Business Technology News and Commentary - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in May 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview: Are You Installing?
News  |  5/31/2012
Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview version available Thursday. If you just can't wait to install, please tell us about how it's going.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
Nokia Launches Budget Windows Phone Lumia 610
News  |  5/25/2012
Nokia's Windows Phone lineup now covers all the bases, from the low-end Lumia 610 to the high-end Lumia 900.
Windows 8 Says Goodbye To F8 Reboots
News  |  5/24/2012
Windows 8 will display new menu of troubleshooting choices to give users of fast-booting PCs and tablets plenty of time to enter alternate startup modes such as Safe Mode.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2012
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
Windows Phone Marketplace: Mango Or No Go
News  |  5/23/2012
Microsoft Windows Phone users must now be running the 7.5 update to shop at Redmond's online store.
Windows 8: New Tricks With Multiple Monitors
News  |  5/22/2012
Microsoft Windows 8 enhances support for multi-taskers, including display options that tap into Metro interface features.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Systems Coming In Late 2012
News  |  5/21/2012
Windows 8 tablets and PCs to arrive for holiday season; Microsoft will ditch the Aero glass look in favor of Metro interface and a minimalist design.
Nokia Burning Cash, But AT&T Has Hope
Commentary  |  5/18/2012
Nokia's investors have long had reason to worry, and new analysis points to trouble ahead. Can Windows Phone turn things around?
Microsoft's Mobile Share Plunges 27% As Phone Sales Cool
News  |  5/16/2012
Worldwide mobile phone sales down 2%, but market leaders Samsung, Apple and Google continue to gain share.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft [email protected] online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
Facebook's 11 Biggest Technology Bets
News  |  5/15/2012
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
VMware's Vision For Next-Generation Applications
News  |  5/15/2012
VMware seeks to help build the next wave of data center applications by expanding the capabilities of its vFabric Suite.
Windows 8 Lets Parents Track Kids' Internet Use
News  |  5/15/2012
Microsoft's Windows 8 Family Safety tool generates reports that keep parents informed about their children's online activities.
Towers Watson To Acquire Extend Health
News  |  5/14/2012
Benefits and talent management consulting firm plans to buy online health insurance exchange provider Extend Health for $435 million.
Software Engineer: 2012's Top Job
News  |  5/14/2012
Hiring demand, high salaries, and some lesser-known perks make software engineering the most enviable profession, survey finds.
Windows 8 Tablet OS Draws Antitrust Attention
News  |  5/14/2012
Rivals say new Microsoft operating system favors Internet Explorer over third-party browsers such as Firefox.
Mobile OS Madness Ahead In June
Commentary  |  5/11/2012
When Apple, Google, and Microsoft all hold developer events in San Francisco in June, you'll get a peek at what's next for smartphones. Here's what might pop up.
Automate Your Way To One-Day Work Week
Commentary  |  5/11/2012
One man's secret: Learn to program, stretch your ethics, and work for a clueless company.
Microsoft Bing Friends Facebook
News  |  5/10/2012
In an effort to outdo Google's social search integration, Microsoft has tagged Facebook. Here's what the move means.
Mozilla, Google, Blast IE-Only ARM Tablets
News  |  5/10/2012
Internet Explorer will be only Web browser to have access to core system functionality in Windows RT on ARM-based systems, rivals warn.
Google Seeks New Trial In Oracle Fight
News  |  5/9/2012
Google says incomplete verdict returned on Monday violates its constitutional trial rights.
Zynga CTO: How To Win Hybrid Cloud Game
News  |  5/8/2012
At Interop 2012, Zynga CTO Allan Leinwand explains how the social gaming company achieved its successful mix of private and public cloud operations and what you can learn from Zynga's experience.
Microsoft 'Smoked By Windows Phone': The Real Story
Commentary  |  5/8/2012
Microsoft says its Smoked By Windows Phone challenge has been taken more than 50,000 times and has a win rate of 98%. Too bad Microsoft is ignoring the bottom line.
Google Copied Java, Jury Says; Fair Use Question Open
News  |  5/7/2012
Judge Alsup rejects Oracle counsel David Boies' claim for "infringer's profits" from nine copied lines of Java code as "bordering on the ridiculous."
Oracle V. Google Jury Deadlocked?
News  |  5/4/2012
If the jury cannot reach a verdict, the judge might weigh in on the question of whether APIs can be copyrighted.
Windows 8 OS: 8 New Must-Know Facts
News  |  5/4/2012
Microsoft continues to roll out tidbits of information about Windows 8, which might arrive as soon as the fall. Here's a look at some of the newest details.
Nokia Lumia 900 Price Drops To $49
News  |  5/3/2012
Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone sees heavy discounting as dealers look to jump start sales.
Microsoft Kills 'Confusing' Windows Live Brand
News  |  5/3/2012
With the arrival of Windows 8, Microsoft will simplify its cloud services nomenclature.
Nokia Patent Lawsuits: Convenient Google Attack?
News  |  5/2/2012
Finnish phone maker claims HTC Android devices violate Nokia mobile hardware and software patents, but gives HTC's Windows Phone lineup a pass.
Windows 7, Xbox May Be Banned In Germany
News  |  5/2/2012
German court sides with Motorola in patent dispute with Microsoft, but judge tells Motorola not to ask for ban until related case in U.S. is resolved.
Oracle And The End Of Programming As We Know It
News  |  5/1/2012
If Oracle prevails in its claim that APIs can be copyrighted, nearly every aspect of programming will be changed for the worse.
Barnes & Noble Deal Shows Microsoft's Patent Power
Commentary  |  5/1/2012
Bookseller could have continued expensive court battle with Microsoft over Android-based Nook, or cut Redmond a sweetheart deal. It chose the latter.

The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Why 2021 May Turn Out to be a Great Year for Tech Startups
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2021
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll