Check out MED-V 2.0 beta for transitioning to Windows 7

Windows 7 has been a homerun for Microsoft -- becoming the fastest selling operating system of all time. But, there are still many organizations that can't seem to make the switch from Windows XP due to reliance on legacy applications that aren't compatible with Windows 7. Microsoft has a tool to help IT admins with the transition, though: MED-V.

By Tony Bradley | 15 October, 2010 05:39

Tags: windows xp, virtualization, Microsoft, Windows, software, Windows 7, operating systems

Obama's web presence key to election victory

The design director behind the website for the 2008 election campaign of US President, Barack Obama, has argued the digital media aspects played a crucial part in the Democrat candidate's victory.

By Lisa Banks | 15 October, 2010 14:08

Tags: Web 2.0, social media, Barack Obama, Web Directions South 2010

All hail the open-source time machine!

The Back to the Future fan inside of us may want to call him "Doc," but his name is Dan Henriksson -- and he has just constructed a really awesome representation of a time machine. (Great scott!) The time machine concept is a "working" prototype (appropriately titled "The Time Machine") and is actually the result of Henriksson's graduation work from the HDK design school in Gothenburg, Sweden. Not too shabby for an art project, eh?

By David Saetang | 15 October, 2010 05:59

Tags: open source, software

Optus goes for a few dollars more

Optus has unveiled a new initiative called Optus Dollar Days, a range of pre-paid offers which start from $1.

By Computerworld Staff | 15 October, 2010 14:29

Tags: mobiles, mobility, optus, Telecommunications

Opera to launch full-fledged Android browser

Opera has announced a full-fledged Opera Mobile browser for smartphones running the Google Android OS. Opera Mobile for Android, which is slated to arrived within a month, will feature hardware acceleration and pinch-to-zoom functionality.

By Daniel Ionescu | 15 October, 2010 00:38

Tags: opera, applications, opera software, browsers, software

Top 5 mistakes made by Linux first-timers

With the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10, the list of reasons to try Linux for your business just got a little longer. The free and open source operating system is now more user-friendly than it's ever been before while still offering the many security and other advantages it has over its competitors.

By Katherine Noyes | 15 October, 2010 00:27

Tags: unix, Linux, open source, Mac OS, Windows, software, operating systems, non-Windows

No 'Sexting' on Apple iPhone is good for business

Apple's new anti-"sexting" patent was approved this week and despite the uproar, it may make perfect sense for businesses scared of sexual harassment lawsuits or just wanting to keep a closer eye on employee shenanigans.

By Barbara E. Hernandez | 15 October, 2010 09:04

Tags: Apple, apple ipad, apple iphone, consumer electronics, Phones, Cell Phones

Tech hiring up almost 50 per cent since 2009, Dice says

The number of available full-time tech jobs has increased 46 per cent in the past year, and contractors' hourly rates are rising as companies seek ways to overcome the ongoing IT skills shortage, according to a monthly report from Dice.

By Jon Brodkin | 15 October, 2010 04:06

Tags: management, Dice, Networking, infrastructure management, careers, IT management

Cloud computing security skeptics abound

The prospect of data security in cloud computing - particularly public-cloud computing - has security professionals taking a cautious approach.

By Ellen Messmer | 15 October, 2010 04:06

Tags: cloud computing companies, security, hardware systems, internet, cloud computing, Data Center

Aruba strengthens Wi-Fi network software

The new version of Aruba Networks' Wi-Fi network software includes code to improve voice and video performance, automatically identify non-Wi-Fi radio interference and trap rogue wireless devices.

By John Cox | 15 October, 2010 07:02

Tags: Wi-Fi, Networking, Aruba networks, wireless, software, WLANs / Wi-Fi

SAP executive named Mozilla CEO

The Mozilla Corporation announced Thursday that SAP executive Gary Kovacs is its new CEO, a move that gives the Firefox Web browser backer a leader with ample experience in mobile software.

By Chris Kanaracus | 15 October, 2010 06:20

Tags: business issues, open source, applications, telecommunication, browsers, SAP, software, mobile, mozilla, personnel

LCD price fixing probe nets ninth Taiwanese executive

A long-running price-fixing probe into the LCD panel business has netted its ninth indictment against a Taiwanese executive, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

By Dan Nystedt | 15 October, 2010 12:47

Tags: antitrust, HannStar Display, legal, Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation, Department of Justice

AMD to target tablet market with its chips

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday said it wants to put its chips in tablets, relenting after months of denying any interest in that market.

By Agam Shah | 15 October, 2010 11:19

Tags: Advanced Micro Devices, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs, Components, processors

ACMA releases telco complaints hearing dates

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released details on the public hearings it will be holding into the state of complaints-handling in the Australian telecommunications sector.

By Computerworld Staff | 15 October, 2010 12:29

Tags: customer service, ISP, Telco, ACMA

BlueCat beefs up IPv6 support

BlueCat Networks has enhanced its IP address management software to aid network operators in the transition to IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan | 15 October, 2010 07:02

Tags: management, BlueCat Networks, Networking, infrastructure management, LAN & WAN, ipv6

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