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Alliance Formed To Promote Macs On Corporate Networks
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Parallels and others will publish best practices for OS X and Windows interoperability, addressing issues such as integrating Macs with Microsoft's Active Directory.
Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4 Bolsters Performance, Security
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Nine of the 25 vulnerabilities addressed affect the Tomcat 4.1.36, which comes bundled with Mac OS X v10.4.11 systems.
Windows XP Officially Retired By Microsoft
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Microsoft will no longer make Windows XP available to large computer makers, such as Dell, Lenovo, or Hewlett-Packard, or to software retailers.
Microsoft Lays Out Protocol Patent Licensing Terms
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Protocols for Office 2007, SharePoint 2007, and Exchange Server 2007 are out, but it's too early to tell what impact those releases will have on the company or its partners and competitors.
Microsoft’s Ballmer In Firing Line As Gates Departs
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The question is whether Ballmer, as a solo act, is up to leading Microsoft through its next set of hurdles.
VMware To Microsoft: 'Not That Much Has Changed'
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
Despite the hoopla about Microsoft's upcoming release, executive John Gilmartin says Hyper-V is six to seven years behind VMware's technology curve.
Sun Bundles MySQL Database, GlassFish App Server
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
By charging only $65,000 per year, Sun hopes to challenge traditional commercial software providers that charge large license fees and maintenance costs.
Mobile Linux Groups Join Forces To Advance OS
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
In the face of increasing competition from Nokia and Google, mobile Linux group LiPS has merged with the LiMo Foundation.
Symbian's Success Hinges On Community Involvement
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Sun's experience making Java open source offers lessons for Nokia.
Nokia's Symbian Deal Rewrites The Smartphone Rules
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Nokia's plan to make the mobile OS open source is sure to affect businesses that want to push more apps onto smartphones, and it could influence the role of open source software in general.
Yahoo Announces Major Reorganization, Leadership Changes
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The move is Yahoo's latest attempt over the last 18 months to make changes to shore up its resources.
Yahoo Says Google Deal Doesn't Rule Out Microsoft Sale
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Emphasizing that the agreement does not rule out a Microsoft takeover will likely add to speculation that talks between the two companies are quietly ongoing.
Windows Vista Won't Be Inside Intel
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Intel will not be deploying the Windows Vista operating system internally for its 80,000 workers.
Dell Unveils Colorful Line Of Midlevel Notebooks
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
The Studio line notebooks are powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and come standard with a built-in Webcam, 802.11b/g wireless, and Windows Vista.
Microsoft To Buy Mobile Services Company MobiComp
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Among MobiComp's customers are Vodafone, clothing company Esprit, and a number of mobile carriers including ones from Portugal and Saudi Arabia.
After Delays, Microsoft Releases Hyper-V Server Virtualization
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
By packaging Hyper-V with Windows Server, Microsoft hopes to reverse the head start competitors like VMware and Citrix have been able to gain.
Google, Microsoft Back Online Health Records Privacy Framework
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
The Markle Foundation rolled out a set of best practices backed by medical professionals, health insurers, consumer groups, healthcare providers, employer coalitions, and tech companies.
VMware Finds Partner To Push Virtualization In China
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Inspur Servers, the leading Chinese server maker, will sell, distribute, and support VMware's Infrastructure suite.
Progress Software To Buy Iona Technologies
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Iona will become a wholly owned subsidiary, making it likely that its Artix Web integration and Fuse SOA product lines will continue.
Mac Office 2008 Update Includes More Than A Dozen Fixes
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
Fixes included in the update cover all major components of the suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage.
Symbian's Open Source Gambit Ups Stakes In Mobile OS War
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
Nokia's moves to make Symbian a free and open mobile operating system should put pressure on competitors to keep innovating and giving customers what they want.
Microsoft Pledges Windows XP Support Through 2014
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
Microsoft may have little choice but to support XP for an extended period since most of its business customers have not upgraded to Windows Vista.
Linux Developers: It's Time To Open Source All Device Drivers
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Linux kernel developers issued a statement saying binary drivers can't be viewed as an acceptable alternative to open source drivers.
