News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in June 2009
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Red Hat To Certify Linux Apps For Amazon's EC2
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Move will guarantee that Enterprise Linux packaged with third-party apps are ready to run in Amazon's EC2 cloud.
Lenovo Launches Four Xeon Servers
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
The new ThinkServers feature built-in virtualization, new power-saving features, and several Intel Xeon 5500 processors to choose from.
Microsoft Defends Windows 7 Upgrade Limit
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Redmond notes that cap for free upgrades is five times higher than Vista limit.
Windows 7: Free Upgrades End With SP1
News  |  6/29/2009  | 
Microsoft will charge businesses for XP-to-Win7 upgrades once first service pack is released.
Microsoft Limits Free Windows 7 Upgrades
News  |  6/28/2009  | 
Software maker's numerical cap on program is meant to push pricey subscription licenses, analyst claims.
Lenovo Joins HP In Free Windows 7 Upgrade
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
Buy a PC running Windows Vista Vista now, get a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it ships in September.
Windows 7 Pre-Sales Strong
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
Online shoppers are rushing to take advantage of Microsoft's 50% discount program.
Windows 7 Half-Price Sale Starts Friday
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
Microsoft is offering deep discounts on its next operating system in effort to boost sales.
HP Offers Free Windows 7 Upgrades
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
Offer comes under Microsoft's Windows 7 Upgrade Option but does not extend to all HP systems.
Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
Microsoft has disclosed what you'll have to pay to get hold of its next operating system.
Google Pitches Faster Web
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The search giant has launched a developer Web site that offers advice on optimizing CSS, gzip compression, and HTTP caching so that Web pages load faster.
Eclipse Updates Apple Mac Cocoa, PHP, Memory Analyzer Support
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The open source, file-sharing developer's environment now includes 24 million lines of code.
Ellison: Oracle Plans To Be No. 1 In On-Demand Software
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
It may take 10 years, the CEO acknowledges, noting that Oracle is currently only "a little bit" involved in cloud computing.
HTC Reveals Android-Powered 'Hero' Smartphone
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
HTC has layered its own UI, called Sense, on top of the Google-backed Android in order to take advantage of gesture controls, widget support, and quick-launch icons.
Microsoft Hohm Cuts Power Bills
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The software maker's new Web tool helps users reduce electricity use.
Enterprise 2.0: Spotlighting SharePoint's Wide Reach
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
Social networking applications in the enterprise span industries as diverse as education, the military, and software development.
Windows 7 Beta Shuts Down Next Week
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
Microsoft wants those using the trial version of its next OS to switch to the Release Candidate.
Startup's iPhone SDK Steers Clear Of Apple's Objective-C
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
Ansca's Corona takes advantage of the Lua scripting code to compile into an iPhone application that can be sold at Apple's App Store.
Intel, Nokia Partnership Facing Market Challenges
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
Beyond the technology agreements, the companies will need to hone in on two or three form factors or risk market confusion, analysts suggest.
Intel, Nokia Partner On Smartphones, Mobile Devices
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
The collaboration optimizes Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo Linux OS for Internet-connected devices, netbooks, nettops, and in-vehicle information/entertainment.
Paul Allen Seeks Brighter Outlook
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
Microsoft co-founder's Xiant Filer tool aims to clean up users' in-boxes.
Nissan Shifts Manufacturing Costs With Hyper-V
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
Microsoft's virtualization software helped consolidate 159 servers used in assembly and component manufacturing down to 28.
Palm's WebOS SDK Not Coming For Months
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
Despite its use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other standard Web coding, developers still need the tools from Palm in order to create official apps that can take advantage of the hardware.
Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 will let enterprises know if they're ready for Redmond's next OS.
Ballmer: Bing Will Succeed
News  |  6/19/2009  | 
Microsoft chief says it's not too late for his company to catch Google in search.
Semiconductor Sales Hit Bottom In First Quarter
News  |  6/18/2009  | 
The semiconductor market's weakness stretches back to the fourth quarter of 2007, which followed an industry revenue peak in the previous quarter.
