The chart below summarizes the market share for the top operating systems in use today. This operating system (OS) analysis
shows that Microsoft Windows is still the most utilized operating system followed by MAC and Linux. We only list operating
systems that have amassed at least 0.1% of the market share during
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Picking a Flavor of Linux
New York Times / 2/6/14
Some Linux distributions are easier to use than others and each one has its ardent followers, but Linux Mint and Ubuntu have emerged as two of the easiest options for those new to the system. Linux Mint, which arrived in 2006, is actually based on the older ...
Hardening the Linux desktop
LXer (press release) / 2/6/14
Although GNU/Linux® has the reputation of being a much more secure operating system than Windows,® you still need to secure the Linux desktop. This article steps you through installing antivirus software, creating a backup and restore plan, and using a ...
NVIDIA pledges more support for Linux open source 'Nouveau' driver
Neoseeker / 2/6/14
Just a few years ago, anyone wanting to play games on their PC were almost exclusively locked into the Windows operating system. Valve decided to work on changing that by making Steam available for Linux and eventually basing their upcoming SteamOS ...
North Korean Red Star OS mimics Apple's Mac OS X
Inquirer / 2/6/14
THE GLORIOUS NATION of North Korea has leaked a recent version of its Red Star operating system (OS). The state sanctioned Linux derivative is sporting a new look for this version that owes more than a little to Apple's Mac OS X. This will come as a bitter ...
Microsoft invests in Foursquare to use its data in Bing and Windows OS
Computer Business Review / 2/6/14
In addition to the investment, the software company has also forged a deal to use Foursquare data in its local and search products including Windows OS and Bing search engine over the next four years. The data would offer users of Windows-powered ...
iOS vs. Android vs. Windows Phone in Latin America: Google Mobile OS Hits 84 ...
Latin Post / 2/6/14
Windows Phone in Latin America: Google Mobile OS Hits 84 Percent as Windows Phone, iOS Decline, Says Kantar ... "[Windows Phone's] performance also deteriorated toward the end of 2013 in the important growth markets of China, U.S.A. and Latin America," added Sunnebo, after noting the Microsoft mobile operating system saw a minor gain in Europe of 3 percentage points. ... The smartphone operating system market share figures for the three major markets in Latin America (Photo Credit: KantarWorldpanel).
Apple "tested" Sony VAIO PCs running OS X
PC Pro / 2/5/14
Jobs was apparently so excited by the prospect of OS X on Sony hardware that he took the prototype with him on a visit to Japan, where he attempted to persuade Sony to produce Mac-compatible VAIOs. Mac clones. The story contradicts Jobs' behaviour ...
ReportTT: Apple wanted Sony VAIO's to run its OS as far back as 2001
TweakTown / 2/5/14
Ando recalls that after a round of golf with several Sony executives, Steve Jobs and other Apple employees greeted him at the end of the golf course and were holding a Sony VAIO PC that was running Mac OS. The report states that Jobs liked Sony's VAIO ...
Microsoft's updated Windows 8.1 to be rolled out in April
Hindustan Times / 2/5/14
Soon after an early version of the updated Microsoft's Windows 8.1 OS was leaked online, the latest rumours have pointed that the original launch would be done in April. Initial reports had indicated that the Windows 8.1 Update 1 would be released in March, ...