Ubuntu to get multi-touch from 10.10
Ubuntu
Network & Internet

Ubuntu to get multi-touch from 10.10

Multi-touch capabilities will feature in Ubuntu 10.10 and future versions of the OS.
17 Aug 2010
NetQin: Botnets hit 100,000 Symbian phones
Mobile virus
Security

NetQin: Botnets hit 100,000 Symbian phones

Botnets discovered by NetQin have potentially hit 100,000 Symbian phones.
8 Jul 2010
Microsoft taking Windows 7 beyond the PC
Windows 7 logo
Software

Microsoft taking Windows 7 beyond the PC

Windows Embedded Standard 7 will open up new horizons for Microsoft's OS.
28 Apr 2010
Can Windows Phone 7 Series succeed?
Windows Phone 7 Series
Mobile

Can Windows Phone 7 Series succeed?

Windows Phone 7 Series could be Microsoft’s most successful platform yet, but do its hardware and software restrictions mean it’s set to fail?
26 Mar 2010
Google: Browser to take over the OS
Google
Business strategy

Google: Browser to take over the OS

In a speech encouraging enterprises to move towards Google, an executive from the company made some bold claims on the future of the desktop.
15 Oct 2009
Ballmer claims Windows 7 saves £100 a seat
Steve Ballmer
Business strategy

Ballmer claims Windows 7 saves £100 a seat

Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer argued the business case for its latest OS Windows 7, and claimed the Server 2008 update can compete with VM…
5 Oct 2009
EFI tech helps PCs boot up in 10 seconds
Power on button
Server & storage

EFI tech helps PCs boot up in 10 seconds

New technology showcased by Phoenix Technologies enables an operating system to boot up in just 10 seconds.
28 Sep 2009
Microsoft finally sorts out Windows 7 UK upgrade
Windows 7 Boxes
Software

Microsoft finally sorts out Windows 7 UK upgrade

The UK will get a Family Pack and upgrades - and users have until 1 September to buy the full version at upgrade prices.
24 Aug 2009
Microsoft vs Google: Tale of the tape
boxing gloves
Software

Microsoft vs Google: Tale of the tape

As Microsoft and Google go toe-to-toe in more and more areas, we look at how the two tech giants line up today.
30 Jul 2009
Is the web becoming the operating system?
Mobile

Is the web becoming the operating system?

Opera's chief executive has said that the browser is taking over the OS as the centre of computing, on desktop and mobile.
20 May 2009
Novell sets up Linux netbook team
Software

Novell sets up Linux netbook team

Novell is reportedly setting up a dedicated team to develop Linux OS for netbooks.
31 Mar 2009
Apple users shouldn’t have ‘false sense of security’
Security

Apple users shouldn’t have ‘false sense of security’

Security firm Trend Micro is the latest company to warn that Apple’s popularity will make its OS more of a target for criminals.
18 Mar 2009
The "Karmic Koala" - new Ubuntu gets redesign
Software

The "Karmic Koala" - new Ubuntu gets redesign

The new version of Ubuntu should be speedier and shinier, and with a brand new look.
24 Feb 2009
Mac OS X and Microsoft's betas gain market share
Software

Mac OS X and Microsoft's betas gain market share

Over the past month, Apple's Mac OS X managed to hold nearly 10 per cent of the market, and Microsoft's betas also proved popular.
2 Feb 2009
Pirate versions of Windows 7 already freely available
Software

Pirate versions of Windows 7 already freely available

It was to be expected, but BitTorrent users have already got their hands on what looks like an early version of Windows 7.
5 Jan 2009
Timeline: How Windows XP keeps escaping death
Software

Timeline: How Windows XP keeps escaping death

Windows Vista never had a chance - the popularity of Windows XP meant that it has survived into 2009.
23 Dec 2008
Windows XP is the OS that will not die
Software

Windows XP is the OS that will not die

Microsoft gives Windows XP more life, but it makes Vista's future look very bleak.
22 Dec 2008
Week in Review: Who should police the internet?
Network & Internet

Week in Review: Who should police the internet?

As we build up to Christmas, the hot topics are censorship, internet language, and funky gadgets.
12 Dec 2008
Google staff hiding secret OS?
Chrome
operating systems

Google staff hiding secret OS?

US metrics firm reveals that many Google staff are hiding which operating system they are using, sparking fresh rumours that search company is working…
8 Dec 2008
Linux grows UK PC market share
Linux

Linux grows UK PC market share

The open source OS carving out a small, but rapidly growing, share of domestic market, new research has shown.
1 Aug 2008
Microsoft unveils 'Mojave' OS experiment
Software

Microsoft unveils 'Mojave' OS experiment

Microsoft is looking to prove its latest operating system Windows Vista is better than the reviews would have us believe.
29 Jul 2008