CRN Applications and OS News


  • Company changes course after years of selling products direct


    SAS Institute Shakes Up BI Space With Reseller Effort
    After decades of spurning the channel in favor of direct sales, SAS Institute is launching its first reseller program, giving participants access to parts of a product line regarded as a gold standard in the analytics market.
  • Fee-based version of mail, scheduling, page creation wares to debut by year's end.


    Google Tests Services Suite For Businesses
    Google is making a collection of toolse-mail, instant messaging, and web page creation tools--to businesses. Google Apps For Your Domain to take on Microsoft's proposed services bundle.
  • Review: Diamond's Graphics Upgrade
    Diamond Multimedia is looking to help system builders double their monitor sales with the BizView BV200 Multi-View graphics adaptor. The BV200 is an ATI-powered graphics card designed to drive dual monitors. The card plugs into a PCI card slot and comes with a Dual DVI-Out cable.
  • Two Lenovo ThinkPads To Support Novell SLED 10
    Lenovo will offer two new high-end models of its ThinkPad notebooks that will provide support for Novell's new SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, but the vendor is stopping short of preloading the operating system.
  • State CIO says progress has been made on access to the disabled, rollout to start January 1, 2007.


    Massachusetts Forges Ahead With ODF Implementations
    Massachusetts will start implementing the Open Document Format (ODF) in a handful of "early adopter" agencies by January 1, 2007, according to the state's CIO Louis Gutierrez.
  • Sun Throws A Tupperware Party For Java
    "Java Inside" as a marketing slogan? Something of the sort may be on its way from Sun Microsystems, which found in a survey 86 percent of consumers have heard of Java and 33 percent prefer products using the technology.
  • Review: The Best Ajax-Based Apps
    We've scoured the Internet for the best Ajax-based applications in six categories to see how they stack up against Google's online offerings. Find out the winners, challengers and runners-up.
  • Real Battle Royale In Apps Market
    In the applications arena, big changes in terms of platforms, software delivery and packaging, and the market's key players are under way. Take a look at these five hot-button issues in the software space.
  • Integrator Goes Back To School With Linux Desktops
    Integrator Hargadon Computer is offering a solution for schools called Technology Rescue in which old PCs--usually running Windows 98 or 95--are connected as thin clients to a server running the Fedora K12LTSP Linux platform.
  • Sony Unveils PC/TV Combo
    The Vaio LS1 includes a 19-inch LCD screen with computing components tucked behind the flat panel.
  • Report: LCD TV Sales Jump
    Although news has abounded about a weak display market, the LCD TV sector has held its own, with unit shipments rising 135 percent year-over-year and 28 percent quarter-to-quarter to 9.4 million units during the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch Inc.
  • Microsoft Offers To Help Firefox Run On Vista
    The head of Microsoft's open source software lab has extended a helping hand to Mozilla Corp. if it's interested in making sure the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client run under Windows Vista.