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Is Sony disowning Microsoft and Windows? Not quite, says CEO
CNET / 2/7/14
With Sony's high-profile exit from the PC business, it is essentially rejecting any devices that run on the Windows operating system -- the traditional Windows desktop OS, that is. First the bad news. Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai did make it clear in Tokyo on Thursday ...
Microsoft Expected To Rollout Windows 8.1 Update 1 In April
Techtree.com / 2/7/14
Windows 8 introduced a new era of PC computing by way of touch-based input via a variety of touch surfaces available today. Somehow even though Microsoft thinks that this is going to be the future of the daily computing, the user however says 'Nay'.
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 ...
Apple seeds fifth OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks beta to developers
Apple Insider / 2/6/14
Apple seeds fifth OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks beta to developers. By AppleInsider Staff. Continuing with its weekly release schedule, Apple on Thursday seeded the fifth beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to developers with no significant changes. 13C53. Apple's latest ...
Here's one Mac knockoff Apple might not be able to sue
BGR / 2/6/14
North Korea has upgraded the Red Star OS computer operating system it uses in computers found in schools and libraries to mimic Apple's Mac OS X, BBC News reports, a departure from the previous Windows-like Red Star OS version. Screenshots showing ...
Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Build 13C53 to Developers
Mac Rumors / 2/6/14
... messages, graphics drivers, VoiceOver, VPN, and SMB2. Earlier betas of OS X 10.9.2 began allowing Mac users to block people on iMessage and FaceTime, as can be done in iOS 7, and also introduced FaceTime Audio. Related roundup: OS X Mavericks.
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 ...
Foursquare partners with Microsoft, enhances tracking system
SC Magazine / 2/6/14
“So, in the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows and Windows Phone operating systems and products like Bing, places will be enhanced by Foursquare,” according to a blog post on the Foursquare website. The move should allow Microsoft to personalize search results and better target ads, according to a report, which adds that a Microsoft investment of $15 million will give the company exclusive rights to Foursquare's new tracking system. The new tracking system is said to actively ...
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).