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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in April 2010
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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
Virtualization Driving Data Center Growth
News  |  4/29/2010
Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, and WAN optimization equipment are particular growth spots in data center equipment.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded 7
News  |  4/28/2010
Hewlett-Packard and Wyse Technology intend to use the operating system for thin clients.
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
Commentary  |  4/27/2010
Three huge banks will work together to buy at lower prices and to build their own cloud-based global banking infrastructure and network.
Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook
News  |  4/26/2010
Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.
Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon
News  |  4/26/2010
Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
News  |  4/26/2010
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
Global CIO: 10 Tech Acquisitions That Would Rock The Industry
Commentary  |  4/25/2010
Whom should HP acquire? Or IBM, or Microsoft, or SAP, or Cisco, or five others? Here are our Top 10 matchmaking suggestions.
Riptano Offers Cassandra Commercial Support
News  |  4/23/2010
Two former Rackspace employees form a spin-off to support the Cassandra open source database.
100 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold
News  |  4/23/2010
Microsoft's newest operating system now installed on more than 10% of PCs worldwide.
Microsoft Posts Record Quarterly Sales
News  |  4/22/2010
Redmond reports strong Windows revenue in third quarter and solid performance across other lines.
Down To Business: Microsoft The Cloud Innovator
Commentary  |  4/22/2010
Give it some credit: Early signs show a company committed to transforming the way it builds products and serves customers (and generates profits).
McAfee Bug Forces Massive PC Cleanup
News  |  4/22/2010
A flawed antivirus software update misclassified a critical Windows XP file as a malicious program, sending PCs into endless reboot cycles.
White House Donates Drupal Code
News  |  4/22/2010
Technology used for the Drupal-based site is now part of the open source project.
Garmin, T-Mobile Releasing Android Phone
News  |  4/22/2010
The navigation-focused smartphone will be the successor to Garmin's Nuvifone A50.
Windows 7 Touch Pack Goes Public
News  |  4/22/2010
Consumers can now download the suite of interactive games and utilities directly from Microsoft.
Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 6 Beta
News  |  4/22/2010
Major themes in the latest release include pervasive virtualization, improved scalability and availability, and increased power efficiency, Red Hat says.
Inside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta
News  |  4/22/2010
New features in the distro's latest version will make it possible to run heavy I/O servers, such as database servers, in a virtual machine under Linux, company says.
Microsoft Connects Office To Facebook
News  |  4/21/2010
Docs for Facebook, Microsoft's latest online document creation and sharing service, promises productivity in a social context.
Adobe Burns Bridge With Apple, Embraces Google
News  |  4/21/2010
There will be no more investment in development tools to bring Flash content to the iPhone.
Review: HTC Droid 'Incredible' A Winner
News  |  4/21/2010
The latest Android smartphone earns its name with super-fast performance from its 1-GHz processor and an amazing AMOLED display.
Global CIO: Microsoft BI Wins Raves From Giant Shipping Company
Commentary  |  4/21/2010
The world's second-largest container shipper is using PowerPivot for Excel to manage massive demand for data and overcome a "nightmare."
Verizon Announces Droid 'Incredible' Ship Date
News  |  4/20/2010
The Android 2.1handset will ship April 29 to customers who pre-order the HTC smartphone.
Microsoft Unveils Crowdsourcing For Politicians
News  |  4/19/2010
The TownHall platform aims to help public officials and candidates better engage with the public.
Apple iPad 3G Shipments Delayed
News  |  4/19/2010
Orders placed today for the 3G version of the Apple slate will be shipped May 7.
Talend 4.0 Integrates Data Management
News  |  4/19/2010
Data cleansing, integration, and master data management are rolled into Talend's 4.0 version of its data integration system.
Microsoft Investigates Report Of Abused Workers
News  |  4/15/2010
Long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions have been documented at factory in China.
SpringSource Adds Messaging To Java
News  |  4/15/2010
By acquiring Rabbit Technologies, VMware unit SpringSource will become a supplier of tools for building service-oriented cloud applications.
Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course
News  |  4/15/2010
By the end of this year, both companies will find themselves on the same fundamental office computing architecture: a hybrid approach that supports both desktop- and browser-based office computing.
Linux Graybeards? Yes, But Also A Wisdom Circle
News  |  4/14/2010
The annual Linux developer meet-up is underway in San Francisco, with code producers and maintainers looking at ways to improve the process and bring in new blood.
Global CIO: Oracle Delivers On Larry Ellison's MySQL Promises
Commentary  |  4/14/2010
Oracle chief architect Edward Screven underscores Oracle's investments in MySQL and its unique value for customers.
Intel 32nm Processor Headed For Production
News  |  4/14/2010
Sandy Bridge chips, set to go into production in late 2010, are based on a next-generation microarchitecture.
Global CIO: Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Top 10 Reasons Why Mobile Is #1
Commentary  |  4/14/2010
Speaking to 400 CIOs, Schmidt said "the answer should always be mobile first." In his own words, here are 10 reasons why that's so.
Apple Refreshes MacBook Pro Line
News  |  4/13/2010
The update gives Apple's top-selling computers faster processors, higher performing graphics, and longer battery life.
Microsoft Ends Original Vista Support
News  |  4/13/2010
Users will have to upgrade to Vista SP1 or SP2 to continue receiving updates and hotfixes from Redmond.
Microsoft Outsources Tech Support
News  |  4/13/2010
Indian services giant Infosys will provide Redmond employees with help desk, infrastructure and application support.
Oracle: MySQL Development Matters
News  |  4/12/2010
Ongoing development of the MySQL open source system is in Oracle's best interest, the company says, as it prepares to announce the public beta of MySQL 5.5.
Global CIO: As Google And Microsoft Slug It Out, CIOs Come Out On Top
Commentary  |  4/12/2010
Google Docs versus Office Online marks only the beginning of what will become very serious competition for CIOs' hearts and wallets. Extols 'Facebook Imperative' For Enterprise
News  |  4/9/2010
CEO Marc Benioff said mobile access and social-network-style collaboration like the company's upcoming Chatter service will mark the next era for enterprise applications.
Apple Intros iPhone OS 4
News  |  4/8/2010
The smartphone operating system upgrade adds more than 100 features, including multitasking, enhanced enterprise security, and a unified e-mail inbox.
Forrester Boosts Tech Spending Forecast
News  |  4/8/2010
The analyst firm said U.S. IT spending would grow by 8.4% in 2010 because of higher gains in sales of communications equipment.
iPad's True Cost Revealed By Teardown
News  |  4/8/2010
Apple is reaping a gross profit margin of almost 50% on each unit sold, analysis indicates.
Apple Admits iPad Wi-Fi Woes
News  |  4/8/2010
Computer maker says its new tablet may have trouble connecting to wireless networks under certain conditions.
Global CIO: Microsoft Pushes BI For The Masses: 500 Million Prospects
Commentary  |  4/8/2010
Leveraging Sharepoint and Excel, Microsoft's looking beyond BI experts to 500 million knowledge workers who can benefit from BI's capabilities.
Enterprises May Snub iPad-Style PCs
News  |  4/7/2010
With employees already proficient in mouse-and-keyboard setups, touch-enabled computers aren't likely to make corporate inroads any time soon, study says.
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