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  • Why delay in Windows 8 release is great news

    News leaked that Windows 8 is projected for some time in 2012, but the majority of the headlines out there have it backwards. It is being framed as some sort of unexpected revelation that the next OS will arrive so soon, but the fact is that the OS should be released in late 2011 and that this is a delay -- albeit a very, very welcome delay.

    26 Oct. 10 10:16 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Get Snooping With a Nosy Japanese Robot

    If you're a homeowner and have done any sort of do-it-yourself home projects, chances are you've had to get into the crawlspace beneath your home on some occasion. It's a dirty job, sure, but somebody's got to do it. However, a robot out of Japan can save the hassle.

    26 Oct. 10 09:49 Written by Elizabeth Fish
  • Fix a Windows infection using Linux

    If you use Linux on your company's desktop or server computers, you're already familiar with many of the security advantages the open source operating system offers over its Windows and Mac rivals. What many people don't realize, however, is that Linux can also be used to rescue a computer that has been crippled by malware.

    26 Oct. 10 08:55 Written by Katherine Noyes
  • Better storage tech could trim energy, cooling costs, IDC says

    The migration to smaller drives and the use of solid-state drives (SSD) are among several key technologies that will lead to much lower data center power and cooling costs over the next several years, IDC said in a report today.

    26 Oct. 10 08:15 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Microsoft may face resistance to Windows 8

    Enterprises now in the midst of migrating to Windows 7 are unlikely to repeat that same work in just two years with Windows 8, an analyst said today.

    26 Oct. 10 07:23 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • IT seeks a safe road to the cloud

    The road map for expanding enterprise use of cloud computing is being drawn by IT executives like Mark Stone, CIO at Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.

    26 Oct. 10 06:20 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • How we picked the Top Green-IT Organizations

    For the third year in a row, Computerworld set out to identify organizations that are implementing smart, efficient strategies to achieve "green IT."

    26 Oct. 10 06:05 Written by Ellen Fanning
  • Cloud computing: 5 tips as GSA goes on-demand

    The most interesting cloud computing I saw this week was the announcement that the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded 11 companies the opportunity to participate in the apps.gov portal, offering IaaS services.

    26 Oct. 10 05:52 Written by Bernard Golden
  • IBM revs up BI strategy with Cognos 10

    IBM is rolling out a major new update to its Cognos BI (business intelligence) platform that includes new features for collaboration, statistical analysis and mobile devices like the Apple iPad.

    26 Oct. 10 05:50 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Earth Rangers: Focus on virtualization, geothermal power

    "Bring Back the Wild" -- that's the mission of Earth Rangers, an innovative nonprofit organization that works to educate kids about environmental threats. Its goal is to inspire kids -- the "chief inheritors of environmental destruction," as its Web site says -- to become a powerful part of the solution by working to protect endangered species and their habitats.

    26 Oct. 10 05:35 Written by Mary Brandel
  • Top 12 Green-IT vendors 2010

    Technology vendors and data center suppliers were also invited to participate in Computerworld's search for the Top Green-IT Organizations. These companies completed the same survey as the end-user organizations and were judged on the same criteria -- most notably, on their IT departments' efforts to reduce energy consumption in their IT equipment, and to use technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. Here are the top 12, in ranked order:

    26 Oct. 10 05:02 Written by Computerworld (US) staff
  • Canonical Ubuntu splits from GNOME over design issues

    Canonical is changing the default interface on the next release of Ubuntu from GNOME to Unity, a new open source project that focuses on simplified interface and three dimensional displays.

    26 Oct. 10 04:00 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Galaxy Tab to be sold by Sprint starting Nov. 14

    Sprint Nextel will sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab touchscreen tablet for $399.99 with a two-year service contract, starting Nov. 14, the carrier announced Monday.

    26 Oct. 10 03:37 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Iomega, Seagate release ultra-thin drives

    Iomega and Seagate have both announced new ultra-thin external drives that use the new SuperSpeed USB protocol. Iomega introduced a solid-state disk (SSD) and Seagate released a hard disk drive.

    26 Oct. 10 03:15 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Why HP's Slate isn't anything like the iPad

    HP released its Slate 500 tablet this week. Immediately, everyone started comparing it with Apple's iPad. But the two devices have nothing significant in common. They are in entirely different device categories and can even be thought of as opposites.

    26 Oct. 10 03:08 Written by Mike Elgan
  • Windows 8 coming in 2012?

    Just as you were getting comfortable with Windows 7, it looks like Windows 8 is coming in the next two years. In a post celebrating the one-year anniversary of Windows 7 -- the fastest selling OS in history -- Microsoft's Dutch Web site briefly mentioned the construction and release of its successor:

    26 Oct. 10 02:59 Written by Brennon Slattery
  • Why Apple's Mac App Store will be a hit

    Apple's announcement of a Mac App Store raised plenty of questions, which won't be answered until it launches in a few months. But one thing's already certain: Apple's got a hit on its hands. Just as the iPhone App Store put a high gloss on the face of smartphone software, the Mac's digital app storefront will make native PC apps seem new again. Here's why:

    26 Oct. 10 02:58 Written by Jared Newman
  • IBM updates Maximo for iPhone, Android access

    With the aim of replacing the venerable clipboard with a much more versatile handheld device, IBM has updated its Maximo asset management software so that it can be accessed by iPhones and Androids.

    26 Oct. 10 02:56 Written by Joab Jackson
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