CRN Applications and OS News

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MSPs Get A Helping Hand
    The managed service space is hot, and companies looking for technological answers are turning to MSPs for entire turnkey solutions--MegaPath's SecureConnect delivers just that.
  • Reliable Backup With Buffalo
    Buffalo Technology has recently released the DriveStation 300-Gbyte SATA USB 2.0 HDD that can go across both Windows and Macintosh platforms and will cater to smaller budgets.
  • 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.
  • Mac Virtual Machine Close To Final Release
    Parallels Inc. on Thursday launched the final pre-release version of virtualization software that lets Intel-powered Macintosh computers run Windows or Linux alongside Mac OS X.
  • Discusses impact of deal on Novell, Microsoft, Sun partnerships

    JBoss Chief Fleury Talks Up Red Hat Acquisition
    JBoss Chief Marc Fleury discussed Red Hat's $350 million purchase of JBoss and its impact on JBoss' dealings with Novell, Sun, IBM and Microsoft.
  • Stardust Macro Virus Targets Open Source Apps
    Macro viruses haven't been in the headlines since the late 1990s, but that changed this week when Kaspersky Lab revealed its discovery of a proof of concept macro that targets the open source applications OpenOffice and StarOffice.
  • Ballmer: Focus On Microsoft's Opportunities, Not Misfires
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer steered clear of controversy Wednesday morning in a rare meeting with financial analysts, presenting the group with a ebullient vision of the opportunities before Microsoft while offering few comments about the problems buffeting the technology Goliath.