Dell Extends Windows XP Sales 'By Popular Demand'
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The computer maker will accept orders for PCs with the older Microsoft operating system until June 26.
Bill Gates Waxes Philanthropic At Microsoft 'Exit Interview'
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The Microsoft chairman will retire from full-time duties this week, but expects to remain busy with his foundation's work.
Microsoft Deleted Windows Interoperability Documents, Feds Say
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The court-mandated committee overseeing Microsoft's compliance with a federal antitrust settlement said the software company broke a pact when it removed some information.
Rackable Systems Adds Five Servers
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The rack-mount designs feature twice the density of Rackable's existing systems and are aimed at financial, oil and gas, scientific research, and other organizations that need high-performance systems.
HP Contributes Source Code For Unix File System
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The Tru64 file system source code and supporting materials have been posted on SourceForge.net.
Microsoft, AT&T, Covisint Partner On Health Data Exchange
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The agreement lets consumers who use Microsoft's HealthVault share their health data with their doctors.
Google, Salesforce Expand Integration Of Cloud Computing Platforms
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs merges content from Google services with Salesforce.com's database, logic, and workflow capabilities.
Google's Android Phones Face Delays
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Phones running Google's open source operating system will be delayed until at least the fourth quarter.
Mac-Clone Maker Sets Sights On Apple Xserve
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
Two rack-mount products offered this week can apparently run Mac OS X Leopard Server as well as Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Ubuntu Server, and CentOS.
Mac OS X Security Threat Discovered
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
The malicious code distributed from a hacker Web site has been given a "critical" security tag, but can infect only certain versions of the Mac OS.
Yahoo Execs Exit Stage Left
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
Though it's easy to make Yahoo's failure with Microsoft or the company's partnership with Google a scapegoat for these departures, there are some who are just moving on.
Merged Code Leaves Tracks In Subversion 1.5
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
The 1.5 version of the open source system used on software development projects produces an annotated log history to record what code was worked on by whom and what changes were made.
Red Hat To Embed Hypervisor In Linux, Add Management Capabilities
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
Such a move could spur the use of Linux as the operating system of choice in virtual machine environments.
Business Intelligence Software Growth Shows Dramatic Drop In U.S.
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
Gartner blames the drop in BI spending growth on a weak U.S. economy.
Firefox 3 Bugs Reported
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
Security flaws were found in Firefox 3 just hours after the open source Web browser was released Tuesday.
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Nears Release
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
The former SoftGrid software streams an application from a server in an organization's data center to a local PC as pieces of the application are needed.
Dell To Charge A Fee For Pre-Installing XP On PCs
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
The computer maker says it will charge $20 to $50 to customers to participate in Microsoft's Vista-to-XP downgrade licensing program.
Novell, VMware Collaborate On Linux Virtual Machines
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
The software and services company has added support for VMware's Virtual Machine Interface into the SUSE Linux Kernel.
Firefox 3.0 Record Download Attempt Crashes Mozilla Servers
News  |  6/17/2008  | 
Mozilla hopes to successfully complete 5 million downloads of the Web browser in 24 hours and set a Guinness World Record.
Windows Vista Lags With Developers
News  |  6/17/2008  | 
While less than one in 10 developers polled in the spring by Evans Data analysts are building for Windows Vista, half of them are developing software for Windows XP.
Microsoft To Create Search Research Center In Europe
News  |  6/17/2008  | 
The company has not decided on a location for the new facility, but said it hopes to have it open in its fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.
Microsoft Unveils OS For Portable Navigation Devices
News  |  6/16/2008  | 
Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 includes technologies for connecting PNDs to online services, mobile phones, and Windows-based PCs.
Nvidia Upgrades GPU For High-Performance Computing
News  |  6/16/2008  | 
The Tesla 10P is for companies that need high computational power to drive apps found in scientific research, oil and gas, financial, and medical industries.
Microsoft Co-Sponsors Census Of Corporate Open Source Use
News  |  6/16/2008  | 
The community outreach shouldn't be perceived as foreshadowing that Microsoft will soon open source much of its own software.
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