CRN Applications and OS News


  • Software arm to update support for Mac OS X, pledge support for Intel Macs


    IBM To Bless Apple
    IBM is ready to plant a big wet kiss on Apple Computer. At Lotusphere next week, the IBM Software Group is poised to announce Mac OS X support in the latest Notes client.
  • Oracle: 'We're Halfway To Fusion'
    Oracle is well on its way to reaching its promised goal of a unified set of middleware for all Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and eventually Siebel Systems applications. At least, that&'s what Oracle executives say.
  • Oracle Celebrates Half Fusion
    On the first anniversary of the launch of its Fusion project, Oracle proudly proclaims that it's "halfway" toward its goal of integrating a host of technologies and products acquired from PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and others, and marketing what it calls the only standards-based, modular platform.
  • Apple Changes Data-Sending iTunes MiniStore
    Apple has been criticized for gathering personal user information from its iTunes MiniStore. But now the company has added a new feature: a warning telling users that personal data based on the contents of their music libraries is sent to Apple.
  • Salesforce.com Unveils Business Web
    Salesforce.com formally launched AppExchange, the on-demand platform and directory it first announced last fall, and Winter '06, the 19th generation of its on-demand CRM solution.
  • Corel Upgrades Flagship Software
    This week, Corel is rolling out major upgrades to its flagship products, WordPerfect 13 and CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3. The new products incorporate a slew of new features, according to the company.
  • Autodesk Names New CEO
    Carl Bass, currently Autodesk's COO, will become president and chief executive of the maker of design and engineering tools.
  • Seeks to pre-empt Lotusphere with migration aids.


    Microsoft Updates Tools To Woo Domino Faithful
    Just days before the annual Lotusphere love fest kicks off, Microsoft unveils updated tools to ease migration from Lotus Notes/Domino to Microsoft's own "collaboration platform."
  • Digital signage technology brings effective, media-rich advertising


    How To Build a Whitebox Digital Sign System
    Digital signage is an inexpensive way to deliver effective, media-rich advertising. It's also a new way for system builders to expand their product and services offerings. Here's how to build it...
  • Adds small-biz controller, high-end appliance


    Aruba Lives On The Mobile Edge
    Aruba Networks this week is adding a competitively priced WLAN switch for small businesses and a high-end management appliance for companies with large wireless networks to its Mobile Edge line of products.
  • Oracle Starts To Cut And Paste From PeopleSoft Apps
    Oracle has never been all that clear about just how PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications would mesh with its own. But now, with close to 9,000 developers working on the Fusion project to deliver Oracle's next big-business app suite, Oracle executives have provided some glimpses of what the merged applications might look like, and what pieces might be kept from the old acquired applications.
  • 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.

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