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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in October 2008
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Flash Memory Market To See First Revenue Decline This Year
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Flash memory chips are used in PCs, but nearly 80% of the chips sold each year end up in personal media players, storage cards and USB flash drives.
IBM Sues Apple-Bound Microchip Expert
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Big Blue says Mark Papermaster's bolt to Cupertino violates a noncompete agreement.
Windows 7 Upgrade Chaos Looms
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
Businesses that plan on skipping Vista to move directly from XP to Windows 7 could face application-compatibility headaches.
Linux Headed For More PCs Than Windows
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Think Windows is hot? HP, Lenovo, Asustek, and other PC makers are developing computers that can give people access to basic functions, such as e-mail and Web browsing, in less than 30 seconds.
Intel's $11.5 Million Taiwanese Investment Puts Moblin OS In Netbooks
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
The chipmaker's partnership with VMax could help set the stage for a wide rollout of WiMax-capable machines running on Linux in the country with PC makers Asustek and Acer to benefit.
Microsoft Stakes Its Place In The Cloud
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Microsoft lays out concrete plans for cloud computing, but this vision doesn't come with a delivery date.
Dell Refreshes XPS One Entertainment PC
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
The latest model offers a 24-inch, 1,080p high-definition display, JBL dual stereo speakers, and an optional Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT card.
Windows 7 Could Debut In 2009
News  |  10/30/2008  | 
Numerous signs point to the possibility of an early arrival for Microsoft's next operating system.
Intel Ups Market Share In 3Q, AMD Loses Ground
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
The PC market, a key driver of microprocessor sales, showed healthy growth in the third quarter, despite some signs of weakening demand, iSuppli said.
Windows 7-Powered Coffee Makers On The Way
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Microsoft says its newest operating system will be used to control embedded systems.
Microsoft Office 14 To Include Web Apps
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
The software maker has yet to set a release date, but industry watchers say the online suite could be available next year.
First Look: Microsoft's Windows 7
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Screen shots of the Vista successor, which was distributed as a beta at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.
Windows 7 A Good Fit For Netbooks
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Microsoft's next operating system appears slim enough to board ultraportable PCs, which are gaining in popularity.
Windows 7 Revealed: 24 Screen Shots Of Microsoft's Next Operating System
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Here's a first visual look at the Vista successor, as previewed at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.
Popular Digital Media Site Has Oracle Working Behind Scenes
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Interactive One hopes to expand its Web sites next year by adding one for each of its radio stations, while consolidating physical servers from 260 down to 120.
Bill Gates, Dolly Parton Tussle Over White Spaces
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
With a crucial vote scheduled in a week, the FCC is being deluged by supporters and opponents of the unlicensed wireless services between the current TV spectrum.
Microsoft's $250 Million Check To Calif. Remains Mostly Untouched
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
The grants stem from a class action lawsuit filed in 1999, claiming that Microsoft overcharged for software bought between February 1995 and December 2001.
Lenovo Unveils Netbook For Education Market
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
The computer maker also announced two ThinkCentre business desktops with remote power management features.
Review: HTC G1 Android Phone
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
T-Mobile is expected to sell nearly half a million Google phones by year end. Does the first Android smartphone live up to the hype?
Microsoft Office Headed To The Web
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Microsoft plans to introduce online versions of its most popular desktop applications.
Wal-Mart To Sell Discounted G1
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Customers will be able to snatch up the Android-powered handset for about $150 at 550 Wal-Mart stores.
Apple's Controversial iPhone Developer Agreement Published
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
The restrictive terms of the old iPhone SDK Agreement effectively prevented iPhone developers from discussing their coding work with anyone other than project team members.
Windows 7 Beta Due In Early 2009
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Microsoft says the next version of its franchise OS will feature improved compatibility and will be more user friendly than Vista.
AMD, Intel Biggest Winners In Hot GPU Market
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
For desktop GPUs, Intel increased its first-place position in the third quarter to a 43.9% share, while Nvidia slipped to 32.6% and AMD climbed to 20.3%, one market researcher found.
