News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in March 2011
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BYTE Mobile Radio Digs Into The Week In Mobile
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
More AT&T news, disappointing PlayBook rumors, and no iPhone 5 till fall
Microsoft Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The formal complaint with European Union regulators says Google is not playing fair in capturing the lion's share of ad revenue from search.
Microsoft Touts Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Success
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
Paul Allen: Bill Gates Is A Traitor Who Eats Chicken With A Spoon
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Microsoft co-founder won't likely get dinner invitations from his former partner after stinging new memoir is published.
Oracle's Itanium Dump Could Spark M&A Frenzy
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
IE9, Multitasking Coming To Windows Phone 7
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
"Mango" update for Microsoft's mobile OS is next in line after "NoDo" copy & paste patch is fully released.
Java Inventor Joins Google
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
James Gosling comes aboard as his former employer, Oracle, battles Google over the use of Java in Android.
Microsoft To 'Throttle' Windows Phone 7 Update
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
NoDo patch will roll out gradually as software maker hopes to avoid technical glitches that plagued previous update.
Apple WWDC To Unveil 'Future Of iOS'
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
SGI Introduces 256-Core Windows Server
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The Intel Xeon-based Altix UV runs Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 for more demanding business intelligence and other large-scale workloads.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
Oracle Reports 37% Revenue Growth
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Software revenue increased 19% from a year ago, reaching $6 billion, and gross margins for the hardware business Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems reached 55% in the most recent quarter.
Panorama Applies Social Network To Business Intelligence
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Seeking to deepen contextual BI, Panorama Software's Necto enables team sharing of analysis and also analyzes every user's connection to information.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Internet Explorer 9 Fast, Powerful, Intuitive
Slideshows  |  3/24/2011  | 
The browser wars are back and bigger than ever. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera are all providing innovative, fast, and streamlined experiences for surfing the Web. And now, with the release of Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft joins in with arguably the best Web browser the company has ever released. With a revamped interface, improved security and privacy options, and much better performance, IE 9 compares well with competing browsers. Traditionally a laggard in performanc
Intel And HP Back Itanium, Slam Oracle
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Chipmaker's CEO says there is no truth to Oracle's claim that Intel has decided to phase out the high-end processor.
Windows Phone 7 Copy & Paste Update Ready
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Microsoft set to roll out highly anticipated NoDo patch for its new smartphone OS.
Google Books Settlement Rejected
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
The company's plan to resolve copyright claims arising from its book scanning project will need to be revised.
Oracle Ditches Intel Itanium
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Larry Ellison's move means HP is the last major server vendor still developing software for Intel's high-end chip.
Microsoft System Center Adds Private Cloud Portal
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
Concero, introduced at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, will be able to deploy Hyper-V virtual machines to Windows Servers internally or to the Windows Azure cloud.
Dell Launches Commercial Microservers
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
The high-density PowerEdge systems pack many server nodes into a single chassis and are designed for use in public or private clouds.
Microsoft Files Another Android Lawsuit
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec face a Microsoft patent infringement claim over the their use of Android.
Microsoft Should Bet On Web Apps
Commentary  |  3/21/2011  | 
As the mobile environment becomes more fragmented, developers will be tempted to focus their efforts on the platforms with large market share. Microsoft needs a way to attract those developers.
Sprint's Windows Phone 7 Entry On Sale Now
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The HTC Arrive is the first WP7-powered phone to include an update that adds a copy-and-paste function.
Review: IE 9 Is Microsoft's Best Browser Yet
News  |  3/20/2011  | 
Internet Explorer 9 is a powerful, fast, and intuitive interface for browsing the Web and compares favorably with competing browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
IBM To Pay $10 Million To Settle Bribery Charges
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Company employees allegedly sent cash and gifts to government officials in China and South Korea.
IE9 Hits 2.3 Million Downloads In 24 Hours
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Rapid adoption of Microsoft's newest Web browser could reinvigorate the Explorer franchise.
How The Xbox Can Save Microsoft
Commentary  |  3/18/2011  | 
The software maker controls one of the hottest brands in the tech industry—but it's not getting the most from it.
Microsoft Adds 'Do Not Track' To IE9
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
In a surprise move, Internet Explorer 9 adds support for the consumer-friendly HTTP header concept developed by Firefox.
Google Apps: A Love Story
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
How the BI-LO grocery chain found happiness in the cloud.
Google Releases YouTube Plug-In For IE9
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Patch allows viewing of content that's been encoded in WebM, the default format on the popular video sharing site.
Is There Enough Software To Knit HP's Strategy Together?
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
The short answer is no, but with a few deeper partnerships and key acquisitions, it could become much more than the sum of its parts.
AMD Chips Boost Online Graphics In IE9
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
GPUs and APUs feature built-in compatibility with new Microsoft browser's support for client-side hardware acceleration.
Microsoft To Phase Out Zune Franchise?
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
Software maker is said to have decided not to produce future versions of the MP3 player, which failed to catch on with consumers.
NASA To Host Open Source Summit
News  |  3/15/2011  | 
The agency plans to bring experts together March 29-30 to discuss open source policy and how NASA can better support the community.
Apotheker Takes The Stage, Paints An HP Cloud Vision
Slideshows  |  3/14/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard crafted a media and analyst summit where it envisioned the company at the center of cloud, connectivity and software, providing the enabling technology and services on top. New company captain Leo Apotheker, who has been traveling the globe talking to business customers and employees, was expected to talk about bringing HP back to its roots: Innovation, R&D, and engineering, perhaps with a misguided desire for the company to be as hip as Apple. Despite a reliance on buzz words (o
Microsoft Needs Mobile Money
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
It's not enough for mobile to be hot; eventually Microsoft has to find a way to make it profitable too.
Microsoft Set To Formally Launch IE9
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
Software maker is hoping new features and faster performance will halt steady decline in its browser's market share.
Microsoft Pledges $2 Million In Japan Quake Aid
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
Company will donate $250,000 in cash and $1.75 million in free software and services that can be used to reestablish communications.
The Benefits Of Consumerization For SMBs
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
The increasingly blurry line between consumer and business technology can be a boon for smaller companies, provided you watch out for the downside.
Windows Phone 7 Copy-And-Paste Patch Delayed
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
Microsoft is hoping to avoid a repeat of the buggy installation process that plagued a previous update to its mobile OS.
Xbox Kinect Sales Top 10 Million
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
Microsoft is now looking to move the hands-free control system to applications beyond gaming.
Microsoft Exec Says Cloud Strategy Is Right On Track
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
Office Division president Kurt DelBene details customer wins, Office 2010 sales gains and software-as-a-service imperatives headed into 2012.
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
Palmisano Gets 30% Raise As IBM Shares Spike
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Big Blue CEO sees compensation surpass $30 million as company stock hits all-time high.
HP Fiddles While Microsoft Does (Really Slow) Burn
Commentary  |  3/10/2011  | 
Steve Ballmer's lack of urgency toward the multiple threats facing his company is troubling.
Ex-Microsoft CFO Unexpectedly Quits GM Post
News  |  3/10/2011  | 
Chris Liddell's sudden departure from the car maker fuels speculation about a return to the tech industry as a chief executive.
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