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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in April 2013
Skype Gets More Versatile
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Will integration and other new Skype features boost Microsoft's user base?
Is Google Bad For Your Brain?
Commentary  |  4/26/2013  | 
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Windows 8 Sells Best On New Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
New reports reveal what Microsoft would not in its recent earnings meeting: Windows 8's 7.5% share of the tablet space is around double its overall market penetration.
Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Windows 8 devices with touchscreens are getting more affordable. But with new, more powerful models on the horizon, is now the time to buy?
5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
13 WordPress Add-Ons That Mean Business
Slideshows  |  4/22/2013  | 
Want to get more out of the WordPress Web publishing platform in areas like analytics, SEO and security? Check out this baker's dozen of add-ons for business users.
Microsoft Office, Server Sales Fuel Strong Earnings
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's financials showed a strong, diversified company. Windows 8 concerns aren't going away, though, and neither are questions about the company's long-term influence.
Microsoft Earnings: 5 Questions
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to explain its plans for Windows and the declining PC market. Here are five key issues that require answers.
Windows Blue: Restoring The Start Button Isn't Enough
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Many consumers also resent that Windows 8 forces them to boot to its tablet-focused Live Tile interface. Is Microsoft listening?
8 Ways Microsoft Could Save Windows 8
Slideshows  |  4/17/2013  | 
Windows 8's coming-out party was a bust. How should Microsoft revive its flagging Windows franchise?
Google Apps Service Restored
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Service disruption that affected a small percentage of Google Apps customers on Wednesday has been resolved; Google has no statement on cause.
Google Offers Life Support For Old Internet Explorer Versions
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Google's Legacy Browser Support extension helps Chrome co-exist with Internet Explorer; cloud-based management tools also debut.
Microsoft Azure Public Cloud Matches Amazon Prices
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Previously a developer's platform, Microsoft Azure will now compete directly with Amazon Web Services, match it on IaaS pricing.
Windows 8 Did Not Cause PC Sales Slump
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
Blaming Windows 8 for the PC market's ongoing woes misses the bigger picture.
Microsoft Adds Cloud Chargeback To Windows Server
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
Microsoft adds third-party Cloud Cruiser billing system for on-premises and Windows Azure operations, encouraging use of hybrid cloud.
PC Market Bleeds: Windows 8 Tablet Fix Needed
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
IDC and Gartner report the ailing PC market isn't dead, but has suffered profound change. Microsoft must find the right formula for Windows 8 tablets -- perhaps a smaller model.
Piston Ships OpenStack On A Stick 2.0
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Piston releases 2.0 version of Enterprise OpenStack, a pre-configured cloud OS loaded on a memory device, ready for building private clouds. Will enterprises go that route?
Windows 8 Tablets: Why Microsoft Must Slash Prices
Commentary  |  4/9/2013  | 
Microsoft can maintain its market dominance with Windows 8 if it tries something not in its normal playbook.
Oracle Appeal Delays HP Itanium Trial
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
As Hewlett-Packard prepares for the second phase of a trial in which it will seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, Oracle appeals an earlier ruling.
The Freedom From Information Act
Commentary  |  4/8/2013  | 
The U.S. government needs to takes transparency more seriously.
Microsoft Dangles Windows 8, Office 2013 SMB Bundle
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
One year from the end of Windows XP support, Microsoft offers SMBs 15% off if they upgrade to current versions of Windows and Office simultaneously.
Windows 8 Doubt: 3 Ways Touch Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/8/2013  | 
Windows 8 emphasizes touchscreen capabilities, but there are several scenarios where I see little benefit for information workers.
Google Opens Compute Engine To Cloud Customers
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Wider availability, a price reduction and new features could help Google Compute Engine gain ground among cloud computing service providers.
Microsoft Eyes Outlook For RT, Office For iOS?
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Windows RT could soon receive a native Outlook app. But the bigger question for many is whether we will see a version of Office for iOS and Android.
Microsoft's Influence Fading Fast: Gartner
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Given an exploding universe of tablets and smartphones, Microsoft faces an entirely new competitive situation. Windows 8's "schizophrenic" user experience hasn't helped, Gartner analyst says.
OpenStack Grizzly Has SDN Teeth
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
OpenStack forges ahead into software-defined networking, giving the open source project a chance to match or surpass proprietary rivals in a key area.
HP Cloud Evangelist: We're All About OpenStack
News  |  4/5/2013  | 
Margaret Dawson, an outspoken veteran of startups who has become HP's cloud guru, plays up OpenStack over Amazon's potential for HP customers.
Windows 8 Doubt: 4 Ways To Sway PC People
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Here are four scenarios that could turn my Windows 8 desktop doubt into belief.
Microsoft Surface Pro Repairs Will Cost You
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro has finally begun to attract a following. But costly repairs make the extended warranty advisable.
When Big Data Needs Bare Metal, SoftLayer Fits
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
SoftLayer touts bare metal cloud service for big data analytics, offers MongoDB with the push of a button.
Google Moves Beyond WebKit With Blink
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
Google announces plans for Blink, a new open source rendering engine.
Microsoft Sells Out Mac Developer Deal
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
Mac developers scoop up Microsoft's $25 offer for Windows 8 and Parallels Desktop 8 licenses in mere hours. Will this help address Windows 8 app woes?
MuleSoft API Efforts Win Salesforce Backing
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
MuleSoft gets $37 million in new funding from backers including; touts repository of 13,000 public APIs.
Facebook Phone: 5 Must-Haves
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
How could Facebook convince people to drop their current phones for a Facebook-branded device? I have five suggestions.
Microsoft IE10 Gains: Closer Look Isn't Pretty
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 gained share in March, but its progress is less spectacular than it seems. IE10's market share even trails that of Windows 8.
What Netflix Could Do For Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  4/1/2013  | 
Netflix is pushing the boundaries of cloud computing, but Rackspace CTO John Engates would like to see Netflix doing more.
Windows 8 Momentum Sputters
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Windows 8 keeps gaining users but its growth is losing steam. With Windows Blue and new hardware still months off, Microsoft's newest OS isn't likely to rebound right away.

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