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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in December 2012
6 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2013
Commentary  |  12/31/2012  | 
This could be a make or break year as Microsoft looks to establish itself in mobile, cloud and other hot new markets while fending off challenges to its Windows franchise.
Top 10 Tech Fails Of 2012
Slideshows  |  12/27/2012  | 
Sometimes technology disappoints. Here are some of the products, services and companies that let us down in 2012.
Why One SMB Sticks With Windows XP: Truckload Of Toner
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
For budget-constrained small businesses, the decision to upgrade from XP is complicated by older networks, peripherals, applications, and, in this case, a multi-year stockpile of printer supplies.
HTC Prepping Windows 8 Rival To iPad Mini?
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
HTC 7-inch tablet could pit Microsoft's Windows 8 OS against Amazon's Kindle Fire and Apple's iPad mini.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled.
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
Commentary  |  12/21/2012  | 
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Microsoft's Big Hits And Misses Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
The past year saw some big wins, and big setbacks, for Microsoft. And then there's the special case of Windows 8.
2012's Most Memorable Reader Comments
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
From Apple's iPad Mini to outsourcing, you had plenty to say. Take a look back at some of this year's heated technology discussions.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Dell, HP Windows 8 'Atom' Tablets Delayed Until 2013
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Dell Latitude 10 among Windows 8 systems not yet available, as tablet makers struggle with drivers for energy-efficient Intel Clover Trail chip.
Microsoft Surface RT Best Tablet Ever, 'Reviewers' Gush
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablet may not be posting big sales numbers, but everyone who bought one from Best Buy claims to love it unconditionally.
Microsoft Surface Hits Best Buy, Staples
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablet now available at retail outlets as Microsoft looks to jumpstart sales.
9 Bargain IT Tools For SMBs
Slideshows  |  12/13/2012  | 
Stretch your IT budget with open source and free products and services. Added win: Open source tools' opportunity for customization.
Google Nixes Apps For Windows 8, Windows Phone
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Google says development dollars are wasted on Microsoft's mobile and tablet platforms.
Michael Dell: Our Transformation Is Complete
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Dell CEO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to discuss his company's future in software, services, servers, tablets and PCs -- but not smartphones.
Microsoft Surface Tablet Headed To Retail Stores
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Microsoft abandons plan to be sole source for Windows 8 tablet during the holiday season.
Red Hat Speeds Up Open Source Virtualization Race
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
KVM-based Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 enables extra-large virtual machines and better live migration across more storage systems than before.
Microsoft Surface Coming To Store Near You?
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Microsoft hopes broader retail distribution strategy will boost Surface sales, says analyst.
Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets powered by Intel's Atom "Clover Trail" chip were supposed to hit the price-performance sweet spot -- but just try finding one.
Does Microsoft Really Need To Make Its Own Hardware?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Without some fundamental added value, Microsoft's hardware offerings are likely to go the way of the Zune.
Nokia Lumia 920: Close, But No Cigar
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
I spent a few not particularly pleasant weeks with Microsoft's latest effort to achieve mobile relevance.
Windows Phone 8: Challenger Keeps Fighting
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Microsoft exec Greg Sullivan takes a deep dive into Windows Phone 8 on the most recent episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
EMC, VMware Team To Woo Cloud Developers
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Can Pivotal Initiative partnership successfully merge scattered open source code with proprietary code for next-gen cloud apps?
Android Jelly Bean More Than Doubles Market Presence
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
New smartphones and system updates helped Android 4.1 and 4.2 gain significant ground in the last 30 days.
Microsoft Dynamics App Updates: What's Missing
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Microsoft's latest Dynamics AX, GP and CRM upgrades pack plenty of new features, but promised cloud, mobile and marketing options have been delayed.
Google, Mozilla Warn Of Threats To Internet Freedom
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
The International Telecommunications Union's effort to update a telecom treaty could hinder Internet freedom, the two companies claim.


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