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Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst

Though today’s commercial shows a fun and highly usable experience, much criticism has been hurled toward Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. As a tablet interface, the OS does look very well-designed. Add a mouse and keyboard, however, and the UI simply confuses people who have been using Windows for years. Today, even more worries are being aired over the …

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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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OS X Mountain Lion, Like iOS 6, Adds Facebook Integration With New Update

Apple’s big iOS update, iOS 6, is hitting iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches today, but Mac OS X Mountain Lion is also getting an update with version 10.8.2. New Facebook integration is a major component of iOS 6, and now Mac OS X is stepping up the integration as well. Among the new features of the operating system are single …

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Joaquin Phoenix Falls For an Operating System in Spike Jonze’s Next Film

Apparently, we’re about to get the Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with Siri film we’ve all been waiting for. According to The Film Stage, Spike Jonze’s new film has just received an official title and an official plot summary. Set to release in 2013, the film is simply titled “Her.” Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Annapurna films: In the not …

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Chrome OS Gets Some User Interface Tweaks

Is it just me or is Chrome OS getting more and more WIndows-looking? Remember, when you just signed in, and you were in Chrome, and that was basically it? Google has gradually added more of a traditional operating system-like interface to its OS, and that continues today with the latest stable update, which introduces a new redesigned app list (pictured …

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Chitika Insights: June Market Share Reports [Infographic]

Yesterday, the Chitika Online Advertising Network released their June Insights Reports and there are a number of findings which may catch your attention. While the reports are packed with great information on everything from who the top search engine provider is, to who the top cellphone manufacturers are, one thing stands out in all the reports. Not much has changed. …

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Linux Foundation Releases Annual Development Report

Every year, the Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the Linux platform, compiles an annual development report that details the Linux kernel development process. The report covers the work completed through the Linux kernel 3.2 release. This year’s report contains some interesting revelations about who’s working on the Linux kernel and the number of changes being …

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Ubuntu 12.04 Beta: Canonical’s New Linux Desktop

At first, when Unity (Gnome’s replacement in Ubuntu 11x) came to fruition, I could not stand it. I had been used to Gnome being standard in all of the latest Ubuntu releases up until that time (even though in some releases, you could toggle between the two). Now, as I am sure along with most Ubuntu users, I am pretty …

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Google Seems To Prefer Macs To Chromebooks

Google put out a video today showing “uncut” footage from inside one of its search quality meetings. This is interesting in and of itself, but I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the Googlers in the meeting were using Macs, rather than say, Chromebooks. Here are some stills: It’s not really a surprise that Googlers are using computers …

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Chrome For Android: The First Step In The Convergence Of Google’s Operating Systems?

As previously reported, Google launched Chrome for Android in beta today. Unfortunately, not all Android users will get to try it out yet. It’s only available in select countries and languages for devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s a start though. This represents more than just allowing Chrome users to use the browser on their mobile devices. It …

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