CRN Applications and OS News

  • Sun pushes aggressive Oracle-server bundle, Oracle lauds Solaris, Java

    Sun To Bundle Servers With 'Free' Oracle Database
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Microsystems' CEO Scott McNealy reaffirmed their mutual admiration at a yukfest Tuesday. They said their respective companies will "collaborate, interoperate" for another decade.
  • Is the channel ready for electronic software delivery?

    From Disk To Digital
    SmoothWall, a Leeds, England-based security software maker, started out as an open-source GPL project nearly seven years ago, so it's no surprise that the company is using an electronic software delivery (ESD) system to get its products to channel partners.
  • Adobe Previews Lightroom
    Adobe on Monday launched the public beta of Lightroom, a workflow companion to its popular flagship Photoshop editing program that targets professional photographers.
  • EMC ISVs To Be Added To Channel Program
    Following in the footsteps of IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and others, EMC this week will announce plans to unify its worldwide ISV partner programs.
  • Bundels 'ABM' goods from Adobe, Symantec, Google, Lavasoft

    Google Pack Lays Foundation For Windows-Free PC
    The introduced by Google Guy Larry Page last Friday night in Vegas, includes the Firefox browser, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader 7, Lavasoft's AdAware, as well as Google's own Picasa image editor, Desktop Search, and Google Earth.
  • Google At CES: Video and Software But No PC
    Google launched two flashy new services Friday -- one for computer maintenance and one for on-demand, premium video -- in a move that positions the Mountain View, Calif.-based company as a link between the tech world and the entertainment industry.
  • VARs: Who Will Migrate To SBS Premium?
    Microsoft&'s decision to use SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition in the Premium Edition of Small Business Server 2003 R2 has caused some upset in the channel.
  • ShadowRAM: January 9, 2006
    All the CES gadget-heads were torn last Wednesday, as Bill Gates&' keynote competed with the Rose Bowl blaring from Vegas-sized TVs in the Hilton just feet away.
  • CA Acquires Wily Technology
    CA said Thursday that it plans to buy Wily Technology, a Brisbane, Calif.-based Web application management vendor.
  • Code libraries and public server build due in early 2006

    Novell To Offer OpenSUSE Development Framework
    Novell will try to beef up its open source openSUSE project by providing new code libraries and a public build server to entice developers and ISvs to build applications and patches for SUSE LInux-based distributions.
  • Linux/Unix Vulnerabilities Outnumber Windows' 3 To 1
    Tallies kept by the U.S. government's computer security group show that Linux and Unix operating systems faced nearly three times the number of vulnerabilities in 2005 than did Microsoft's often-maligned Windows.
  • Database giant offers a new pricing equation, appearing to favor Sun

    Oracle Does The Math
    Oracle has recast its pricing policy for new multicore processors.