News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in November 2010
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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Uptime Software Introduces Cloud Monitoring
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities are included in up.time, along with single view monitoring of cloud, virtual and physical resources.
AMD Unwraps Linux Driver For Ontario Chip
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Linux distributions beginning next year will include support for the low-power Fusion processor.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
Flock Updates Social Media Browser
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.
Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Supplies running low as consumers embrace Microsoft's hands-free gaming system.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Visual Basic Boost
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft's release will enable VB developers to create apps for its new smartphone operating system, but the tool has limits.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
Microsoft Xbox Gets TV Service?
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Report says the software maker is contemplating a move that would see it join rivals Google and Apple in the Web-based, interactive television market.
Windows Phone Crushed By Android
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft has not shared sales figures for its newly launched Windows Phone 7 platform, but one retailer says Android is out-selling WP7 15 to 1.
Smartphone Users Not Brand Loyal - Except iPhone Users
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Apple iPhone users are far more loyal to their brand of choice than are users of any other smartphone platform.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.
Broadcom To Acquire Gigle Networks
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The $75 million cash deal for the system-on-a-chip developer is expected to boost Broadcom's home networking business.
Novell Bought By Attachmate? Really?
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Viewed through the prism of tech history, Attachmate acquiring Novell seems strange, but given today's realities, the deal makes sense and could be good for Novell and its customers.
Dell Customers Combine Cloud Servers With Specialized Apps
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Microsoft's Azure cloud has been built with Dell's Data Center Solutions unit as a close partner and supplier.
Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.
Camera Captures Images Around Corners
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
MIT prototype, the Femtosecond Transient Imaging system, pulses a laser beam, then computes the time and distance a pixel travels to create a 3D image.
Global CIO: The Rise Of Analytics Triggers The Fall Of The Tactical CIO
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
The Year's Top Tech Stories: Top-priority analytics projects are accelerating the need for CIOs to drop the "alignment" anchor and begin driving strategy, revenue, and profit. (#5 on our Top 10 list.)
Web 2.0 Summit: FCC Chairman Sees Past Hindering Broadband Future
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
Microsoft Mum On Windows Phone 7 Sales
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Silence on sales data is lending credence to reports that Redmond's new mobile OS is less than a blockbuster.
Samsung Prepping Google TV Powered HDTV
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
The world's largest television maker is expected to announce the Internet-enabled sets at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Bill Gates Rejects Call To Break Up Microsoft
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Tech legend tells frustrated shareholders there's nothing to be gained by splitting company into consumer and enterprise units.
Web 2.0: RIM CEO Says Apps Unnecessary For Web
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Jim Balsillie claims RIM's PlayBook runs three to four times faster than Apple's iPad.
Dell Hybrid Tablet Coming Next Week
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The 10-inch Inspiron Duo tablet-netbook, positioned as an iPad competitor, runs a dual-core Atom N550 processor and offers work and entertainment features.
Top 5 Reasons Intel Is Winning And 4 Potential Pitfalls
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
Wins include the dominance of the Xeon server processor and research into data centers on a chip, while stumbling blocks center on a second-place communications chip business and settling on a potential successor to CEO Paul Otellini.
Microsoft Sells A Million Xbox Kinects
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The hands-free, motion-sensing controller for the Xbox 360 is on track to hit 5 million in sales by year-end.
Microsoft Tops 2010 BI Survey
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
In a finding that bodes well for Microsoft SQL Server, a new InformationWeek report shows 49% of firms are using the vendor's business intelligence tools.
Jolicloud Intros Linux Netbook
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Jolibook is operating system developer's entry into the crowded mobile hardware market.
Xbox Kinect Converted To 3D Video Camera
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Researcher used hacker's reverse engineering work to capture objects in three dimensions with the Microsoft gaming console's add-on.
Samsung's Android Tablet Reviewed
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
With the debut of its Froyo-based Galaxy Tab Samsung wades into the tablet market, but does Android scale well enough to compete? Our columnist put the Tab through the paces to find out.
PC Processor Sales Slow In Q3
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Worldwide sales in the fourth quarter will be "decent," but year-over-year growth in the second half of 2010 will be lower than in the first, according to IDC.
Java Users Urged To Patch
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Security researcher Daniel Wesemann says Java exploits are at an all-time high and just as dangerous as other malware.
SugarCRM Adds iPhone, Twitter And Global Options
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
iPhone app, social network connector and new language packs extend the open source customer relationship management system.
Original Apple Computer Being Auctioned
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Christie's will auction off an Apple I, which is expected to fetch between $161,000 and $242,400.
Apple Backs Java Under Oracle
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
Java on the Mac will continue, much to the relief of Java developers.
Oracle Integrates Ops Center Into Software, Hardware Manager
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Enterprise Manager 11g Ops Center incorporates the former Sun virtualization manager, offering a view of operations from the application to the disk drive.
Android Tops Windows Phone 7 In Publishers' Plans
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Survey shows Google's mobile OS ahead of Microsoft's latest offering in terms of developer support at media companies.
Global CIO: Top 10 Stories Of The Year #9: The CIO Transformation
Commentary  |  11/11/2010  | 
If you still believe in the old saw that "the CIO's job is to align IT with the business," then you might be on the endangered-species list.
Enterprise 2.0: The Social Needs Of Smaller Businesses
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
A panel discussion led by InformationWeek.com editor-in-chief Alex Wolfe finds differences in the way SMBs should approach social collaboration tools.
Global CIO: Our S.O.S. For Application Consolidation
Commentary  |  11/10/2010  | 
Following our divestiture from Bristol-Myers Squibb, our company took a big and bold approach to reduce our software portfolio.
Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Xbox Technologies
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
The software maker claims Motorola is charging unreasonable fees for wireless and video systems licences.
Xbox Kinect Arrives In UK
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Microsoft's highly anticipated hands-free control system is now on sale in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
AT&T Launches U-verse App For Windows Phone 7
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The mobile Internet television service will be available for the HTC Surround, Samsung Focus and LG Quantum with support for more handsets in the future.
Microsoft, EMC Team On Private Cloud Virtualization
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The virtualized infrastructure includes EMC Symmetrix VMAX, Windows Server R2 and Microsoft Hyper-V and can scale to support 1,024 virtual machines.
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