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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
— 9:33 AM on August 15, 2011

Looks like Google is serious about this whole Android thing. The search giant has coughed up $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility. Whoa. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Chromium OS tablet UI demoed on video
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2011

With Android invading an ever-growing number of tablets and phones, and netbooks falling out of favor with trendy first-worlders, I've always assumed that Google would...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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'Only' 999 more days left for XP security updates
— 11:07 AM on July 12, 2011

Yesterday marked an interesting milestone for Windows XP. In 1,000 days (or 999 as of today), Microsoft will stop providing security updates for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Steve Jobs dazzles developers with new OSes, iCloud
— 3:33 PM on June 6, 2011

Wow. I've been enjoying Apple keynotes for the better part of the last decade (hey, Steve Jobs is quite the showman), and today's Worldwide Developers...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac Personal tech

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Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 1:10 PM on May 25, 2011

Greetings from Damage Labs, where I sit in my storm-hardened bunker while no less than five active tornado warnings cover my area, as the sirens...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Ballmer lets slip Windows 8 release schedule, backtracks
— 10:51 AM on May 24, 2011

Something strange happened at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. According to the official transcript on Microsoft's website, CEO Steve Ballmer said...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Intel's Windows-on-ARM talk 'factually inaccurate'
— 12:39 AM on May 19, 2011

Is anyone really surprised? As Business Insider reports, Microsoft has publicly addressed Intel's claims about the ARM version of Windows 8, and in short,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

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Intel says ARM Windows 8 won't run x86 apps
— 9:36 AM on May 18, 2011

If you were hoping for some sort of Rosetta-like emulation layer to enable Windows 8 to run x86 applications when installed on an ARM system,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

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Portable Workspace puts Windows 8 on a thumb drive
— 11:35 AM on April 15, 2011

USB thumb drives have become ubiquitous. They're handy for quick backups and file transfers, and most of us have at least one bootable drive...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Screenshots show alleged Windows 8 app store
— 6:00 AM on April 12, 2011

You know what they say—good artists copy, great artists steal. Microsoft might be about to prolong its history of goodness and greatness by building an...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows 7 overtakes XP in the States
— 9:22 AM on April 11, 2011

Has Windows 7 eclipsed Windows XP's popularity at last? Yes, but only in the United States, according to numbers from web statistics firm StatCounter

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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HP could ship 100 million WebOS devices a year
— 9:53 AM on March 16, 2011

We already knew HP intends to slap WebOS on PCs and printers. Now, a strategy announcement by CEO Leo Apotheker has shed light on...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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