News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in February 2011
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SeaMicro Launches Low Power Server With Atom Chips
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Intel's 256 Atom N570 dual-core processors power servers optimized to run applications that process high-volumes of small Web transactions such as in online gaming and social networks.
Windows Phone 7 To Verizon?
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Published photos show an HTC device running Microsoft's new mobile operating system and bearing the U.S. carrier's logo.
Will Windows XP Really Die On Cue?
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
Microsoft says Windows XP support ends in 2014, but can they stick to their guns?
Global CIO: iPad Versus Motorola Xoom: Apps Give Apple Huge Advantage
Commentary  |  2/27/2011  | 
In considering new Android and Blackberry tablets, CIOs need to focus on the numbers that matter: how many apps, and price of device.
Sun's Scott McNealy Recalls Triumphs, Near Misses
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
The former Sun Microsystems CEO recollects brilliant innovations, hiring Bill Joy, and almost acquiring Apple, but talks little about missteps in a conversation with former Sun president Ed Zander at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club.
IBM Tops In Q4 Server Sales
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Big Blue led all vendors in revenue while Hewlett-Packard was number one in shipments as the industry picked up steam.
Bing Adds Facebook 'Likes' To Search Results
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Users will see their friends' preferences, and profile pictures, show up directly within listings on the Microsoft search engine.
Sprint's Windows Phone 7 Entry 'Arrives'
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Pre-orders begin for new HTC model, which carrier promises to deliver to consumers by March 20th.
Google Turns Office Into Google Apps Client
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
With software to subvert Office and a test drive program to tempt businesses into the cloud, Google is aiming right at Microsoft's heart.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb First Impressions
Commentary  |  2/24/2011  | 
The Motorola Xoom arrives with the tablet-optimized version of Android and it feels like a more complete OS than earlier versions.
No Windows Phone 7 Update For Some Users
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Samsung phones prove incompatible with patch, which also caused headaches for users of other phones powered by Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Cisco Terminates Cloud Email Service
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Cisco Mail is being shut down, but the company assures customers that it remains committed to collaboration services.
Microsoft Unveils Public Sector Cloud Deals
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Business Productivity Online Suite and Windows Azure are among the hosted services that will be delivered to regional and local government customers.
Microsoft Releases Windows 7 SP1
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 bundles all bug fixes to date, but includes few new features.
Microsoft To Release Kinect SDK
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Software development kit will give users a chance to create their own apps for the Xbox motion-control system.
Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten
Slideshows  |  2/22/2011  | 
Software comes and software goes. Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option. Though such also-rans are soon forgotten, some defunct software still holds our affections, whether because nothing as good has come along or because it was our "first love" in a category. Software may seem a funny thing to be sentimental about, but when you use a tool every day, you can grow quite fond of it. We ransacked
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
Openbravo Launches Open Source ERP For SMBs
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Spanish company is entering the U.S. market with Web-based software to help smaller companies make use of an enterprise resource planning system that reduces implementation time and provides long-term flexibility.
Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.
Microsoft's Drops The Curtain On AutoPlay
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
Born during The Age of Auto Everything, the Windows AutoPlay functionality was anything but a home run. So Microsoft finally lays it to rest.
Lenovo Unveils Sandy Bridge ThinkPads
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The six business PCs feature longer battery life, improved performance management, video and voice calling features, and Intel's second-generation Core processors.
Google Chrome 10 Beta Released
News  |  2/18/2011  | 
The race to build the fastest browser continues.
Software Patent Proponents Win Debate
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
The Churchill Club in Silicon Valley was the site of an event weighing the protective benefits of software patents versus their stifling influence on innovation; most attendees sided with the protectionists.
12 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time
Slideshows  |  2/17/2011  | 
The epic history of technology is littered with some incredibly lousy prophecies, often made by some very smart, very successful -- and very wealthy -- executives. We trolled the timeline of technology to find the most misguided -- and in some cases just plain crazy --calls in the industry's storied past, from the telephone to television to YouTube. Sure, it's easy to call out the most foolish forecasts with the benefit of perfect hindsight. It's also a lot of fun -- there are some doozies. And
NFC, Pico & Audio: Mobile Chips In Full View
Slideshows  |  2/17/2011  | 
Many new mobile technology enhancements, from NFC to 4G to just plain old audio calling, are possible thanks to the silicon that makes it all so. At Mobile World Congress, there are as many chip manufacturers as any other mobile ecosystem player, and we met with everyone from Samsung to Intel to Qualcomm to Texas Instruments. Everyone's heard of them, but some of the most innovative advancements come from companies that are a bit more behind the scenes. Here are a few of our favorites from this
Mobile Wow: NTT Docomo's 3D Touchable Display & More
Slideshows  |  2/17/2011  | 
Mobile World Congress has its fair share of prototype technology, which is always a good way to get inspired about the future of mobile computing. NTT Docomo's advanced technology concepts always bring a big crowd and this year was no exception with its 3D touchable display. We also saw an interesting demonstration of remote printing from HP, and we revisited one of our favorite new technologies, the Motorola Atrix with Laptop Dock. And of course, our slide show wouldn't be complete without a ca
Terracotta Adds Search To Data Caching System
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Ehcache open source cache management system used by Java programmers gets the ability to sort, organize, and analyze data on the front end.
