Operating systems

Lenovo brings back Windows 8 Start button

pokki
Preinstalled SweetLabs Pokki button replicates classic Start menu - but there are strings attached
23 Aug 2013

Don't use Windows 8 due to risk of 'back doors', warns German government

Windows 8.1 Start screen resizable tiles
Use of Microsoft OS 'can have significant consequences on IT security' suggest leaked documents
22 Aug 2013

Microsoft withdraws patches after reports of crashes on Windows and Exchange

Windows 8.1 apps and services one vision plan
Microsoft's “patch Tuesday” turns into a nightmare as patches cause the return of the “blue screen of death” for some users
16 Aug 2013

University of St Andrews consolidates and virtualises 400 servers in 50 locations

Project led by CIO Steven Watt intended to cut costs, power consumption and carbon emissions at the 600-year-old University
14 Aug 2013

'No reason at all' for Force India to make Windows 8 leap

Head of IT Adrian Collinson tells Computing the F1 team is fine operating on the 'very good' Windows 7
13 Aug 2013

Bloomberg pays $80,000 to back Canonical's Ubuntu Edge smartphone project

$80,000 buys 100 devices for Bloomberg – but Canonical still needs just over $23.5m to go into production with 14 days left
08 Aug 2013

Curtains for Windows as Hillarys Blinds opts for Android

When Hillarys Blinds wanted to build an app for its in-home sales staff it weighed up mobile platforms – and opted for a combination of Android and Samsung smartphones
07 Aug 2013

Microsoft still has 'a way to go' in determining its market for Windows 8, says Network Rail

'We will embrace Windows 8 where it makes sense to do so' says IS head Goodman
30 Jul 2013

CIO interview: How Balfour Beatty will rationalise servers and applications in £50m deal with Fujitsu

Construction giant hopes to slash number of servers in half and cut thousands of applications
25 Jul 2013

iOS takes off at Air France: an interview with Jean-Christophe Lalanne

The airline’s IT chief tells Danny Palmer how he has turned the BYOD concept on its head, and why he believes Apple is flying high in the tablet market while Microsoft is still stuck on the runway
24 Jul 2013

Case study: Telefónica rises above the Surface

CIO Phil Jordan is overseeing a major migration to Windows 8 devices and Office 365 in a bid to boost collaboration, but as Sooraj Shah reports, his enthusiasm for all things Microsoft does not extend to the Surface
23 Jul 2013

BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed in the US

$99 on two-year contract with AT&T or Verizon, or $49 with Amazon or Best Buy
15 Jul 2013

Nokia chose Windows instead of Android to offer mobile carriers 'third alternative'

Stephen Elop opted out of negotiations with Google as he could see Samsung dominating Android back in 2010
15 Jul 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 leaks ahead of launch

Nokia's latest device will have a 41MP camera, 2GB of RAM and NFC technology
09 Jul 2013

Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturers next month

Devices based on the OS update should be available in time for Christmas
09 Jul 2013

The future for Microsoft: behind Ballmer’s Build bluster

Steve Ballmer’s keynote at Build 2013 was a third-party sales tour de force, but it left a few loose ends dangling on the hardware front
09 Jul 2013

Windows 8 tablets 'haven't reached quality of iPads,' says Air France CIO

Jean-Christophe Lalanne tells Computing that while Air France is keen to look at Microsoft Windows 8, the airline doesn't yet consider it a major player in the tablet market
08 Jul 2013

Dell could move into wearable technology market

Ailing PC maker could join Google and Nike in the wearable tech arena
05 Jul 2013

Review: Acer Iconia W3 - Windows 8 on a tiny tablet

Acer's offering is small enough, but is it perfectly formed?
02 Jul 2013

Android and Samsung dominate European smartphone market

Apple market share just 18 per cent compared with Google's 70 per cent
01 Jul 2013

Windows 8.1 preview launched by Microsoft

Update includes return of the Start menu, better SkyDrive integration, and improved search
26 Jun 2013

Windows 8 tablets better than iPads for EasyJet

EasyJet CIO Trevor Didcock tells Computing that Windows 8 would be the preferred option for standardising tablets across the airline
24 Jun 2013

CIO Interview: Rocco Labellarte, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead CIO Rocco Labellarte and chief architect Dan Goodman explain their ongoing plans to make the council the first entirely cloud-based local authority in the UK
21 Jun 2013

SITA 2013: Air France CIO 'disappointed' with Windows 8

Jean-Christophe Lalanne tells Computing Microsoft has six months to iron out problems with its latest OS
20 Jun 2013