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Microsoft preps system software for cloud usage

Microsoft is updating a number of its IT infrastructure and development tools to work more seamlessly with its Azure hosted cloud services, including Windows Server, System Center, Visual Studio and SQL Server.

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Foxconn developing 5 Firefox OS devices, could include tablet

Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has become the latest company to back Mozilla's Firefox OS and is developing more than five devices running the mobile operating system for its customers.


Mozilla taps Foxconn to build Firefox OS cellphones

Mozilla has signed on Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, to support its Firefox operating system in cellphones.


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Android PC numbers increase with Acer's new Haswell desktop

Acer is expected to double down on Android PCs by announcing an overpowered and underpriced all-in-one PC rocking a fourth-generation Intel "Haswell” Core processor, as a Windows 8 alternative.

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Ubuntu's Bug #1 report closed after almost nine years

The tongue-in-cheek bug report from 2004 complained that Microsoft owned more market share than Ubuntu. Ubuntu leader Mark Shuttleworth closed the report Thursday.

Start menu isn't back in Win 8.1, but some key features are

Microsoft customers clamoring for the incorporation of the Start button and menu into Windows 8 will get their wish partially fulfilled in the upcoming update of the OS.

Zorin OS 7: This may be the Linux distro you're looking for

This popular OS is designed to make the transition easy for Windows users.

Considering a Linux career? Four tips for new college grads

Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin offers suggestions for those just starting out in Linux.

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Google tests enhanced notifications in Chrome browser

Google has released a beta version of Chrome that introduces what the company describes as "richer" notifications from the browser's apps and extensions.

Skype for Linux 4.2 aims to deliver more polish

Now available for multiple Linux distributions, this new update brings numerous tweaks and enhancements.

No Nexus-like Galaxy S4 for overseas users

Android fans outside the United States won't be able to enjoy the pure Google experience on Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone--at least not yet.


$99 Linux stick turns any HDMI display into a virtual desktop

Similar in many ways to Dell's 'Project Ophelia' PC, this new device targets businesses with full-fledged manageability.

Mageia Linux 3 brings a raft of key updates

This popular Linux distro offers a choice of six desktop environments.

How to prepare your business for Windows 8

Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.

Android captures 75% of smartphone sales, Gartner says

Google Android smartphones are dominating the market, according to the latest figures from Gartner.