Open Source Data Integrator Talend Adds SAP Data
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
Its Open Studio software can already connect to Oracle, IBM's DB2, Microsoft's SQL Server, Sybase or any standard relational database that follows ODBC or JDBC access standards.
Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Offers Better Mobility
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
The latest desktop and server editions are scheduled to be available for free download on Oct. 30.
Microsoft's Cloud OS Compelling, But Questions Remain
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
On top of Windows Azure, Microsoft will additionally build a series of its own applications and services developers and customers will be able to take advantage of.
Google's Android OS Has Security Flaw, Researcher Claims
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
The vulnerability is in the browsers and could potentially enable a hacker to have access to information the browser may use such as cookies and saved passwords.
Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure Cloud OS
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
The effort is an early salvo in Microsoft's campaign to lessen its dependence on desktop software.
Yahoo Plans Y!OS Developer Release Next Week
News  |  10/24/2008  | 
In the coming months, the open software platform is expected to reach Yahoo's home page and Yahoo Mail, enabling functions and applications that utilize social profile data.
Samsung Launches Symbian Developer Site
News  |  10/24/2008  | 
Under the Mobile Innovator program, the first 300 Symbian S60 applications submitted will be certified for free.
Microsoft Joins Open Source Messaging Group
News  |  10/24/2008  | 
The software developer's participation in AMQP is the latest sign that Redmond is opening up.
Sun Co-Founder Bechtolsheim Departs For Startup
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
Andy Bechtolsheim is leaving to focus on his latest startup, Arista Networks, which produces a high-speed Ethernet switch for cloud computing.
Chinese Hackers Angered By Microsoft's Epic Fail
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The outcry over the so-called "black screen of death" may also be helping lesser hackers who are feeding on users furiously searching the Internet for a solution, analysts said.
Microsoft Cuts Outlook, Blames Economy
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
In its first-quarter report, the software maker said it believes continued economic weakness is likely.
Can Microsoft Innovate In A Web-Centric World?
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
For all its dominance, the company needs to find a way to prove to the public that it is indeed a masterful game-changer and part of that may come from shifting the way it invents itself.
HP Unveils Thin Client, Blade Workstation
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The thin client is based on an AMD dual-core processor and an ATI Radeon integrated graphics card, while the workstation can be configured with one or two Intel Xeon processors and Nvidia graphics.
Apple Patent Applications Support Snow Leopard's Promise Of Speed
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The Mac maker looks to be working on improved techniques for executing computer code on multiple multicore CPUs and GPUs.
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Offers $299 Linux PC
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The Miami reseller remains fully operational despite its ongoing legal tussle with Apple.
IBM, Intel Open Spec To BladeCenter Switch
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
By opening up the spec, IBM hopes more switch vendors will build products for the BladeCenter -- and it will sell more servers.
Kyocera, Wind River Use Android To Push CDMA Cell Phones
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The partnership hopes to woo Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and Alltel, none of which is currently on the verge of unveiling a Google Android-powered handset.
Symbian Foundation Taps Nokia S60 Head To Open Its Platform
News  |  10/22/2008  | 
Lee Williams will lead an eclectic group of hardware and software vendors as it prepares to make its development platform available in open source by June 2010.
Microsoft To Unveil Windows 7, Cloud Computing Efforts Next Week
News  |  10/22/2008  | 
PDC is Microsoft's foremost conference, occurring only semiannually whenever Microsoft has a series of big announcements to make, like the next version of Windows or the birth of .Net.
HP Peps Up iPaq Smartphones For Mobile Workers
News  |  10/22/2008  | 
The iPaq Data Messenger and Voice Messenger pack Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, access to corporate e-mail, and multimedia capabilities.
Rackspace Buys Two Cloud Computing Firms For $11.5 Million
News  |  10/22/2008  | 
The hosted computing services company acquires Slicehost and Jungle Disk to compete head-on with Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft Stealthware Angers Chinese PC Users
News  |  10/22/2008  | 
Bloggers in the People's Republic say the software maker's anti-piracy tool violates local privacy laws.
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