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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in April 2009
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Zend Supports Amazon EC2, Faster PHP Development
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
Open source Zend Framework 1.8 includes APIs needed to invoke cloud computing and storage services and allows for more rapid application development.
Microsoft Completes Work On Windows Vista SP2
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
The service pack has officially been released to manufacturing and should be ready to ship soon.
Motorola Bets On Android As Mobile Slide Continues
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
Lagging behind T-Mobile's G1 handset, Motorola vows it will have an Android phone in stores in time for the fourth-quarter holiday season.
Terracotta 3 Takes A Load Off Databases
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
Release 3.0 of Terracotta Server reduces database load by initiating Java Virtual Machines and application servers when applications are scaled up.
Eucalyptus Open Source Private Cloud Project Goes Commercial
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
With a $5.5 million investment from Benchmark Capital, Eucalyptus is preparing to sell deployment, consulting, and maintenance services for its open source software.
Microsoft: We're Not Making A Phone
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
The company denies recent reports that it's working on a "ZunePhone" for Verizon Wireless, and it will focus on upcoming Windows Mobile upgrades.
Inside Ubuntu 9.04
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
Critics are calling 'Jaunty Jackalope' as slick and seamless as Mac OS X. We uncover the Linux distro's pitfalls and gotchas -- as well as its hidden delights.
Apache Tomcat Gets An Enterprise Version, SpringSource tc
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
The SpringSource tc application server can be installed in place of Tomcat 6, the current Apache version, without disrupting applications, the company said.
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Improves RFID Data Collection
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Devices may now reliably upload RFID data through a periodic or occasional connection to BizTalk Server, as opposed to a continuous connection.
'XP Mode' On Windows 7 To Require Additional Software
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
While "Windows XP Mode" will be a free download aimed at SMBs, MED-V will cost extra and will likely be used more by large organizations.
Microsoft Releases Office 2007 SP2
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
The productivity suite update adds built-in support for Open Document Format and a slew of other tweaks, including improved Outlook performance.
Microsoft Unveils Software Platform For Life Science Research
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Amalga Life Sciences is the latest product under the 3-year-old Microsoft Health Solutions banner.
Google Makes Android 1.5 Available To Devs
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
The move means the "Cupcake" update could be pushed out soon, and it will bring to Android video-recording capabilities, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, and stereo Bluetooth.
Windows 7 Gets Its Own Web Site
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Microsoft has created an online resource for IT pros looking to deploy the new OS.
Microsoft In $3 Billion Cloud Deal With HP-EDS
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Redmond is using partners to push hosted offerings deeper into the corporate market.
Microsoft Ramps Up Virtualization Management, Management Services
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
The company's push into two new areas is expected to be explored at its annual Microsoft Management Summit.
Windows 7 RC To Ship April 30
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
Microsoft is moving a step closer to releasing a final version of its new operating system.
Samsung Rolls Out Android Phone
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
Samsung's first Android-powered handset has Wi-Fi, 3G, an AMOLED touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and deep integration with Google's Web services.
Microsoft Windows 7 To Offer Virtualized 'XP Mode'
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
Download of 'XP Mode' aims to curb software incompatibility issues seen upon release of Windows Vista, but comes with a number of drawbacks.
Windows 7 App Testing Starts In May
News  |  4/24/2009  | 
Microsoft's Tech Ed conference will feature a production environment where users can test business software on the new OS.
How Sun Could Fit With Oracle's Strategy
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
Acquisition would allow Oracle to integrate an application, operating system, middleware, and database on top of its own hardware.
Windows Sales Off 16% As Microsoft's Reports Sharp Profit Decline
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
Revenue and earnings fall as the software maker deals with recession and vigorous competition.
Universities Get $5 Million To Tap IBM-Google Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
National Science Foundation grant recipients will explore image processing, large-scale data analysis, improving the Internet, human genome sequencing, and other areas.
Judge Extends Fed Scrutiny Of Microsoft 18 Months
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
The Department of Justice claims the software maker is not fully complying with an antitrust agreement.
Steve Ballmer Has 'No Idea' Why Oracle Is Buying Sun
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
Microsoft chief questions rival's $7.4 billion bid for "hardware company."
