Operating systems

Opinion: how CIOs can overcome Android phobia

Neil Florio
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

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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

Steve Ballmer is chief executive officer at Microsoft
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

The endpoint of the future

Peter Gothard explains how current trends in hardware and software will change the way business users interact with the enterprise
14 Nov 2012

Analysis: mobile development migraine

Enterprises looking to develop mobile applications for staff, partners or customers face a number of headache-inducing challenges
13 Nov 2012

Vupen claims first Windows 8 security flaw – but won't say what it is

French security researchers await call – and cash – from Microsoft
05 Nov 2012

Acer delays Windows tablets in response to Microsoft Surface launch

And Windows 8 ain't gonna increase sales by much either, adds Acer president Jim Wong
01 Nov 2012

Microsoft pushes Windows Phone 8 enterprise benefits

Updated smartphone platform includes management and security features to appeal to corporate buyers
31 Oct 2012

Windows 8 welcomed by security expert

Says OS boasts many new features that should please security-conscious IT leaders
26 Oct 2012

Microsoft launches Windows 8

New cross-device operating system launched worldwide
25 Oct 2012

First reviews of the Microsoft Surface

The best comments and reviews of the Microsoft Surface from around the web
25 Oct 2012

Bill Gates: Windows devices will share one OS

Microsoft chairman announces that eventually one OS will be used to power phones, desktops and tablets
23 Oct 2012

Microsoft first quarter revenues fall on Windows and Office sales decline

CEO Steve Ballmer claims sales will pick up when Windows 8 is launched
19 Oct 2012

Analysis: Microsoft sets up shop

Peter Gothard grills Microsoft director for SharePoint, Richard Riley, on what the Apps for Office and SharePoint stores will truly offer developers and IT managers
18 Oct 2012

Windows 8: awesome or yawnsome?

Peter Gothard asks industry pundits and software developers whether Microsft’s new operating system has what it takes to take the enterprise world by storm
17 Oct 2012

Microsoft reveals Windows 8 pricing details

Redmond also announces iTunes competitor XBox Music for the games console and Windows 8 PCs
15 Oct 2012

HP overtaken as world's biggest PC vendor by Lenovo

Gartner figures show Lenovo edging ahead of HP in third quarter
11 Oct 2012

Intel chip for Windows 8 tablets running late

High-end Windows 8 tablets may be delayed due to Intel 'Clover Trail' hold-ups
02 Oct 2012

Apple is 'behind in software design'

Yves Béhar suggests hardware and software interface development needs to be more in sync
24 Sep 2012