With no solid business productivity apps, as well as continually perpetuating the 'toxic hellstew', Google's mobile OS is still missing from my personal tech stable two years after I abandoned it. But there's some hope for it yet.
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Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream desktop operating systems.
Microsoft is looking to the .NET Core to help bring its programming framework across different Windows flavors, as well as Linux and Mac OS X.
Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
With the release of Lightworks version 12.0, EditShare reaches its goal of a cross-platform video NLE for Windows, Linux and now OS X. Unfortunately this is accompanied by a substantial price increase for the Pro version.
Google bringing Android apps to Chrome OS puts the company in a better position to merge the two OSes.
You can install any modern Windows or Linux version, desktop or server, using Hyper-V in Windows 8.1. But you'll need to bring your own license and software for the base OS. Here's how to get that OS cheap or even free.
Android users are missing out on access to Victorian government smartphone apps, according to new findings from the Victorian Privacy Commissioner, with less than two-thirds of the state's public organisations' apps catering to Google’s OS.
Android users with Firefox for Android installed are now able to run Firefox OS apps on their devices.
The budget device maker creates a netbook that is even cheaper than competing Chromebooks -- if you're willing to use Android as your notebook OS.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
You'd better get ready for the personal computing, BYOD, and corporate computing revolution. Linux is coming to a desktop near you. But not like you think or had hoped. It's coming in the form of the Chrome OS on Chromebooks.
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
This is the distribution that is touted as the "easiest" transition from Windows to Linux, so how does it stack up?
The scarcity of Linux desktops might keep it safe from malware, but web servers, dominated by the OS, are a different matter.
The City of Munich, famous for dropping Windows for a Linux OS, has chosen open-source software to handle mail and calendar for its staff.
Mobile web apps that use the Cordova platform for cross-platform compatibility can now be released on Mozilla's Firefox OS.
Once the world's second-largest Linux distributor, Red Flag software has closed down reportedly due to mismanagement and after owing months in unpaid wages.
A new Google Play Services release allows makers of Android, iOS, and Chrome OS apps to develop for the US-only media-streaming dongle.
With this full release of 11.5 for Linux and Windows, and with an alpha version of 11.1 demonstrated running on OS X in April 2013, EditShare is finally starting to make good on its promise to deliver Lightworks as a cross-platform, professional-level, video editor.
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