Microsoft is offering two new licencing options for Windows Vista enterprise customers that want to take advantage of emerging scenarios for large data centres.
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Following requests by its customers, Dell is going to start offering Linux pre-installed on its PCs and notebooks, the company said on Wednesday.
Opera Software ASA released two technologies to beta testing Wednesday, one that the company said gives Web browser users a more convenient way to access their most visited sites, and another that shows off the next version of the Opera Mobile browser for Windows Mobile devices.
Zune users who were waiting for a important firmware update from Microsoft were disappointed when the company didn't deliver on schedule.
Adobe Systems will give developers a free preview of its forthcoming runtime code-named Apollo on Monday by releasing an alpha version of the technology on its Adobe Labs' site.
Microsoft extends its Xbox Live online gaming and entertainment network to Windows in May as part of its plan for more web-based services through its desktop OS.
Windows Vista delivers on some of the promised security improvements, but there are still a host of ways attackers can exploit the OS and leave users open to threats, according to Symantec.
Microsoft hopes to boost the adoption of BPM (business process management) applications by adding support for Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) in the workflow layer of Windows Vista, the company has said. It also has formed an alliance of software vendors aimed at making BPEL a more mainstream technology.
Microsoft must pay US$1.5 billion in damages to Alcatel-Lucent SA for infringing on patents for MP3 encoding and decoding technology, a US jury said on Thursday.
Hoping to accelerate the adoption of Vista for businesses, Microsoft Tuesday unveiled tools to help companies deploy the new Windows client OS, including software that allows older versions of Windows to run virtually alongside Vista.
IBM on Wednesday unveiled three server offerings aimed at helping companies of all sizes consolidate Web-tier Linux servers in their IT environments.
Microsoft has unveiled a public beta of its MSN Soapbox video-upload service, its competitor to Google's popular YouTube service.
Microsoft and Novell will enable virtualisation for each other's server operating systems as part of the companies' ongoing alliance to make Windows and Linux more interoperable.
Sun Microsystems Inc. has created software that will provide translation between the file format in Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2003 suite and Open Document Format for XML (ODF). The plug-in lets people who use computers with assistive technologies to access documents written in ODF.
Steve Ballmer has attempted to end rumours that Windows Vista will be the last Windows client OS, claiming that Microsoft has "plenty more where that came from" at a press event to mark the consumer launch of the new OS and Office 2007 in New York.