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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in April 2014
When BASIC Was Young: Great Memories
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
As BASIC, the programming language that launched many a technical career, turns 50, we revisit our BASIC projects. Tell us about yours.
BASIC Turns 50: A Love/Hate Story
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
We look back on BASIC's 50 years of attracting -- and repelling -- new programmers.
MacBook Air Update: More Battery, Less Cash
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Apple MacBook Air refresh features faster processors, longer battery life, and lower price points.
Microsoft: No IE Patch For Windows XP
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Hackers are already exploiting a new Internet Explorer flaw. Microsoft promises a fix -- but not for Windows XP.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Microsoft + Nokia: What's Next?
News  |  4/26/2014  | 
Microsoft now owns Nokia's handset business, and it must move quickly to offer new mobile devices, apps, and software.
Top 10 Secret Reasons Microsoft CEO Ballmer Retired
Slideshows  |  4/26/2014  | 
Steve Ballmer didn't get the credit he deserved, as evidenced by Microsoft's strong financial position when he resigned. Here are 10 reasons you've never heard about why he stepped down.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
Will Microsoft Launch Surface Mini Tablet In May?
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini could debut next month, based on new Amazon listings for accessories.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
'Escape From Windows XP' With Microsoft Game
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Microsoft releases arcade-style game in lighthearted attempt to discourage use of outdated operating system. Can you beat the blue screen of death?
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update will try to tempt non-touch users, including those transitioning away from Windows XP.
Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
Steve Jobs's Email Revealed
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Jobs's 2010 email to executives reveals how closely he followed business moves by competitors.
IBM Expands MobileFirst Consulting Services
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
IBM adds infrastructure-consulting, app-platform-management, and device-procurement services to its mobility services portfolio.
Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.
Microsoft Windows' Future: 8 Revelations
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
From a new Start menu to Cortana to the Internet of Things, Microsoft previewed the future of Windows this week at Build.
Nokia Unveils Windows 8.1 Smartphones
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Nokia powers sophisticated Lumia 930 and budget Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 smartphones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
Windows Phone 8.1: All The New Features
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Microsoft borrows a page from Apple and Google in latest smartphone operating system update.
Samsung Intros Midrange Galaxy Tab 4 Tablets
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Samsung's fourth-generation Tab gives users the choice of three sizes, but the other specs don't wow.
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.


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