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Samsung X430 notebook promises bloat-free Windows install
— 10:39 AM on October 12, 2010

For some of us, wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows is a ritual that accompanies every new notebook purchase. Systems are so loaded...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows XP bug behind Free Public Wi-Fi that isn't
— 2:51 PM on October 11, 2010

Free Wi-Fi is getting harder and harder to find these days. Well, real free Wi-Fi, anyway. As many of you have no doubt...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Windows 7 Family Pack returns to the world of the living
— 3:54 PM on October 4, 2010

Less than a year after quietly giving the Windows 7 Family Pack some concrete shoes and tossing it in the river, Microsoft has dragged...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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HP won't license WebOS to rival device makers
— 1:43 PM on September 28, 2010

Back in the heyday of PDAs, Palm licensed its operating system to other device makers, including Sony and Handspring. HP will not, however, do...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Budget netbook dual-boots Android, Windows XP
— 11:02 AM on August 6, 2010

An Acer D255 netbook that dual boots Android and Windows XP is now available in Taiwan. It's unclear which version of Android is shipping...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Windows 7 x64 was the most popular OS on Steam last month
— 3:40 PM on August 2, 2010

Recent numbers from Microsoft suggest almost half of all Windows 7 users run the 64-bit version. When it comes to gamers, though, the x64...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Macallan UI brings multi-touch goodness to Windows
— 10:55 AM on August 2, 2010

Windows 7's user interface works great with a mouse. However, it's hardly tailored for the multi-touch gestures set to dominate input for next wave...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Report: 10'' Eee Pad to ship with Android, not Windows
— 9:30 AM on July 20, 2010

Here's an interesting development, if true. The Netbook News folks say they got to hang out with the Eee Pad team at Asus' HQ, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Three quarters of business PCs still run Windows XP
— 9:35 AM on July 14, 2010

A few days ago, Microsoft boldly quoted Gartner data saying three fourths of business PCs may run a 64-bit version of Windows 7 by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Public beta available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
— 3:19 PM on July 12, 2010

Microsoft has unleashed public betas of the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Both betas are now available...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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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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