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April 5, 2017
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Ubuntu switches to GNOME desktop and gives up smartphone hopes

Some of you may have been surprised when Canonical‘s founder Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu Linux was ending its “investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell.” I wasn’t. Ubuntu had long been a cloud power and it’s been building its … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
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Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

For decades, the answer to the question “What’s the most popular operating system?” was Windows. You may not have liked it, but macOS, OS/2, Linux, you name it, couldn’t knock it off its pedestal. But, then along came smartphones and … Continue reading

April 30, 2015
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Why Windows embracing Android and iOS is a bad idea

It’s official. Microsoft has surrendered the mobile space to Apple and Google. All hail Android! All hail iOS! Seriously what else can you make of Microsoft attempting to bring both Android and iOS applcations to Windows? First, there’s no question … Continue reading

March 30, 2015
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ZDNet readers’ favorite operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android

Windows is the favorite desktop operating system of ZDNet readers. On the mobile front, it’s followed by iOS and Android. That largely agrees with the operating system popularity numbers of the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), but there are … Continue reading