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Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
If a lot of what Apple announced at this week's WWDC seems familiar, that shouldn't be a surprise. Increasingly, the owners of big computing platforms are building features designed for a multi-device world. And in that world, PCs and Macs are no longer at the top of the food chain.
The boutique PC company hedges its bets with a hybrid Steam Machine that starts at $1,899.
Latest worldwide usage figures for PC/Mac operating systems and browsers show little change in November, a traditionally slow month. But a close look at the numbers shows that the free Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks upgrades were a hit.
Some people are still in denial about the rise of the Linux operating system with the Chrome Web browser interface, Chrome OS, and its hardware: the Chromebooks. The experts say, however, it's the one segment of the PC market that's growing while everything else shrinks.
In five and a half years, Android has come from nowhere to crush Apple and Microsoft in the mobile device market. How long until PC OEMs decide to take a gamble on the winning mobile OS and load Android onto PCs?
The 13.04 release of Ubuntu will be made available tomorrow, with Canonical claiming the release brings improvements designed to support its future as a phone, tablet and PC OS.
Microsoft can ride Windows 7 upgrades in the enterprise for a bit, but the dismal PC sales picture is worrisome for the company's flagship OS---especially if it can't get tablet and smartphone traction.
Steam for Linux gets a big boost from a little desktop that starts at $599.
The mini-desktop PC, which runs the Google Chrome OS, shows up online in a new configuration that doesn't include an under-powered processor for once.
According to Amazon, the number one selling laptop isn't a Windows PC or a Mac, it's the Samsung Chromebook, which runs Google's Linux-based Chrome OS.
Faster mobile networks - 4G and even 5G - unlock the prospect of shifting the OS off the handset and turning it into a thin client. Could they pave the way for the end of mobile hardware as we know it?
After striking out with the corporate market, Google is now appealing to the general public to buy Chromebooks running its Chrome OS and using cloud-based services instead of a tablet PC.
Consumers in markets such as Indonesia and the Philippines will continue to buy netbooks as their first PC, but more capable and cost-effective alternatives and the upcoming Windows 8 OS signal netbooks' death knell.
You could buy a Windows 8 PC, good luck with that, a pricey Mac, or you could get the Google Chrome OS powered Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook.
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Everything's faster in the Post-PC era, including the time you'll have before you need to upgrade workers to new devices and OS versions.
Jason Perlow says Microsoft's latest OS will turn your old PC into Greased Lightning. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols thinks old PCs need Windows 8 like a hole in the head.
Add Aluratek and Coby Electronics to the list of Android and Chrome OS tablet/PC makers who are paying MIcrosoft patent royalties.
Microsoft is shaking up the PC world with the revolutionary new Windows 8 and the high-end Surface tablets. While having a good OS and good hardware is important, the devil is in the pricing.
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