Head To Head: Can Novell SUSE Linux Take On Microsoft Windows Vista?
by Frank J. Ohlhorst and Edward F. Moltzen
Microsoft's delay in releasing Windows Vista has opened the door for an old rival: Novell, which is gearing its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to beat Vista in cost, manageability and features. The CRN Test Center let both desktop operating systems slug it out in a head-to-head comparison and gives its take on where each stands as a desktop solution for VARs.
Review: Top 5 Improvements In Vista RC1
by Test Center
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.
EU Regulators Back $2.5 Million Daily Fine Against Microsoft
by Gregg Keizer
Microsoft is facing a stiff fine from European Union antitrust regulators, the precise amount of which may be determined by EU member states later this month.
Observers Mull Impact Of Oracle's Unbreakable Linux 2.0
by Paula Rooney
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.
Apple Refreshes Mac OS To 10.4.6
by Gregg Keizer
The new edition fixes multiple bugs, and one serious security flaw.
Review: Vista, XP Users Equally At Peril To Viruses, Exploits
by Mario Morejon
After a week of extensive testing, the CRN Test Center found that users of Windows Vista and Windows XP are equally at risk to viruses and exploits and overall Vista brings only marginal security advantages over XP.
Microsoft Partners: MinWin Could Soothe Vista Headaches
by Kevin McLaughlin
Partners are impressed by MinWin, the slimmed down Windows core on which future Windows releases will be based. But some feel MinWin might cause companies to avoid Vista altogether.
Letters: Linux, Love It Or Hate It
by CRN Staff
Frank Ohlhorst's recent column, "A Linux OS For All," asked readers what needed to be done for Linux to gain more traction. And, boy, did they have a lot to say about Linux.
Microsoft Issues Windows Security Patches
by InternetWeek staff
Microsoft issued three security bulletins Wednesday, including one for a critical flaw affecting all Windows versions, from Windows 98 on, that could allow attackers to run the code of their choice.