CRN Applications and OS News


  • Open-source deployments are readily achievable, thereby creating new revenue opportunities


    The Open Road Of Open Source
    For some solution providers, providing customers with solutions based on open-source software is becoming not only an option to consider when doing development projects, but a primary focus.
  • Jobs unveils the first Macs to use new Core Duo processors


    Apple Says Hello To A Chip Off The Old Block: Intel
    At Macworld, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintoshes to use Intel chips: two new iMac desktops and two MacBook Pro notebooks, which run on Intel Core Duo processors.
  • Ch Language Rivals Java Functionality
    In the world of embedded computing, platform-independent managed code languages and application servers, SoftIntegration's Ch is a little gem with a robust scripting language.
  • Partners foresee add-on sales, annuity stream possibilities


    Sage Accounting Lines To Add Credit Services
    Sage Software plans to integrate credit-card processing and management know-how into upcoming versions of its accounting and ERP software, CEO Ron Verni told CRN last week.
  • OpenSUSE Framework To Entice Developers
    In an effort to grow its open-source project, Novell plans to release this year a public development framework and public server build for openSUSE.org. The framework will give third-party ISVs and open-source developers new resources and tools to create packages and applications that run on Novell SUSE Linux or SUSE Linux-based distributions, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said.
  • Siebel Shareholders To Vote On Deal
    Siebel Systems stockholders will vote on the pending sale of the CRM company to Oracle at a meeting Jan. 31, Siebel said in a statement earlier this month.
  • BLOG: Google Pack Nicely Integrates Key Online Apps
    Much of the attention Google received at last week's Consumer Electronics Show came from its new online video store, which will go head-to-head with Apple's iTunes service, among others. But the company's release of the Google Pack may have a more chilling impact on the company's role as a developer and distributor of software.
  • New, bigger search appliances target companies with more documents


    Google Now Has Gaggle Of Minis
    Search king Google on Thursday unveiled two new Mini search appliances.
  • Federal Outsourcing Expected to Grow 8 percent
    Driven by the Office of Management and Budget's Lines of Business (LOB) initiatives, federal outsourcing spending is expected to increase more than $5 billion in the next four years, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.
  • Software provider proactively manages end-user systems


    CA Snaps Up Management-Software Vendor Control-F1
    CA has made its second acquisition in as many weeks, this time snapping up closely held Control-F1, a supplier of remote PC support software, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Apple Fixes Eight QuickTime Bugs
    Apple updated its QuickTime media player to fix eight critical security vulnerabilities that leave the player and the company's popular iTunes software open to attack.
  • Mainsoft Gets Cozy With IBM
    Mainsoft has formed a partnership with IBM to help .Net ISVs and customers move to Linux and IBM WebSphere.

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