Posts tagged “Operating Systems”
Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8, the first version of its flagship software designed for touch tablets, into computers next month to help it vie with Apple Inc.'s iPad during the holiday shopping season. Releasing the operating system before it's fully baked is the right move, and Microsoft can make improvements after it ships, Intel's CEO said.
Analysis: Customers should take note of Red Hat's targeted acquisition strategy; it is technology driven and aimed at maximizing feature and functionality advances within the Red Hat portfolio. Technology Business Research sees Red Hat, with cloud, virtualization and management products at its disposal, as an attractive partner for cloud-minded companies.
The consortium works with firms to provide access to Linux open source developers to share intellectual property.
"We are taking bold steps at Microsoft," Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer says. "The new, modern Office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers. It is a cloud service and will fully light-up when paired with Windows 8."
New versions of Windows typically come out every three years, but this update is the most widely anticipated overhaul of the software since 1995.
In his keynote address at the annual Red Hat summit, Jim Whitehurst sees the breaking of software into separate pieces will drive next wave of change. The Hatters are offering a new consulting practice to help clients embrace and capitalize on the trend.
"We see a very strong pipeline for us," Jim Whitehurst tells The Street.com. "The spending outlook for the rest of the calendar year is very strong for Red Hat. Operating cash flow grew 38 percent year-over-year, the core metrics look fantastic, and we continue to be optimistic."
The development of Linux as an alternative to proprietary solutions such as Microsoft Windows led to the launch of Linux-based companies such as Raleigh-based Red Hat, now the world's largest provider of Linux-based solutions and services.
Lenovo's Bollywood star; new CFO at Motricity; Fedora targets cloud; Epic and Wii?; Cisco tablets out
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Lenovo lands a top Bollywood star as its ambassador in India; Motricity names a new CFO; Fedora's latest release targets cloud; will Epic's new game engine embrace Wii?; Cisco drops Cius tablets.
The Android Malware Genome Project is designed to help mobile security researchers combat invasions of Android smartphones, says NCSU's Xuxian Jiang.
The Hatters have been a very active contributor to the OpenStack project - but behind the scenes due to concerns about the governance of the project. Those concerns have been addressed, Red Hat's CTO says.