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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in July 2012
Why Hasn't Hyper-V Achieved World Domination Yet?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Microsoft is falling down on its patented copy/embed/propaganda formula. Where's Bill Gates when you need him?
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
The Death Of 'Open'
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
Windows 8 Gets Touch-Compatible Mice, Keyboards
News  |  7/30/2012
Microsoft's new Sculpt and Wedge lines of peripherals will make it easier to navigate through Windows 8 touch menus, but the convenience comes at a price.
Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync
Commentary  |  7/27/2012
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
Microsoft Investigates Azure Outage In Europe
News  |  7/26/2012
Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection.
Meteor Streaks Through Social Software Sky
News  |  7/25/2012
JavaScript framework for speeding development of fast, collaborative applications gains admirers, as the company behind it gains funding.
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
News  |  7/24/2012
Software and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
News  |  7/23/2012
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.
Microsoft's Fourth Quarter Shines, Despite Loss
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
Strong performance across key product lines shouldn't be overshadowed by one-off accounting moves.
Microsoft A Victim Of Its Own Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline.
Windows 8 File History Lacks Enterprise Focus
News  |  7/19/2012
Microsoft's new file protection utility is aimed at consumers, but that doesn't mean IT can't benefit.
Microsoft Cracks The Code On Social Software (Finally)
Commentary  |  7/19/2012
What makes software social? A fluid experience, as much as a news feed.
Windows 8 Launch Date Revealed
News  |  7/19/2012
Microsoft announces a definitive date for the arrival of tablets and PCs running its new, touch-friendly OS.
Windows 8 In Enterprises: Seeking Killer Apps
Commentary  |  7/18/2012
Microsoft must come up with killer apps that take advantage of the potential of Window 8, Dynamics, Azure, and the rest of its stack.
Office 2013 Won't Run On Windows XP, Vista
News  |  7/18/2012
Microsoft's upcoming Office productivity suite is limited to systems running Windows 7, Windows 8, or latest versions of Windows Server.
Microsoft Office 2013: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  7/17/2012
Go inside Office 2013, Microsoft's ambitious suite for both desktop and mobile devices.
Microsoft May See $7.4B Antitrust Fine
News  |  7/17/2012
Software maker admits it failed to comply with 2009 European agreement under which it pledged to make alternatives to Internet Explorer easily available in all versions of Windows.
Office 2013: Is Microsoft Out Of Touch?
Commentary  |  7/17/2012
Newest version of Microsoft's venerable productivity suite is all about touch and cloud, but if users don't see the point they may touch and go--to Google.
Microsoft Office 2013 Built For Social Sharing
News  |  7/17/2012
Social and cloud collaboration star in both the new consumer version of Office 365, enabled by SkyDrive and Skype, and the business versions built around SharePoint and Lync.
Amazon Mum As Kindle Phone Rumors Swirl
News  |  7/13/2012
Microsoft developers defect to cross-town rival, prompting speculation that Amazon is building its own smartphone.
Microsoft Job Cuts Point To Digital Ad Shift
News  |  7/12/2012
Layoffs, coupled with $6.2 billion charge, may indicate that Redmond is backing away from digital ad business.
Windows 8 Waiters Feed PC Market Slump
News  |  7/12/2012
HP retains top spot in a market that's also struggling to keep up with new form factors like Apple's iPad.
RIM CEO Lobs Grenade At Nokia
Commentary  |  7/12/2012
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins insists RIM has larger and more active installed base of smartphone users than Nokia. He doesn't think much of Android, either.
Samsung Plans Windows 8 RT Tablet
News  |  7/11/2012
South Korean electronics reportedly will ship ARM-based device in October, when Windows 8 hits stores.
Microsoft: We'll Sell 'A Few Million' Surface Tablets
News  |  7/10/2012
Microsoft CEO Ballmer says Surface sales will only represent a small portion of the 375 million Windows tablets and PCs expected to be sold in the next 12 months.
Windows 8: How To Test For SMBs
News  |  7/9/2012
Take Microsoft's newest OS out for an easy test drive. Here's how, and what to consider when crafting your SMB's Windows strategy.
Google Collide Dims Hope For Brightly IDE
News  |  7/9/2012
Google won't say whether Brightly is dead, but the release of an open-source Web IDE called Collide suggests the company is no longer planning to enter the collaborative coding market.
Microsoft's New Ticket To Huge Touch Screens
News  |  7/9/2012
Acquisition of CIA-backed Perceptive Pixel paves way for development of large touch screens, based on same technology CNN used in its Magic Wall.
Windows 8 PCs, Tablets Arrive In October
News  |  7/9/2012
Microsoft makes it official after months of speculation--computers running its new OS will be in stores in time for the holiday shopping season.
Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ: How To Go Metro
News  |  7/5/2012
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to get PC users onto its new OS; here's what you need to know.
Microsoft Ad Business In Doubt After $6.2 Billion Write-Off
Commentary  |  7/3/2012
Admission that its multi-billion aQuantive purchase has flopped prompts speculation Microsoft may exit digital ad market.
Google Redefines Browser As Platform
News  |  7/3/2012
The company's vision of the browser as a universal platform has driven remarkable technology innovation and has pushed Chrome into first place in the new browser wars.
Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Upgrade Price
News  |  7/3/2012
Aggressive promotion lets XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users make a low-cost jump to Windows 8 Professional.
Why Dell Bought Quest Software
Commentary  |  7/2/2012
Dell acquired Quest Software because no hardware vendor is surviving on the sales of hardware alone--the demand is for integrated systems.
HP To Skip Windows 8 ARM Tablets
News  |  7/2/2012
World's biggest PC maker says it will stick with Intel architecture, which offers full compatibility with legacy apps like Microsoft Office.
Nokia Needs A Good Contingency Plan
Commentary  |  7/2/2012
Nokia chairman suggests the struggling smartphone maker has a contingency plan in the works should its Windows Phone business fail.
Google Compute Engine Leverages Third Party Support
News  |  7/2/2012
RightScale, MapR, and Puppet Labs bring key features, a larger ecosystem to Google's new infrastructure-as-a-service.

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