Apple developers, start your engines. Mac users, start dreaming of how much cooler your desktop or laptop experience could be this summer. That's when Apple will launch the latest big cat-themed Mac OS X, version 10.8: Mountain Lion.
Android is finally getting Chromed out.
No doubt, it is difficult to design operating systems for computers that simultaneously run numerous applications, while managing interactions between multiple types of hardware and responding to a multitude of commands from users.
The tributes to Dennis Ritchie won't match the river of praise that spilled out over the web after the death of Steve Jobs. But they should.
If your computer is infected, it's probably because of something you did, according to a Microsoft study released this week.
Lion, the latest version of Apple's operating software for its Mac computers, was released to the public on Wednesday. It's an update that continues to blur the line between software on mobile devices and desktop computers.
Apple's Steve Jobs on Monday announced a new service called "iCloud," which lets Apple product owners store documents and music on the Internet instead of on their own computer hard drives or mobile phones.
Mike Cleron, a Google software engineer for the Android operating system, made an ambitious pronouncement onstage at the company's annual conference last week.
Google does battle with Microsoft in most of its business areas, but it's gearing up to tackle the big daddy of them all: Windows.
The world's most popular cranky avians are about to land in your Web browser.
While most of the world has yet to upgrade to Windows 7, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next version of its PC operating system.
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG Electronics and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
If you've been following tech news this week, you probably came across the term "Honeycomb," Google's unofficial name for its new Google Android operating system.
Google this week unveiled its Chrome Web Store, which aims to do for the Web what Apple's App Store did for mobile devices: It provides a place to explore and "install" Web-based applications.
Google has two operating systems. One is wildly successful, and the other may be dead on arrival.
The company paid to treat people to free newspapers in London, lighted the Empire State Building in Windows' colors and draped Toronto's CN Tower with a 300-foot banner -- all part of a massive $300 million ad campaign that accompanied the product's arrival.
Some of the world's biggest electronics companies are readying an assault on the tablet market. But before they even begin, they find themselves at an early disadvantage.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday that Google believes that some 200,000 new Android devices are being sold each day, leading to significant revenue in the form of increased mobile search traffic.
Windows XP, which debuted nine years ago in 2001, will continue to be with us for most of the coming decade.
Google has seen enough of Microsoft's Windows operating system, suspending internal use of the OS amid security concerns related to the attack on its network late last year, according to a report.
Apple's Steve Jobs holds a developer preview to show off the newest features of the iPhone OS4 operating system.
Apple unveiled details of its next-generation iPhone operating system Thursday in a press event at the company's headquarters here.
Microsoft is to offer its European users the chance to use a Web browser other than its own.
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a new operating system for mobile phones Monday, marking its latest move to reclaim a leading position against rivals Apple, Research in Motion and Google.
As the fanfare over Apple's new iPad reaches a fever pitch, Google is not standing idly by.
Who could resist the months of hype that paved the way for Apple's iPad debut last week? Apparently not Google, which has shown its interest in tablet computing with its browser-based Chrome OS.
Google today unveiled more details of Chrome OS, a lightweight, browser-based operating system for netbooks.
Microsoft Windows continues to dominate the PC market with a 90 percent market-share stronghold, but when it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is getting beat up worse than a mustachioed villain in a Jackie Chan movie.
OK, so after eight years and a lot of grumbling -- Vista, anyone? -- Microsoft has finally released a new operating system that people seem excited about.
If consumers like the new Windows 7 operating system, they'll have the much-maligned Windows Vista to thank.
Microsoft is banking on Windows 7 to breathe new life into a PC world where most computer users are running XP -- an operating system that was released in the early days of the Bush administration.
After months of talking about Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft is announcing on Tuesday that the first crop of phones to carry the Windows Phone brand are ready to hit the market.
Microsoft is hoping that a new crop of phones this fall will help the company in its quest to stay relevant in the cell phone market.
Whenever I look at shiny new smartphones, I experience a "boys and their toys" moment and have to keep myself from drooling. But as the author of The Recession-Proof Business and founder of VictorCheng.com, a Website that provides business training to entrepreneurs, I feel obligated to take a more serious approach. Sleek handsets come and go, but what matters most is the operating system, the software that will run mobile devices now and in the future. Apple, Palm and Google have all recently launched new mobile operating systems: OS 3.0 for the iPhone, WebOS on the Palm Pre and Google's Android system, which comes preinstalled on the HTC G1 from T-Mobile.
Remember about five or six years ago when the open source software movement was going to beat the stuffing out of software giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Sun? That hasn't exactly happened.
Microsoft on Wednesday said it has finalized the code for Windows 7, paving the way for the new operating system to make its way onto retail shelves and new PCs in time for its October 22 launch.
In less than a week, Google announced an operating system to compete with Windows, while Microsoft announced that Office 10 will include free, online versions of its four most popular software programs -- a shot at Google's suite of web-based office applications.