MySQL Manager: In Oracle We Must Trust
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Black humor about the Oracle Sun deal rippled through the MySQL Conference & Expo, but MySQL manager Karen Padin stood up for Oracle.
AMD Leans On More Cores To Best Intel
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Unable to match its rival's volume, AMD hopes to attract buyers with server processors like its upcoming Opteron "Istanbul" that offer a better performance per watt.
AMD To Ship Six-Core Istanbul In May
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
The chipmaker will ship its latest Opteron server chip ahead of schedule to counter Intel's quad-core Xeon processors and try to reverse its widening financial losses.
Ubuntu CEO Sees Shift In Service Models
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Mark Shuttleworth says he's pleased with "Jaunty Jackalope" but is really excited about how his operating system has become a catalyst for IT services and other market changes.
MySQL Users Wary On Oracle Acquisition
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Nobody believes Oracle bought Sun with a subsidiary notion of killing off MySQL. But black humor abounds among those heavily committed to the open source database system.
AMD Losses Reflect Weakened PC Market
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Despite a revenue drop of 21%, AMD's top brass insist the market is showing signs of stabilizing.
Sunlit Oracle Could Become Formidable Hardware Vendor
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Industry analysts predict the Oracle-Sun combo will shift the balance of power in the data center software and hardware sector.
Sony Ericsson Weighs In On Android
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The company is in no rush to release an Android smartphone, as it's focusing on creating a unique user experience and user interface.
Windows 7 Offers Smarter Security For Road Warriors
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Microsoft's new operating system boasts flexible firewalls and other new safety features for those on the go.
Microsoft, Mayo Clinic Launch Online E-Health Records Service
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Mayo Clinic Health Manager is Microsoft's bid to get consumers to tap into its HealthVault platform for managing personal health records online.
HP Takes On Cisco's Unified Computing System
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The starter kit has an enclosure with eight blade servers, HP's Virtual Connect 8-Gb Fibre Channel and Flex-10 Ethernet modules, and the StorageWorks EVA 4400 disk array.
Ubuntu Releasing A Cloudy 'Jaunty Jackalope'
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The 9.04 edition of Canonical's Linux distro for desktops and servers dovetails with cloud computing inside the firewall and on Amazon's EC2.
Oracle's Alternatives Dim Without Sun
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
By becoming a systems vendor, Oracle will move from being a software company to one that packages solutions "from database to disk."
Oracle To Acquire Sun Microsystems For $7.4 Billion
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
Larry Ellison swoops in to buy out the server and software maker in the wake of Sun's failed talks with IBM.
Symbian Foundation Ports OS To Atom
News  |  4/17/2009  | 
As mobile computing converges, Symbian may find its way on to multiple nonphone devices like netbooks and mobile Internet devices.
Feds Want Eyes On Microsoft For Another 18 Months
News  |  4/17/2009  | 
The Department of Justice claims the software maker isn't fully complying with an antitrust agreement.
IBM Alliance Looks To Top Intel With 28-Nm Chips
News  |  4/16/2009  | 
The group also has developed a 32-nm process and says customers will be able to move to the more power-efficient 28-nm technology without a major redesign.
Google's Android Hits Set-Top Box
News  |  4/15/2009  | 
The set-top box may be just the first nonphone device that uses Google's open source operating system.
Zune Software May Be Coming To Phones
News  |  4/15/2009  | 
The multimedia software could be integrated into Windows Mobile and could help Microsoft fend off competitors like Apple, Research In Motion, and Nokia.
Symbian Courts Developers With OMAP Platform
News  |  4/15/2009  | 
The launch of Symbian's Zoom OMAP34x-II MDP development platform signals that the open source OS will power some high-end smartphones.
Intel Says PC Sales Have 'Bottomed Out'
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
Worldwide PC shipments have been hammered in the economic recession, with shipments expected to fall by 4.5% this year to 282 million units.
Windows XP Support No Longer Free
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
Most XP users who encounter trouble will have to pay Microsoft for help.
Google Previews Android 'Cupcake' Update
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
The 1.5 version branch of development will add features like video recording, a virtual keyboard, and home screen widgets.
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