OPERATING SYSTEMS NEWS

June 28th, 2012, 2:56 PM

Gartner: Windows to Windows RT is Akin to DOS to Windows

Industry thinktank Gartner believes that following the introduction of Windows RT this fall, Microsoft will deemphasize the traditional Windows desktop in favor of Windows RT in a way similar to the shift away from MS-DOS. The report, entitled Windows 8 Changes Windows as We Know It, projects that while Microsoft isn’t going to force anyone [...]

May 14th, 2012, 11:28 PM

GTC 2012: NVidia Releases Nsight GPU IDE for MacOS and Linux

Although Day 0 of the GPU Technology Conference just wrapped, NVidia has dropped the first announcement of the show: a new version of the NVidia Nsight IDE that brings CUDA powered GPU computing to the masses on Linux and MacOS systems. “NVidia Nsight is the ultimate development platform for heterogeneous computing,” said Ian Buck, general [...]

April 17th, 2012, 10:58 AM

Windows 8 to be Offered in 4 Editions

Late Monday Microsoft revealed details about the versions of Windows 8 it plans to offer late this year, announcing in a blog post that it will sell three editions for Intel PCs – Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise – and one – Windows 8 RT (formally known as Windows on ARM) – for ARM-based devices. [...]

April 10th, 2012, 11:06 AM

Microsoft Begins 2-Year Retirement Countdown of Windows XP, Office 2003

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has begun the two-year end of life countdown for Windows XP and Office 2003. When Microsoft finally retires Windows XP on April 8, 2014, it will have been the company’s longest-lived operating system at 12 years and 5 months. The second longest supported OS was Windows NT, which had a [...]

March 27th, 2012, 10:35 AM

Windows 8 Release Candidate Expected by June

According to a report by Dutch blog WinUnleaked, Microsoft is planning on launching a release candidate of Windows 8 in either late May or early June. On Saturday, a post by Canouna on the blog claimed that, “We know the Release Candidate of Windows 8 will be shared with the public between the end of [...]

March 22nd, 2012, 1:20 PM

Microsoft Talks Windows 8 Resolution

Windows 8 is ready to run at resolutions that meet ‘Retina’ resolutions according to a new blog post by David Washington, a senior program manager on the User Experience team. According to Mr. Washington, Windows 8 will require a minimum of 1024×768 to run and will be able to push out a maximum of 2560*1440. As [...]

March 20th, 2012, 9:44 AM

Windows 8 to Launch in October

Citing unnamed sources within the company, Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning on debuting Windows 8 in October. According to Bloomberg’s report, Windows 8 will be launched in October on devices running x86 and ARM chips. Though Microsoft intends to push Windows on ARM as a way to promote a Windows tablet ecosystem, sources [...]

March 12th, 2012, 10:40 AM

How Does Chris Pirillo’s Dad Like Windows 8?

Generation Tech’s reaction to the Windows 8 consumer preview is thoroughly old news now; a simple query of the blogosphere will present you with what is technically sound and unsound with the OS. However, a field that hasn’t been researched in depth is what do the technically un-inclined think of Microsoft’s new OS? Chris Pirillo [...]

March 8th, 2012, 10:16 AM

For the PC World the End is Nigh, Warns Former Microsoft Exec

Ray Ozzie’s first public comments on Microsoft, after stepping down from the company abruptly in 2010, were melancholic – foreboding of a time where the company would be quickly declining in relevancy under its current business model. “People argue about ‘are we in a post-PC world?’. Why are we arguing? Of course we are in [...]

February 14th, 2012, 10:45 AM

Is This the New Windows 8 Logo?

It has been long rumored that Microsoft had plan to rework the Windows logo for the launch of Windows 8. Now, a Chinese language technology blog has posted pictures of a device with what is purportedly the new logo. As you can see, the new logo reflects Microsoft’s tile centric approach to its new Metro [...]