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Opinion: We will all welcome the bells and whistles, but Apple needs to show us the beef. Here are some important features that should be in the forthcoming Leopard version of Mac OS X.
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Opinion: The software giant is not going to fade into oblivion, but ISVs will exercise enough clout to move them toward open-source applications.
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Ray Ozzie is in, Martin Taylor is out in Redmond
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Opinion: Some readers say they can’t wait for the arrival of ReadyBoost, Microsoft Vista’s flash-enabled performance booster and energy saver; others call the technology a bad joke.
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Updated: Opinion: The cost of security has marched steadily uphill for years. We should celebrate Microsoft for pricing its products aggressively, not try to protect the established market leaders.
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Opinion: Vendors often vow they are doing all they can for channel partners, but the reality can be quite different.
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Opinion: Many solution providers have worked side by side with Dell for years, and this will likely it will continue in a bigger way going forward.
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Opinion: Hewlett-Packard should ask what it can do for its solution providers, not the other way around.
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Opinion: Big-name vendors without a managed services play soon will try to buy their way into this booming space.
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In a move likely to raise eyebrows across the channel, HP is beefing up its direct sales force. But the idea is not to compete with the channel, says CEO Mark Hurd.

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