CRN Applications and OS News


  • CA Outlines Latest Channel Game Plan
    CA's channel chief Gary Quinn gave the first official glimpse at the software vendor's new channel strategy on Tuesday at the XChange '06 conference in St. Louis.
  • Lenovo To Support SLED 10 In New Linux ThinkPads
    Lenovo on Tuesday plans to release two high-end ThinkPad notebooks that will support Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. The operating system, however, won't be preloaded on the PCs.
  • Beta now due end of summer, final product to ship in Q4


    Red Hat Delays Enterprise Linux 5 Beta
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 beta is delayed until end of summer, but company plans to ship the final code with Xen by the end of 2006
  • Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Blogging Software Beta
    Diving deeper into blogging technology, Microsoft on Monday released a beta version of new software for creating blog content for its Windows Live Spaces blog site and other blog hosts such as Google's Blogger.
  • IBM, HP On a Buying Binge
    The headlines were hard to miss and the comparisons even harder as IBM and Hewlett-Packard shelled out big bucks recently to bolster their software offerings.
  • SuperMicro Adds New Programs For VARs
    SuperMicro launched three new offerings for VAR partners "" an online configurator, online launch kits and special promotions for VARs "" and added discounts for good customers.
  • Briefs: August 14, 2006
    IBM last week agreed to buy enterprise content management vendor FileNet for $1.6 billion, a cash deal expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition will give IBM sophisticated records-managing, imaging and workflow technology for head-to-head competition with EMC's Documentum. FileNet will become part of IBM's Information Management unit, headed by General Manager Ambuj Goyal.
  • The Linux Equation
    For a long time, it's been a given that anything on our Web site that includes the word "Linux" will generate an extra-special amount of reader traffic. But I never dreamed this week's LinuxWorld conference track on "Linux in the Channel" would be sold outmore than five times the anticipated attendees registered.
  • Microsoft's Deshaies Urges Partners to Plug In
    Microsoft's new head of US partners Robert Deshaies told attendees at XChange Solution Provider 2006 conference in St. Louis today that business partners are needed more than ever to deliver on a major wave of innovation coming from the software behemoth.
  • Scalix, Zimbra, Open-Xchange plot moves against Microsoft Exchange Server.


    Open-Source E-Mail Options On The March
    Scalix, Zimbra, Open-Xchange plot updates, assault on Microsoft Exchange Server
  • ShadowRAM: August 14, 2006
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs was not his usual Cheshire cat self as he unveiled the company's new Xeon-based Mac Pro desktop and previewed the new Leopard OS at last week's Apple Developers conference.
  • Corporate Guardian Keeps Both Networks, Users Safe
    In George Orwell's "1984," Big Brother was always watching, and it wasn't a good thing. But today's businesses may need to take a page from Orwell's novel. Corporate Guardian 5 from SmoothWall aims to adopt the role of Big Brother for office Web surfers, monitoring and filtering Internet access.
  • System builders cite supply, interchangeable part issues


    Intel's Looking For A Whitebook Boost
    Intel is hoping increased supply from original design manufacturers will help jump-start its fledgling whitebook program.