Bing Gains In Search Share
News  |  6/18/2009  | 
Microsoft's "decision engine" is helping the company increase its presence in the search market.
EnterpriseDB Bidding For Customers With Oracle Compatibility
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
Postgres Plus Advanced Server's latest retooling could make it easier for existing Oracle users to migrate a reporting or transaction application.
Firefox 3.5 Release Candidate Out Now
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Opera have also released significant upgrades to their browsers in the past few months.
Netbook For Kids Puts Disney Back In PC Business
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
The Disney Netpal, built by mini-laptop specialist Asus, is scheduled to be available in late July through Toys "R" Us and Amazon.
Google Apps Outlook Plugin Kills Windows Desktop Search
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
Microsoft cries foul as Google's software links Microsoft's messaging client to the Google cloud, helping committed Outlook fans feel more at home on Google's turf.
Apple Rolling Out iPhone 3.0 Software
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
The firmware upgrade will put the platform on par, feature-wise, with rivals Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, webOS, and Windows Mobile.
Apple's iPhone 3.0 Could Be Boon For Developers
News  |  6/16/2009  | 
The new features will let third-party companies create compelling applications for corporate and casual iPhone users.
Microsoft Sues Three For Click Fraud
News  |  6/16/2009  | 
The scheme involved promoting the sale of World of Warcraft currency and collecting auto insurance referral fees.
iPhone Getting DataViz's Documents To Go
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
The software enables iPhone and iPod Touch users to view and edit Word files on the go, and it can also help synch files between the handset and a desktop computer.
Google Gives Android Voice Maps Search
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Google has also updated its Latitude location-sharing service to fix some bugs and integrate some social-networking features.
Adobe Launches Acrobat.com Out Of Beta
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
The document collaboration service offers businesses an online alternative to Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and other tools.
Bing Adds Porn Domain
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Microsoft hopes the move will make it easier to block adult images and videos.
Windows 7 Needs Browsers, EU Says
News  |  6/12/2009  | 
European trustbusters reject Microsoft plan for shipping Windows 7 without Web software.
Windows 7 Won't Include Explorer In EU
News  |  6/11/2009  | 
Microsoft is stripping the browser from the OS in an attempt to satisfy market regulators.
HP Unveils Scale-Out Computing Hardware For Data Centers
News  |  6/10/2009  | 
The ProLiant SL server line is a lightweight, power-efficient modular computing system for companies with large data centers that support cloud computing environments.
Bing Includes Anti-Porn Tools
News  |  6/10/2009  | 
Microsoft's new search engine offers features to counter "porn theater" mode.
Google App Sync Guns For Microsoft Exchange
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
The software allows Outlook users to connect to Google Apps for e-mail, contacts, and calendar data, as well as helping Google nibble away at Microsoft's enterprise contracts.
Microsoft Fixes Record Number Of Vulnerabilities
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
The company's June Patch Day included 10 security bulletins to fix 31 threats in Microsoft products.
Apple Polishes Enterprise Appeal At WWDC
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
Snow Leopard OS for servers and enterprise-friendly iPhone 3G S features make Apple's new products more easily manageable on enterprise networks.
Apple Pricing Snow Leopard To Sell
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
The new version boasts better performance and a number of enhancements. Most notably, Apple is offering individual Snow Leopard licenses for $29.
Apple iPhone 3GS, MacBook Price Cuts Stimulate WWDC
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
The company uses its developer show to highlight its innovations as well as ease the minds of cost-conscious consumers.
Apple Intros iPhone 3GS
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
The new iPhone will be available June 19 with a faster processor, improved data connections, voice control, digital compass, and a digital camera that can record and edit videos.
Vista-To-Windows 7 Free Upgrades Start June 26
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
Consumers who buy a Vista PC prior to Oct. 22 get Windows 7 gratis, internal memo states.
Bing Porn Draws Flak
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
Microsoft is taking heat for search engine tool that displays full-motion adult content.
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