Two New Mobile Operating Systems/Platforms Coming Out of China

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In addition to the major modern smartphone OSes today–iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, MeeGo, and Samsung’s Bada–two new players in China will be emerging with their own smartphone operating systems soon to compete with the established players. One group, Alibaba, is planning on introducing its own cloud-based OS. Unlike Google’s Android–which relies on […]

Microsoft: Intel’s Windows 8 Statements Were Wrong

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After Intel had released claims that there will be four different variations of the forthcoming desktop-class Windows 8 operating system for ARM devices, and that the apps on the ARM variants aren’t compatible with each other, Microsoft is saying that its traditional x86 partner is wrong, though the Redmond, Washington software giant did not give […]

Ribbons to Make Windows 8 More Tablet-Ready

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While the debate over how ready Microsoft will make its next iteration of Windows–Windows 8–tablet-ready is continuing, Microsoft is continuing to experiment with the ribbons user interface that was present on Windows 7 and its Office suite and extend the paradigm into Windows 8. Gone will be the menu-driven toolbars in favor of the ribbon, […]

Moblin v2 Impressions: This Has Potential

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I have been using Moblin version 2 on my Dell Mini 10v netbook exclusively for the past couple days.  The linux variant is specifically tailored for a netbook’s smaller screen size, longer battery life, and Intel Atom Processor.  While the overall OS is smooth and offers much, I must offer a few suggestions.   

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems

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Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.  The benefits of using a few of the following operating systems include being a part of a community of users, regular updates, and running an OS that is […]