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AMD On Track To Ship 32-Nm Chips In 2010
News  |  2/27/2009
CEO Dirk Meyer says ramp up with begin in the middle of next year.
Novell Rolls Out Manager For Virtual Environments
News  |  2/27/2009
The company's PlateSpin Orchestrate 2.0 software helps coordinate Hyper-V, Xen-based environments.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
Dell Cost Cutting $1 Billion As Profits Fall 48%
News  |  2/26/2009
Like other PC companies, Dell is suffering from the effects of the worldwide recession.
Google Blocks Paid-App Access For Developer G1s
News  |  2/26/2009
The search giant said it doesn't want Dev Phone owners to be able to use the root access capabilities to pirate applications.
Microsoft Files Suit Against TomTom's Implementation Of Linux
News  |  2/26/2009
The suit claims infringement of eight Microsoft patents related to car navigation systems and file management.
Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air
News  |  2/26/2009
The latest version of Titanium features built-in support for Linux as well as social media and communications tools such as Twitter and FriendFeed.
Microsoft Issues Patch For IE8 On Windows 7
News  |  2/25/2009
The update includes fixes that boost the browser's reliability on the new OS.
HP, Sun To Support Solaris On ProLiant Servers
News  |  2/25/2009
The deal elevates Sun to a strategic partner for HP's ProLiant servers and could also help each in its battle with a common enemy: IBM.
Windows 7 Includes Three New Games
News  |  2/25/2009
Internet-based versions of popular parlor games are built in to Microsoft's new OS.
Google Joins Antitrust Case Against Microsoft
News  |  2/25/2009
The move could potentially force Microsoft to offer the option of using Google's Chrome browser at the installation of Windows.
Cloud-Based Backup For Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server Released
News  |  2/25/2009
Open source vendor Zmanda joins the chase for Windows dollars with its product based on Amazon's Simple Storage Service.
Microsoft Wants Chat With Yahoo About Search Deal
News  |  2/24/2009
A partnership would make sense given Google's lead in search, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said.
Microsoft Won't Build Its Own Smartphone
News  |  2/24/2009
CEO Steve Ballmer said he'll continue to focus on selling the software that runs mobile devices and let Apple iPhone have its "mojo" in the consumer market.
Novell, VMware To Create Virtual Appliances For Linux
News  |  2/24/2009
The collaborative deal affords ISVs using VMware Studio a free evaluation redistribution of appliances built on SuSE Linux Enterprise.
Microsoft Says Windows 7 Heading To Netbooks
News  |  2/24/2009
CEO Steve Ballmer said the company plans to maintain Windows XP's dominance on netbooks with its next operating system release.
Ballmer Says Microsoft Won't Ship Office 14 This Year
News  |  2/24/2009
Slow PC sales may have eased demand for a Web-based version of the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint bundle.
Red Hat Unveils Virtualization Portfolio
News  |  2/24/2009
The company's upcoming server software also could serve as building blocks for a future cloud computing strategy.
Ingres, Alfresco Combine To Deliver SharePoint Competitor
News  |  2/24/2009
Linux-based Icebreaker ECM Appliance melds Ingres' database with Alfresco's content management system.
Microsoft Will Not Seek Overpaid Severance
News  |  2/23/2009
Some of the 1,400 employees laid off by Microsoft last month received a letter asking for the return of money paid by mistake.
Microsoft Hopes To Train 2 Million In IT By 2012
News  |  2/23/2009
The company's Elevate America program will offer 1 million vouchers for online coursework that isn't currently free.
Microsoft Offers 'Appliance-Like' Data Warehouses
News  |  2/23/2009
Microsoft has teamed with Bull, Dell, and HP to offer appliance-like data warehouses starting at $13,000 per terabyte.
'Guitar Hero' Rocks On To Android
News  |  2/23/2009
With the introduction of paid applications in the Android Market, a wave of high-profile games may be coming to Google's mobile platform.
Citrix Syncs With Microsoft Hyper-V In Virtualization Push
News  |  2/23/2009
VMware's relentless growth, reporting revenue of $1.3 billion last year, has brought the two allies even closer together.
