It’s still easy to buy Windows XP from PC retailers

I won't waste time rehashing the argument over whether Windows Vista is any good. The fact remains that lots of people prefer Windows XP, and they'll go to great lengths to get it.

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Christopher Null

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Canadian IT career site jettisons Linux for .Net system

When an upgrade of its open source-based Web site threatened to overwhelm its budget, a Canadian IT career organization decided to give Linux the pink slip, and recruit Microsoft instead. The Information and

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Bustling industry fueled by Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday

Time: The second Tuesday of every month, 10:00 a.m. PST. Like clockwork, Microsoft releases a group of security patches. And like clockwork, that release sets in motion a flurry of eventsfrom businesses, security

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Karen D. Schwartz

Top 10 terrible uses for Windows

After all these years I am willing to admit that Microsoft has won the desktop and server wars. Thanks to VMWare Windows is spreading throughout the datacenter. And, of course, there is only

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Richard Stennon

Despite leadership change VMWare faces uphill struggle against Microsoft

In tapping a former Microsoft executive to lead VMware's battle against the Redmond giant, VMware's EMC-controlled board of directors decided co-founder Diane Greene lacked the business savvy to win a struggle for market

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Are software developers neglecting the Mac?

It's not uncommon to use more than one computer during the course of a week: a Mac at work, a PC at home and a laptop on the road. When people search for

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

How to pick the right operating system for your business

Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) – hesitant to switch to Windows Vista from XP – are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS).The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Nestor E. Arellano and Scott Spanbauer

Build an ironclad Windows backup without breaking the bank

Creating an effective backup for Windows is a challenge – largely because the OS lacks a powerful, simple tool like Linux's dd, for example. However, there are many options for establishing a worthwhile

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Mario Apicella

How to not have your Web site hacked like Sony’s

The U.S. Sony Playstation Web site is the latest high-profile victim of a hacker attack on business sites that's spreading malware at breakneck pace, says a security vendor. Sophos PLC reported that Sony

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why to use the Linux desktop for business and how to do it effectively

Today's IT managers face tough choices. PCs that run fine today have an uncertain upgrade path, now that Microsoft has chosen to discontinue Windows XP. Upgrade costs associated with Vista, coupled with the

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

15 ways Microsoft can thrive in the years ahead

A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software. That, Bill Gates has often said, is the vision on which he and Paul Allen founded their software company in 1975.

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Harry McCracken

Windows XP exit debate – sigh of relief or tears of regret?

The forced retirement of Microsoft's Windows XP is set – with some exceptions – for today. To quell XP separation anxiety and the rancor of seething Vista haters, Microsoft has agreed to offer Windows

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Computerworld Staff