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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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HP leaves door open for webOS tablets in 2013
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2011

Last Friday, HP finally made a decision on the fate of webOS: the mobile operating system will go open source, with HP providing support...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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HP to keep webOS alive as an open-source project
— 2:42 PM on December 9, 2011

After months of deliberation, HP has finally decided the fate of webOS... and it's not quite what we expected. In an announcement posted earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Android 4.0 sneaks onto the Kindle Fire
— 4:01 PM on December 7, 2011

The Kindle Fire already comes with Android out of the box, but it's not the Android we know—it's a version of the operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Rumors point to Intel as latest WebOS suitor
— 11:05 AM on November 23, 2011

Months after announcing its intent to get rid of WebOS, HP has yet to reveal its plans for the former Palm operating system. Numerous...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Intel: Android 4.0 has x86 optimizations
— 6:00 AM on November 7, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich devices with Intel inside are on the way. Barely two months after teaming up with Google to tune Android for Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Mac App Store to mandate app sandboxing
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2011

Apple's walled garden may get even taller walls come next spring. The company has notified developers that they'll soon have to sandbox their apps...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Win8 performance monitoring tweaked for multi-core systems
— 12:55 PM on October 28, 2011

Microsoft has made much of the fact that Windows 8 is tailored for tablets. The new Metro interface is definitely designed with capacitive touchscreens...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft concept video peers into the future
— 11:44 AM on October 27, 2011

Microsoft's Office Division has released an intriguing concept video outlining the company's vision for the future of productivity. Office Division president Kurt...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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AMD funds effort to bring Android apps to Windows
— 6:00 AM on October 26, 2011

Looks like AMD would like us PC users to enjoy some Android goodness. At least, the company's latest investment strongly suggests so. AMD says it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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OpenELEC puts Linux in the living room
— 11:26 AM on October 21, 2011

XBMC is by far my favorite media-center software. Recommending XBMC is easy, too, because it runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. In...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Windows 8 streamlines searches
— 12:11 PM on October 20, 2011

Although many PC enthusiasts cringe at the touch-friendly Metro user interface that will be a big part of Windows 8, it's clear that Microsoft hasn't...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Win8 Task Manager simplifies process killing
— 11:04 AM on October 17, 2011

Microsoft's seems intent on simplifying the user interface with Windows 8, and the Task Manager hasn't escaped its attention. The Building Windows 8 blog...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' hits the web
— 12:55 PM on October 13, 2011

Sick of the hubbub about iOS 5? Here's a new operating system launch that might be more up your alley. Canonical put up version 11.10...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Windows 8 will use less memory than Win7
— 2:31 PM on October 10, 2011

Memory is cheap these days. Case in point: Newegg is currently selling an 8GB kit of Corsair's Vengeance DDR3-1600 DIMMs for less than...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software Operating systems

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Microsoft: Metro Start screen is the evolution of the Start menu
— 10:09 AM on October 6, 2011

The new Metro Start screen in the Windows 8 Developer Preview has drawn a wide spectrum of responses—some positive, some not so much. In a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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