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Red Hat: Most companies are still not cloud-ready

Big firms need to get their enterprise applications ready for the cloud era, says Frederik Bijlsma

80% customers choose Windows 7, says PC builder in US

Given the choice, Puget Systems' customers ignore Windows 8 and buy Windows 7 machines instead

Ubuntu 12.10 - Ten reasons to choose open source OS over Windows 8

Canonical has touted its new OS as a good way to 'avoid the pain of Windows 8' - Here's why you should take up the challenge

Open source Java for Android? Don't bet on it

Industry observers aren't optimistic, despite chatter about the possibility in OpenJDK circles

Android strengthens smartphone OS dominance on 5th birthday

Operating system has survived challenges like legal battles and platform fragmentation

Windows 8 tablets comparison

A look at some of the first tablets running Windows 8

Windows 8 security focuses on early malware detection

Security experts say Windows 8 is the most secure Microsoft OS to date, but that doesn't mean malware won't evolve to exploit it

Why you shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 8

Give users an OS that won’t make their computers behave like third-rate iPad knock-offs

10 features in Windows 8 that you won't find in Windows 7

Other differences include better integrated use of the cloud, better security, more options for use of multiple monitors and more

5 key forces driving open source today

From the rise of foundations to emerging revenue models, the open source movement is primed for even greater impact on tomorrow's technologies

Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

Ultrabooks are generally overpriced, and tablet hybrids offer a better platform for taking advantage of the unique features of Windows 8

HTC 8X and 8S - Hands on with new Windows Phone 8 devices

A closer look at the latest Windows Phone 8 devices unveiled by HTC in New York

Microsoft going all in with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is reportedly giving all employees new Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phone 8 smartphones, and Microsoft Surface RT tablets.

How Windows 8 threatens to undermine Software Assurance

The launch of a new product presents the vendor with a golden opportunity to change how they charge their customers for it by revising the licensing model

Windows 8 sales numbers disagreements

Microsoft, analysts don't see eye to eye on popularity of new desktop OS.

Linux Mint 14 'Nadia' - Seven reasons to try new distribution

Based on the new Ubuntu 12.10, this user-friendly operating system packs numerous updates, fixes, and new features

Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?

Windows 8 is supposed to be Microsoft's majestic OS reset, but intelligent voice control is conspicuously absent.

Linux Lite 1.0.0 - A new distribution for beginners

Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, this brand-new distribution uses the lightweight Xfce desktop and offers five years of support

Windows RT tablets comparison

A closer look of some of the first tablets running Windows RT

Why you should upgrade to Windows 8

Microsoft’s new operating system may look like a radical departure from Windows 7, but it works, it makes sense — and it’s the future

Windows RT needs native Facebook and Twitter apps

Facebook and Twitter are woven into the Windows 8 OS, but we still need native Windows RT apps to get the most from the services on a tablet

Microsoft Surface RT - Five things to consider before buying

Buying a Windows RT tablet is not going to be as simple as buying an iPad or Android tablet

What if Windows 8 flops?

Then Windows 7 gets a longer life and Microsoft presses on

Performance comparison: The difference between iOS 6 and iOS 5

How will the new iOS6 upgrade affect performance?

In depth: How Microsoft is taking down Nitol botnet

Microsoft discovered the infection on pristine personal computers in 2011 as it investigated supply chains in China


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