Operating systems

  • Report: Vista Adoption Outpacing OS X
    Even as some solution providers report lukewarm interest in Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system, a study from NetApplications shows adoption of Vista is growing faster than that of Apple's OS X.
  • Microsoft Partners Embracing Server Virtualization
    Microsoft partners are eagerly anticipating the new features of Windows Server 2008, which include network access protection, terminal services, Bitlocker, and beefed up Active Directory services. But for many partners, the virtualization features of the next Windows Server are the biggest game changer.
  • Michael Dell on Vista
    Michael Dell gives his thoughts on Microsoft's Vista operating system during a question-and-answer session with small business owners.
  • Report: Companies Questioning Microsoft's Software Assurance Program
    Many of Microsoft's volume licensing customers this year will have to decide whether to renew their Software Assurance maintenance contracts. But in light of the dim value proposition Software Assurance provides, that decision will be a tough one, according to Forrester.
  • 25 ISVs You Must Know
    Getting to know you there's a host of ISVs in Microsoft's camp that are changing the game for partners.
  • Welcome To CRN Solutions Inc.
    The IT services world is a lot like construction—everything starts with a foundation. VARs are finding that more than 80 percent of the time, that foundation is called Microsoft.
  • RAID Controllers Gain Steam
    Given the substantial increase in multicore systems' processing power and memory, pure software-based RAID implementations have gained in popularity.
  • SGI Using ICE To Heat Blade Market
    SGI is using ICE to heat up the scalability of its Intel/Linux server blade offerings for use in clustered environments. The server vendor this week unveiled the SGI Altix ICE, or Integrated Compute Environment, a server blade architecture which allows up to 512 Intel Xeon processor cores with up to 6 Tflops of processing power to fit into a standard rack.