Don't-Miss Operating system Stories
But don't buy one if you want to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista!
But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.
It was 30 years ago today -- Sept. 27, 1983 -- that the seeds were planted for both Linux and the open-source software movement.
Bill Gates claims that the three-key combination was a mistake, but it was one that all businesses should be thankful for.
Tizen is for tablets, smartphones and laptops, but the operating system could also be headed to printers, cameras and smart TVs.
A poll hints at how the enterprise arena is slipping away from Microsoft, while acceptance for Android is growing and iOS is the number one priority.
Valve's Steam Box endeavor is ostensibly designed for the living room, but make no mistake: SteamOS is a serious threat to Windows.
Microsoft executives last week came the closest yet to saying that the company will release Office on iPads and Android tablets, but stopped short of specifics.
Microsoft is pursuing the ideal of OS platforms: a unified code base that runs from smartphones to servers, giving users a consistent experience across devices at home and at work, and developers a common tool set for building applications.
Canonical's vision of one OS to rule all devices is nearing release.
ROM maker Cyanogen Inc. now looks to be the third major mobile OS.
The open source operating system offers safe haven from the impending hacker free-for-all.
IBM will invest $1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments.
Open source trumps walled gardens, says Valve's Gabe Newell—but that's not all he said.