Windows 10 tablets can be a success, but OEMs need to think harder about how they implement security on them, especially if they want to sell to enterprise.
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Netmarketshare seems to have continued its rebalancing act, and today's numbers show Windows XP plunging again while Windows 8/8.1 continues its newfound success
After Windows 8, Microsoft needs to make Windows 10 a big success - here are some of the things it really has to get right.
Microsoft's fitness band may be the first device to leverage the coming Windows 10 Internet of Things operating system, as well as a number of brand-new Azure cloud services.
Use of Windows XP fell dramatically last month, while use of Windows 8.1 grew dramatically, according to Net Applications' numbers published at Netmarketshare.com. Is this a fact, an erroneous blip, or a historical correction? You decide…
Microsoft is building new container technologies into the next Windows Server release, enabling Dockerized applications to run on Windows Server on-premises or on Azure.
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.
CodeWeavers latest CrossOver has many improvements, one of which is that it makes it easier than ever to install Windows applications on Linux.
Net Applications has found that Windows 8.x actually lost user share in June 2014, while Windows 7 has really been the operating system to gain from XP's end of support.
Microsoft has taken steps to ease onerous restrictions that have curtailed development of business applications for Windows 8. But some say the company still hasn't gone far enough.
Windows Phone's niche in the UK market under new threat as Motorola's Moto G phone is a success among young males with lower incomes, says the latest edition of Kantar's smartphone sales data.
Microsoft is updating its remote desktop applications for non-Windows platforms, but still has yet to make available a Microsoft-developed version for Windows Phone.
Nokia could have gone with Android a couple of years ago and had the leading Android camera phone line and maybe even leading smartphone brand today, but rolling out a Kindlefied version on low end hardware isn't a recipe for success.
The CloudBridge offering also comes bundled with applications from Qumu, Talon and Cortado along with up to two virtual Windows Server images.
Lenovo unveils a small tablet running Windows 8.1 with the ThinkPad brand.
The latest web usage numbers from NetMarketShare for October show that free is the key to success. Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and Apple's new OS X Mavericks, both released as free updates, found their way onto a significant number of PCs for the month.
Overall, Microsoft's quarter fared well---especially considering the glum expectations going into the results. Enterprise and Xbox are firing. Windows 8.1 success remains to be seen at least for a quarter.
We've got MacBooks and Chromebooks, brands that tell the consumer what they are and who makes them. Then there's Windows laptops, the segment without a brand.
As Microsoft winds down support of the Windows XP operating system, suppliers of application virtualization solutions are ramping up their marketing messages. While it is true that encapsulating Windows XP applications can make it possible for them to run on Windows 7 or 8, is that the answer?
What's behind the success of Google's Chromecast dongle/set-side box? Price? Timing? The Google brand? Or will the Chromecast be a flash-in-the-pan?
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