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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in January 2013
Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Snafu: Does It Matter?
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Windows 8 takes up about 70% of the 64-GB Surface Pro's storage. Will this factor into the tablet's BYOD potential?
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013  | 
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project.
MS Office 2013 Upgrade: 4 Points to Consider
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Office 2013 offers some compelling new features, especially for mobile users. But how will buyers respond to the new version's license shake-up and cloud emphasis?
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Microsoft's Mixed Earnings: Record Revenue, Drop In Profit
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's enterprise business achieved strong sales, but questions remain after Windows 8 posted a so-so launch.
IBM Profits On Smart Software Plays
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
IBM's fourth-quarter 2012 results cap tenth straight year of earnings growth fueled by high-margin software sales.
Microsoft Might Invest In Dell Buyout
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Microsoft is considering investing $1 billion to $3 billion to help Michael Dell take his company private, according to a report issued Tuesday.
Mozilla Reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Developers invited to hacking events later this month to encourage app creation for open source mobile OS.
Nokia Embraces 3-D Printing Future, Perhaps Too Soon
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Nokia hopes consumers will push for phone cases made with 3-D printers. But 3-D printing has been a "dismal failure" as a business for a Half Moon Bay, Calif., shop owner.
What PC Makers Must Do Now
Commentary  |  1/17/2013  | 
PC makers, licking their wounds after a poor start to the Windows 8 era and still under siege from tablets and smartphones, must re-tool for the new normal.
Windows XP Stalwarts Boost Services Business In U.K.
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
With fewer than 500 days of Windows XP support remaining, many U.K. enterprises haven't started migration plans. Services firms are trying to cash in.
Windows 8 Rollout: One SMB's Story
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
At McCoy Tree Surgery, a major technology refresh happening now includes Windows 8, Server 2012 and Office 2013. The firm's IT chief shares the upgrade strategy.
Asus, LG Consider Windows Phones
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform might win support of two more hardware makers.
Surface RT Sales Estimate Cut To 1 Million
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Microsoft sold only 1 million Surface tablets, half the original forecast, due to "gloomy" consumer sentiment, says analyst.
Microsoft Enhances System Center For Hybrid Cloud Work
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
With System Center's new service pack and Windows Server 2012, an IT administrator can create Hyper-V virtual machines and deploy them to internal data center, remote hosting service provider or public cloud, such as a Windows Azure site.
Ford Looks To Developers For Smart Car Momentum
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
Ford has unveiled two open-source programs to develop apps for smart cars. The automaker hopes to establish an industry-wide standard, but with competitors advancing their own platforms, the goal could be easier said than done.
The Internet Of Pointless, Perilous Things
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
Network-aware appliances and everyday objects may be inevitable, but they should be developed and deployed with some of the smarts they supposedly possess.
Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Samsung's decision hurts Microsoft's efforts to gain ground against Google and Apple in the mobile computing market.
3 More Reasons SMBs Stick With Windows XP
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Microsoft says Windows 8 selling like hotcakes, or at least like Windows 7. Here's why some SMBs are just saying no.
Windows 8 Fails To Lift Holiday PC Sales
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
PC makers need to build more innovative hardware around Microsoft's new touch-friendly OS, says IDC.
Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
With workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013, more companies may consider it. Here's what else to consider in Microsoft's latest version.
Windows 8 License Sales Top 60 Million
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Despite analyst misgivings, Microsoft exec says at CES new operating system is on pace to match early Windows 7 sales.
HIPAA 101: Universities Use Office 365 To Meet Regs
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Federal healthcare privacy requirements don't apply only to medical institutions -- schools that maintain student health records must also comply with HIPAA law.
Windows RT Hacked To Run Desktop Apps
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet OS can be fooled into running full-blown Windows 8 and legacy applications, hacker reveals.
CES 2013: Lenovo Bets Big On Windows 8
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
Lenovo shows off 39-inch tablet behemoth and 11-inch mini-notebook at CES 2013.
Microsoft Slams 'Weak' Google FTC Settlement
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Google's lack of contrition rankles Microsoft.
Jelly Bean Now On 10% Of Android Phones
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean make big gains over the holidays, now account for 40% of Android installed base.
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux Goes Mobile
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Can Ubuntu Linux become the one operating system to run them all -- PC, TV and phone?
IT Spending To See Modest Growth In 2013
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Outlays on personal devices and enterprise software expected to lead global recovery in IT market, according to forecasts from Gartner and Forrester.
Microsoft Looks To Acquire Home Automation Specialist id8
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Buyout of Brad Krikorian's id8 Group R2 Studios would fit with Microsoft's goal of becoming center of the digital home.
Microsoft Tries To Outflank Amazon With Azure Upgrades
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Azure enhancements leave Microsoft well positioned against cloud competitors in 2013, analyst says.

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