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sc001 Jolla Sailfish OS, an alternative mobile operating system that failed to enter the big time, could be coming to more devices, if the company has its way. Jolla on Monday announced that its operating system now works with Android applications and hardware, making the platform a bit more appealing to vendors that were unwilling to... Read more »

September 16, 2013 at IST / OS, Tech News.

With more than four million upgrades over the first weekend of its release and many millions more expected in the coming months, Windows 8 is quickly becoming a daily reality for many people around the world. Given its unique differences from its predecessors, a learning curve is required and everyone is certain to find a... Read more »

November 4, 2012 at IST / OS.

“Windows 8 is Coming Soon,” the 31-second video opens with a countdown that starts from 10, but ends at eight — alluding to the name of Window’s latest operating system. Naturally, images of the number, as well as the OS’ touch-centric interface, dominate the ad.   A tagline, “WIndows reimagined,” shows up near the end... Read more »

October 15, 2012 at IST / OS, Tech News.

Computer users are familiar to different degrees with the operating system that gets their machines up and running, whether that is the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, ChromeOS or other operating system. The OS handles the links between hardware, the CPU, memory, hard drive, peripherals such as printers and cameras as well as the components... Read more »

October 11, 2012 at IST / OS.

Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance. Initially developed by Android Inc, whom Google financially backed and later purchased in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Google releases... Read more »

September 29, 2012 at IST / OS, Science & Technology.

Microsoft confirms October 25 launch for Windows 8 It’s a huge year for Microsoft. The venerable tech giant is essentially reinventing itself from the ground up for 2012. A new server OS, new desktop OS, new Microsoft Office suite, new mobile platform, and new tablet hardware are all being launched virtually simultaneously. To say Microsoft... Read more »

September 17, 2012 at IST / OS.

Windows 7 has overtaken Windows XP as the world’s most popular desktop operating system, marking the end of the venerable OS’ reign over the PC world. (Credit: Net Applications) Windows 7’s market share stands at 42.76 percent compared to Windows XP’s 42.5 percent, according to figures from web tracking company Net Applications for the month... Read more »

September 3, 2012 at IST / OS, Science & Technology.