Canonical's Vision For Ubuntu Getting 'Cloudy'
News  |  2/23/2009
CEO Mark Shuttleworth shines a spotlight on Ubuntu's road map and promises open source cloud management features and tools in an energy-smart package.
'Windows 7 Capable' PCs Slated For June
News  |  2/23/2009
Microsoft intends to offer free upgrades from Vista to Windows 7, documents show.
Which Linux Distro And Why?
News  |  2/23/2009
Starting with basic Ubuntu and working his way through Fedora and Debian, space-saving Puppy Linux, powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more than a dozen others, our open source expert matches Linux distros to specific needs.
Asus May Put Android On Netbooks
News  |  2/20/2009
By getting the operating system on mini-laptops, Google may be able to challenge Windows' dominance in this fast-growing market.
Red Hat, Microsoft Set Differences Aside To Compete With VMware
News  |  2/20/2009
As things stood before Feb. 17, neither one of them would provide technical support for the other's operating system.
Ariba Goes Open Source With AribaWeb RIA Framework
News  |  2/20/2009
Some of Ariba's motivation for delivering the open source version of the framework is the desire to give back to the community as a measure of appreciation.
Microsoft Planning Big Things For Silverlight
News  |  2/20/2009
Despite Adobe's ridicule, Microsoft has made Silverlight more visible with use by CBS Sports and as the official Web video stream of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Where Does Apple Go From Here?
News  |  2/19/2009
Apple's got room for future triumphs -- but it also faces threats from a battered economy, rejuvenated competitors, and a leadership crisis precipitated by Steve Jobs' illness.
Open Source Zarafa Goes After Microsoft Exchange
News  |  2/19/2009
Zarafa 6.2 will support RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Windows Mobile, Symbian smartphones, and Apple's iPhone.
Microsoft Fails To Win 'Vista Capable' Dismissal
News  |  2/19/2009
Judge rules consumer fraud lawsuit against the company can proceed, but not as class action.
Windows 7 File Sharing Tool Released
News  |  2/18/2009
Microsoft ships trial version of software designed to let PC users securely share personal files.
Microsoft Shrugs At Vista-To-XP Downgrade Suit
News  |  2/18/2009
Software maker says it doesn't get a cut of fees charged for converting Vista PCs to Windows XP.
LG Commits To Windows Mobile
News  |  2/17/2009
The company will be releasing at least 50 handsets with the Windows platform for mobile phones, with up to 26 coming out by 2012.
Microsoft, Red Hat Agree To Mutual Virtualization Support
News  |  2/17/2009
Many, if not most, enterprise IT environments today include some instances of both Microsoft Windows Servers and Linux servers, with the latter often running Red Hat Enterprise Server.
Ubuntu To Be Certified For HP Servers
News  |  2/17/2009
By bundling the free operating system with HP hardware, smaller companies can sidestep the licensing fees associated with Microsoft's Windows.
Red Hat, Microsoft To Cooperate On Virtualized Environments
News  |  2/17/2009
The goal is to improve interoperability between their respective virtualization platforms so shared IT customers have more flexibility to craft solutions.
Microsoft Revamps Mobile OS, Introduces App Store
News  |  2/17/2009
Microsoft is revamping its mobile operating system and bringing services aimed at the consumer space to better compete with Apple, RIM, and Symbian.
Mozilla Labs Introduces Bespin For Collaborative Coding
News  |  2/13/2009
Future iterations of the cloud-centered software will focus on allowing programmers to work on the same code from different locations at the same time.
Microsoft Sued Over Vista-To-XP Downgrade Fees
News  |  2/13/2009
Suit claims the software maker is profiting from a program that allegedly violates antitrust laws.
Windows 7 Vs. Linux: The Battle For Your Desktop
News  |  2/13/2009
Early reaction to Windows 7 is that it's a winner. Could the successor to Vista be Microsoft's last gasp, or does open source have a formidable new rival to Linux?
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