With virtualisation now a mainstream technology for most large businesses, the big players like EMC (VMWare), IBM and Microsoft are investing heavily in proprietary options for running multiple guest operating systems on a single machine.
Stories by Rodney Gedda
Business doing service-oriented architecture (SOA) for better IT management shouldn’t assume they will automatically be ready for cloud computing, says a Gartner software analyst.
Networking vendor Huawei has released a public refutation of a recent media report that alleged it was being investigated by ASIO for possible espionage.
Building a storage software company a decade ago was a high-risk venture, but according to CommVault CEO Robert Hammer, the company knew it would succeed if it stuck to its original vision – which now includes data management in the cloud.
University Hill in Victoria is a new 400 house residential, commercial and retail precinct which is believed to be the first of its type in Australia to have 100Mbps fibre to the premises (FTTP) connectivity available to each building.
NSW government water supply utility Sydney Water is seeking program and project delivery services for two of its “pathfinder” programs, both of which are in IT.
In a story just dripping with irony, e-mail security vendor McAfee has accidentally sent the contact details of some 1400 conference attendees in a spreadsheet attached to a thank you message.
Australian telco Optus has announced its plan pricing for the new iPhone 3G S, which includes a free handset with some 24-month contracts. Free tethering, however, comes with a catch.
By its own admission, insurance and financial services giant Suncorp had no unified communication technology just three years ago, but since then the introduction of IP telephony and videoconferencing has worked wonders for how the business leverages IT in general.
Dell has announced its Studio One 19 all-in-one desktop computer with a 19-inch screen and optional multi-touch capability.
Google has begun preaching the wonders of IPv6 in the hope more awareness will help expedite the transition from the legacy IPv4 networks most people use today.
NEC Australia Thursday announced it will withdraw from the local consumer electronics market to focus on business services in a move that will result in 200 redundancies.
A recent decision by Lenovo to cut back sales of pre-installed Linux PCs has not altered the company’s commitment to offer operating system choice for its new server products launched this week.
Asus has announced the release of the new Eee PC 901 and the reduced prices of the previous 701 and 900 models in Australia. The 901 is the third-generation Eee PC and the first to sport Intel's Atom processor, clocked at 1.6GHz, and, like its predecessors, will ship with Linux and Windows. Available at computer sellers from "late June", the Eee 901 will retail for US$649 and the 701 and 900 have been reduced to $479 and $549, respectively. According to Asus, the Linux and Windows versions are the same price. In addition to the Atom processor, the Eee PC 901 has Asus' Super Hybrid Engine technology to lengthen battery lifespan, Bluetooth and pre-N Wi-Fi. Asus claims the Super Hybrid Engine technology allows users to adjust CPU frequency, voltage and LCD brightness to save up to 15 percent of power consumption, which averages 36 Watts. The improved 6 cell battery is rated for between 4.2 and 7.8 hrs depending on usage patterns, according to Asus. If you chose Windows XP you'll get a 12GB (4GB built-in, 8GB of flash) of storage space and if you chose Asus's hack of Linux you'll get 20GB (4GB built-in, 16GB of flash), built-in speakers, and a microphone. The 901 is 22.5 cm wide, 17.5 cm deep, weighs in a 1.1 kilograms, and the choice of color is white or black.
Open source observers can argue until the end of time over the validity of developing and enhancing free software for Windows, but the fact remains OpenOffice.org is thoroughly committed to the platform and continues to produce a top-notch, cross-platform office productivity suite that work perfectly well on Windows. In this article, we take a look at getting the latest OpenOffice.org 3.0 developer build up-and-running for Windows XP.