Operating systems

Huawei drops 'not profitable' Windows Phone as Microsoft faces new China anti-trust probe

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'It has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone,' says Huawei's Richard Yu
26 Aug 2014

Microsoft: Windows 9 'technology preview' to be unveiled on 30 September

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Windows 9: Out goes the 'charms bar'; in comes the 'mini start menu'
22 Aug 2014

More than meets the eye: transforming IT at Jagex - an interview with head of IT Barry Zubel

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Barry Zubel, head of IT at game developer Jagex, tells Danny Palmer about virtualising servers, automation and how IT infrastructure will be key to a smooth launch for their next big release
20 Aug 2014

Munich considers dumping Linux to return to Windows - after just one year

One of the first major migrations from Windows mulls a switch back to Microsoft due to user complaints
19 Aug 2014

Microsoft to release Windows 9 technology preview next month

Microsoft dangles imminent Windows 9 release in front of disgruntled Windows 8 users
15 Aug 2014

'I'm not prepared to take the whole business to Windows 8; it's too much, too quickly,' says KPMG CIO

Edel McGrath explains how a two-year project has seen the IT department at KPMG gain far more influence over the company
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: The long, slow death of Windows XP

Windows XP is slowly dying out, according to the web-stat counters – but it's Windows 7 people want, not Windows 8
04 Aug 2014

Windows 8 is ‘too much, too quickly and too different’, says KPMG CIO

Windows 8 'optional' for staff, but Windows Phone 'not ready' due to security concerns
31 Jul 2014

Free Windows?

What are the chances of Microsoft giving away its operating system – and even some of its most popular applications – for free? Peter Gothard asked some Redmond-watchers for their thoughts
28 Jul 2014

Windows 7 “mainstream support” to be discontinued next year

Just migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7? Mainstream support stops in January 2015
10 Jul 2014

Biffa still using Windows XP across the company, 'no business case' for Windows 7 says IT director

Migration planned, but firewalls are enough for now says David Gooding
09 Jul 2014

Apple punches holes in the walled garden with iOS 8

Apple loosens its grip on iOS apps, but doesn't let go entirely
03 Jun 2014

Taking tablets: an interview with South Devon NHS Trust IT operations manager David Hayes

Hayes tells Computing how the South Devon NHS is embracing the mobile revolution to improve patient care
29 May 2014

Apple admits iMessage has issues and claims a software update is on its way

Many people who switch from iPhone to Android can't receive text messages because of issues
23 May 2014

China bans government use of Windows 8

Chinese government does not want to rely on a foreign operating system, and is instead developing its own
20 May 2014

Microsoft the next major vendor to offer a virtual desktop-as-a-service

Software giant releases “Mohoro” for public preview as it races to catch up with Citrix, VMware and Amazon
14 May 2014

Windows XP users get Internet Explorer fix

Microsoft to rush out fix for critical IE flaw running on Windows XP
02 May 2014

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

Windows XP expires today: here's what you need to do…

What are the best practices for organisations wanting to shift away from XP?
08 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Nadella adopts “challenger mindset” with free Win 8 for small tablets and mouse-friendly OS updates

And Nokia joins the party with three new device announcements
02 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

NHS to continue forking out up to £40m for XP after Microsoft support ends

Whitehall favours one-year extension deal rather than moving on
21 Mar 2014

End of Windows XP support leaving organisations 'asleep at the wheel' and vulnerable to hackers - EY

'Hackers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of those organisations that have not got their house in order,' warns EY
06 Mar 2014

'Unconnected' XP machines just as dangerous as networked ones, argues Coalfire consultant

'It doesn’t face the internet' is a flawed argument by KPMG, says Andrew Barratt
28 Feb 2014