Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Google's Android+Chrome likely a winning combo

Google's Android+Chrome likely a winning combo

The marriage of Android and Chrome -- just as the union of Android code for smartphones and Android code for tablets were merged -- will give Google stronger ammunition as it battles Apple's iPhone and iPad in the market, but time is of the essence. It is not clear when the Chrome for Android will be ready to ship and only a handful of Android 4.0 smartphones have shipped to date.

February 7, 2012 by in Laptops

WinXP on XO laptops OK as long as Linux runs, too

WinXP on XO laptops OK as long as Linux runs, too

Microsoft’s agreement to offer Windows XP on OLPC’s XO laptop is appropriate and long overdue.It was pure hypocrasy for Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates to publicly decry the so-called “Digital Divide” while privately refusing to support the XO simply because Linux was a supported operating system.

May 16, 2008 by in Laptops