Posts Tagged ‘OS’

New arrival: Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Parallels Desktop 14 brings greater storage savings, faster launch times, improved graphics and the latest versions of Parallels® Toolbox for Windows or Mac. Prices below.

Through Parallels Desktop 14, customers now have access to more Windows features on Mac than ever before.

Through Parallels Desktop 14, customers now have access to more Windows features on Mac than ever before.

Parallels Desktop 14 also provides the following:

  • Improved performance. Up to 200 percent performance improvement on the iMac Pro® (audio and video encoding, AI, 3D modelling, cryptography and other complex math calculations workloads) thanks to AVX512 Intel Cannon Lake processor instructions set support.
  • Graphics Improvements. Parallels Desktop 14 now features improved OpenGL support for enhanced graphics, with notable improvements in SketchUp 2017/2018, CTVox, DIALux 8 and OriginLab.
  • macOS Mojave–Ready. Supports Dark Mode. Quick Look issued on Windows files now shows quick actions.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac is US$79.99 for an annual subscription or US$99.99 for a perpetual license.

Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac was launched in Singapore at The Working Capitol.

Parallels Desktop 12 and 13 perpetual license customers can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 14 for US$49.99, or upgrade to a Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition subscription for US$49.99 per year.

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New arrival: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac software/OS

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition and Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition are available today for subscribers and upgraders from Parallels Desktop 10 and 11, with general availability from 23 August online and at local retail and online stores worldwide. Prices below.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac launches with 20 smart and simple Mac and Windows tools, macOS Sierra Readiness, and over 25 percent performance improvements. Tools to simplify common tasks will also be available as part of standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac launches with 20 smart and simple Mac and Windows tools, macOS Sierra Readiness, and over 25 percent performance improvements. Tools to simplify common tasks will also be available as part of standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app.

Parallels, a publisher of cross-platform solutions and software for running Windows applications on a Mac, today launched Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac.

“Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac joins our long history of innovations in ease of use and personalization. In addition to delivering our best Windows-on-Mac performance and experience, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac simplifies a number of everyday tasks for millions of our customers in all walks of life,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels president.

Parallels Desktop 12 is macOS Sierra ready, includes up-to 25 percent performance improvements, and features more than 20 simple single-function tools and utilities which are also available as a standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app.

In addition, all Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac customers will receive a one-year subscription to Acronis True Image backup solution, which includes a fast incremental backup feature that reduces the time and size of subsequent backups ups and provides up to 500 GB of free online storage.

New utilities featured in all editions of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac make it easy to perform common tasks with simple single-function tools for both the Mac and Windows virtual machines (VMs). Prices & Availability below.

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QNX tech powers MSI Global’s automated fare collection system

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

QNX Neutrino OS will be powering the fare collection system deployed in thousands of devices throughout Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand.

On bus terminal powered by the new automated fare collection system. “MSI’s experience with QNX Neutrino has been very favorable and we will continue to leverage the same secure OS for our future projects,” said Silvester Prakasam, fare system business unit head, MSI.

On bus terminal powered by the new automated fare collection system. “MSI’s experience with QNX Neutrino has been very favorable and we will continue to leverage the same secure OS for our future projects,” said Silvester Prakasam, fare system business unit head, MSI.

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, today announced that the QNX® Neutrino® OS is powering a new fare collection system in Southeast Asia.

MRT gates at a Downtown Line station in Singapore using the new system. “Creating a solution that could gain widespread adoption was also a key consideration in our choice of OS, and with QNX Neutrino we were able to create a design that is fast and reliable, yet affordable to customers in cost-sensitive regions.” added Prakasam.

MRT gates at a Downtown Line station in Singapore using the new system. “Creating a solution that could gain widespread adoption was also a key consideration in our choice of OS, and with QNX Neutrino we were able to create a design that is fast and reliable, yet affordable to customers in cost-sensitive regions.” added Prakasam.

The system includes automatic gates, ticketing machines, and onboard bus equipment, throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand.

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Red Hat launches open source Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Red Hat’s new Enterprise Operating System is now generally available, and offers a single platform for enterprises to converge their computing across the open hybrid cloud, from bare metal and virtual machines to the cloud.

Red Hat's latest release of its flagship platform - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 promises dramatic improvements in reliability, performance, and scalability.

Red Hat’s latest release of its flagship platform – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 promises dramatic improvements in reliability, performance, and scalability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major release of the company’s flagship platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures, but it also pushes the operating system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform.

Built to meet modern datacenter demands along with next-generation IT requirements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 powers the spectrum of enterprise IT, from application containers to cloud services.

Bare metal servers, virtual machines, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are converging to form a robust, powerful datacenter environment to meet constantly changing business needs.

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Red Hat signs MOU with A*STAR BATC on Data Analytics Development

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

A*STAR’s Business Analytics Translational Centre (BATC) collaborates with Red Hat to Use open source solutions for data analytic applications development.

Witnesses and signing parties of the MOU collaboration between Red Hat and A*STAR’s Business Analytics Translational Centre. From L-R: Ang Wee Tiong, Director, Technology, BATC; Dr. Tan Geok Leng, Executive Director, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR & Chairman, BATC Management Committee; Damien Wong, General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat; Suresh Sachi, Deputy Managing Director (Corporate & Legal), General Counsel, A*STAR; Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources; Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA; Shankha Sen, Chief Financial Officer, Red Hat Asia Pacific.

Witnesses and signing parties of the MOU collaboration between Red Hat and A*STAR’s Business Analytics Translational Centre. From L-R: Ang Wee Tiong, Director, Technology, BATC; Dr. Tan Geok Leng, Executive Director, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR & Chairman, BATC Management Committee; Damien Wong, General Manager, ASEAN, Red Hat; Suresh Sachi, Deputy Managing Director (Corporate & Legal), General Counsel, A*STAR; Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources; Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, IDA; Shankha Sen, Chief Financial Officer, Red Hat Asia Pacific.

Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced plans for a new collaboration with A*STAR’s Business Analytics Translational Centre (BATC) to help accelerate innovation and drive adoption of business analytics with open source solutions from Red Hat.

“Open source has evolved to become a foundation for innovation. As technology continues to become more of a commodity, the standardization of parts can help spur more rapid innovation,” said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat.

Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, was present for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in Singapore with Dr Tan Geok Leng, Chairman of BATC Management Committee and Executive Director for the Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), A*STAR.

Red Hat will be collaborating with BATC in areas of big data, middleware, Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), cloud and storage, for the innovation and development of current and upcoming analytics projects.

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Infographic: Red Hat started from a spare bedroom

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Did you know Red Hat started out in a spare bedroom in Tim Burke’s (current Vice President, Linux Engineering, Red Hat) house?

Here’s a tech byte about the software company that provides open source software to the enterprise community.

Red Hat started out from a spare bedroom. Click to see full infographic which includes Red Hat and Open Source software.

Red Hat started out from a spare bedroom. Click to see full infographic which includes Red Hat and Open Source software.

Red Hat Linux first appeared in 1994, with an October release called Halloween. It also started the Fedora Project in 2003.

Red Hat believes in community-led innovation. That’s why Red Hat is the leading corporate contributor to the kernel, with 70,790 changes, making up 16.3% of contributions to the GNOME project.

The Top 5 Asia Pacific stock exchanges are powered by Red Hat.

Infographic: Linux turns 21

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Do you know that Linux has turned 21 years old on 25 August 2012? Here’s a tech byte about the open source operating system.

Linux is now twenty-one years old. Click to see full infographic which includes Red Hat and Open Source.

Linux is now twenty-one years old. Click to see full infographic which includes Red Hat and Open Source.

The initial announcement from Linus Torvalds was posted on 25 August 1991.

The kernel which forms the core of the Linux system is the result of one of the largest co-operative software projects ever attempted.

Almost 8,000 individual developers contributed to each kernel release between ver. 2.6.11 to 3.2, and the numbers continue to increase.

BlackBerry 7.1 OS for Bold 9900 users in Singapore

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The latest version of the RIM’s smartphone operating system – BlackBerry 7.1 – is available for BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones in Singapore.

The new OS 7.1 upgrade will enable users to share content by using “BlackBerry Tag” once NFC is enabled on their smartphones.

BlackBerry OS7.1 is available to Bold 9900 users in Singapore

BlackBerry OS7.1 includes BlackBerry Tag if the smartphone is NFC-enabled

Users can upgrade their software for free online, or by using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software.

Use BlackBerry Tag to share Contact information between NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones.

Use BlackBerry Tag to share Contact information between NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones.

The BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry Tag which makes sharing of information and content easier – simply tap two NFC-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones against each other.

Users can instantly invite a friend to BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), exchange contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content.

Users can also pair their BlackBerry smartphone with an NFC enabled Bluetooth device.

With BlackBerry 7.1, users can now turn their BlackBerry smartphone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi -enabled devices, including laptops and tablets.

Simply tap both NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones to share information.

Simply tap both NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphones to share information.

In addition, a new Battery Saving Mode feature has been added which allows customers to extend the battery life of their BlackBerry Bold 9900 when it is most needed.

The new feature provides customers the option to have their smartphone settings automatically adjusted when the battery power reaches a level pre-defined by the users.

Some of the settings the Battery Saving Mode will automatically adjust include the brightness level, backlight timeout, and also the mobile hotspot auto shutdown timer.

BlackBerry OS vs iOS vs Windows Phone vs Android

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Trend Micro has released the results of its study on the four main mobile operating systems in a report titled “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms”.

The security firm found the BlackBerry 7 OS the most secure mobile operating system, followed by iOS 5, Windows Phone 7.5, and Android 2.3.

Summary chart from “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms” White Paper by Trend Micro.

Summary chart from “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms” White Paper by Trend Micro.

Android 2.3 was used in the study because it was the dominant installed/supplied version of Google’s mobile OS at the time of the research.

Below is an excerpt from the White Paper summarising the findings about the four mobile platforms.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 upgrade in Feb 2012

Monday, January 16th, 2012

An advanced messaging experience; innovative people-centric calendar and contact apps; and improved office productivity tools are some of the features in the PlayBook OS 2.0 upgrade.

An advanced messaging experience with a powerful unified inbox.

An advanced messaging experience with a powerful unified inbox.

Announced during CES 2012, and expected to be available in February 2012, the free upgrade will enable customers to be even more connected and productive with heaps of new features.

People-centric calendar and contact apps integrated with social networks.

People-centric calendar and contact apps integrated with social networks.

For an advanced messaging experience, a powerful unified inbox integrates with built-in messaging and social networking sites (Twitter, LinkedIn etc), as well as ‘tabbed email’ for managing multiple accounts.

You can also compose and edit messages in rich text and manage you inbox with useful new tools (for setting out-of-office alerts, signatures etc).

There are innovative people-centric calendar and contact apps that connects and feeds from your social network to make organising your day and getting in touch with people easy and fast.

Enhnaced office productivity tools such as Word To Go & Print To Go.

Enhnaced office productivity tools such as Word To Go & Print To Go.

Remote control your PlayBook using your BlackBerry smartphone, especially if your PlayBook is connected to a TV via the HDMI output – perfect for watching movies or typing out notes.

Revamped and improved productivity tools with new Documents To Go, and Print To Go application for wireless printing and enhanced browsing, plus much more.