CRN Applications and OS News

  • Analysts' Take On Zune: Give It Some Time
    One thing's for sure: Microsoft is looking for new growth engines in consumer electronics, and the Zune portable media player is big part of that push. Still, catching up to Apple will not be easy.
  • Segways Recalled, Where's GPL 3?
    Twenty three thousand Segway scooters have been recalled. Apparently the damn things can bring world peace, save energy but they can't quite go in the right direction. There were six reports of problems with the so-called Personal Transporters unexpectedly reversing direction. The problem? A software glitch. So much for Mr. Smarty Pants Dean Kamen.
  • The World Wide Web: Past, Present And Future
    In just 15 years, the World Wide Web has gone through many iterations: document-sharing tool for researchers, key source of news and information, shopping mecca, multimedia playground, and an incredibly popular means of socializing and self-expression. How did the Web get so far so fast?
  • Browser Wars: The Saga Continues
    Ever since Netscape took on Mosaic in 1994, companies have been duking it out for domination in the browser marketplace. We relive the biggest and best of the great browser battles.
  • Windows Live Search targeted at home and business users

    Microsoft Launches Next-Gen Web Search Engine
    Microsoft Tuesday launches its much anticipated Windows Live Search as the next pillars of its next generation search platform, Vista, Office 2007, SharePoint 2007, readied for release in the coming months.
  • SAP Introduces Enterprise Search
    SAP on Tuesday unveiled a search application capable of delivering results pulled from across corporate business systems to either a browser-based or desktop user interface.
  • UPDATE: Apple To Sell Movie Downloads, Plans 'iTV' Device
    Driving deeper into the digital home space, Apple on Tuesday said it will begin selling movie downloads through its iTunes Music Store and is developing a device code-named iTV that can be used to watch movies on flat-screen televisions.
  • Microsoft Names New Head of MBS
    The search is over. Nearly one year since Doug Burgum announced his intention to step down from his post as senior vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions, the company named in-house veteran Satya Nadella to run the group.
  • Something To Sell
    This may seem obvious, but what solution providers need is something to sell. (Or "implement," if they're system integrators that profit more from services than product sales.) Enough with the branding, rebranding, positioning, marketing, alpha, beta, prebeta, technical refresh B.S.
  • Review: Top 5 Improvements In Vista RC1
    Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 addresses some key concerns about the operating system's earlier beta versions. Here are the top five improvements that the CRN Test Center found after testing Vista RC1.
  • CA Channel Chief Resigns
    CA channel chief Gary Quinn has resigned, according to a letter from the software vendor's COO that was obtained by CRN.
  • Review: Use Windows For Unix Services
    Want to run best-of-breed apps under both Windows and Unix? There's an option for doing this: Microsoft's Posix subsystem. It lets Unix apps think they are using regular Unix, but they are actually using Windows.