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Windows 8's user share growth slowed significantly last month, hinting at further trouble for the struggling operating system, new statistics from an analytics company showed today.
In a recent study, Windows 7 and Windows XP hold strong with users, but Windows Vista usage declines.
There are nearly three times as many distinct Android products in use now compared to a year ago. Among these devices, eight different versions of Android are currently in use, according to a new report.
Microsoft is encouraging enterprises to test Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which ships with a boatload of nifty enterprise features to simplify life for admins.
Red Hat has coupled the 10gen MongoDB data store to its new identity management package for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution.
Oracle continues to crack down on companies it claims are providing support services for its products in an illegal fashion.
Canonical launches a crowdfunding campaign to build the original batch of its planned Ubuntu Edge devices.
A website dedicated to discussion of the Ubuntu Linux distribution was breached on Saturday, with hackers gaining access to encrypted passwords and email addresses.
The latest simulator for the upcoming Firefox mobile OS is aimed to please developers planning to sell applications.
The upgraded notifications should send interactive pop-ups to your desktop, but we couldn't get them to work.
Microsoft focused much of its Build conference keynote on Windows 8.1; meanwhile, the company dug deeper into Windows 8.1's business-oriented features at TechEd Europe.
Developers find Firefox OS the most compelling among new smartphone OSes, generating more interest than Tizen and BlackBerry 10, even though no commercial products have been launched for it yet.
Android, however, will continue to dominate the market, Gartner says.
Intel now looks to the Android operating system as it breaks away from years of optimizing its top line of Core PC processors--including the recently launched Haswell processors--chiefly for Windows.
Microsoft and cellphone maker Nokia were in advanced talks about an acquisition of the Finnish company's device business, but the discussions have broken down, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.