CNN.com's blogger bunch discuss the latest offerings from Microsoft and Google.
Google's netbook-friendly Chrome OS takes direct aim at Microsoft, whose eight-year-old Windows XP leads the netbook market. But the odds are stacked against Google.
Google is jumping into Microsoft Windows territory -- and threatening to change the way personal computers work -- with its own version of a computer operating system.
It's highly unlikely that the operating system Google announced yesterday -- dubbed Google Chrome OS -- will rocket to the heights of its chief competitor, Microsoft, right away. But it doesn't really matter. In a world obsessed with all things Google, the new OS will certainly get its fair share of attention, and the frontal assault on Microsoft that it represents will serve at least as a great distraction to the tech behemoth.
Google Inc. is planning to hit Microsoft Corp. where it hurts by challenging the software giant's dominance in the world of computer operating systems.
By almost all measures the new Palm Pre handset, released June 6, is a hit: The device is getting raves from technology reviewers, and officials at Sprint Nextel, the only phone network now offering the Pre, have said opening weekend sales outpaced their expectations.
Windows 7 is coming soon. But having a PC sales rebound come with it seems unlikely.
Apple on Monday unveiled a new, faster iPhone, lowered the price on its existing model to $99, and released details of its revamped operating system.
To paraphrase a complaint from the late James Doohan, my computer's giving me all she's got, but Vista's more than she can handle! My system should be able to deal with this version of Windows just fine, but it's just not happening. I'd add more RAM if it were possible, but my slots are all maxed out. I've tried various freeware that promises to keep my RAM working at maximum efficiency, but it's just not enough. Is there anything out there for enhancing the memory I do have until I can get a newer, faster machine?
Microsoft has made some stumbles in the mobile world, but a strategy shift made more than a year ago will soon pay dividends, the company's top Windows Mobile executive said in an interview with CNET News.
Many business owners regularly talk to inanimate objects. Don't believe me? I'm guessing that in the last week alone you've begged your PC not to lose valuable data or implored your notebook to recover lost documents. While we all have one-sided conversations with our tech toys, we generally don't expect them to answer, much less complete tasks simply because we say so. But today's voice-activated software promises to do just that, claiming faster speeds and an impressive 99% accuracy level.
He made his mark at Microsoft as head of the company's worldwide sales force at a time when it seemed everyone hated the company - most of all its customers. In 2 1/2 years Kevin Johnson achieved a miracle: He turned Microsoft's customer satisfaction numbers around.
A Microsoft-Yahoo ticket would significantly increase the Redmond, Wash.-based company's share of the online advertising you see on your PC. But it could also ramp up its presence on the smaller screen.
A new study says race may play a part in choosing on online social networking site. CNN's Veronica De La Cruz reports.
Consider, if you will, the humble coffee mug - that's right, the one with the wacky slogan on it that you might be drinking from right now. By bringing a mug to work and using it, instead of chugging your caffeine fix from disposable cups, you can help reduce the 2 million tons of paper and plastic cups and plates tossed out in the U.S. each year.
One electronics giant aims to cut the environmental impact of their products. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
Open-source software maker Red Hat Inc. said Tuesday fiscal second-quarter earnings rose sharply, driven by higher revenue from subscriptions for its Linux operating software.
A European court dealt Microsoft Corp. a harsh blow Monday as it rejected the company's appeal of a landmark 2004 antitrust ruling, and upheld a $605 million fine against the world's largest software maker.
Dell Inc is developing consumer PCs that can run multiple versions of Microsoft Corp's Windows and Linux software at the same time, the personal computer maker's chief technology officer, Kevin Kettler, told Reuters.
Nearly six months after it launched, gripes over what doesn't work with Vista continue, eclipsing positive buzz over the program's improved desktop search, graphics and security
Microsoft Corp. published six security fixes -- half of them rated "critical" -- in its regularly scheduled software update Tuesday
Google asked a federal judge Monday to extend the consent decree that settled the landmark antitrust case against Microsoft in order to address competition concerns involving the Windows Vista operating system.
Microsoft has agreed to modify its new Vista operating system in response to complaints that its desktop search function puts Google Inc. and other potential competitors at a disadvantage, a source familiar with the case told Reuters Tuesday.
Free software is great, and corporate America loves it. It's often high-quality stuff that can be downloaded free off the Internet and then copied at will. It's versatile - it can be customized to ...
A disgruntled hacker with a personal grudge against Symantec, which provides anti-virus software to leading Fortune 500 companies, could be behind a new, crippling computer virus that's already hit a division of at least one big U.S. corporation on Thursday.
The ambitious, ground-up rebuild of Microsoft Office Standard 2007 presents drastically different interfaces and new file formats.
Toshiba's first Windows Vista laptop, the Portege R400, is a beautifully crafted convertible tablet that unfortunately is every bit as expensive as it looks.
