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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in March 2013
Windows Blue: What We Know
News  |  3/30/2013  | 
Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged.
Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows Blue rumor mill refuses to die down. New developments include a secret Redmond app development team and the alleged retirement of Windows RT.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.
Oracle Sparc T5 Can't Make Sun Rise
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Oracle says new Sparc servers beat IBM's Power line, but gains in a shrinking market aren't likely to stanch hardware losses.
Windows 8 Updates Core Apps To Improve Usability
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Microsoft upgrades Mail, Calendar and People apps. But will it appease customers who say these features should have been included at launch?
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
Bentley University Shares Drupal Lessons
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Using the open source software, Bentley's Web team improved the university's branding and functionality and added responsive design for the mobile Web.
OpenStack Deployment Tool Goes Open Source
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Mirantis Fuel may prove a game changer by accelerating launch pace of OpenStack private clouds inside enterprises.
New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/22/2013  | 
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.
4 Signs That Microsoft Finally Gets It
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
After making moves last year right out of a Greek tragedy, Microsoft is finally taking steps to fix its mobile mess and other blunders.
Microsoft Seeks Windows 8 App Wave
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft works to attract developers to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, does $100 app bonus encourage quantity over quality?
Windows Phone 8 Support To End In 2014
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Microsoft is making the right move by offering OS updates more frequently. But that may not be enough in the competitive smartphone race.
Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
Playing hard to get isn't helping Apple anymore. Here are 4 words it must embrace to fight off hard-talking rivals like Google and Samsung.
Microsoft Windows 8 Apps Get Preview Site
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes PreApps site will help Windows 8 developers create pre-ship buzz and ultimately build more useful apps.
edX MOOC Software Goes Open Source
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Non-profit massive open online course startup is open sourcing the software for building interactive course modules.
Windows 8 Sales Stall: 3 Strategies
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Microsoft appears to have a plan for revitalizing Windows 8. But will it be enough to overcome the OS's disappointing launch?
Microsoft Goes After 3 Big Data Myths
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Microsoft pushes its big data tools by targeting a trio of common big data misconceptions and talent worries.
Amazon Cuts DynamoDB Service Prices
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels marks one-year anniversary of NoSQL database, promising bigger, better service and price cuts up to 85%.
Carfax Selects MongoDB To Drive 11 Billion Records
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Vehicle-history service switches to open source, NoSQL database with an eye to exploring its massive data set in new ways.
Windows 8 Device Choices Baffle Buyers
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Microsoft has long relied on hardware partners to build Windows PCs. But the mishmash of Windows 8 mobile device form factors, brands and features has left customers stumped.
Microsoft Tweaks Office 2013 Licensing After Outcry
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Responding to customer complaints, Microsoft says it will allow Office 2013 licenses to be transferred from one machine to another.
Android 4.x Finally Surpasses Gingerbread
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
All versions of Android 4.0 and up for the first time account for a larger portion of the Android installed base than those running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  3/5/2013  | 
Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
PC Market To Shrink For Second Year: IDC
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
PC shipments will decline in 2013 for second straight year, IDC now says, despite introduction of Windows 8. But growth is expected during the next several years.
What's Excel's Place In Big Data Age?
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Microsoft has its own opinion. But do CIOs want to make Excel the analytics engine for the masses?
Microsoft March Madness: 5 Stories To Watch
News  |  3/4/2013  | 
Recent developments around Windows 8, Windows Blue, Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Office deserve your attention.
ServiceMesh Cloud Tools Get Cozier With DevOps
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
ServiceMesh Agility 9.0 lets you release a cloud application into production, configure it in real time and manage it in Amazon, Rackspace, Cloud Foundry or Microsoft Azure environments.

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