News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in September 2009
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HP Hires Sun's Senior VP Of North American Sales
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
HP has hired Randy Seidl, a key Sun sales executive to head up its Americas sales organization, putting more pressure on Sun.
Windows 7 Compatible? Check The Logo
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Third-party hardware and software products that work with Microsoft's new OS will get a sticker that says so.
Microsoft Open Source Advocate Joins Startup
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Sam Ramji, former head of Microsoft's Open Source Labs is now VP of strategy at Sonoa Systems, a startup focused on a key measure of how the Web 2.0 will operate.
Windows 7 Is 'Best Ever' OS
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Dell Releases Latitude Z With Wireless Charging
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The ultra-thin laptop can wirelessly access power, USB ports, audio jacks, and a DVI video link.
Google Clarifies Open Aspects Of Android
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The search giant has halted distribution of the Cyanogen custom Android build with proprietary apps like Gmail and Google Maps.
Palm WebOS Boosts Enterprise Features
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The 1.2 version of webOS improves calendar syncing, e-mail capabilities, and paves the way for paid apps, but doesn't restore the ability to sync media with iTunes.
Global CIO: Ballmer Blasts IBM For All The Wrong Reasons
Commentary  |  9/29/2009  | 
Days before launching Microsoft's "New Efficiency" strategy, Steve Ballmer took some swipes at IBM and its strategy, which is bizarre because Ballmer's taking Microsoft down a path IBM's already on.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Is 'Best Ever' OS
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Microsoft CEO says new features make it the right software for "the new normal."
Talend Acquires Master Data Management Firm
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
The data integration supplier will convert Amalto's assets into open source code for master data management.
Microsoft, Nvidia Team On GPU
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
The companies are collaborating to promote NVIDIA Tesla graphics processing units to operate with Windows HPC Server 2008.
Apple App Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Over 2 billion apps have been downloaded for the iPhone and iPod touch, a milestone that Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls "staggering."
Vodafone Unveils Samsung LiMo R2 Handsets
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
In the coming months Verizon Wireless and others are expected to also release smartphones based on the latest Linux-based mobile platform.
Global CIO: Bill Gates Blasts China Over Corporate Software Piracy
Commentary  |  9/24/2009  | 
Gates blasted Chinese companies for using software they don't pay for and described how profits from companies that DO pay for software have allowed him to help millions of children around the world.
Adobe In The Crossfire
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
With all the excitement surrounding HTML 5 and Web development, Adobe is moving to make sure that Flash remains relevant.
Google Sites API Opens SharePoint Escape Route
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Users of Google Sites now have access to an API to move data in and out of the service.
Gmail Outage Resolved
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Google's Gmail service is up and running again after a brief outage affecting a limited number of users.
Google Boosts Windows Mobile App
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Microsoft Windows Mobile users will get more location-relevant search results from the Google Mobile App.
Windows 7 Freebies For Twitter Fans
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Microsoft turns to Web 2.0 to hawk its new PC operating system.
Red Hat 2Q Revenues Grow 12%
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
CEO Jim Whitehurst called the open source software vendor's second quarter revenues "better than expected."
Coverity Reports Reduction In Code Defects
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The company started scanning open source code for reliability and integrity three years ago and has a Department of Homeland Security contract.
Intel Shows Off Moblin 2.1
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The chipmaker added phone and social networking functionality to its Linux-based operating system, paving its way into smartphones.
Build A Linux Distro With SUSE Studio
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
SUSE-based Linux distributions can be built with little more than a working knowledge of the open source operating system.
Microsoft Testing 'Courier' Booklet PC
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Software maker's track record in hardware is mixed, but prototype shows it hasn't given up.
XP-To-Windows 7 Upgrades Nixed By DOE Lab
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
IT administrators at Lawrence Berkeley see "no reason" to move to Microsoft's new operating system.
Microsoft Data Center Exec Bolts To Cisco
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Debra Chrapaty played major role in company's effort to roll out cloud-based offerings.
Global CIO: Oracle And SAP Race For Mid-Market Opportunities
Commentary  |  9/22/2009  | 
As SAP and Oracle rush to court mid-market customers, are they missing the real contest: the traditional on-premises model versus hard-charging SaaS? Meanwhile, don't count out Microsoft.
MuleSoft Offers Tomcat Server For Web Apps
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Tcat Server is based on the Apache Tomcat Server. Tcat can be used to manage Tomcat either in the cloud, or on premises behind a firewall.
Windows 7 Launch Party Finalists Selected
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Microsoft will notify official hosts in the coming days and provide them with party favors and chance to win a PC.
Google Sync Gets Gmail Push Support
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Keeping Gmail messages synchronized across devices just got a bit easier with an update to Google Sync.
Cellular South Nabs Android 'Hero'
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The regional carrier's addition of the touch-screen smartphone shows that the Google-backed operating system is gaining momentum.
Yahoo Celebrates 'You' In $100 Million Ad Campaign
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Personalization features prominently in a new global branding campaign from Yahoo.
Sprint Releases Android Dev Tools
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
As Android gains support on more carriers, Sprint tries to woo developers to its open source handsets.
Microsoft Acquires Midmarket ERP Products
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The software giant wants to pick up divisional business from large companies standardized on Oracle or SAP ERP.
Bing Gains Ground Against Google
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Microsoft's new search engine is building share but isn't close to catching market leader.
AMD Unveils Three Chipsets For 'Istanbul' Processor
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Each chipset is designed for a different kind of server: Low-power, high-performance, and mid-range.
Apple Examines iPhone Battery Woes
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Users are complaining that the iPhone OS 3.1 software decreases battery life, hinders logging in to Exchange accounts, and causes random shutdowns.
Shareholders To Vote On Ballmer's Pay
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Microsoft CEO's compensation will be subject to non-binding ballot at annual meeting.
Google Launches DoubleClick Ad Exchange
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Google AdWords users can now place display ads through the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.
Google Docs Use Growing Among Businesses
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Enterprise use of Google Docs is growing, with and without the blessing of IT departments.
Microsoft Launches Office Web Trial
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Selected users invited to access online apps through SkyDrive Internet portal.
Palm Axes Windows Mobile Phones
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
CEO says company will instead focus on promoting its own webOS platform.
Samsung SSDs Offered On All HP ProLiant G6 Servers
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Solid-state drives are more expensive than hard-disk drives, but costs are lower over time, and they're faster, more reliable, smaller, and use less power, HP says.
The Limits of Google's Data Liberation
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Google says it supports data portability. But how far should it go to help advertisers bring their campaigns to the competition?
Windows 7 Priced At $30 For Students
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Microsoft is hoping to establish its new operating system with the academic crowd.
Snow Leopard Leaps To Record Sales
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Aggressive pricing caused the latest Mac OS to outsell its predecessors by wide margins, analyst says.
iPod Touch Outsells Zune HD
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Internet sales indicate Microsoft's latest gadget trails Apple's iconic music player.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Draws Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Officials hold informal talks with Redmond on search partnership.
AMD Unveils $99 Quad Core Chip
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The Athlon II X4 is a 45-nm processor capable of playing Blu-ray discs on Windows 7 consumer desktops.
Google Plans Private Government Cloud
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
As the government moves to adopt cloud computing and considers limited use of free consumer services, Google is trying to address lingering concerns about security and control in the cloud.
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