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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in January 2010
Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
Microsoft Enterprise Sales Fizzle
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Redmond posted record quarterly revenue, but most of the growth was driven by a recovery in consumer sales.
Bill Gates Donates $10 Billion For Vaccines
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Microsoft founder says 8.7 million children can be saved if they're given access to crucial pharmaceuticals.
Microsoft Profits Jump 60%
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
The software maker roars past Wall Street estimates on the back of robust Windows 7 demand.
Tech Resellers See Revenue Gain
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Commercial resellers saw a rise in sales in December, indicating that tech spending among small and medium-sized businesses is on the rebound.
Zune Update Hints At Phone
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
New driver package for Microsoft's MP3 player specifically references such a device.
Microsoft To Launch Pennies-Per-Hour Azure Cloud Service Monday
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Following a month of no-cost tire kicking, Microsoft will begin charging customers on Feb. 1 for its new Windows Server-based cloud computing service.
Down To Business: Oracle v. Rimini Has Huge Ramifications
Commentary  |  1/27/2010  | 
Can the decades-old enterprise software model hold up against the forces of upstart competition and price arbitrage?
MSI Launches Atom N450 Netbook
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The Wind U135 is powered by Intel's 1.66-GHz "Pine Trail" processor, which enables manufacturers to build smaller, more energy efficient netbooks.
Bill Gates Gets His Groove On
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
Microsoft chairman parties hard at Sundance Film Festival
PC Processor Shipments Surge 31%
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The worldwide microprocessor market left the recession behind, buoyed by growth in mainstream and performance processors for laptops and desktops and X86 server chips.
Global CIO: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Top 10 Reasons For Buying Sun
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
New customer value, Sun's great technology, an IBM fixation, resetting the IT landscape, something deeply personal, and more.
AMD Unveils Budget Processors
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Three of the chips are priced below $100 and targeted for low-cost Windows 7 desktops.
IBM, Mayo Partner On Aneurysm Diagnostics
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Advanced medical imaging, analytics, workflow software, and private clouds are helping Mayo Clinic doctors detect the brain disease -- and the technologies could aid other research.
Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.
Motorola Files Trade Complaint Against RIM
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is selling products that infringe on five Motorola patents, the complaint claims.
Apple Tablet: Microsoft Plans Counter Strike
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Redmond isn't about to let the competition in Cupertino have all the fun when it comes to tech's hottest new category.
Bill Gates: Recovery Will Take Years
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Microsoft chairman says there are no quick fixes for the deficit-burdened economy.
Boxed Software Revenues Slipping
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The 7% dip in 2009 was an improvement over the double-digit drop in 2008, and came on sales of Microsoft Windows 7 and Apple Snow Leopard.
Astronaut Tweets Breakfast Order
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
NASA's T.J. Creamer, who became the first person to post an update to Twitter from space, is providing new updates about his mission.
Google Search Gets Answers, Events
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Two search relevancy improvements make it easier than ever to get answers using Google.
First Tweet From Space: 'Hello Twitterverse!'
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Astronaut aboard ISS is first to post an extraterrestrial message directly to the micro-blogging service.
Microsoft Points Draw Class Action Suit
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Attorney says Xbox Live customers aren't getting what they pay for when they use Microsoft's virtual currency.
Microsoft To Unveil Zune Phone?
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Market watcher says Redmond is looking to counter the iPhone and Nexus One with a phone of its own.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Set For May
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
An add-in, in-memory BI engine for Excel and a Sharepoint add-in are among the database upgrades.
Clinton Calls On Businesses To Support Internet Freedom
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
In a policy speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlines five 'Internet freedoms,' and calls on tech vendors and other businesses to play a role in promoting Internet access and fighting censorship.
Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Larry Ellison's company says it now expects to close the deal shortly on heels of nod from the Continent's competition watchdogs.
IBM Sees Growth In Software, Services
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Big Blue's fourth quarter results indicate key parts of the tech sector are poised for a rebound in 2010.
Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.
8 Tablet PCs Ready For Enterprise
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple's been grabbing the spotlight with its iPad, but it faces a challenge in the enterprise from these tough tablet computers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Panasonic.
Bing In, Google Out On iPhone?
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple may be looking to exact revenge for Google's launch of supposed iPhone-Killer Nexus One.
Bill Gates Discovers Twitter
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Microsoft chairman attracts more than 170,000 followers in first two days on the micro-blogging service.
SpringSource Donates Code To Eclipse Foundation
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The Eclipse Foundation hopes to jump start its effort to achieve an OSGi-based application server by using code from VMware's Springsource.
Microsoft Boosts Bing Search Privacy
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The company will reduce the amount of time it keeps search query data.
France, Germany Say Stop Using Internet Explorer 6
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
IT security organizations for both countries on Friday cited the attacks against Google and 33 other organizations as the reason.
Windows 7 Scores Enterprise Wins
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Vista was a bust with businesses, but early signs indicate Microsoft's newest OS may have better luck in the corporate market.
Microsoft Windows Exec Quits
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
20-year veteran Bill Veghte is leaving Redmond to run his own business.
Apple Attorney Attacks Tablet Bounty
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Valleywag offers $100,000 for evidence of anticipated-but-unconfirmed Apple tablet computer; Apple cries foul.
Defense Department Taps New Cloud Service
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
The Army and Navy are using a new fee-based service from the Defense Information System Agency that gives DOD programmers increased control over software projects.
IBM Strikes Major Cloud Deal With Panasonic
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Electronics giant will port more than 300,000 employees, partners, and suppliers to LotusLive online collaboration system.
HP, Microsoft In $250 Million Cloud Computing Pact
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
The vendors promise unprecedented levels of collaboration to drive IT's hottest new architecture.
HP Unveils Touchscreen Mini PC
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
The Mini 5102, one of three netbooks Hewlett-Packard launched in advance of CES, features a multi-touch display, face-recognition software, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
Caritas Offers Docs Athenahealth EMR Option
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
Caritas Christi Health Care will offer electronic medical record software from Athenahealth to its 1,700 doctors in New England.
Office 2010 Prices Revealed
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
Microsoft offers big discounts to consumers willing to download the software.
SMBs Get 50% Off Windows 7, Office 2010
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
Subscription plan lets smaller companies save big on licensing fees.
Microsoft Anti-Piracy Chief Steps Down
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
Alex Kochis is the latest exec to head for the exit at Redmond.

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