Six years and $6 billion later, Microsoft's Vista finally hit store shelves Tuesday - the software company's first upgrade to its dominant computer operating system since Windows XP in 2001.
What does Windows Vista have in common with the just-christened nuclear aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush? Answer: They are both powerful flagships of technology that took five years and billions o...
From the dark ages when life was simple and computers used punchcards, to the dawn of the PC, to modern day computing, software has come a long way.
Microsoft reported a drop in profit for its fiscal second quarter Thursday, but sales and earnings beat analyst expectations thanks to strong sales of its Xbox 360 game console during the holidays.
When it comes to splashy doodads, the Consumer Electronics Show hasn't disappointed. Here are just a few of the gadgets arriving soon in a store near you.
Once-bitter software rivals Microsoft and Novell came together Thursday to make peace in the operating system world.
Computer prices are expected to tumble through the holiday season as PC makers try to clear out merchandise ahead of the launch of Microsoft's new operating system Vista, according to a report published Thursday.
Microsoft's sales and profits jumped in the latest quarter, helped by strong results for database software and its gaming business, but the world's largest computer software maker gave a disappointing forecast for the current quarter.
Apple computers have long been prized for being virus-free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say the company is increasingly becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware.
Judging by the grief that Microsoft is getting over delays in the release of Windows Vista, and the buzz surrounding the price it plans to charge for the next generation operating system, you'd think we were all hankering to get our hands on this hot new piece of software.
When it comes to cell phones, the smarter they are, the harder they fall - for viruses.
Microsoft's quarterly profit fell by 24 percent on higher costs and legal expenses, but the company announced a $40 billion share buyback program and issued a better than expected forecast for 2007, sending shares sharply higher in after-hours trading.
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - It's official: All mentions of Novell must now, once again, be preceded by the adjective "beleaguered."
Business software firm Oracle is mulling creating its own version of the Linux operating system in an effort to keep up with competitors, according to a news report published Monday.
First Apple announced a partnership with Intel. Now it's running Windows. Talk about a 30th birthday surprise.
Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new Boot Camp software, which will enable Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP.
Steven Sinofsky is a rare bird on Microsoft's Redmond campus -- a manager who actually delivers software on time. As head of product development for Office, he's known for meeting release deadlines.
Microsoft is the clear leader in operating systems and office software but when it comes to the Internet, the company is way behind rivals Google and Yahoo!
"There are a lot of people who are going to be very unhappy on the third of February," said Professor Merrick Furst from the Georgia Tech College of Computing.
Apple surprised everyone recently by delivering Intel-based Mac computers six months ahead of schedule. The shift, after a decade of Macs based on IBM and Freescale (ne Motorola) processors, raises the possibility of Macintoshes running the Microsoft Windows operating system, either instead of or along with Apple's Mac OS X. Despite increased risks of security holes, viruses, and other familiar Windows vulnerabilities, some Mac users want to run Windows programs from time to time (there are more games available for Windows, for example). But because of the way Apple implemented the Intel chips, you can't just boot up the Mac with Windows XP. Furthermore, the current version of Virtual PC for Mac, a Microsoft program that allows Windows to run in a window inside Mac OS X, does not work with the initial batch of Intel-based machines. Microsoft says it is working with Apple to find a solution, but stopped short of promising an Intel-based version of Virtual PC. Meanwhile, Apple says it will not stand in the ...
(FORTUNE Small Business) - John Hoss, partner and VP of Freeport Launch Service, doesn't have time to monkey with his computer system. Operating a nine-vessel fleet off the coast of Freeport, Texas...
A Connecticut man pled guilty to selling stolen Microsoft Windows source code and could face up to 10 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice Monday.
Microsoft announced Friday that it will call its next-generation operating system "Windows Vista."
STAR WARS FANS BY the thousands will be lining up to pay $10 to see the latest episode of the space opera, even knowing that they could be exposed to Jar Jar Binks again. And thousands of Apple fan...
In its attempt to conquer the movie world, specialist animators Moving Picture Company (MPC) have turned to an unlikely ally in the form of open sourcing, the concept that is changing the way businesses around the globe are operating.
Just days after settling one anti-trust lawsuit with Microsoft, Novell filed another one.
The "risks" sections of most company SEC filings are usually pretty tedious reads, written as they are by members of the legal staff hoping to cover the company's behind should an investor lawsuit arise.
When Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard ventures into hostile territory, does he wait for aliens to pound the Enterprise with plasma torpedoes and then patch it up with Galactic Fix-It Goo? Hell, ...
Computer prices are so low, just about everyone can afford one. The expensive part is stocking the computer with software.
It's no mystery why investors may be turning away from Red Hat: The company's stock price has plummeted almost 30 percent since June 7.
Stop me if you've heard this one before. The Linux operating system is starting to emerge as a formidable threat to Microsoft's Windows.
Is it necessary to turn off System Restore when removing a computer virus? I hear conflicting answers.