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  • Piling On
    Ubuntu 8.04 and Fedora 9 have made great strides in making desktop Linux more user-friendly and technologically advanced. With OpenSUSE 11, Novell Inc. can match them feature for feature.
  • Fast Growth Is Smart Growth
    If you're looking for the secret recipe for Fast Growth success, look no further than the sitcom "Married With Children." Well, it's not an exact match, but at least one Fast Growth solution provider thinks there's something to be learned from perpetually aggrieved women's shoe salesman and ex-jock Al Bundy, the head of the dysfunctional Bundy clan on the long-running Fox series.
  • ShadowRAM: July 28, 2008
    Ever wonder what the employees at top tech vendors really think about their bosses, their work environments and the general direction their companies are taking? GlassDoor.com only launched its beta version Web site in mid-June, but it already boasts some 40,000 anonymous reviews from employees at more than 11,000 companies across a host of business sectors. Employees rate their companies and CEOs by the numbers, but are also encouraged to post pro and con commentaries about the firms they work forand#8212;and there are some real doozies.
  • Make Way For The Airflow King
    With the goal of providing every gamer a case they can identify with, El Monte, Calif.-based NZXT has been striving to become the premier chassis manufacturer for the gaming community since the company was established in 2004. Within that short period of time, they have successfully created more than a dozen award-winning designs that fall into either their Classic Series or Crafted Series, each with their own unique look.
  • 2008 CRN Fast Growth 100: Company Profiles
    "It's a great industry. It's a great time. There are opportunities everywhere." That's the economic worldview from the president and CEO of the fastest-growing company on the 2008 CRN Fast Growth 100.
  • Custom Gaming Rigs
    If you follow the hype and have come to believe online video and social networking are huge, consider this: Through last year, the number of U.S. consumers taking part in online gaming was almost double that of video or social networking, according to research firm Parks Associates.
  • NAC Grows Up
    There are a million things to take into consideration when building out network security; making sure that even employees and welcomed guests only get in if they're prescreened is right at the top. Still, development of a common industry standard for deploying Network Access Control (NAC) has been elusive as vendors take different approaches to get the job done.
  • VAR's Voice: NAC
    Dan Thormodsgaard, director of solutions architecture at Fishnet Security Inc., based in Kansas City, Mo., gives a few tips for successfully getting into the NAC space.
  • Graphics Wars Heat Up As Nvidia, AMD Launch Cards
    First batch of Nvidia GeForce GTX 200 and ATI Radeon HD 4800 boards don't clash on price yet, but discrete graphics rivals are in fierce battle for GP-GPU supremacy with new Tesla, FireStream products.
  • ShadowRAM: June 16, 2008
    The 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics kicked off June 5 in Boston, and we were on-hand for a behind-the-scenes look at Game 1 of the best-of-seven series and the technology that keeps it all running smoothly.
  • Lessons Of A Lifetime
    Most often, people win a lifetime achievement award at the end of their careers. The honor serves more as a retrospect of past glories rather than a harbinger of great things to come. Not so with Bruce Geier.
  • EMC's New Juggling Act With The Channel
    EMC, the once direct-only supplier of high-end storage systems, is increasingly relying on the channel to sell and support its solutions, a trend that is certain to increase after it acquires Iomega.
  • Dell, The Innovator?
    Flashback: It's August 2006. Dell is a direct-only company, it's suffering from the bad publicity of having one of its notebooks blow up at a conference in Japan and its market share is on the verge of a big decline as companies including Hewlett-Packard and Acer are taking away business.

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