CRN Applications and OS News


  • Microsoft Buys iView
    Microsoft said Tuesday it has acquired iView, a U.K.-based maker of digital asset management software.
  • NetSuite and CompUSA: A Landmark Deal
    NetSuite's agreement to sell its Software-as-a-Service suite through national retailer CompUSA is a landmark deal that has the potential to dramatically alter the small-business software landscape.
  • Federal Agencies Slow To Move On IPv6 Implementation
    Federal agencies have a ways to go before implementing the sixth version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), according to a survey commissioned by Cisco Systems and conducted by Market Connections. Of the 200 IT decision makers from defense and civilian agencies interviewed, less than 2 percent have completed the IPv6 planning process, and more than one-third will not begin planning or implementation until 2007.
  • VisualText 1.7
    The VisualText tool represents the next generation of parsers.
  • Aims to boost partner profitability with rebates and SMB products


    New Novell Chief Hovsepian Gears Up To Drive Linux
    Ronald Hovsepian, named Novell's CEO in a management shakeup, said he aims to accelerate the software maker's channel charge to Linux with simplified pricing models and rebates.
  • Review: Linux Options Abound For VARs
    Finding an edge is one of the keys to success when it comes to building custom PCs, and there are two ways to get that edge: build a typical PC just like everyone else's, or leverage technology to make something different.
  • Yes, Go With Your Gut
    I tend to overthink decisions, only to circle back to the same basic solution that popped into the back of my brain shortly after being presented with the problem.
  • Release is positioning Eclipse as industry's de facto Java platform


    Callisto Eclipses Other Open-Source Competition
    This week, the Eclipse Foundation will celebrate its most significant release to date, Callisto, an update that incorporates 10 linked projects in the IDE. Partners say the release is a major milestone on Eclipse's path to becoming the IT industry's de facto Java development platform.
  • With more servings on the way


    Ballmer's Full Plate
    It would be the mother of all understatements to say that Microsoft president and CEO Steve Ballmer has a lot on his plate. Beyond running the $40-plus billion company day to day, he's dealing with the nagging Vista delay, answering questions about lackluster stock performance, swatting competitive threats, such as the launch of Novell's Linux-based desktop, and battling legal disputes with everyone from the European Union to security giant Symantec.
  • Digital Home Brings A Digital Headache
    As the use of technology grows in the home, a rising number of people are expected to turn to professional on-site or remote support services to solve the inevitable problems, according to research firm Parks Associates.
  • Novell Ousts Messman, Names Hovsepian New CEO
    In a management shake-up, Novell on Thursday said its board has elected Ron Hovsepian as CEO, replacing Jack Messman. The software maker also appointed a new chairman and interim CFO.
  • SCO To Unix Developers: We Want You Back
    Trying to become known as something other than the company that sued prominent users of Linux, SCO is offering cash and cars to developers who use its tool kit to produce the wireless applications.

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