Noon News: zEnterprise Mainframe To Support Windows, Ivan Kaspersky Freed, Mac Users More Educated Than Windows Users

IBM has announced its plans to support Microsoft Windows on its zEnterprise mainframe platform. The company said it intends to offer IBM System x blades running on Microsoft Windows for the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 002 in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Audi has partnered with IBM to build a brand new cloud environment for its SAP infrastructure with the vision of providing improved performance for SAP applications at a significantly reduced cost.

Apple is now one step closer to launching its own cloud-based music storage service for iTunes users, a new report revealed. According to a Reuters report, Apple has signed deals with at least two of the Big Four music labels including the Warner Music Group (WMG) to boost availability of music on the new platform.

Russian police have successfully resolved a high profile kidnapping case involving the son of Yevgeny Kaspersky, founder of the anti-virus firm Kaspersky Labs. Ivan Kaspersky, aged 20, was kidnapped last Tuesday on his way to work; like his father he is a computer programmer in Moscow.

Mac users are more educated than people who use Microsoft Windows, according to a recent poll. The revelation came from an unscientific study done by Hunch.com. Hunch is a website that provides recommendations on the basis of the latest trends and user opinions.