The Mac has always been considered optimized for consumers and niche businesses, but its latest operating system -- Snow Leopard, which is slated to hit the shelves Friday -- makes it a stronger contender for the enterprise, writes Tony Bradley. Some of its corporate-friendly features include built-in support for Cisco-made virtual private networks, support for connecting to Microsoft's Exchange program and the ability to sort search results.
There was a time when tossing around terms such as "push technology," "thin client" and "PDA" made you sound like you knew your way around IT, but no more. Carolyn Duffy Marsan presents 12 terms you should no longer utter at the office.
Nokia is turning the tables on PC makers that are planning to invade the mobile-phone industry. The handset maker has announced its long-rumored intent to market a laptop, saying it will sell a 10-inch Windows-based aluminum model that will link to other Nokia products and services.
Google, according to this report, could have a huge opportunity in the future if it decides to migrate its Linux-based Android operating system, originally designed for cell phones, to low-power, low-cost netbook computers. Android performed well during a test run on Asus Eee PC netbooks, and Asus engineers apparently are working on a model that runs on the Android OS.