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Microsoft: Almost half of Win7 users run the 64-bit version
— 6:00 AM on July 9, 2010

Could new 64-bit PCs soon become the norm rather than the exception? If the latest data from Microsoft is any indication, we're well on our...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows 8 to have app store
— 5:00 PM on June 28, 2010

Apparently, seeking out new software using the Google will soon become a bygone fad, like cargo pants and clean beaches in the Gulf. Neowin reports...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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'Froyo' Android 2.2 update scrutinized
— 11:01 AM on June 24, 2010

In case you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you'll know that today marks the official release date of Apple's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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150 million Windows 7 licenses sold to date
— 6:00 AM on June 24, 2010

Within weeks of Windows 7's launch, it became clear that the new OS was already quite a bit more popular than Vista. That popularity...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Dell confirms Chrome OS aspirations
— 4:02 PM on June 22, 2010

We already had some evidence that Dell was planning a Chrome OS netbook, but a recent statement by company executive Amit Midha sure sounds like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Acer, Dell, HP could be cooking up Chrome OS systems
— 6:00 AM on June 15, 2010

Just because Chrome OS systems weren't anywhere to be seen at Computex doesn't mean they're not coming. In fact, the folks at Download Squad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Chrome OS could run legacy software remotely
— 8:36 AM on June 14, 2010

One of the distinctive attributes of Google's upcoming Chrome OS is that it doesn't run third-party applications locally; everything is web-based. What if you need...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 7 SP1 public beta to hit before August
— 1:42 PM on June 8, 2010

Microsoft revealed a rough launch schedule for the first public beta of its initial Windows 7 service pack earlier today. According to Microsoft General Manager...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 aims for tablets
— 12:03 PM on June 2, 2010

When Asus revealed its Eee Pad EP101TC at Computex earlier this week, we weren't surprised to see the device sporting a slim design, 10"...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Acer to reveal shiny Chrome OS products next month
— 8:59 AM on May 14, 2010

When Google unveiled Chrome OS last year, it said the stripped-down, Linux-based netbook operating system would become available in the second half of 2010....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Net Applications: Windows 7 breaks 10% usage share
— 4:27 PM on April 1, 2010

Five months after its retail release, Windows 7 is slowly but surely winning hearts and minds—or at least, grabbing additional market share. According to Net...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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XP Mode drops hardware virtualization requirement
— 11:07 AM on March 22, 2010

Thanks to a new update for Windows 7, just about anyone should now be able to run old software through Windows XP Mode—provided they have...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft readies first Windows 7 service pack
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2010

A mere five months after its retail release, Windows 7 already awaits its first service pack. As ComputerWorld reports, Microsoft has started revealing details...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7 to get updated copy protection
— 1:36 PM on February 11, 2010

Pirates, look out. Microsoft has updated the official Windows Blog to say an upcoming Windows 7 update will let the operating system to detect...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Win7 Release Candidate to expire soon
— 3:12 PM on February 1, 2010

When it came out last May, the Windows 7 release candidate presented a great opportunity for users to sample the new, largely completed operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Linux is alive and kicking on netbooks
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2009

Despite the rise and apparent dominance of Windows-powered netbooks in North America, Linux-based netbooks remain very popular globally, according to ABI Research figures quoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Dell offers early Wi-Fi support in Chrome OS
— 6:58 AM on November 30, 2009

Last week, we wrote about how Engadget got Chrome OS up and running on a Dell netbook using a USB flash drive. It looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Chrome OS boots quickly from a USB thumb drive
— 6:00 AM on November 25, 2009

You don't have to run Chrome OS on a speedy solid-state or mechanical hard drive to enjoy swift system startups on a netbook. Using a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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