Operating systems

Google Chromebook outsells MacBooks and Android tablets in US

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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

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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'

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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

Microsoft u-turns to give developers early access to Windows 8.1

Programmers were due to receive build same time as general release, but Microsoft reverses decision following complaints
10 Sep 2013

Android will soon have 90 per cent of smartphone market, says Jon ‘Maddog’ Hall

Linux advocate claims Apple is making the same mistake it did with desktops
06 Sep 2013

Google gets hit by Microsoft again in Motorola patent case

Motorola Mobility has to pay Microsoft $14.5m in damages
05 Sep 2013

Top 10 Ballmerisms: Ballmer in his own words

'There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance'
30 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 released to manufacturers, general availability still 18 October

'Significant' update to its OS, says Microsoft
27 Aug 2013

Steve Ballmer to staff: Microsoft is an amazing place

Ballmer's decision to retire from Microsoft was revealed to staff in an email sent at 6am PDT - 2pm in London.
23 Aug 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within the next year

Long-standing CEO criticised for a decade of mis-steps and missed opportunities to stand down as CEO in the next 12 months
23 Aug 2013

Lenovo brings back Windows 8 Start button

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

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

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