All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘operating system’

Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

Microsoft wants you to finally stop using Windows XP. Microsoft announced this week that they will no longer be supporting Windows XP in any of their security updates, and are urging anyone left on the 12-year-old operating system to upgrade their device. To help offset costs, Microsoft is offering a $100 credit towards upgrading your system to one of their …

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HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China

HTC is in a bad way. After sales of its HTC One smartphone failed to compete with iPhone and Galaxy S4 sales, the company released dismal financial results for its latest quarters. As rumors of a buyout begin to circle the company, even Beats Electronics is trying to buy a portion of itself back from the struggling manufacturer. It remains …

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Samsung Reportedly Slowing Development on OS Tizen

Last year, Samsung teamed up with Intel and the Linux Foundation to develop Tizen, and open-source operating system for mobile devices. Tizen is one of a few new operating systems (including Firefox OS) to compete with Android for the non-iOS smartphone market. Now, it appears that Samsung may have softened on ditching Android in favor of Tizen. DigiTimes today reported …

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Developer Works Around Google Glass Restrictions With Custom OS

Google Glass has a lot of potential, but some may feel that Google is squandering said potential with its heavy handed regulation. The company has already banned porn and facial recognition apps from being developed for the device. Before Google can ban more capabilities, one developer wants to free Glass from Google’s reach. NPR reports that Stephen Balaban, a developer …

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Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Going Up Tomorrow

Windows 8 isn’t being adopted by PC users in the numbers Microsoft had hoped. Though the company has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses, the new OS still holds a marginal share of the desktop OS market, while Windows 7 and XP make up over 84% of the market. Normally when software (or hardware, for that matter) isn’t selling is …

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Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Orders Now Available

Microsoft today announced that DVD copies of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade are now available for pre-order at select retailers. The operating system upgrade will cost customers $70, and customers running Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 will be able to upgrade. Windows 8 is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, …

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Linux Kernel Version 3.4 Now Available

It’s always strikes me with awe whenever a new version of the Linux kernel is released. The hours of work that developers put into this product is just kind of mind blowing especially when you consider that a lot of the work is done by volunteers. With the newest release, Linux is once again moving forward at a pace unmatched …

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Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Editions

It’s expected with each new Windows release that Microsoft announces the different editions of the software for different types of consumers. Microsoft currently offers three versions of Windows 7 in the U.S. – Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. I would have figured that Microsoft would go with the same scheme for Windows 8, but the company is simplifying their offerings. …

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Windows Vista Loses Mainstream Support Today

Can you believe it’s been five years since Microsoft unleashed Windows Vista upon the general populace? Like with all operating systems released by Microsoft, it’s time for Vista to move on out to greener pastures. The greener pastures in this case is extended support as its mainstream support has now dried up. While the news of its mainstream support ending …

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Linux 3.3 Released, Merges With Android

As we reported on last month, Linux developers are becoming more important to businesses the world over. Their jobs are just about to get easier with the release of Linux version 3.3. The release notes for Linux 3.3 is pretty big, but here’s the summary that should give you all the important details before we dive into the nitty gritty …

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Anonymous Operating System: Real or Fake?

Active Anonymous twitter accounts are now tweeting that the Anonymous Operating System is a fake. @anonopsAnonOpsThe Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT 12 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto The ubuntu based OS has already been downloaded over 25,000 times in four days. Although the download site has an overall positive score, with 40 recommends, a …

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Microsoft’s Weird Stance on Windows 8 Personalization

How does it make you feel when a company tries to sell you something, but then, try and tell how to use it after you’ve paid for it? If you’re a PS3 fanboy, you might approve of this tactic, but what if you’re just a regular Windows user who wants to control the look and feel of the operating system …

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