CRN Applications and OS News

  • New Linux Inclinations?
    Based on the number of hits our Novell Linux story received this week, it's clear that the Vista delay has made some of you more receptive to operating system alternatives.
  • Microsoft: New WMP Photo Format Bests JPEG
    Microsoft unveiled a new photo format, Windows Media Photo (WMP), that it claims will provide better quality at half the size of a JPEG image. WMP will be built into Vista, the next iteration of Windows.
  • HP's Livermore: Acquisitions On Road Map
    Hewlett-Packard may make acquisitions in software and services to help continue its profitable growth path and extend its reach into the enterprise, top HP executive Ann Livermore said Wednesday.
  • Novell Sells Celerant
    Novell on Wednesday said it has sold its Celerant Consulting management consulting subsidiary for $77 million.
  • Good Sync Software Utility
    Those looking for a low-level backup utility may want to give Siber System's GoodSync software utility a twirl.
  • Partners question logic behind reassigning Margo Day

    VARs Ponder Microsoft Management Shakeup
    Margo Day’s departure as Microsoft’s U.S. channel chief—announced suddenly, just days before the company’s channel summit—raised questions from partners who don’t understand the management shakeup or what lies ahead.
  • Database company MySQL's plans for growth include expanding its partner network

    Open-Source Tech Focus: Information Flow
    Open source no longer means second rate, and many of the industry’s largest vendors and solution providers are showing their support by throwing their hats in the ring with open-source database maker MySQL.
  • A Workflow Tech Focus At AIIM
    With a potential boom in document and workflow technology in the offing, companies like Google, Microsoft and Kodak staked ground at last week’s AIIM/On Demand Expo to get the word out: They’re in the market, too.
  • Virtualization giant also plans new per-user pricing model

    VMware To Launch ESX3, VirtualCenter 2 In June
    VMware plans to announce imminent availability of its ESX Server 3 and VirtualCenter 2 platform, along with a new per-user pricing model during the first week of June.