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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in August 2012
HP, Dell Jump Back Into Tablet Market
News  |  8/31/2012
With new Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets, Dell and HP look to gain a new foothold. But will they learn from their past tablet failures?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Windows 8 Smartphones: First Impressions
News  |  8/30/2012
Samsung's new Android phablet and Windows Phone 8 smartphones impress, but Nokia is gunning for Samsung.
Firefox 15: Better Graphics, Painless Updates
News  |  8/29/2012
Mozilla's revamped browser utilizes new Web standards for better gaming, improved memory management and developer support, and best of all, less disruptive updates.
SUSE Launches OpenStack Cloud Platform
News  |  8/28/2012
SUSE Cloud automated platform aims to speed OpenStack cloud setup, improve resource utilization.
IBM Launches New Mainframe For Big Data Analytics
News  |  8/27/2012
IBM's zEnterprise EC12 offers direct links to the company's Netezza analytics appliance, which can support scenarios like real-time fraud detection.
Open Source: Key To Big Data Riches?
News  |  8/27/2012
Big data makes a company smart, open source makes it rich, Gartner report contends.
Apple Verdict Could Boost Microsoft, RIM Smartphones
Commentary  |  8/27/2012
Here's how Apple's courtroom win against Samsung might impact Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and RIM's BlackBerry 10.
Why Microsoft Should Use Its Nvidia Option
Commentary  |  8/24/2012
Nvidia this week confirmed that its acquisition deal with Microsoft remains in effect. Steve Ballmer and company should jump at the chance.
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
Slideshows  |  8/23/2012
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.
Microsoft Debuts New Logo
News  |  8/23/2012
After 25 years, Microsoft has a new logo. What do you think?
Microsoft Xbox Kinect Gets 27% Price Cut
News  |  8/23/2012
Also, Kinect for Windows toolkit helps developers build Kinect awareness into Windows apps beyond gaming, for example in healthcare and automotive industries
HP CEO: Turnaround Will Take Time
News  |  8/23/2012
HP's third quarter results show PC, printer, server, and services revenues in decline, but Meg Whitman sees silver linings in the otherwise dark cloud.
Tent Promises Open, Distributed Social Networking
News  |  8/22/2012
Can Tent protocol succeed where other challengers of Facebook and Twitter have fallen short?
Dell Doesn't See Boost From Windows 8
News  |  8/22/2012
PC maker says sales to consumers are likely to remain soft through the second half, despite launch of Microsoft's new operating system.
Microsoft Opens Internet Explorer On Xbox Beta Test
News  |  8/22/2012
Microsoft gives everyday users the chance to try new features that aim to move the Xbox platform beyond gaming.
Microsoft Outlines Windows 8 Upgrade Discount
News  |  8/21/2012
Some Windows 7 PC buyers can now register to purchase Windows 8 Pro upgrade at a big price cut.
Nokia Rules Windows Phone Market
News  |  8/21/2012
Nokia owns the largest market share among Windows Phone manufacturers, but that's not saying much.
Apple Most Valuable Company In Market History
News  |  8/20/2012
Apple squeaks past Microsoft's previous record with intraday market cap of more than $623 billion.
Windows 8 RTM Free For 90 Days
News  |  8/20/2012
Developers and IT pros can now get their hands on an evaluation version of Microsoft's new operating system.
VA Taps Open Source For EHR Updates
News  |  8/17/2012
Joint VA-DOD electronic health record project may also draw on the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent's expertise.
Windows Phone App Store Back Online
News  |  8/17/2012
Microsoft says glitch with application store security certificates has been resolved.
Application Development In The Age Of Mobility
News  |  8/16/2012
The native vs. browser debate is still raging, with each strategy garnering 74% of respondents to our 2012 Mobile Application Development Survey who plan to deploy custom applications. But don't get bogged down in Apple vs. Android or HTML5 readiness. It's all about the apps.
