Monday, April 20, 2009

[TechRepublic] Have we entered the post-OS era?

April 20, 2009

Have we now entered the post-OS era?

Tech Sanity CheckWill Windows 7 be adopted by businesses? Could Google Android make a splash on netbooks? The bigger question we should be asking is, "Does the OS still matter?" And if it doesn't, then what does it mean for the future of the computer?

Subscribe to Tech Sanity Check RSS

Do a salary check

IT Professionals - check your salary on activeTechPros. Be a member and get instant access to salary charts and country reports.

* * * * * * * * * *

Business Professionals - join activeBizPros and play a part in driving the salary charts. Your input will help us build a valuable resource for you to compare salaries.

New at TechRepublic

Rein in the unbound storage appetite of Vista System Restore
If System Restore is not configured properly in Microsoft Windows Vista, your system's hard drive could fill up with restoration points you will never need. Greg Shultz shows you how to correct the System Restore configuration and regain control.

How do I... Take control of my Windows Desktop with WinSplit Revolution?
If you are using a monitor capable of high resolutions, and you frequently work with many open windows, you know getting those windows just in the right position can be a time-consuming job. That job becomes infinitely easier with the help of WinSplit Revolution.

What type of work environment do you prefer?
After working in a variety of environments, Justin James says he accomplishes more when he's working in a private space. What work environment allows you to be most productive? Take this quick poll.

Maximize your network training budget, even if its zero
Cisco expert Lori Hyde tells you how to get the most out of your slashed training budget, and shake up your team's routine at the same time. Take advantage of Cisco's Game Arcade to sharpen your skills.

Gauging the virtualization suites: A close race
Although VMware is the dominant virtualization software provider, it's in a close race with Microsoft and Citrix. ZDNet Australia recently put the virtualization suites through their paces and gave a slight edge to one product. Find out which one.

Product Spotlight: Varonis Data Governance Suite 4.0
For many enterprises, data governance is more the mere best practice, it is an absolute necessity. Managing access down to the individual employee level requires a sophisticated set of applications. This is the level where the Varonis Intelligent Data Use platform shines.

How secure is your bank card?
Personal Identification Numbers, or PINs, are supposed to provide secure authentication for bank cards. Unfortunately, they are increasingly failing to do so.

Firefox Add-onsNine more Firefox add-ons to try
Can't get enough Firefox add-ons? Neither can we. As long as developers keep making them, we'll keep singling out the ones we deem worthy, such as these classics. Here are nine new favorites we enjoy.

Check out Today in Blogs on TechRepublic.

Video: TR Out Loud - April 17, 2009
Is it June yet? Well, since it's not, here's another TechRepublic Out Loud on Video to pacify the TR mob. This episode contains the usual suspects, plus a few more photo contributions from the community.

Enter to win a Phaser 8860 Network Color Printer!

Using solid ink technology only from Xerox, you could print brilliant color without sacrificing speed or reliability. Plus, you could get that amazing color at black and white prices! Save up to 65% by printing color for the cost of black and white with the Phaser 8860 Network Color Printer.
Enter for a chance to WIN a Xerox Phaser 8860 Network Color Printer.

Get the latest community updates, product reviews, and need-to-know lists in the following TechRepublic newsletters.

Automatically sign up today!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for understanding that we need to prevent the nasties.

Terms of Use

Personal & Educational Use Only This blog consists mainly of FREE newsletters from computer web gurus that I receive. I thought you might like to see them all in one place than try to discover them on your own. A moderate amount of editing may be done to eliminate unrelated repetitious ads or unnecessary text which bloat the post. However I have given the authors full credit and will not remove their site links because you deserve to see where it comes from and they deserve to get credit for what they have written. Your use of this site is simply for educational purposes. For more computer-related help go to: CPEDLEY.COM for free software, advice and tips on low cost products which are very helpful. If you want to contact the editor, please go CPEDLEY.COM and check the Contact page for email address.