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Articles by Paula Rooney
posted in February 2006
Christine Martino, vice president of Hewlett Packard's Open Source and Linux organization, talks about middleware, Linux on the desktop, and other open source trends.
Windows Vista Enterprise will be available only to those who sign up for Software Assurance, Microsoft's software-maintenance program. Some question the wisdom of this approach.
The company's "Search Across Computers" feature does pose potential security risks, a Google exec admits, but he says it's an issue for which IT, and not the vendor, is responsible.
The new version of SMS, due to be shipped around May, automates the updating of third-party applications.
Rivals Sun, Red Hat, and Novell try to one-up one another--and Microsoft--with security enhancements for Solaris and Linux.
Partnership is latest in string of alliances between proprietary and open-source software vendors.
Cracks in Windows security have taken their toll on Microsoft and its partners. Now, the software giant says, it has turned the corner and is ready to battle rivals for a leadership position.
Microsoft rolled out public beta of its ISA 2006 firewall, software to protect against viruses, spyware, and other infections, as well as other security products.