Posts tagged “Operating Systems”
Analysis: IBM creates international media attention and industry buzz with the unveiling of new mainframes targeting Linux. Mainframes are a rare bright spot for Big Blue in hardware, and the new LinuxONE program has a big upside, believes analyst Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.
Big Blue is rolling out new mainframes focusing on open source Linux, a sure sign that hardware isn't quite dead at IBM. Mainframes remain a profit center even as IBM has shed in recent years its PCs, printers, point-of-sale and x86 server businesses as well as semiconductors.
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
Lenovo retains its top position astride International Data Corp. (IDC) second quarter PC shipment market share tracker, moving from 19.4 percent of the market a year ago to 20.3 percent. Lenovo CEO Gianfranco Lanci says the PC business is a powerful growth engine for the company.
Will Windows 10 hit the market in July? CNET reports that LIsa Su, the CEO of Advanced Micro Devices disclosed the release date during a conference call Friday discussing AMD's first-quarter earnings.
Shares in Red Hat haven't been this hot since the go-go days of the "dot com" boom when the company went public and its shares soared to $105. On Thursday, shares soared 11 percent to a new 52-week high of $76.70 after a strong earnings report on Wednesday. And Wall Street analysts are impressed.
Fervent customer demand for Apple's brand and devices globally is fueling phenomenal growth of the iPhone business, and China is emerging as an important pillar of Apple's long-term growth strategy, according to Technology Business Research.
Red Hat delivered another quarter of revenue growth in 4Q14, increasing a reported 15% from the year ago quarter to $456 million. This marks the 11th straight quarter of year-to-year revenue growth for the vendor. So what's driving growth? Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith offers his detailed insight.
The recently announced partnership between Apple and IBM to develop apps for Apple's iOS operating system is delivering its first solutions: Ten apps as part of IBM MobileFirst for iOS. And some major clients already have signed on.
Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favored by many newer companies seeking success online.
The Red Hat of today is a far cry from the still-small team of entrepreneurs that unveiled 20 years ago what would evolve into Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Not only is RHEL one of the most widely used support platforms on Wall Street, it is also a global brand. Red Hat veterans remember the "Halloween" release 20 years ago.
Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year. But a full Office package for Macs was expected this year, as Microsoft usually releases that a year after it produces a new version for Windows.
Facebook and Red Hat made appeals to other technology companies to further embrace Open Source and recruit more women at the All Things Open Conference. While Facebook adds IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo to its OS group, Red Hat's chief people officer calls for more women to get involved in technology - period. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders.
When you start a company with a product or service to sell, Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat and Lulu.com, told a packed room at the All Things Open conference at the Raleigh Convention Center: "You don't sell a product's features, you sell benefits." He also offers more advice. What is it? WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders in this exclusive report.
Inside the All Things Open conference: Open source software is on the rise even in enterprise settings, Forrester Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond told a packed room as the All Things Open conference got under way at the Raleigh Convention Center on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for Insider subscribers.
Many of the world's top open source experts converge on Raleigh Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23-24 for the second All Things Open Conference. Speakers include James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, Dwight Merriman, co-founder of MongoDB and DoubleClick, and Jonathan LeBlanc, Emmy award-winning software engineer and head of developer evangelism at PayPal.
Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.