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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in September 2011
Oracle SuperCluster: Virtualization Under The Hood
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Oracle's Sparc SuperCluster is the first to pair Oracle VM Server with the newest Sparc processor, the T-4.
Windows Phone 30% Of HTC Sales
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Despite its distant fourth place position among smartphone platforms, Windows Phone contributes significantly to HTC's top line.
Intel, Samsung Back Linux Foundation's Tizen OS
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Android and iOS dominate the mobile operating system market, but that hasn't discourage the creation of a new open source operating system for phones and consumer hardware.
Samsung, Microsoft Ink Patent Deal
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Samsung is paying to use Android, and it's also promising to help Microsoft develop Windows Phone devices.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolls Out Slowly
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Mobile operating system update will be delivered to the phones of current users any time within the next four weeks.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
Windows Phone Mango's Top 5 Enterprise Features
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Microsoft didn't forget enterprise IT departments when it developed the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
IBM Tops Oracle, HP In Data Center Win
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Indian engineering giant Escorts Group opts for Power systems over PA-RISC, Exadata, as part of a technology refresh.
AT&T Set To Release Mango Tuesday
Commentary  |  9/25/2011  | 
Microsoft's premier partner for Windows Phone will be among the first to push the mobile OS update out to its customers, according to an internal memo.
HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Big Blue has a pool of enterprise-savvy CEOs-in-training. Any one of them would have been a been a more logical choice than Meg Whitman.
Windows 8 Tablet: Too Little, Too Late?
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Gartner warns that Microsoft may be too late to the party when it comes to competing with Apple's iPad and Android-based tablets.
OpenStack Adds Private Cloud-Building Features
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Diablo upgrade of cloud open source project adds a service monitoring dashboard, like Amazon's CloudWatch, as well as Active Directory user authentication.
HP Names Meg Whitman CEO, Apotheker Out
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Former eBay chief tasked with ending the turmoil at legendary Silicon Valley computer giant.
Verizon CEO: Third Ecosystem Battle Coming
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform has a chance to overtake RIM's BlackBerry platform and become the third major smartphone platform.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Update Next Week?
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7.5 adds long-awaited features like multitasking and native 4G support to Microsoft's mobile platform.
Mango Timing Unclear For Current Windows Phone Users
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
Microsoft says the mobile OS overhaul is coming within two weeks, but don't expect your carrier to update your phone anytime soon.
Microsoft Set To Launch Lync Mobile
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Collaboration and videoconferencing suite coming to Windows Phone 7, Google Android, and Apple iOS devices.
Windows 8 Promises 8-Second Boot Ups
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Microsoft says its new operating system will dispense with DOS-style BIOS screens in favor of faster, prettier startups.
5 Windows 8 Hyper-V Features We Want
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
How much will Windows 8 advance virtual desktop computing? Based on Microsoft's appealing preview build of the OS, these Hyper-V features will be key.
Microsoft's New Cash Cows: Linux And Android
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Gadget maker Casio is the latest company to agree to pay Redmond for the right to use open source software.
Windows 8 Gets Security Overhaul
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Microsoft will include a beefed up version of Windows Defender in its next OS. That could be bad news for Symantec and McAfee.
All Eyes On Google
Commentary  |  9/19/2011  | 
Mr. Schmidt prepares to go to Washington, while Microsoft fights to prove it can still be relevant in the tablet market.
Microsoft Exec: Time For Windows XP To Go
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Demise of corporate America’s staple operating system could leave some enterprises scrambling for a replacement as deadline approaches.
Ballmer: Windows Phone Sales Still Disappointing
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Microsoft CEO works to convince financial analysts that the mobile platform has a bright future in spite of weak first year sales.
Windows 8 Visual Tour: Microsoft's New Desktop
Slideshows  |  9/15/2011  | 
Microsoft this week gave developers the first in-depth look at Windows 8--the operating system that could finally make it a player in the tablet market. Take a look at key elements.
Microsoft Joins Apple In Flash-Free Diet
News  |  9/15/2011  | 
Plug-ins are not welcome in the touch-oriented Metro version of Internet Explorer 10, which arrives with Windows 8.
Windows 8 Tablets Won't Run PC Apps, After All
News  |  9/15/2011  | 
Apps written for x86 Windows PCs won't be able to run on ARM-based Win 8 tablets, according to a Microsoft exec who says his earlier statements about cross-platform compatibility were misinterpreted.
Windows 8 Apps Will Run On Tablets, PCs
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Unlike Apple's offerings, software built for one Windows 8 platform will run seamlessly on the other, Microsoft says.
Windows 8 Revealed: Touchy-Feely UI Favors Tablets
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Touch-based capabilities inspired by Windows Phone are meant to give Redmond a boost in the slate market.
IW500: HP Answers Questions, But More Remain
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
Some CIOs were very worried about HP pulling a "Gateway" and selling the PC business to a less stable organization. This now seems far less likely--but other worries persist.
IW500: HP Chairman Defends Strategy Shifts
Commentary  |  9/12/2011  | 
Ray Lane takes shots at Oracle, Microsoft, and Android while clarifying the company's mobile and information management plans.
Hotmail Crash Blamed On System Update Error
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
Microsoft explains why its email service disappeared from the Internet's Domain Name System.
AT&T Reveals Windows Phone Mango Smartphones
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
HTC and Samsung handsets feature built-in 4G support and front- and rear-facing cameras.
Windows 8 Could Make Or Break Microsoft
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
BUILD conference will give developers their first in-depth look at what may be Redmond's last chance to play in the tablet market.
Samsung May Ditch Windows Phone 7 Next Year
Commentary  |  9/12/2011  | 
Microsoft's smartphone platform will be dumped in favor of Samsung's own operating system, according to partner.
Hotmail Disruption Sparks User Protests
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Protests alert Microsoft to Hotmail problem Thursday night; users from around the world chime in until service restored.
Windows 8 Boot Time Will Wow, Microsoft Says
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Recognizing the need for speed, Microsoft aims to make Windows 8 a contender in the start time competition.
SaaS Productivity Apps: Ready For Business?
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
Google, Microsoft and others are pushing SaaS-based e-mail, word processing, collaboration, and more. We examine the case for cutting ties to on-premises office software.
NSA Submits Open Source, Secure Database To Apache
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Spy agency has sent the database project, featuring cell-level security control, to the Apache Foundation for incubation.
HTC Reveals Windows Phone 7 Mango Smartphones
News  |  9/2/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" update should be "broadly available" in October, Microsoft exec says.
Apple Connector 2.0 For Windows Phone 7 Debuts
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Microsoft synchronization software lets Mac OS X users sync with Windows Phone 7 devices. But I'd like Zune desktop software for the Mac.

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