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April 30, 2015
by sjvn01
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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

April 29, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Will Windows 10 be ready this summer? No way. Will it ship? Count on it.

Will Windows 10 be ready this summer? No way. Will it ship? Count on it.

AMD CEO Lisa Su let the cat out of the bag: Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 in late July. My first reaction: “That’s not possible!” Then I thought about it some more, and my second reaction was, “That’s just … Continue reading

April 9, 2015
by sjvn01
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Docker comes to Microsoft Azure

As expected, container technology, especially Docker, has become hotter than ever in clouds. What you might not have expected was for Microsoft to adopt Docker for Azure. Well, surprise! They have. First, a little background. Clouds are built on virtual … Continue reading

March 30, 2015
by sjvn01
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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