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Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC

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From the initial preview to its final release, Mountain Lion took a journey that lasted over five months and saw 269 builds of the update before finally going gold in July of 2012. In fact, it was more than a month after its big WWDC keynote that Apple finally...
Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC

Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

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In a world dominated by iOS and junk-food-inspired Android operating systems, Canonical, developers of Ubuntu, feel there’s room for a mobile version of its user-friendly Linux distribution. However, rather than provide what is solely a mobile OS, Canonical boasts that this OS can actually plug into a PC and turn...
Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

FAQ: What's what in OS X Mountain Lion?

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Last week, Apple took most Mac users by surprise when it released a developers preview of Mountain Lion, the company's upcoming desktop OS. We're here to fill in some of the blanks about the new cat....
FAQ: What's what in OS X Mountain Lion?
Apple plots future of desktop with Mountain Lion iCloud integration

Dual OS phone with Android and desktop Ubuntu not likely to arrive before 2014

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It's beautiful. It even works. But if there's a downside to the notion of an Android phone that runs full-blown desktop Ubuntu when docked to a big screen and keyboard, it's the need for patience. Nearly a year after the first announcement, we've had an update from one of...
Dual OS phone with Android and desktop Ubuntu not likely to arrive before 2014
Over half of you already updated to Mountain Lion!?

New Google Chrome release improves in-browser spell chekcer

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Google has just released Chrome version 26.0.1410.43 to the stable channel, and chief among its list of changes is something that will please the error-prone: the in-browser spell checker sees several prominent additions, most notably the ability to distinguish between homonyms, check grammar, and perform context-sensitive fixes. Additionally, words...
New Google Chrome release improves in-browser spell chekcer

BAD MATH: Windows 8 Sales Are Much More Impressive Than Two Apple Bloggers Are Suggesting (AAPL, MSFT)

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Steve Ballmer says Microsoft has sold 4 million copies of Windows 8 in 3 days. MG Siegler writes: That's 4 million in 3 days. Solid, right? Sure. Though it has to be noted that Apple sold 3 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion in 4 days. Microsoft likes to poke fun...
BAD MATH: Windows 8 Sales Are Much More Impressive Than Two Apple Bloggers Are Suggesting (AAPL, MSFT)
Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Companion App For Syncing Media With Windows Phone 8 Devices Ahead Of Big WP8 Reveal

Early Reviews Of Microsoft's Windows 8 Are Not Good (MSFT)

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More reviews for Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, are rolling out today. And none of them are particularly good for Microsoft. Woody Leonhard at InfoWorld's review is titled, "Windows 8 Review: Yes, it's that bad." Here's Leonhard's killer line: "From the user's standpoint, Windows 8 is a failure --...
Early Reviews Of Microsoft's Windows 8 Are Not Good (MSFT)

Boxee desktop app being removed from servers tonight, get it while you can

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We knew that the Boxee desktop app's days were numbered, we just didn't realize how numbered. It was only the day after Christmas that we learned version 1.5 would be the last to ship for Linux, Windows and OS X. Now, with January coming to a close, its life...
Boxee desktop app being removed from servers tonight, get it while you can

Windows 8 ekes out 3.2 percent of desktop OS market

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Microsoft's latest OS is gaining ground but is still in fourth place behind Vista, according to Web tracker Net Applications. [Read more]...
Windows 8 ekes out 3.2 percent of desktop OS market

Review: Asus VivoTab Smart offers full Windows 8 OS in hybrid tablet form

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Despite all the Microsoft Surface hype, Windows 8 tablets have yet to find their niche. It's difficult, after all, to be more expensive than Apple's ever-cool iPad, yet less usable than a reasonably cheap laptop. So what can the Asus VivoTab Smart--a slim little 10.1-inch tablet with a Clover...
Review: Asus VivoTab Smart offers full Windows 8 OS in hybrid tablet form
The humble beginnings of OS X on Intel
Fujitsu bringing 'wide range of smartphones and tablets' to Europe, says FT
Microsoft's Mobile Ambition: Not Dead Yet

Say Goodbye to Ubuntu Linux 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat'

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For those who have been holding onto this last pre-Unity desktop OS release, the time has come to upgrade or move on....
Say Goodbye to Ubuntu Linux 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat'

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is no stranger to us, as we've had the opportunity to review the global unit on two occasions. This is the first time, however, that we've seen the S Pen-toting tablet bearing the Verizon logo -- and an unusually large one, to boot. Hardware-wise,...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon hands-on

Here's Why Windows 8 Is Shaping Up To Be A Giant Bomb For Business Users (MSFT)

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With every passing week, the feeling about Windows 8 is that it's going to be another Microsoft Vista. That's code for big expensive flop. Loads of reviews have been written about Windows 8, including ours. Some loved it. Some hated it. But they all say the same thing: Windows 8...
Here's Why Windows 8 Is Shaping Up To Be A Giant Bomb For Business Users (MSFT)

With iMessage And Notifications, OS X Mountain Lion Looks More Like iOS

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Another version of Mac OS X? Yes, just seven months after Mac OS X Lion was introduced, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is releasing its first developer preview of what comes next for its big cat-themed desktop operating system, to be called “Mountain Lion.” And just like Lion before it, Apple’s...
With iMessage And Notifications, OS X Mountain Lion Looks More Like iOS

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade: Your FAQs Answered

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Users will be able to upgrade to the pro version of Microsoft's newest desktop OS for just $40 for a limited time....
Windows 8 Pro Upgrade: Your FAQs Answered

Happy 5th birthday Windows Vista – still number 3 OS worldwide

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Microsoft Windows Vista was released into retail on January 30, 2007, and there’s not been many nice words said about it since. It suffered from being incompatible with much of existing hardware and software, problems with drivers, imposing annoying security procedures on users, and more. It seemed like everyone loved...
Happy 5th birthday Windows Vista – still number 3 OS worldwide

Apple's iOS 7 Will Ship On Time For A Preview Release In June And Full Launch In September, Report Says

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Apple’s iOS 7 will arrive “on time,” according to a couple of well-placed sources following a report from Bloomberg this morning that suggests it was risking delays in the face of major software changes. Apple blogger and noted beard-wearer Jim Dalrymple gave one of his famous one-word confirms today on...
Apple's iOS 7 Will Ship On Time For A Preview Release In June And Full Launch In September, Report Says
VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support, kills font cache, and more
Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge Quad-Core i7-3770K benchmarked on Mac OS 10.7.3
Google Chrome OS Busts Out Of Browser With New Interface

Apple: Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in 4 days

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By the end of the day Saturday, Apple had tallied 3 million downloads of its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, which is easily the fastest uptake of any of its desktop OSes, ever. Mountain Lion was released to the public last Wednesday with a download price of...
Apple: Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in 4 days

Samsung Joins the Field for the Fall Windows Tablet Race

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Add Samsung to the list of hardware companies preparing a Windows tablet for launch this fall. People with knowledge of Samsung’s plans tell Bloomberg that the Korean hardware giant will introduce an ARM-based tablet running Windows RT when Microsoft releases the operating system, most likely in October. The device is...
Samsung Joins the Field for the Fall Windows Tablet Race

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
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