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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in August 2009
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Sprint Nabs Touch Pro 2
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The business-centric smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and has a large resistive touchscreen and a slide-out five-row QWERTY keyboard.
Snow Leopard Draws Mixed Reviews
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Apple's newest OS praised by some for speed, knocked by others for lack of "killer features."
Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
HTC's touchscreen Google Android smartphone brings better hardware and a more refined user experience over the G1.
China Mobile Intros 'Ophones'
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The provider hopes smartphones from Dell, HTC, Lenovo, and others will help drive mobile data adoption in the world's biggest mobile market.
Apple Releases Snow Leopard
News  |  8/28/2009  | 
Mac OS X 10.6 is now officially available for purchase.
Snow Leopard Prices Slashed
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Amazon offering pre-sale discounts on Apple's new Mac OS.
Federal Health IT Coding Event Draws Developers
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Open software designed to link health IT systems to the developing national health IT network is attracting interest.
Android App Users Not Inclined To Pay
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users are more than twice as likely to regularly purchase mobile apps, according to an AdMob survey.
Nokia Intros Linux-Based N900 Phone
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
It is still committed to open-source Symbian, Nokia says, but Maemo could be a complementary platform.
Microsoft Slashes Xbox Prices
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Tech vendor also plans to add Facebook and Twitter links to gaming platform.
Google, Microsoft Jockey For Enterprise Dominance
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head next year over online apps for business.
Apple Snow Leopard Faces Windows 7 Fight
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The latest iteration of Mac OS X is looking like a solid upgrade, but Microsoft's follow up to Vista constitutes a major competitive threat.
Apple's Snow Leopard Brings Compatibility, Security Concerns
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Adobe CS3 users are expressing dismay that Snow Leopard compatibility hasn't been tested while hackers tempt Mac users with malware in Snow Leopard clothing.
Snow Leopard Launch Parties On Tap
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Apple dealers plan specials and other goodies to mark Friday's debut of Mac OS X 10.6.
Microsoft Turns Black Into White, Apologizes
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Software maker removes ad in which black man is made Caucasian through photo manipulation.
IBM Sharpens Rational Tools
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The new standard is a bid to make IBM's Rational change management tools more interoperable with other vendors'.
Yahoo Enhances Search, IM, Mail
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
With enhancements for Mail, Messenger, and Search, Yahoo continues to develop as a social destination site.
SCO Wins Unix Appeal
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The decision paves the way for SCO to continue its claim that IBM and others used SCO Unix code in Linux operating system software.
Snow Leopard Server Pounces Friday
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
The server version of Apple's new operating system will debut alongside its client-side cousin.
Microsoft Launches OneApp Platform
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
The application will bring lightweight versions of Twitter, Facebook, and other programs to feature phones.
Snow Leopard Pre-Sales Bite Microsoft
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Apple's new OS jumps Redmond offerings to top the charts at online retailer Amazon.
Snow Leopard To Hit Stores Friday
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Apple will release major OS X upgrade weeks ahead of Microsoft's Windows 7 launch party.
Windows 7 Upgrades Hit Europe
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Microsoft's nixing of plan to deliver special version of OS means consumers on the Continent can also purchase Family Packs.
Troubleshooting Ubuntu Server
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
Microsoft, Yahoo Unite Against Google Book Search
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
A new coalition opposed to Google's Book Search settlement has been formed.
Defense Info Agency Open-Sources Its Web Apps
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
Working with the Open Source Software Institute, the U.S. military's IT agency hopes to create a model for open sourcing other government-developed software.
Salesforce.com Sees Rise In 2Q Revenue
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The CRM provider announced a year-over-year revenue increase of 20% for its second fiscal quarter ended July 31.
Dell Releases Windows 7 Drivers
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
PC maker readies support for Microsoft's new operating system.
China Mobile Profits Dip 1.6%
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
The carrier will be relying on the continued rollout of its 3G network and Android-based devices to help it boost profitability.
Google Offers Side-by-Side Search Comparison Tool
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Users of Google's enterprise search hardware now have a way to compare different search configurations and competing search products.
Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2008 R2
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
The new server operating system, released to business users, includes a number of integration points with Windows 7.
Microsoft Appeals MS Word Ban
News  |  8/19/2009  | 
Redmond is seeking to overturn ruling that would force it to stop selling program in 60 days.
Bing Search Share Rises, Google And Yahoo Slip
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Summer, usually a slow time for search, has given Microsoft something to smile about: The company's Bing search engine gained market share.
Exchange Server 2010 RC Available
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Early adopters can now download release candidate of Microsoft's next e-mail server.
Google Enables Document Sharing Among Groups
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
The search behemoth has added the doc, calendar, and site sharing feature, amid its bid to differentiate its online applications from Microsoft Office.
iPhone Bug Saves Deleted E-Mail
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
The flaw appears to be connected to the Spotlight search feature in the Apple iPhone 3.0 software.
Windows 7 RC Ends Thursday
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
Users who want to preview Microsoft's new operating system have just two more days to download it.
Microsoft Hit With Two More Patent Suits
News  |  8/18/2009  | 
It's open season on Redmond in Eastern Texas jurisdiction as more actions emerge in wake of i4i victory.
Google Gmail Passes AOL, Becoming Third Most Popular E-mail
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
With its growth rate climbing, Gmail is on track to pass Microsoft's Hotmail in the first quarter of 2010.
Google, Apple Rank Highest With Customers
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
Despite its strong ranking, Apple was the only computer company to see its position drop since last year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Psystar Destroyed Evidence, Apple Claims
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
Clone maker accused of erasing Mac OS source code modified to run on third-party hardware.
Microsoft Files Motion To Block Word Award
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
Emergency move would stay execution of court order to halt Microsoft Word sales in 60 days.
IBM Targets Mainframe At Specific Applications
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
IBM hopes to counter plummeting System z sales with seven packages of integrated hardware, software, and services tailored to specific application workloads.
Microsoft Trial Misconduct Cost $40 Million
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
Judge who banned MS Word sales in U.S. added extra penalty to jury's $200 million award after Redmond lawyer compared plaintiff i4i to TARP recipients.
Zune HD Draws Mixed Reviews
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
Users like built in Wi-Fi and touch screen but decry limited storage capacity.
MS Word Ban: Microsoft Knew Of Rival
News  |  8/13/2009  | 
E-mail shows Redmond was aware of i4i's XML technology and planned to make it "obsolete."
Outlook In, Entourage Out On Mac Office
News  |  8/13/2009  | 
Microsoft provides sneak peek at next version of Apple-based productivity suite and discloses changes to current lineup.
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