Tablet showing off Microsoft’s new OS freezes
Echoes of previous Windows failures in stage shows
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system might have a new look – but it certainly has something in common with previous versions of the operating system.
During a demonstration of the new ‘Metro’ tablet control system, a demonstration unit ‘froze’.
Despite frantic efforts by Microsoft staff, it could not be resuscitated.
The incident recalled previous Microsoft launches where Windows devices [...]
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt January 1, 2012: 10:56 AM ET
And in the Apple market, Lion is still trailing two-year-old Snow Leopard
Data: NetApplications. Graph: PED
In its final monthly report for 2011, NetApplicationsoffers a window on the shifting fates of the various flavors of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows and Mac OS X that show up at its 40,000 clients’ websites.
As a rule, creaky old legacy systems dominate.
Windows XP, which Microsoft introduced in August 2001, is still the [...]
This is the first major OS to be delivered exclusively by download. No boxed DVD. Hopefully those interested have a high speed connection:
We’ve just received word from our source in the San Francisco Bay Area that Apple is planning to release Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00 am Pacific Time.
One particular item of interest about this news is that with OS X [...]
Apple just put out a press release announcing some of what we can expect at next week’s WWDC.
Looks like we will be seeing its “cloud” offering.
More to come, but here’s the release:
Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will [...]
by John Kennedy
The once relatively virus-free Apple Mac ecosystem has been tainted forever by a nasty malware scam and you sense an age of innocence has ended. It’s a deadly shock to that ecosystem because now a second variant bug has arrived that requires no password.
The malware first manifested itself when Mac users noticed ads for a product called Mac Defender that promised to protect [...]