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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in December 2009
Microsoft Bringing Xbox Live To Windows Mobile
News  |  12/31/2009  | 
Job posting out of Redmond indicate Microsoft is likely planning to integrate its Xbox Live online gaming platform with Windows Mobile.
WSO2 Launches Business Activity Monitor
News  |  12/30/2009  | 
The open source monitor provides visibility into services oriented architectures through the customizable WSO2 Gadget Server dashboard.
Red Hat Revenue Up 18% In 3Q
News  |  12/28/2009  | 
The company continues to grow its revenue, often at the expense of Unix, in a recessionary economy.
Court: Microsoft Must Pay Law Firm $5.6 Million
News  |  12/24/2009  | 
An appeals court orders the software giant to pay a law firm that had opposed it in antitrust litigation.
Microsoft Word Gets Facelift
News  |  12/23/2009  | 
Court-ordered patch removes custom XML tools from Office 2007 components.
Microsoft Word Sales Face U.S. Ban
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Appeals court says software maker must halt distribution of popular program unless patent-friendly changes are made.
GM Taps Former Microsoft M&A Chief
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Chris Liddell's hi-tech experience could bolster automaker's emphasis on smart vehicles.
7 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2010
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Microsoft is turning to search, services, and the cloud, but what the company really needs is a game changer.
Bing! Microsoft Hit With Copyright Suit
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Small design shop claims software maker stole its trade name when it launched search engine earlier this year.
Palm Readies WebOS Update
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
In addition to releasing new webOS firmware, Palm is boosting its developer tools to better compete against BlackBerry and the iPhone.
Plurk Might Sue Microsoft For Code Theft
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Chinese microblogging service says it may take legal action in wake of plagiarism incident.
MySQL Campaign Heats Up
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The open source database's author urges users to object to deal that would give Oracle ownership of MySQL.
Psystar Barred From Selling Mac Clones
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The permanent injunction follows a judgment that Psystar violated Apple's Mac OS copyright.
Microsoft Cuts Browser Deal With EU
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Software maker will offer Windows users a selection of Web browsers, including rival offerings from Apple, Google, and Mozilla.
Microsoft Taps Into Open Government Market
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
The software vendor is using Sharepoint, Bing, SQL, Azure, and other tools to seize a chunk of the open government market.
Microsoft Launches, Pulls, Twitter-Style Microblog
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
Software maker yanks Juku social networking site after competitor cries foul.
Open Source Group Sues Consumer Electronics Companies
News  |  12/15/2009  | 
Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, JVC and 10 other consumer electronics companies are charged with violating the General Public License.
Oracle Mobilizing MySQL Users
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
The European Commission investigation into Oracle's acquisition of Sun is turning into a political dogfight as MySQL users are writing letters supporting and opposing the deal.
Los Angeles Goes Google
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
As of Monday, city employees will be able to start using Google Apps for daily computing tasks.
Microsoft Offers Climate Change Tools
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
Software maker rolls out interactive services at COP15 conference in Copenhagen.
Office 2003 Bug Locks Files
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
Rights management technology causes glitch that affected RMS-protected documents.
T-Mobile Adds Carrier Billing For Android Market
News  |  12/11/2009  | 
The move could make the mobile platform more attractive to developers because it offers a seamless way to buy applications.
Chinese Trade Policy Discriminatory, Groups Claim
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
A new Chinese government procurement policy gives preference to products based on Chinese-owned intellectual property.
Skyfire Updates Mobile Browser
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
The browser for Windows Mobile features a refined user interface, better touchscreen support, and the latest versions of Flash and Silverlight.
Red Hat Open-Sources Virtualization Protocol
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
The SPICE protocol is designed to improve desktop virtualization for bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video or voice over IP.
Samsung Gives Details On Bada OS
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
The handset maker's mobile operating system will be taking on the likes of Google's Android and the open source Symbian.
Microsoft Shakeup Signals Azure Launch
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
Software maker reorganizes server group and strikes NetApp deal as it prepares to release cloud platform.
Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Internet Explorer Hole
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
The company issued 74 Security Bulletins in 2009, compared to 78 in 2008 and 69 in 2007, excluding out-of-band updates.
Google Releases Chrome For Mac, Linux
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
Over a year after the release of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux beta versions have arrived.
Microsoft Dismisses BitLocker Threat
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
Software maker claims vulnerability exposed by researchers unlikely to occur in "real world."
Windows 7 Family Pack Discontinued
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
Microsoft pulls multi-license discount offer as holiday shopping kicks into gear.
Google Reinvents Search For Mobile Era
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Search is moving beyond keywords and desktop interaction into the wider world.
Microsoft To Kill Windows XP SP2 Support
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Software maker eyes cutoff date for support for XP, as well as for Windows 2000.
Microsoft, Yahoo Finalize Search Deal
News  |  12/7/2009  | 
Companies hope to formally close agreement in early 2010.
Bing Back After Outage
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
Microsoft is investigating what happened in an effort to prevent future downtime.
Patch Tuesday: No Black Screen Fix
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
Thousands of Windows users have downloaded a tool in hopes of fixing a critical bug, but Microsoft has yet to solve issue.
Intel Demos 48-Core CPU
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
The single-chip cloud computer aims to dramatically boost performance and power efficiency in laptops, desktops, and servers.
Black Screen Of Death Hits 50,000 PCs
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
Thousands of Microsoft Windows users download tool in hopes of fixing critical bug.
Bing Launches Streetside Maps
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
Google competitor lets users take a virtual walk around town.
Intel Launches Netbook Developer Program
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
The Atom Developer Program SDK, in beta for Windows and Moblin, will allow developers to design and sell apps for Intel-based netbooks.
Nokia Boosts Dev Tools With Qt 4.6
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
The latest version of Qt offers support for Symbian, Maemo, and multi-touch, and also includes code contributions by third parties.
Psystar Halts Mac Clone Sales
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
Knock off manufacturer claims it's reached a partial settlement with Apple.
Google Chrome OS Previewed
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
Google's Chrome operating system is about a year away, but a tour of Chromium OS -- Chrome's publicly available open source incarnation -- reveals a lot.
HP Unveils 'Elite' Business Desktop
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
The Compaq 8000 Elite features power efficiency and security features meant to appeal to the enterprise.
Office 2010 Ship Date Revealed
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Microsoft confirms Internet rumors surrounding release of next software suite.
Bing, Google, Yahoo Searches Sought Michael Jackson
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Celebrities and entertainment figured prominently in the year's top searches.
Dell Launches Intel Core i7 Mobile Workstation
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
The Precision M6500 laptop is aimed at graphics professionals and researchers who need a high-powered desktop replacement.

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