CRN Applications and OS News


  • Is Microsoft Office 2007 Worthy Of All The Hype?
    With its release of Office 2007 Beta 2, Microsoft has overhauled all of the Office tools by restructuring its user interfaces, adding enterprise-integration capabilities and even adding new collaboration tools.
  • Vendor realizes better server revenue with product updates and improvements


    Sun Shining Brightly With Success Of Opteron Galaxy
    Market share data released by Gartner Dataquest last week indicates that Sun Microsystems is finding success with its Opteron-based Galaxy line of servers.
  • ShadowRAM: June 12, 2006
    Venture capitalists continue to seek opportunities on the LAMP stack. Many, including some ex-Microsofties, see more opportunity to make dough on that than on Microsoft's beloved integrated stack. Even Paul Maritz, one of Microsoft's past highest fliers, seems to have flown the Windows coop.
  • IBM To Ship New DB2
    IBM said its new DB2 9 database, aka Viper, will ship next month on Linux, Windows and Unix platforms.
  • Official launch set for partner summit; general availability later this summer


    Microsoft Releases SBS 2003 R2 To Manufacturing
    Microsoft is releasing Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 to manufacturing this week, with the product's official launch to come at Microsoft's partner summit in July and general availability expected later this summer. Linux rivals, though, are stepping up to the plate to fight for the SMB customers and partners.
  • CRN Interview: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sheds light on the Vista challenge, how Microsoft has fared against Linux, how partners will play in the emerging software-as-a-service arena and how Microsoft can become what he calls the software industry's first "N-trick pony."
  • Lenovo To Shun Linux
    Computer maker Lenovo will not install or support the Linux operating system on any of its PCs, including ThinkPads or a series of new notebooks the company announced this week, executives of the company say.
  • Adobe Forces Microsoft To Drop PDF From Office 2007
    In another potential legal morass for the developers, Adobe Systems Inc. is poised to file an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, according to widely published reports, and it could lead to a long and complex case.
  • Proof-of-concept macro targets open source


    Macro Viruses Find A New Prey
    Macro viruses haven't been in the headlines since the late 1990s, but that changed last week when security software vendor Kaspersky Lab revealed its discovery of a proof-of-concept macro that targets OpenOffice and StarOffice open-source applications.

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