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Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing

Bars participants from disclosing any information about Mavericks 10.9.3 and future updates

Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis

A look at the cloud software industry pioneer as it heads toward $5 billion in annual sales

Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac

The good news: Office and Exchange now work credibly on the iPad. The bad news: Microsoft is being as proprietary as Apple

Free OS X Mavericks now powers half of all Macs

Successor likely to ship in October

Open source pitfalls -- and how to avoid them

Open source is everywhere, but so is the risk of adopting a dead-end project for critical business needs

NTT launches browser-to-browser chatroom with avatars

SkyWay chatroom uses WebRTC, which is being touted as a game changer for Web-based communications and a threat to apps such as Skype

Experts explain how to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Presenters at the recent Collaborate user conference gave their tips

IE6: Retired but not dead yet

Microsoft has failed to eradicate the browser that launched in 2001, two months before Windows XP

Picking Office 365 is the easy part -- now comes migration

Getting your email data into Office 365 can cause some heartburn, but there are many ways to minimize the pain

SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps

Fiori should be included as part of the annual maintenance fees customers already pay, users say

Microsoft Windows Test Center: analysis

Windows 7 RTM: The revenge of Windows...

Windows Vista lacked the right stuff to unseat Windows XP. Does Windows 7 really have what it takes? more

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InfoWorld Windows 7 Deep Dive Report

InfoWorld's experts evaluate the newest edition of Windows in the context of what matters to IT and business professionals more

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InfoWorld's free tool lets you monitor your own PC, test PCs, users' PCs, and Windows servers with easy dashboard... more

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