Windows 10 is now available for consumers, but for IT executives thinking about enterprise deployments, here's what the upgrade path from Window 7 or Windows 8/8.1 looks like.
By Tom Henderson | 03 August, 2015 20:06
Microsoft has been racing to put the final touches on Windows 10 before its expected release date in late July. There have been three public updates in the last month: Builds 10061, 10074 and 10122. At this point, the interface and features for the new operating system are essentially set -- on May 20, Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, <a href="https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10122-for-pcs/">wrote about build 10122</a> on the company's official blog: "From here on out you'll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing."
By Preston Gralla | 26 May, 2015 20:41
It's a well-known fact that deploying and managing anything at scale is hard. Docker is no different. However, the engineers at Docker recognize this and are working on three products to help: Docker Machine, Docker Compose, and Docker Swarm.
By Nigel Poulton | 23 April, 2015 20:06
Microsoft's faster release schedule for its Windows 10 Technical Preview kicked into high gear yesterday with the release of another build a mere 12 days after 10041. This time, with build 10049, Microsoft has added one of Windows 10's major new features: its next-generation Web browser.
By Simon Bisson | 31 March, 2015 21:08
The first glance at the future of Office for Windows is here, in the form of the <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview/">Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview</a>. It's the initial public iteration of the suite that will be released sometime in the second half of 2015, so at this point it's very much a work in progress.
By Preston Gralla | 27 March, 2015 05:50
It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.
By Brian Nadel | 03 March, 2015 22:35
The second preview release of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2874955/microsoft-releases-big-update-to-windows-10-preview.html">Windows 10</a> begins to flesh out Microsoft's vision of an operating system that bridges the gap between traditional PCs and touch-based tablets -- something it failed at dismally in Windows 8. More than that, the new release reveals a single operating system that shape-shifts according to the device it's running on, be that a PC, a tablet or a phone.
By Preston Gralla | 29 January, 2015 22:38
Although differentiation is tough in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2451781/linux/is-linux-dead-for-the-desktop.html">Linux</a> distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2466011/opensource-subnet/review-rhel-7-anchors-enterprise-focused-ecosystem.html">Red Hat Enterprise Linux</a> (RHEL). We found that CentOS, which is mandated to be binary-compatible with Red Hat 7, shares about 95% of the features of its commercial enterprise-class sibling.
By Tom Henderson | 22 December, 2014 22:09
CoreOS is a slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for easy creation of lots of OS instances. We like the concept.
By Tom Henderson | 03 November, 2014 22:07
OS X 10.10, otherwise known as Yosemite, is the 11th iteration of the operating system that powers the desktops and laptops created by Apple. This update, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2824548/apple-will-webcast-oct-16-ipad-event.html">expected to be released later today</a>, marks the second version of OS X whose code name is based on a California location instead of a species of cat -- and the second time Apple has let loose a major update for free.
By Michael deAgonia | 16 October, 2014 23:36
It's been nearly a week since <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2689409/microsoft-unveils-spiritual-successor-to-windows-7-by-going-to-10.html">Microsoft announced</a> that it will follow Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 -- and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2690559/microsoft-launches-windows-10-preview-program.html">released its Technical Preview</a> so that those interested could take a first look at the new operating system. Since then I've been exploring the new OS, alongside the sparse documentation Microsoft has released.
By Simon Bisson | 10 October, 2014 21:36
Alongside Microsoft's Oct. 1 release of the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2688078/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-165000-first-look-windows-10.html">Windows 10 Technical Preview</a>, the company offered early previews of the next iteration of Windows Server and System Center. With final releases not expected until the summer of 2015, these extremely early technical previews are a marked departure from the norm for Microsoft. Far from being feature complete or even stable, the Windows Server Technical Preview nevertheless presents a way to become familiar with new features coming down the pike, and to put the UI changes through their paces.
By Tim Ferrill | 08 October, 2014 21:06
Microsoft's <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248650/Surface_Pro_3_deep_dive_review_Has_Microsoft_finally_got_it_right_">Surface Pro 3</a> has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in. screen and weighing 1.8 lbs. (without its keyboard cover), the Surface Pro is not as light as it could be, particularly for nomadic workers. And starting at $800 for a system equipped with an Intel i3 with 64GB plus $130 for the Type Cover, it is not an inexpensive system.
By Brian Nadel | 16 September, 2014 20:09
There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic
By Paul Venezia | 28 August, 2014 00:19
Mercifully, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen pulled his simple, addictive and fiendishly difficult twitch game from the Android and iOS marketplaces after it exploded in popularity earlier this year, but he's back with a new assault on your attention span: Swing Copters.
By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2014 04:10
The beta of Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features.
By Michael deAgonia | 30 July, 2014 03:02
Dell's big, fast, 15-inch flagship laptop and its amazing touchscreen give the MacBook Pro Retina a run for its money
By Woody Leonhard | 11 July, 2014 20:03
Swift's clean and modern syntax makes it quick and easy to get started, but mastering this new language will take a while
By Peter Wayner | 25 June, 2014 20:07
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 is supposed to work as both a tablet and a laptop. After working with it for a week, does our reviewer agree?
By Preston Gralla | 30 May, 2014 20:40
HP's buttoned-down EliteBook Folio 1040 has a lot going for it -- especially the multitouch, pressure-controlled Synaptics ForcePad
By Woody Leonhard | 23 May, 2014 20:05
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