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Neil Patel of Canonical recently posted an outline of the new user interface concepts that Gnome developers envisioned during the “Gnome User Experience” conference in Boston a couple of weeks ago. But are the concepts a good move? While the specifics of the proposal and the roadmap for implementing it remain vague, it seems clear […]
Is IBM gearing up to disrupt Microsoft Office? Apparently so. In fact, Big Blue is bringing Lotus Symphony 1.2 — an open source application suite — to the Mac. (Lotus Symphony already runs on Linux and Windows.) And IBM is recruiting channel partners to back Symphony. Here’s the scoop.
As Nortel Networks continues to struggle, The VAR Guy is starting to wonder: Did Microsoft bet on the wrong unified communications partner? Sure, Microsoft works with multiple networking companies — including Cisco Systems. But the software giant’s most strategic unified communications partner is Nortel — a company facing yet another fiscal crisis.
NetSuite, one of the software as a service (SaaS) industry’s key players, remains stuck in a financial paradox: Even as the company’s revenues rise dramatically, NetSuite’s stock remains depressed. What does that say about the SaaS market as a whole?
Nearly a year after acquiring MySQL for $1 billion, Sun Microsystems is bolstering its Partner Advantage channel program to more effectively promote a range of open source solutions. The VAR Guy had been expecting this move for several weeks. Here’s the scoop.
Cisco Systems Inc. on November 18 and 19 plans to host a virtual summit for established and aspiring managed service providers. I learned about the summit while navigating a few Facebook links last night. Here are some preliminary details about the event.
According to Cisco’s teaser information, the virtual summit will allow attendees to:
Competition in the Web hosting market continues to rise. The latest example involves Salesforce.com, which has unveiled a new service — called Force.com Sites — that allows customers to run their Web sites in the Salesforce.com cloud. The move comes only a few days after Microsoft launched its Azure cloud services.
Ah, even when he’s 35,000 feet in the air, The VAR Guy can’t escape from Dell channel news. While using inflight WiFi service, our resident blogger spotted these two small but important pieces of Dell PartnerDirect channel news. First comes word that The I.T. Pros — a solutions provider that recently landed on CRN’s Fast-Growth […]
Wow, it’s never a good idea to do an upgrade to a Release Candidate when you depend on the machine in question for day to day operations… But I just couldn’t resist making the move to Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition, code named Intrepid Ibex. Here are some of my initial reactions. All the new features […]
Rewind to 1996. Windows NT gained momentum around that time because Microsoft had clear marketing messages for both NT Server 4.0 and NT Workstation 4.0. Now, Canonical is embracing a similar strategy with the launch of Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition and 8.10 Desktop Edition. For starters, Canonical issued separate press releases for the server and […]