Operating systems

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

Microsoft Windows XP screen
Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014

London School of Business and Finance favours Surface RT for 'familiar application framework' in bespoke development

Microsoft Surface Pro 2
"We needed Office 2013," says CIO
18 Feb 2014

Windows 8 licence sales lag behind Windows 7 at same stage

Microsoft's Tami Reller talks up Windows 8 1 RTM download figures
Forty million fewer licences sold over 15 months than Windows 7 managed in its first 12 months
14 Feb 2014

'ARM is part of the strategy' says Microsoft, but there's 'no insight to share' on Windows RT

'Commonality and convergence' remains focus, says platform strategy GM
14 Feb 2014

Nadella’s key challenges

Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, faces a number of challenges, big and small, as he takes the helm at the software giant
07 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

Satya Nadella takes helm at Microsoft as new CEO

While Bill Gates steps down as chairman to help him in advisory role
04 Feb 2014

What IT leaders want from Windows 9

With speculation mounting that Microsoft will launch the successor to Windows 8 no later than next April, Peter Gothard asks IT leaders what they’d like the new OS to deliver
31 Jan 2014

Microsoft Windows 9 slated for April 2015 release

Codenamed 'Threshold', Microsoft appears keen to distance the release from Windows 8
14 Jan 2014

Windows device shipments to jump by a third, says Gartner

Meanwhile Windows 8.1 is to get its first upgrade, according to screenshot leaks
09 Jan 2014

Google Chromebook outsells MacBooks and Android tablets in US

Does Google’s web-tethered device point the way to the future of laptops?
02 Jan 2014

Microsoft considers making Windows Phone and Windows RT licence free

Will Microsoft make Windows Phone and RT free to device makers?
11 Dec 2013

St. Edmund's College picks VMware over Microsoft and Citrix because of 'better functionality'

Hertfordshire-based school anticipates £63,000 of savings from virtualisation project
02 Dec 2013

Chop, chop: Windows RT to go as Microsoft exec says company has too many operating systems

Windows executive Julie Larson-Green admits: 'We don't need three operating systems'
26 Nov 2013

Microsoft's $2bn a year from Android patent licensing disguises big losses in Xbox, Skype and mobile – analyst

“Pure profit” from Android patent licensing covering up moribund Entertainment and Devices group, claims Nomura analyst
06 Nov 2013

Apple and Google should work together, says Wozniak

Apple co-founder believes together the two mobile giants could deliver a better experience for users
04 Nov 2013

Apple moving towards Android model of device proliferation, says IG

IG head of IT Ivan Gowan believes Apple is moving towards emulating Google's mobile strategy
30 Oct 2013

Scottish Government to provide staff with Windows 8 tablets

Initiative designed to let employees work more efficiently when on the move
11 Oct 2013

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 2 as it gears up for a 22 October release

Device branded 'the most powerful tablet for professional use in the world'
23 Sep 2013

Open source Android alternative CyanogenMod hatches plan to take on Google

CyanogenMod's $7m in venture funding sees hobbyists go full-time
19 Sep 2013

Valve's Steam Box details to be revealed next week

Linux-based games console represents biggest crack yet in Windows operating system hegemony
18 Sep 2013

IBM to splash $1bn on Linux for cloud computing and big data

But only Linux on IBM's own Power chip architecture
18 Sep 2013

Nokia and Microsoft: the odd couple

When Microsoft announced plans to buy Nokia’s devices business it was an almost inevitable culmination of a deal hammered out between Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop. But for Microsoft the deal is fraught with risk
16 Sep 2013

Apple unveils first-ever 64-bit smartphone - but no new budget iPhone

Apple iPhone 5 retired early, while 64-bit iPhone 5S becomes Apple's flagship iPhone.
10 Sep 2013