News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in November 2009
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Sun Upgrades VirtualBox Virtualization Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The new version allows users to move running virtual machines between systems without interruption.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
Gartner Sees Stabilization In Server Market
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Server shipments and revenue increased significantly in the third quarter from the previous quarter.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Microsoft's search rebate program inflates some prices for online shoppers, claims a competitor.
Roll Your Own Ubuntu Private Cloud
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Why use Amazon's EC2 or Google's cloud computing services when you can set up your own private cloud with a few open source tools?
AT&T, LG Launch 3G Netbook
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The subsidized netbook will be powered by Windows XP and requires a $60 monthly data plan from AT&T.
Air Force To Expand PlayStation-Based Supercomputer
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles is already being used for research into high-def video processing and systems with brain-like properties.
Ballmer Says Windows 7 Is Microsoft's Best OS Ever
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The recently launched operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, Microsoft's CEO says.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Microsoft's 'Best Ever' OS
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
New operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, CEO says.
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
Opera Mobile 10 Hits Windows Mobile
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The latest version of Opera Mobile adds boosted touchscreen support, visual bookmarks, and improved data compression features.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 3
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
The third beta version of the next Firefox sports speed and stability improvements.
Quest Launches Cloud Services Based On Microsoft Azure
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Quest OnDemand will manage IT environments, providing identity management, authentication, and authorization, built on Microsoft's platform for software as a service.
Microsoft Expands App Store
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Windows Marketplace for Mobile is available for handsets running Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.0, giving developers an audience of about 30 million devices.
Super Micro Unveils High Density Blade Server
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
The new server doubles the number of dual-socket blades available in a single SuperBlade system.
Glide OS Extends Search
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
TransMedia's forthcoming revision of its media sharing service will be accessible from any Web site through a browser plug-in.
HP Releases TouchSmart SDK To Lure Developers
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Hewlett-Packard is already working with companies including Hulu, Netflix and Twitter on touch-enabled applications for Windows 7, but it wants more.
Psystar Guilty Of Violating Mac Copyright
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Court grants summary judgment in favor of Apple's lawsuit against cloner.
Palm Updates WebOS
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
The 1.3.1 update fixes bugs and beefs up security, but doesn't restore the ability to sync with iTunes.
Microsoft 'Sudo' Patent No Danger To Unix
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The recent "Rights elevator" patent granted to Microsoft covers a graphic user interface element.
Qualcomm Revamping Brew Platform
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The company is integrating social networking, e-mail, and location-based services into its Brew Mobile Platform.
Tech Giants Aim To Master Disaster
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo form alliance to develop software solutions for improving emergency response efforts.
Interop New York: Spotlight On Cloud Computing, Networking, Virtualization
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The networking techfest, Nov. 16-20, will illuminate today's most important IT trends and technologies.
Why Jaguar Land Rover Chose Google Apps
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
A customer success story spotlights the pitched battle among online apps.
Cray, Dell, Microsoft Team On HPC
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
The high-performance computing system combines a workstation with a computing cluster to give users extra computing power at their desks.
Microsoft Slams Employee Over Mac Comments
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Product manager says Windows 7 was inspired by Apple's user interface.
Bing Adds Facebook, Videos, Wolfram Alpha
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Microsoft hopes robust new features will help search engine close in on rival Google.
1 Million Xbox Live Players Banned
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Microsoft takes action against members accused of playing pirated copies of games.
How HP Plans To Rule The SMB World
Commentary  |  11/11/2009  | 
Vowing to overcome past problems, HP unveils its latest not-so-secret plan for worldwide SMB domination. There's lots to like, but low prices don't seem to be the company's top priority.
Information Exchanges Let Doctors Share Patient Data Efficiently
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Several new networks are being launched across the country, and while they vary in size, scope, and clientele, the goals and challenges are similar.
Dell Offers Exchange 2010 Services
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The computer maker introduced reference architectures and consulting services for customers migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Samsung Intros Mobile OS
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The company's open source Bada smartphone operating system will compete with the likes of Symbian and the Google-backed Android.
Justice Dept. Supports Oracle In EU Dispute
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The U.S. agency's antitrust division said Oracle's purchase of Sun wouldn't harm competition in the database market.
Snow Leopard Update Bricks 'Hackintoshes'
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
Mac OS X 10.6.2 delivers more than three dozen fixes, but crashes Atom-based netbooks.
EC Objects To Oracle's Sun Acquisition
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The European Commission fears that combining Oracle's proprietary database with the open source MySQL would hurt competition.
Microsoft Acquires SourceGear's Teamprise Unit
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Buyout gives software maker a suite of tools for cross-platform development in Visual Studio.
Microsoft Releases Exchange 2010
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The e-mail server includes better storage optimization, voicemail integration, archiving, and potentially big cost savings, says the software giant.
Hadoop Crunches Web-Sized Data
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
To parse large volumes of data from Web servers, Yahoo and others turn to Hadoop's open source cloud-based analysis system.
Google Dashboard Enhances Privacy Control
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
To help users understand the privacy implications of its services, Google has created a unified view of the data associated with Google Accounts.
Windows 7 Sales Trounce Vista
News  |  11/6/2009  | 
Microsoft's new OS is significantly outpacing its predecessor in terms of post-launch market impact.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Could Go Global
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Microsoft chief says companies could roll out search alliance internationally once approvals are in place.
Google Releases Internal JavaScript Tools
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Developers can now optimize their JavaScript code with tools used by Google's engineers.
Parallels Upgrades Mac Virtualization Software
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Version 5 of Parallels Desktop is 300% faster, improves graphic performance, and adds 70 features.
Intel Hit With Antitrust Suit In NY
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The New York attorney general claims the chipmaker used bribery and coercion to prevent computer makers from using rival products.
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