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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in September 2013
IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
IBM's SDN for Virtual Environments and IBM Programmable Network Controller puts it in competition with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and HP.
Microsoft Creating New Office Touch Apps
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
In addition to a touchscreen version of Office, Microsoft is prepping Office Reader, a new touch multimedia tool for the Web, Office documents, PDFs and interactive e-books.
HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Before you head down the iOS or Android native-app mobile development path, consider Amazon's choice regarding HTML5.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
Microsoft Surface Mini Rumors Grow
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Microsoft may soon expand its tablet and smartphone lineup with a "Surface Mini" and several new Lumia devices.
Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets deliver some cool new features, but not all changes impress.
10 Epic iOS 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Ready to get productive with Apple iOS 7? Check out this advice regarding its new features.
Microsoft's New Surface Tablets: No Easy Sell
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 improve on the original tablets in almost every regard -- but analysts say big sales hurdles remain.
Microsoft Surface Tablet Details, Examined
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 don't look much different than their predecessors but boast better chips and more battery life.
Microsoft Observations From The Trenches
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Despite Microsoft's leadership problems and Windows 8 struggles, there are still huge opportunities for partners and customers.
Apple iPhone, iOS 7 Set Record Wins
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple sells nine million new iPhones in first weekend; 200 million older devices updated to iOS 7.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: Big Bet, Small Changes
News  |  9/21/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut its newest Surface tablets Monday, counting on incremental changes to win over skeptical buyers. Has Microsoft done enough?
Microsoft's Next Moves: 11 Takeaways
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft charges ahead with retiring CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, here's what customers can expect.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut new Surface tablets at an event Monday in New York City. Will these tablets succeed where past models have failed?
Facebook Updates iPhone App For iOS 7
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Facebook updates its mobile app alongside Apple's iOS 7 rollout. So far, the new navigation is available only for iPhone.
5 iOS 7 Headaches
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Apple's iOS 7 finally surfaces for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's great, but some features need improvement.
GovLab Seeks Open Data Success Stories
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Open Data 500 wants examples of private sector business turning government data into profits and useful services.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Apple iOS 7: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/18/2013  | 
Vivid graphics and better navigation in Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system give Apple devices new appeal.
Microsoft Releases IE 11 Preview For Windows 7
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Microsoft says IE 11 is 30% faster than the competition, and that Windows 7 users won't have to wait as long for the final version as they did with IE 10.
Apple's Free iWork Pressures Microsoft Office
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Apple challenges Microsoft to release Office for the iPad by offering its iWork suite for free to new customers. How will Microsoft respond?
Microsoft Bing's New Look, Tools
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Microsoft's search engine still ranks a distant second to Google, but the company calls Bing a key part of its reorg strategy.
Dell Buyout: Good News For SMB Customers?
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Michael Dell said a private Dell is a "great outcome" for users -- but that doesn't make it true. Here's how Dell could turn that rhetoric into reality for SMBs.
Nokia Pushes Back Phablet Launch
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Nokia was ready to announce a large-screen smartphone this month, but its pending acquisition by Microsoft changed its plans.
Microsoft's Answer To Siri: Cortana
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
Microsoft reportedly aims to leapfrog iOS's Siri and Android's Google Now with a digital assistant called Cortana.
Google Launches Coder For Raspberry Pi
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Open source project provides a starter Web server for aspiring programmers.
Microsoft Azure Grows More Open
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
Microsoft technical fellow Mark Russinovich describes how the Azure cloud is expanding with open source, outside technologies.
Google, Intel Bring Haswell To Chromebooks
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Asus and Toshiba are joining Acer and HP to make Haswell-based Chromebooks.
Microsoft's Journey May Leave Too Many Behind
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Microsoft's pending leadership change offers a chance to tweak its boom-or-bust "we're on a journey" message. Instead, it appears the company is simply turning up the volume.
Microsoft's Next Surface Pro: Comeback Kid?
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
Microsoft's next Surface Pro will include better battery life and could launch alongside Windows 8.1, according to recent leaks.
Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Impact On Government IT
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's Nokia agreement could lead to a larger role in federal agencies' mobility plans.
Microsoft's Nokia Buy Ends 'Phone Maker' Era
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia is yet another shift in power from hardware makers to companies that control the app ecosystem. It's a win for America too.
Google's Next Android Called 'KitKat'
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Google announces 1 billion global Android activations and a contest for free Nexus 7 tablets, Google Play credits and Kit Kat candies.
Microsoft's Nokia Buy: Consumer Chase Is On
Commentary  |  9/3/2013  | 
Microsoft can't live by enterprise dollars alone. By purchasing Nokia's device business, Microsoft has shown its consumer strategy will survive into the post-Ballmer era.

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