CRN Applications and OS News


  • Microsoft Teams With SugarCRM
    Microsoft has formed a partnership with rival SugarCRM, the latest in a rising number of alliances between proprietary software giants and open-source companies.
  • Oracle Buys Sleepycat
    Oracle on Tuesday said it has acquired Sleepycat Software, an Emeryville, Calif., open-source database vendor.
  • HP, Oracle Sign SOA Deal
    Hoping to bolster each other's strategy around service-oriented architectures (SOAs), Hewlett-Packard today is announcing a joint effort with Oracle to integrate Oracle's Fusion Middleware into its SOA portfolio.
  • Failure's No Option For Avokia apLive
    Avokia&'s database virtualization game plan is to eliminate single points of failure in large-scale database implementations that typically run across different sites and geographies.
  • Is Windows Safer?
    Cracking the security space is not an easy task, and Microsoft has seen more than its share of troubles with its Windows operating system. But now the software giant claims it has made great strides in battling the spate of viruses and worms infesting the industry and is ready to take on competitors with a host of new technologies and services.
  • Microsoft's New Math
    Steel yourself for a whole new set of benchmarks by which to measure your performance.
  • MSP Platform Price War Looming
    A price war in the booming market for MSP platforms is set to be waged when LPI Level Platforms releases a new version of its software at a dramatically lower price on Feb. 28.
  • Business Objects To Acquire Firstlogic
    Business Objects plans to acquire Firstlogic, a developer of data quality management software and services, in a deal valued at about $69 million, the companies said Wednesday.
  • Linux Creator Calls GPLv3 'Crusade'
    Linux creator Linux Torvalds is continuing to distance himself from the philosophy behind the GNU General Public License as it undergoes a second revision.
  • Novell Hopes To Add Sizzle To Linux Desktops
    Hoping to add a little more sizzle to Linux desktops, Novell on Tuesday released several enhancements to its Xgl graphics subsystem that should allow developers and VARs to build flashier-looking Linux-based applications that will better resemble those offered on Windows and Apple's Mac OS X.
  • A Virtual Solution To A Real Problem
    Thanks to Altiris&' Software Virtualization Solution (SVS) 2.0, the Test Center engineers found that SVS has the potential to rewrite the rules of how software is pushed down to client systems.
  • VMware Updates Delayed
    VMware plans to make available a free entry-level virtualization server this quarter but will delay the delivery of its highly anticipated ESX3 and VirtualCenter 2 until the second quarter.
  • CRN Interview: IBM's Ambuj Goyal
    Ambuj Goyal, general manager of IBM Information Management talked with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow last week about the group's new free database and IBM's view that information management is much more than databases. Goyal started his new gig in August. He had previously headed the IBM/Lotus group responsible for portals and collaboration tools.

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