If you're envious of the affordability of Chrome OS laptops, but need to run Windows applications, Lenovo's 15.6-inch B50-30 has much to recommend it.
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OS X and Mac applications have security vulnerabilities too; some people still don't believe it, but it's true. Here are the latest ones and why you need to take them seriously.
A project is aiming to build a Wine-like compatibility layer for Linux operating systems that would allow them to run OS X applications.
Apple jumps from big cats to California-themed names for the next decade of Mac OS releases.
Evidence of the quality rot in Mac OS X continues to grow. The latest is a hilarious-if-it-weren't-so-sad: typing "file:///" with a capital F results in many Mac applications crashing. But that's not all.
A report from Taiwan states that Google is working on its own house-brand Nexus Chromebook with a touch screen. This, in turn, suggests that it might run a mixture of Android and Chrome OS.
Enterprise software giant SAP announced today it will embrace the Windows 8 platform with a range of specially designed applications for the operating system, along with a brand new product.
Deeper integration with legacy applications, particularly specialized systems, is something enterprises and developers hope Microsoft will pay attention to as adoption for the new OS grows.
Sauce Labs, the maker of the Sauce "cloud testing service" on Tuesday announced that it added support for OS X, iOS and Android to its automated cross-platform, cross-browser testing service for web applications.
Lenovo will be offering a Windows 8 tablet in October when the OS goes live. The ThinkPad brand will bring a full Windows 8 experience to the Tablet 2.
According to Net Applications' browser and OS market share statistics, OS X is still making slow progress on Microsoft Windows, and the total iOS share is crushing Android and all the rest of the mobile OS pack.
Last week Apple pushed out a combined OS X Lion and security update. It's still being pushed out through the Software Update service. While most third-party applications appear to be playing well with the update, a number of serious compatibility issues have been reported, including problems mounting external SATA drives and software RAID volumes.
Applications increasingly core to business operation, necessitating app performance management to optimize not just company's revenue, but agility, innovation and brand recognition, Compuware exec says.
Some Lion users miss their older Rosetta-dependent applications, which didn't make the cut in the latest Apple OS upgrade. However, a recent tip says that with a little effort — a download or two — it is possible to run Snow Leopard, the Rosetta Power-PC emulation libraries, and your older apps on a Lion machine.
Google has updated its Chrome operating system to include several enterprise-friendly features, such as VPN and secure Wi-Fi support.The updated Chrome OS, announced in a blog post on Wednesday by Chrome for Business group product manager Rajen Sheth, also allows Chromebook users to access virtualised desktop applications such as Photoshop, thanks to a tie-in with Citrix.
Nowadays, going virtual can be a huge saver in the long run. You can run an older OS on new hardware for instance, and retain old applications that may not run on a newer OS.
RIM's QNX operating system, which runs at the core of their PlayBook tablet will be able to run Android applications. But will that undermine native development for the aspiring OS platform?
Last summer, Microsoft researchers were describing their ServiceOS project as a "multi-principal OS-based browser" designed to provide control of web applications and devices. This year, the description of ServiceOS has evolved
Microsoft researchers have built a "library" operating system (OS) codenamed Drawbridge, and have demonstrated working prototypes of Windows 7, Windows 8 and various Microsoft applications running on it.
As it did last year, the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas will feature a full class on hacking Mac OS X, Mach and Objective-C apps and tools, as well as native Cocoa applications.
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