Microsoft $199 Surface RT Could Burn Kindle Fire
Commentary  |  8/16/2012
Microsoft may use its tablet as a loss leader to get people to try Windows 8. That's likely bad news for the competition.
Nokia Taunts Samsung Ahead Of Windows Phone Launch
News  |  8/16/2012
Microsoft and Nokia plan a joint press conference in early September, where Windows Phone 8 and new Lumia devices are expected to debut.
Windows 8 RTM: 8 Changes From Release Preview
News  |  8/15/2012
Final version of Microsoft's new operating system is now available to developers and IT pros; here's a look at some of the differences they'll find compared to the most recent trial edition.
Microsoft SkyDrive Cloud Gets Big Overhaul
News  |  8/14/2012
Online storage service enhancements help it keep pace with rivals like DropBox, Apple's iCloud, and Google Drive.
Red Hat Plans Enterprise-Ready OpenStack Distribution
News  |  8/14/2012
Red Hat offers free preview edition, seeks feedback to incorporate in enterprise-grade version of OpenStack open-source cloud framework.
Windows 8 RT Tablet Makers Revealed
News  |  8/14/2012
Roster of hardware makers building systems around mobile-friendly version of Windows 8 includes the usual suspects--with some notable exceptions.
eBay Deploys OpenStack Cloud For R&D
News  |  8/9/2012
One of the first moves by a high-profile online company to build a cloud service on OpenStack.
Lenovo Windows 8 Tablet Has IT In Mind
News  |  8/9/2012
ThinkPad Tablet 2 has storage, security features to please enterprise IT. Also shows Lenovo, unlike some of its rivals, stands behind Microsoft Windows 8.
NYC, Microsoft Team On Huge Surveillance System
News  |  8/9/2012
With an eye to fighting crime and terrorism, Domain Awareness System will cull data from closed-circuit TV cameras, radiation detectors, and license plate readers around the city.
HP Takes $8 Billion Hit As Consulting Business Fades
News  |  8/8/2012
Heads roll as massive write-off reflects reduced value of HP's Enterprise Services consulting division.
Microsoft IE 10 Makes 'Do Not Track' Default
News  |  8/8/2012
Users may laud Microsoft's privacy efforts in Internet Explorer 10, but publishers and advertisers could be less thrilled.
Android, iOS Dominate Smartphone Platforms
News  |  8/8/2012
Google's Android and Apple's iOS accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter. Microsoft's Windows Phone made gains, but BlackBerry OS and Symbian lost ground.
Acer Could Leave Windows Camp Over Surface
News  |  8/7/2012
CEO says Microsoft needs to "think twice" about its decision to compete with hardware partners in the tablet market.
NewsGator Prepares To Leapfrog SharePoint Social Streams
News  |  8/6/2012
Microsoft is buying Yammer and upgrading social features in SharePoint 2013, but NewsGator continues to find room to make itself useful.
Nokia Windows Phones Due Ahead Of iPhone 5
News  |  8/6/2012
First Windows Phone 8 devices will be introduced before Apple's expected mid-Sept. iPhone 5 launch, tipsters say.
Windows Azure To Power Chinese Internet TV
News  |  8/6/2012
Deal marks Microsoft's biggest cloud collaboration play in China's online television market.
Windows 8 Loses Metro Interface (Sort Of)
News  |  8/3/2012
Trademark trouble may be behind Microsoft's last-minute decision to rename its next-gen user interface.
Microsoft Surface The Next Zune?
News  |  8/2/2012
Analyst says Microsoft needs to work with PC industry partners to bring down price of Windows 8 tablets.
Oracle Loses HP Itanium Court Battle
Commentary  |  8/2/2012
Judge rules Oracle's dumping of support for partner's products was not "business as usual," orders software vendor to support HP's Itanium-based servers. Oracle says it will appeal.
Windows 8 Is Fully Baked, Microsoft Says
News  |  8/1/2012
Redmond's new operating system hit the RTM stage on Wednesday and will soon be available to developers and IT departments. Everyone else must wait until October 26.

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