Global CIO: As HP Stomps, Software Industry Shakes
Commentary  |  2/16/2011  | 
The $130 billion giant's moving aggressively into software and is proving it's not afraid to stomp on some toes -- even those of trusted partners.
Telligent Integrates With SharePoint 2010
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
The platform, now in beta, unites Telligent's social community software and Microsoft's document collaboration tools to boost enterprise collaboration.
Global CIO: Google CEO Schmidt Whines About Nokia Snub
Commentary  |  2/16/2011  | 
Schmidt didn't help his company by criticizing Nokia's choice of Microsoft or by describing a creepy future in which we're never lonely.
As Seen At Mobile World Congress, Day 2
Slideshows  |  2/16/2011  | 
It is nearly impossible to see every product spinning through the eight halls that make up the massive Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But not for us! This event is typically a chance for the entire mobile ecosystem to gather -- mobile operators, handset manufacturers, software providers, mobile service companies, carrier equipment manufacturers and mobile operating system vendors. Most of the new technology is incremental in nature, but it's always fun to see what new ideas pop up. What fol
Nokia Shareholders Slam Windows Phone 7 Plan
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
Dissident group wants the company to reject Microsoft alliance and instead focus on in-house research and innovation.
Review: Drupal 7 Simplifies Web Content Management
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
The latest release of the open source CMS addresses many weaknesses with a more intuitive interface and much improved core functionality.
Global CIO: Cisco Zapped By Destructive Power Of Innovation
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
While John Chambers's company has branched far beyond its networking roots, that core business has stumbled—and competitors are pouncing.
AMD Boosts Opteron Performance With More Cores
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The new 8-core and 12-core server processors are socket-compatible with the previous Opteron series, giving customers the option of boosting performance without replacing the server.
Nokia Makes Last Stand With Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
Former Redmond exec Stephen Elop has firmly hitched Nokia's fortunes to Windows Phone 7 in a do-or-die move to ensure the handset maker's survival in the smartphone market.
White House Donates File Management Code To Drupal
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
The Obama administration has made its second donation to the open source content management system that powers WhiteHouse.gov.
Global CIO: Is Apple Or IBM The #1 Most-Respected Large Corporation?
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
IBM and Apple held their high ground but HP and Cisco lost respect among money managers ranking the world's 100 largest corporations for Barron's.
Microsoft To Pay Nokia Billions For Windows Phone 7 Switch
News  |  2/14/2011  | 
Nokia CEO Elop defends deal as company's stock plunges on word of alliance with Redmond.
Nokia’s Elop Proclaims 3-Way Mobile Race
Commentary  |  2/13/2011  | 
In a boastful address at Mobile World Congress, Nokia’s new chief dismisses Blackberry and casts his company as an industry savior.
Global CIO: HP Mobile Dump Of Microsoft Is Brilliant
Commentary  |  2/13/2011  | 
HP and Microsoft must forge a partnership whose future transcends the PC business—will their egos let them?
Microsoft, Nokia Join Forces On Windows Phones
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 becomes the default operating system on Nokia smartphones under a bold plan designed to lift both companies' fortunes in the mobile market.
Microsoft Loses Windows Azure Architect
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
Amitabh Srivastava is the latest to exit following shakeup of server division.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Arrives
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
Despite talk about using IE9 to appreciate the beauty of the Web, Microsoft is wielding IE9 to defend the Windows empire.
WebOS Plans Put HP On Collision Course With Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/10/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard is taking aim at its longtime partner as it extends its Palm operating system beyond smartphones and tablets to PCs. And yes, you can blame Vista.
Global CIO: Oracle's Mark Hurd Calls Out Deadly IT Strategies
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
Hurd outlined several world-shaking trends while speaking with some of Oracle's largest financial-services customers and prospects.
HP Announces Two New Phones And Its TouchPad Tablet
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
In major mobility push, the company positions Palm WebOS across phone, tablet, and PC platforms.
Nokia CEO Laments Company's 'Burning Platform'
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
The Finnish phone maker is set to reveal a new strategy on Friday.
Nokia Ditches MeeGo Amid Microsoft Rumors
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is expected to announce a major shakeup on Friday that could include an alliance with his former employer in Redmond.
Microsoft Names New Server And Cloud Chief
News  |  2/9/2011  | 
Satya Nadella is tasked with leading Redmond's efforts in the crucial hosted computing market.
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