Software & Systems


Google Launches Chrome OS Pilot

Google has launched a pilot test program for Chrome OS, which may offer an alternative to traditional operating systems such as Microsoft's Windows desktop OSes. Google is giving away notebooks running Chrome OS to those who sign up and qualify.

IU and Adobe: A Tale of Abundance

Indiana University’s enterprise licensing agreement with Adobe has made possible free, ubiquitous access to industry-standard digital tools for its 100,000-plus students, faculty, and staff. This strategy of “abundance” allows students to develop relevant professional skills, creates a standardized technology environment faculty can depend on for innovative course design, and ramps up workplace technology for campus staff.



Exinda Updates Application Acceleration Appliance Operating System

Exinda has updated ExOS, the operating system that runs on its application acceleration appliances. Exinda's technology helps IT administrators monitor and prioritize network traffic and control network access in order to improve application performance.

Microsoft Investigating Windows Proof-of-Concept Flaw

Microsoft noted last week that its security team is looking into an elevation-of-privilege exploit affecting Windows-based systems.

Cisco Eyes Desktop Virtualization Market

Cisco's desktop virtualization dreams call on partners for the heavy lifting, even as it introduces devices to compete.

rPath Targets Windows Systems for Application Installation

A company that provides services for automating the installation of applications onto Linux servers has launched a version of its product for Windows servers.

PerfectForms Releases Education Version of Workflow Tool

PerfectForms, which develops applications that help organizations automate paper-based processes, has created a version of its workflow management product that caters specifically to the education market.

Windows 7 Ships 240 Million Units with Enterprises Accelerating Adoption

One year after formally releasing its Windows 7 desktop operating system, Microsoft said that adoption among enterprises is exceeding expectations.

Web 2.0's Foundation of Sand

A major share of creativity and innovation in our country, both from our universities and elsewhere, occurs “on” the Web. But what is built on the Web has no rebars in its foundation, indeed, often no physical foundation--such as offices--at all.