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Red Hat Preps RHEL 7 for Second Half of 2013

The next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), version 7, is targeted for release in the second half of 2013, Red Hat said on Tuesday, as it also...

Microsoft to Offer $15 Windows 8 Upgrade Deal

Eligible customers must purchase a new Windows 7-powered PC between June 2012 and January 2013 to get the reported deal.


Apple Ships Leopard Update to Disable Outdated Versions of Flash

The security update does not patch any known vulnerabilities in the operating system.

Apple Readies OS X for Retina Display Macs

The recent OS X 10.7.4 update hides some changes that may seem minor at first glance, but could indicate that Apple is about to launch something major.

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Might Not Be Free

Microsoft may not give away free Windows 8 upgrades to customers who purchase new PCs in the months before the OS launches.


Apple May Kill Google Maps in iOS 6

Apple's desire to oust Google Maps from the iPhone is no secret, and the company's acquisition of several mapping companies may have accrued the necessary technology to offer its own.


Why is Mozilla Targeting Microsoft and Not Apple in Browser Spat?

Why hasn't Mozilla lambasted Apple, as it did Microsoft, for blocking rival browsers from its mobile operating system?


Is Apple's OS X Mountain Lion on Early-Release Track?

Apple's European arm is reportedly training new staff to answer queries about Mountain Lion.

Microsoft's Purported Windows RT Firefox Ban: A Quick Explainer

Mozilla is complaining that Internet Explorer will be the only browser on Windows RT allowed to run in the traditional desktop environment. Here's what that means.


Apple Patches Safari, Blocks Outdated Flash Player

Apple on Wednesday patched four security vulnerabilities in Safari and blocked outdated versions of Adobe's Flash Player from running in its browser.


Microsoft Pitches SkyDrive Over iCloud to Mac Office Users

Microsoft is pitching its SkyDrive online storage service to Office for Mac users, calling Apple's iCloud offering "not enough" for collaboration, file sharing and anywhere-access to documents.

Half of All Macs Will Lack Access to Security Updates by Summer

Unless Apple changes its security update practice, nearly half of all Mac users will be adrift without patches sometime this summer.

Windows 8 'ARM' Tablets: A Disaster in the Making

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 tablets powered by ARM chips will be no easier to manage in the enterprise than iPads are.


Dell XPS 13: Gray With MacBook Air Envy

The XPS 13 is a fine, well-made, durable-seeming laptop with some style, but some people may prefer to spend their money on a faster processor and a lot more storage.

Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback

Microsoft's Windows 8 will not ship with support for DVD playback. It says DVD playback will require a "marginal cost" OS upgrade or a third-party solution.