45nm 'Shanghai' Quad-Core Processors
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Compared with current Opterons, the new processors will deliver a 35% increase in power efficiency and performance.
Hospital Operator Demos Health Care App For Microsoft Surface
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Texas Health Resources aims to improve doctor-patient communication with software for the touch-screen tabletop computer.
SpringSource Acquires Second Open Source Company
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
G2One is the supplier of Groovy and Grails, a Java-like scripting language for the Java Virtual Machine based on concepts found in the popular Ruby on Rails.
Parallels Boosts Mac Virtualization Performance
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The latest version of the desktop software, which allows users to run Windows and Linux on their Macs, boosts performance 50% and battery life by 20% over previous versions.
Cray XT Jaguar Supercomputer Surpasses IBM Roadrunner
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The official list of the world's 500 fastest computers, compiled by university and government scientists twice a year, is scheduled to be released next week.
Actuate Intensifies Focus On Open Source
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The next release of Actuate's business intelligence software includes more support for its Eclipse Foundation project started four years ago.
IBM Launches 45-Nanometer SOI Chip Manufacturing Service
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The 45-nm silicon-on-insulator chips offer up to 30% higher performance and 40% lower power usage than conventional silicon chips made by Intel, says IBM.
Microsoft In Web Search Deal With Sun
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The software maker is looking beyond Yahoo as it seeks to boost its presence in the key Internet search market.
How To Buy A Laptop
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
Whether you are a road warrior, daily commuter, or media mogul, make sure that your next notebook is a good fit. We look at gear from Lenovo, eMachines, HP, Sony, and Acer.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Aims To Obsolete VPNs
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
The DirectAccess features lets employees connect automatically to the network without having to use a VPN client or enter any user name or password.
Microsoft Signs Wireless Pact With Telstra
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
The alliance is aimed at business users and would deliver Microsoft software over Telstra's advanced networks, with the first joint products scheduled for mid-2009.
Apple iPhone Chief Claims He Didn't Violate IBM Contract
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
Mark Papermaster says in court papers that the two tech vendors are not direct competitors.
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