News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in June 2014
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
Apple's New iMac: Lower Cost, Less Power
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Apple's new $1,099 iMac packs less computing power, but it could hit a sweet spot for many home and business users.
Prepare To Be (Software) Audited
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
The difference between the software you have installed and the software you actually have licensed could mean trouble. Tune in to learn how to survive a software audit.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014  | 
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Microsoft's 3D-Sensing Smartphone: Evidence Mounts
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may be prepping a 3D-sensing smartphone that lets users interact with it without touching the screen, according to company research and recent reports.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: What's New
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Release 7 will support XFS files, Active Directory, and Docker containers.
Apple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?
News  |  6/7/2014  | 
WWDC 2014 may go down as a pivotal Apple moment. The iOS 8 improvements and other factors point to a new chapter, featuring a more open Apple.
8 Hot Windows Hybrids At Computex 2014
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
After years of weak sales, will the PC industry finally bounce back with new Windows 8.1 hybrid devices?
Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. But are they enough to counter slumping PC sales and rising Chrome and Android adoption?
Android 4.4.3 Appears Before Google I/O
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Motorola and Nexus smartphones are receiving a minor system update from Google.
Apple Dumps Google Search For Microsoft's Bing
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Apple switches default search tool in latest OS X and iOS versions to Microsoft Bing.
Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Intel's Core M chips will make Windows tablets lighter and thinner than ever, while its "Devil's Canyon" chips bring the speed.
Apple iOS 8: What Consumers, Developers Gain
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Here's what Apple's iOS 8 and iOS SDK news at WWDC means to users and developers.
Windows 8.1 Makes Gains, XP Hangs On
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 finally has more users than Windows 8, but both lag far behind Windows XP and Windows 7.


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