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We actually wondered what Microsoft would say if they got wind of Google's plans to phase out Windows machines in favor of Linux and OS X alternatives, and it looks like our wish has been granted. Microsoft recently published a response the rumor... Read...
You've heard of DeviceVM. You may not know of it, but if you follow netbooks, notebooks and/or operating systems, you've probably heard of a little thing called "Splashtop," an instant-on OS that has made its made onto a great many machines now. But... Read...
And just like that, the shakeup at Palm continues. A few days before HP eventually came public with their intentions to acquire the struggling cell phone maker, Michael Abbott, SVP of software and services, decided to bolt for the door. Now, another... Read...
Remember MeeGo? That's the operating system that was formed when Intel and Nokia decided it best to merge their respective Moblin and Maemo efforts into one system designed for mobile devices, MIDs, UMPCs, slates, and even netbooks. Not much has... Read...
It may not seem very significant at first glance, but this is a monumental day for Samsung Electronics. While Palm has struggled with getting WebOS to the masses, and Nokia has had to merge Maemo with Intel's Moblin just so MeeGo can have a fighting... Read...
It was basically a foregone conclusion that Android 2.2 would be launching this week at Google's I/O conference in California, but up until now, we only knew about select bits and pieces of the mobile OS. Today, Google revealed everything there is to know about v2.2 (code name "Froyo"), which is easily the most... Read...
Google's Android mobile operating system is making a huge impact in the smartphone industry. Recent reports show it growing even faster than the iPhone OS, and while it still has a long ways to go to reach the 150000+ apps that the App Store has for... Read...
Cherrypal, maker of the $99 (Linux) and $118 (Windows CE) "Cherrypal Africa" laptop line, has gone and released another low-priced notebook, this time built around Google's Android platform. It's called the "Cherrypal Asia" and comes in either a basic version with a 7-inch screen, or a 10-1-inch widescreen... Read...
Linux doesn't get nearly the attention or credit it deserves in the consumer realm. Most web servers run on Linux, and anyone who engages in secondary education in programming will undoubtedly spend some serious time within a Linux environment. Yet... Read...
At least until iPhone OS 4 ships, probably the single biggest complaint with Apple's smartphone is its inability to multitask. That will change in the coming months, and so too will several other shortcomings be addressed (like managing apps with Folders), but if you just can't shake that Android-envy on your new... Read...
Google has done it once more, and by "it," we mean "turn something in the tech world on its head." BumpTop, a desktop environment that debut last year on Windows 7 and this year on OS X, has just been swallowed whole by the search giant, and while... Read...
There aren't too many Linux users out there in the consumer world, at least from a global market share perspective. But there's no doubt that Ubuntu is about as popular a variant as they come for Linux, and the newest version has just recently been... Read...
Same story, new week. But this time, Microsoft has some pretty big numbers to back up the boasting. And by "pretty big," we really mean "huge." There was already little doubt that Windows 7 was on track to become bigger than Vista could ever dream... Read...
Earlier in the week, RIM introduced two (or three, if you count the second version of the Pearl 3G) new BlackBerry smartphones, but the operating system on those won't be the latest for long. At the company's WES show in Florida, BlackBerry 6 was... Read...
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