In Windows Phone news this week came the exciting rumor that there will be two flagship Nokia phones this year, Edge browser extensions will be coming, and WP market share grew slightly the past year.
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The Dell XPS laptop line is getting upgrades to all its components in its 2015 models. Versions will be coming out with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.
The capital of Piedmont has been lured to open source with the prospect of doing away with licences and delaying the refresh cycle.
Collaboration between Canonical and Microsoft has certified plugins that let Windows Server run as a guest operating system on Ubuntu and OpenStack.
Despite optimistic 2011 predictions of a fully converged cross-platform OS running Mir and UnityNext (8) by 2014, Ubuntu 14.10 is set to retain X Windows and Unity 7. Based on this beta, it seems there will be no big changes in 14.10, although upgrading is always worthwhile.
Canonical's Juju had been a great high-end cloud DevOps tool for Ubuntu on OpenStack. Now, Canonical is porting it to CentOS and Windows. And with IBM's help, that's only the start.
The Chinese-language Ubuntu Kylin OS has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch last year as the country looks to replace the soon to be unsupported Windows XP.
A third display brings up some interesting questions and nice possibilities. Here's what I found when testing it out different versions of Linux - and Windows.
The big reason the French Gendarmerie made the Linux move? It saved them 40 percent in total cost of ownership over Windows.
Want a really easy orchestration tool for Ubuntu on Microsoft's Azure cloud? It's here now with Ubuntu Juju.
The most significant aspect of Ubuntu 13.10 (codenamed Saucy Salamander) is the first release of Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, which replaces X Windows. Saucy Salamander also features Unity 7 and Linux kernel 3.11.
Telstra has said that it is looking beyond iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry to Firefox and Ubuntu for future phones.
The thin-and-light notebook offers Windows 8, Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux OS options, and starts at $419.
The Ubuntu OS on smartphones and tablets has been grabbing headlines and gaining support quickly since the plans were formally unveiled at the beginning of 2013. ZDNet met the man behind Ubuntu to see what he had to say about the project.
I've been trying to set up multi-booting with Windows 8 and Linux - with limited success. Here's what I've learned so far.
Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.
The personal cloud service is now available on Linux, Windows, Android, Mac OS X and iOS. For Apple users, Ubuntu One will be a rival to some — but not by any means all — features of iCloud.
Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is shaping up to be a controversial release, with a solution for dual-booting with Windows 8 and a new online scope for Dash search providing Amazon shopping suggestions.
Acer's disquiet over Surface betrays the tough position manufacturers find themselves in. If Microsoft is no longer a reliable partner, what are the alternatives for kit makers who want to survive the post-PC era?
The update adds multiple IP addresses to single AWS instances, so that developers are able to rent one server and then run multiple SSL-secured websites on top of it
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