Operating systems

H4cked Off: Valve's Team Fortress 2 freebies are good news for Linux

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It may sound strange, but giving players a virtual penguin could draw them to Linux in droves
18 Feb 2013

Boost for Linux as Valve releases Steam games

Steam for Ubuntu
Popular platform's support for Ubuntu could be a game changer
15 Feb 2013

Gartner: Huawei up to third place in global smartphone rankings but Apple, Samsung still dominate

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2012 saw an overall decline in global mobile phone sales of 1.7 per cent
13 Feb 2013

Surface Pro 'won’t make a dent' says ex-Microsoft SVP

'Microsoft and hardware – when have they ever been successful?' asks Joachim Kempin
13 Feb 2013

Ubuntu smartphones tipped to arrive in October

Linux-based OS to reach two large regions in 2013, according to Canonical founder
07 Feb 2013

Analysis: PC makers need to shape up or ship out

With only one of the world’s top five PC makers enjoying rising sales, Sooraj Shah asks what the sector can do to revive its fortunes
07 Feb 2013

Analysis: Sleeping phone giants stir from their slumber

Having all underperformed in 2012, BlackBerry, HTC and Nokia are desperate to regain momentum and mount a serious challenge to market leaders Apple and Samsung. Danny Palmer and Stuart Sumner assess their chances
05 Feb 2013

Surface RT 'a bit of a lemon', 'jury out' on Windows 8, says Civica CTO

Microsoft's offerings are failing to carve out a niche - but the Surface Pro may change that
24 Jan 2013

RIM could license out BlackBerry 10, says CEO

Thorsten Heins wants Canadian firm's new OS to show its potential first
21 Jan 2013

2012 - The IT Perspective: Mostly cloudy

The forecast for enterprise software is a continuation of the move towards cloud computing, while customers are also complaining about software licensing
21 Dec 2012

Dell wanted Microsoft to drop 'confusing' Windows RT branding

The firm argued the tablet OS was not worthy of the name 'Windows'
17 Dec 2012

Linus Torvalds interview: Linux and the future of computing

In the second part of a three-part interview, Linux creator and Millennium Technology Prize winner Linus Torvalds talks about real-world Linux and looks into the future
17 Dec 2012

Google rules out Gmail and Drive apps for Windows 8

Firm has no plans to produce apps for Microsoft systems
13 Dec 2012

Schmidt: 'We’re imitating Microsoft’s lead against Apple from 20 years ago'

Google chairman says Android is winning mobile OS war
12 Dec 2012

Case Study: Enterprise Mobility at Lego

Lego CIO Henrik Amsinck talks exclusively to Computing about BYOD, Windows 8, Surface, security, apps and Android
12 Dec 2012

Linus Torvalds interview: From VIC-20 to Raspberry Pi

In the first part of a three-part interview, Linux creator and Millennium Technology Prize winner Linus Torvalds talks about how he got Linux off the ground, the 'marketing' of Linux and Raspberry Pi
11 Dec 2012

Opinion: how CIOs can overcome Android phobia

The mobile operating system presents a number of security and management challenges, but they are no longer anything to be afraid of
10 Dec 2012

Out of the Blue: 2013 to see radical shift in Microsoft's Windows strategy

Software giant reported to be developing a truly multi-platform version of OS that will be updated every year
05 Dec 2012

Ballmer bounce fails to materialise as PC sales drop

Lack of sales boost from Windows 8 suggests that Microsoft's power is waning
30 Nov 2012

All-in-one Windows 8 PCs selling 'well above forecasts' - Dell

Consumers with cash buying high-end touch-screen PCs, claims Dell. But lower end and corporates more circumspect over Windows 8
28 Nov 2012

Windows 8 outsells Windows 7, claims Microsoft's Windows business head

40 million copies of Windows 8 sold in the first month, claims Tami Reller
28 Nov 2012

Analysis: Windows RT struggles to win admirers

The Windows RT-based Surface has sold only ‘modestly’ since its launch, while Microsoft's partners wait for the ‘full fat’ Surface Pro to appear in the new year. So is the platform’s future already in the balance?
27 Nov 2012

BlackBerry returns from the dead

Stocks rise 17.3 per cent as influential analysts resurrect hopes about new devices
23 Nov 2012

UI guru Jakob Nielsen slams Windows 8 interface following user testing

'Disappointing usability for both novice and power users,' says Nielsen
20 Nov 2012