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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in February 2013
Windows Blue: How Will Windows 8 Evolve?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Windows Blue, Microsoft's alleged follow-up to Windows 8, may emerge by June. One prediction: Don't hold your breath for a retreat from the tiled look.
IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Four months after debuting on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 has finally come to Windows 7. Here are the five essential facts users should know.
Intel Unveils New Distribution For Apache Hadoop
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Third generation of Intel's Hadoop promises better performance and security and tighter integration with Intel's Xeon processors.
Nokia Lumia 720, 520 Stake Windows Phone Middle Ground
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced two Windows Phone 8 devices that aim to please the bargain shopper.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
With Outlook.com, Microsoft takes aim at Google's search and email dominance. Redmond already claims more than 60 million users, but will more Gmail users defect?
Windows 8: Microsoft's Progress Debated
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Windows 8 is one of those good news-bad news Microsoft products. For every sign of success, unanswered questions or signs of flagging momentum appear.
CRM Lands In Jail: Meet Illinois Offender-360
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Illinois Department of Corrections moves criminal records from aging mainframe environment to Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud-based system.
Are Businesses Waiting For Windows 9?
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Analysts don't expect Windows 8 to establish enterprise dominance -- but Microsoft's real problem continues to be lack of enthusiasm from consumers.
Oracle Appeals Google Verdict, Fights 'Software Exceptionalism'
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Oracle tries to undo Google's successful defense of Android by claiming that software code is no different than literary text in matters of copyright.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Right For You?
Slideshows  |  2/11/2013  | 
Microsoft's business-friendly Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid isn't perfect. From battery life to weight considerations, we break down whether Surface Pro will suit your needs.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Too Much Tablet?
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
You might not want to buy this almost-a-PC, overstuffed-tablet hybrid. But your boss might buy one for you.
Microsoft Surface Pro: 7 Questions To Ask
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
Is Surface Pro right for you? Consider these points as you decide whether a laptop-tablet hybrid makes sense.
Surface Pro Demand: Don't Believe The Hype
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
More workers want a Windows tablet than want an iPad, Forrester Research says. This doesn't mean Surface Pro will realign the industry.
PC Shipment Numbers: A Tale Of Two Spins
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Are PC shipments up or down? That depends on whether your definition of "personal computer" includes tablets.
Microsoft Woos Consumers With New Retail Plans
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Microsoft pop-up stores didn't lift ultrabooks or Surface RT to holiday success, but the company hopes additional retail locations will help Windows 8 catch on with consumers.
Android 4 OS Updates Hit More Devices
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Android 2.3 Gingerbread still has a hold on 45.6% of devices, but 4.x operating systems continue to gain ground, according to new Google data.
Windows Phone Tops BlackBerry In U.S.
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Windows Phone sales exceeded BlackBerry sales in the U.S. during the fourth quarter of 2012, says Strategy Analytics.
Microsoft Hints At IE10 Release With New Toolkit
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
Microsoft's new toolkit allows IT administrators to block Windows 7 computers from automatically upgrading to Internet Explorer 10.
IBM Fights Rivals With Aggressive Power Server Prices
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
IBM entry-level Power 7+ servers now start at $6,000. Netezza analytics platform successor challenges EMC, Oracle and Teradata.
Microsoft Office 2013 Gains Free Bing Apps
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's new apps add search tools to Excel and Word for Office 2013 and Office 365 users. Will this move help Bing's growth path?
Windows 8 Outlook: Murky At Best
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Based on the latest numbers, Microsoft should slash prices on both Surface RT and Windows 8 to motivate sales, some analysts say.
Oracle Loses Bid To End HP Lawsuit
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Oracle loses appeal to end Hewlett-Packard's lawsuit tied to Itanium server support.
Microsoft Game Plays On Multiple Devices
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Skulls of the Shogun is the first title that lets players start a game on one Microsoft device and then continue it on any other.


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