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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

March 27, 2015
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The most popular US end-user operating systems, according to the federal government

Surprise! The federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP) has found that Windows is the most popular end-user operating system with 58.4 percent of all government web site visitors. What’s more interesting though is what versions of Windows we’re using and … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
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Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows 8, Server 2012

The big file-sharing leap came with Samba 4. That release brought Linux an Active Directory (AD) domain controller. With that version, Samba gained the ability to share files with both old and new Windows systems by bringing its support up … Continue reading

July 19, 2013
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Can any tablet OS challenge Android and iOS?

Based on Microsoft’s latest earnings report, its Surface RT is a flop. This, in turn, means that Windows RT has failed. But, there are many other would-be tablet operating system challengers to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Seriously, though, do … Continue reading

June 27, 2013
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Microsoft’s mobile strategy: Where Android, iOS and Windows 8.1 fit in

This is not your dad’s Microsoft. In the last few months Microsoft has been refocusing on Web services and devices instead of its mobile operating systems, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 (WP8). Neither OS have been cutting the mustard in the market. … Continue reading