CRN Applications and OS News


  • 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.
  • ShadowRAM: June 5, 2006
    If you need a stress test or any minor surgery in the near future, be warned: Grady Booch, chief scientist for IBM's Rational unit, has just raised the bar for coping with surgery.
  • Office effort gets bifurcated into platform and client efforts


    Microsoft Office Gets Two Chiefs In DelBene, Leblond
    The results are in. Former Microsoft Office chief Steven Sinofsky’s shoes have been filled—albeit by two pairs of feet—in Microsoft’s Office office.
  • 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.
  • Software Code For A Somewhat Complex Thought
    A very ambitious and somewhat complex idea from IBM called the Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) is finally set to arrive in software form June 30, the vendor said.
  • The End Of Security Appliances As We Know It?
    The security market is flooded with so many products that it is a welcome surprise when something innovative enters the market. In this case, it's gateway security in the form of a virtual machine.
  • Briefs: June 5, 2006
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will enter beta testing in late July and ship in December, company executives said last week.

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