CRN Applications and OS News

  • Google Gets Wiki With JotSpot Buy
    Google said Tuesday it has acquired JotSpot, a software company focused on popularizing wikis beyond the geek crowd by making them easier to use.
  • Oracle: In The OS Biz
    Oracle's move to support Red Hat Linux better and cheaper than Red Hat itself took the Oracle OpenWorld crowd by storm last week. By pledging quality paid-support options for Red Hat Linux, Oracle has filled a gaping hole in its software stack: For better or worse, Oracle is now in the operating system business.
  • Review: An Alternative: Google Desktop
    System builders reluctant to bundle Linux-based products now have a completely new model they can offer: Google's free hosted productivity tools, which provide unlimited access to files.
  • Briefs: October 30, 2006
    After slightly more than two years on the job, Hewlett-Packard U.S. channel chief John Thompson is leaving that post to take a newly created worldwide position in the HP Personal Systems Group.
  • New Linux support option undercuts Red Hat's service

    Oracle Puts The Whammy On Red Hat
    In one fell swoop, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison last week both blessed Red Hat and blew it out of the water as he unveiled Oracle's own Linux support offering.
  • Ten established vendors made CRN's Emerging Heavyweights list for their determination not to be out manuevered by the upstarts.

    Big Vendors Worth Your Notice
    Ten established vendors made CRN's Emerging Heavyweights list for their deterination not to be out manuevered by the upstarts.
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    Legal Ease: VAR Aids SDCBA
    Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation
  • Product lifecycle management is moving beyond its CAD roots and paving the way for a whole new field of opportunities for efficient product development

    PLM Takes Center Stage At Enterprises
    Once considered mainly a way to share computer-aided design (CAD) files, PLM offerings now wrap in powerful capabilities, including data and document management, and workflow mechanisms.
  • Observers Mull Impact Of Oracle's Unbreakable Linux 2.0
    Oracle's Unbreakable Linux 2.0 likely won't fragment the Linux distribution business out of the gate, but the long-term impact on Red Hat, Novell and the operating system market remains unclear, industry observers say.
  • Mozilla Moves On To Firefox 3.0
    With Firefox 2.0 out the door earlier this week, Mozilla will turn its attention to version 3.0, with a goal to deliver the new Web browser in 2007.
  • Adobe Puts $100M VC Funding Behind Apollo
    Adobe Systems' upcoming Apollo platform was star of the show at the software maker's Max conference this week in Las Vegas, where executives committed $100 million in venture capital funding over the next five years to companies focused on Apollo and other Adobe technologies.