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China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country's networking infrastructure.

By Tim Greene | 24 April, 2014 05:08

Tags: Linux, Windows XP China, Microsoft, Xinhua, Windows, software, operating systems, Windows XP Linux replacement China

Android mobile ad traffic beats iOS for first time

Android smartphones and tablets now get the most mobile ad traffic worldwide, but iPhones and iPads still get 52% of the revenue.

By Matt Hamblen | 24 April, 2014 01:36

Tags: Apple, IDC, consumer electronics, ios, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems

Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing

Apple today followed Microsoft in opening up pre-release, or beta, versions of its personal computer operating system to all comers.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2014 22:47

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Microsoft, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Apple patches Secure Transport, but not because of Heartbleed

Apple today issued a security-only update for OS X, patching 25 vulnerabilities in Mavericks, its newest operating system, and 7 bugs in older editions.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2014 06:13

Tags: Apple, security, Mac OS X, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Russian leaker resurfaces, claims Microsoft will issue second Windows update this year

A notorious Windows leaker has claimed Microsoft will issue yet another update to Windows 8.1 later this year, evidence of an even-faster acceleration in the company's development tempo.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2014 04:46

Tags: myer, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Google Glass dips its toe into iOS pool

As Google added a taste of iOS functionality to Glass, one analyst said this is just the beginning of efforts to draw in Apple users to the computerized eyewear.

By Sharon Gaudin | 23 April, 2014 04:11

Tags: Apple, Google, consumer electronics, ios, software, Personal Technology, operating systems, mobile apps

Android, not iOS, is tops in mobile ad traffic for first time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.

By Jon Gold | 23 April, 2014 03:12

Tags: Motorola, Android vs iOS, symbian, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, Blackberry, Apple, Google, htc, security, Opera mediaworks, at&t, Google Android, Samsung Android, mobile apps

Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.

By Jon Gold | 23 April, 2014 01:04

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, storage, hardware systems, Forrester Research, Data Center, Red Hat, Storage Management, Dell SAN, Dell Compellent, Dell, forum, IDC, Dell storage

Free OS X Mavericks now powers half of all Macs

OS X Mavericks powered half of all Macs that went online in March, the largest percentage of any individual version of Apple's operating system since 2009's Snow Leopard.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 April, 2014 23:21

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 April, 2014 04:59

Tags: Apple, ios, WD, twitter, software, operating systems, Shazam, mobile apps, Bloomberg

IE6: Retired but not dead yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2014 21:02

Tags: web apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, internet, operating systems

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

By Brandon Butler | 18 April, 2014 03:06

Tags: Google, Cloud, software, internet, Capita, cloud computing, Red Hat

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 20:49

Tags: security, Microsoft, computerworld, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

By Michael Kan | 17 April, 2014 14:42

Tags: Qihoo 360, security, Windows, software, Windows desktop, operating systems

Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 00:08

Tags: security, Microsoft, computerworld, Windows, software, operating systems

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 07:34

Tags: Linux, open source, middleware, software, data integration, operating systems, Red Hat

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 02:36

Tags: Linux, open source, canonical, software, operating systems

Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy

Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its 'Scroogled' campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2014 21:49

Tags: web apps, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, operating systems

Microsoft puts the squeeze on Windows to shoehorn it into 16GB devices

Microsoft has revealed how it will squeeze Windows 8.1 onto devices with storage space as small as 16GB to fulfill a promise earlier this year that OEMs could produce low-cost tablets and laptops.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 April, 2014 20:35

Tags: Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

IRS misses XP deadline, pays Microsoft millions for patches

The IRS acknowledged this week that it missed the April 8 cut-off for Windows XP support, and will be paying Microsoft millions for an extra year of security patches.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 April, 2014 05:05

Tags: Microsoft, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities, Internal Revenue Service

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