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Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships

The strongly worded order by a California judge saying Oracle has to keep porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers is not the end of the...

Google's Android 4.0 Being Ported to $25 Raspberry Pi PC

Developers are porting Google's Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, to the Raspberry Pi PC, which starts at US$25 and is the size of a credit card.

Windows 8 Heads to PC Makers, But Questions Remain

If the world is going to embrace the changes in Microsoft's OS, the company will have to address a few lingering issues first.


Microsoft Calls Windows 8 Complete, But Analysts are Concerned

Microsoft today announced that it's wrapped up Windows 8 and declared that the operating system has met the "release to manufacturing" (RTM) milestone.


Microsoft Releases Windows 8; Windows Store Open for Business

Microsoft completes its boldest, but riskiest version of Windows, and releases it to PC builders.


Analysts Make Holiday Tech Predictions

Analysts Make Holiday Tech Predictions


MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

Now available for numerous Linux distributions, this traditional desktop environment just gained several new features.

Is OS X Snow Leopard Retired?

Apple's refusal to put into writing its operating system support policy leaves Snow Leopard users wondering whether their copy of OS X has been retired.


SolusOS: A New Linux Distro with a Focus on the Familiar

This distribution has a brand-new desktop environment that's designed to be a GNOME 2 twin.

Microsoft Gets Touchy With Mouse Gestures for Windows 8

In its latest support for touch input, Microsoft unveils a set of gesture commands and associated hardware designed to make it easier to get around Windows 8 with a mouse.


OS X Mountain Lion Downloads Hit 3 Million, Apple Says

The refreshed operating system has held the No. 1 spot on the Mac App Store's bestselling paid app list since it popped to the top last Wednesday.

Android 4.1: It's the Little Things that Win

Analysis: Android 4.1 is a big gain for Google's mobile OS, but it's composed of many, many tiny steps forward.

RHEL Now Available on Reserved Instances in Amazon's Cloud

Amazon Web Services has added the ability to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a Reserved Instance, which allows users to cut their costs, the company said on...