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Windows 10: A new beginning

Windows 10: A new beginning

Say hello to Windows 10. Tomorrow's launch isn't the end of the road; rather, it's the first stop on a long journey as Microsoft's new operating system transitions from preview to a wide-scale global release. Here's what to expect.

July 28, 2015 by in Windows 10

Five Spanish tech startups to watch

Five Spanish tech startups to watch

The Spain Startup South Summit 2014 conference recently took place in Madrid, where fledgling companies from a variety of industries mixed with investment groups and startup accelerators. ZDNet looks at some of the brightest tech startups on show.

October 24, 2014 by in Start-Ups

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

The GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory deal is only part of the recipe for Big Blue's ongoing survival. Here are a few other things that Armonk needs in order to maintain relevancy for the next decade and beyond.

October 20, 2014 by in IBM

Remembering Steve Jobs: Launching iTunes on Windows

A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.

October 5, 2011 by in Hardware

Windows 8's Metro-style UI

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Brett Carpenter, from Microsoft’s Windows ecosystem group, shows off Windows 8. Its Metro-style UI has live tiles that can be programmed using existing tools and languages. It also supports full-screen apps.

September 15, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

The latest update to Corel's venerable vector drawing package brings several overdue features, does some catching up with Adobe and adds useful new tools for working with vectors. It all adds up to a powerful but still-challenging graphics suite.

April 2, 2012 by in Developer

LibreOffice 3.5

LibreOffice 3.5

LibreOffice continues to improve, but it's still playing catch-up to Microsoft Office, and there's no sign of a vision that would make it a significant competitor on anything but price.

February 21, 2012 by in Developer

Acronis vmProtect 6

Acronis vmProtect 6

An ideal backup tool for small businesses and larger enterprises alike, vmProtect 6 makes light work of protecting and rapidly recovering virtual machines on VMware vSphere hosts.

January 23, 2012 by in Security

OS X Lion Server

OS X Lion Server

OS X Server has long been a low-cost, straightforward option for small businesses, and this update adds support for iPads and iPhones. Other components have also benefitted from new features and facelifts.

October 4, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Nitro PDF Reader 2.0

Nitro PDF Reader 2.0

For a free product, Nitro PDF Reader 2.0 delivers a lot of functionality, and for the most part delivers it very well. Apart from the odd interface niggle and its restriction to the Windows platform, we have no hesitation in recommending it.

July 13, 2011 by in Developer

Internet Explorer 9

Internet Explorer 9

IE9 is Microsoft's best version of its browser to date, although its lack of Windows XP support is unfortunate. Otherwise, it's fast, usable and standards-compliant.

March 15, 2011 by in Developer

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

This welcome update brings Microsoft's Small Business Server into line with the rest of the Windows Server family, while also simplifying management and enhancing remote access. It's far from cheap, however, and smaller companies may be better off evaluating the Essentials version.

February 2, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

OpenOffice.org 3.3

OpenOffice.org 3.3

This is a welcome update, but it's definitely a point release: unless you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office on financial or philosophical grounds, 3.3 may not be the version to make you switch.

January 27, 2011 by in Developer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

RHEL 6 offers greatly enhanced scalability and is well equipped to handle future technological advances. The switch to KVM virtualisation and server subscription tweaks may not be universally popular, but existing Red Hat customers and new Linux converts should still consider it.

January 11, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

MindManager 9

MindManager 9

MindManager 9 is a sophisticated mind-mapping application that could revolutionise your methodology for organising and accessing information. It works well for individuals, but delivers most value if adopted by the entire organisation.

September 21, 2010 by in Developer

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium

Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium is a significant improvement on its predecessor: speech recognition is more accurate out of the box, and the user interface is generally slicker. The new command reference sidebar needs attention, though.

August 25, 2010 by in Developer

Office 2010 Professional

Office 2010 Professional

In Office 2010, Microsoft's Office Web Apps have matured to become the basis of the suite's collaboration tools, making it a more significant release than many previous versions.

May 12, 2010 by in Developer

Kerio Connect 7

Kerio Connect 7

A well-established small-business messaging and collaboration solution, Kerio Connect can now be considered as an alternative to large Exchange deployments.

April 26, 2010 by in Developer

Zarafa

Zarafa

Open-source Zarafa takes a new and interesting approach to emulating Microsoft's Exchange, but it's not the easiest solution to deploy or manage.

April 26, 2010 by in Developer

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