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Baidu Cloud set to launch next week

Baidu Cloud set to launch next week

Android and iOS may be seeing massive success in Europe and the United States, but Baidu is poised to compete against both in China. The search based company is planning to launch a new version of its operating system, Baidu Cloud, which will feature cloud-based products such as storage. Executives at Baidu have told Reuters that the company is in talks with “global” partners.

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Tizen 1.0 SDK and source code released

Tizen 1.0 SDK and source code released

MeeGo may have bitten the dust, but from the ashes rose Tizen, the open source OS backed by players like Intel and Samsung. News surrounding Tizen has been somewhat quiet as of late, but here’s a pretty big milestone: the OS has just hit version 1.0, codenamed Larkspur. The Tizen group will be releasing a new SDK to go with the release so that developers can get to the grips with all the new additions, as well as the source code.

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Nook wont be “entrenched” with Windows says B&N CEO

Nook wont be “entrenched” with Windows says B&N CEO

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has today all but confirmed that the Nook hardware will never carry Windows 8 or any version of Windows in the future. Speaking with Fortune Magazine, Lynch let it be known that the primary reason Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are pairing up is their ability to bring the Nook ebook software to "millions of screens and windows." The Nook ereader hardware, on the other hand, will continue to run the open-sourced software known as Android through the future.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready for download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready for download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has landed today, offering enterprise users a secure and stable Linux operating system for their work environment. LTS stands for Long Term Support, with five years of guaranteed updates for the OS, as well as the option to purchase commercial support. The latest version of Ubuntu brings support for Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol 7.1, plus desktop virtualization for Citrix and VMWare.

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Windows 7 sales spike despite 8 coming

Windows 7 sales spike despite 8 coming

Microsoft reported stronger-than-expected sales of its current Windows software despite all the buzz surrounding its upcoming Windows 8 revamp. The surprising boost from Windows sales actually helped Microsoft post a 6 percent increase in revenue for its Q1 2012 (fiscal Q3) earnings results, countering the company's slowing Xbox and Kinect sales.

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Windows 8 Enterprise’s major exclusive features

Windows 8 Enterprise’s major exclusive features

Microsoft not only revealed the upcoming versions of Windows 8 this week, but also detailed its Windows 8 Enterprise edition, which packs several exclusive features that will be enticing for large businesses. Many of the features are aimed at helping IT departments manage and secure corporate network access while allowing employees to use more consumerized devices of their own choosing.

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Apple ends MobileMe with free OS X install

Apple ends MobileMe with free OS X install

This week Apple has been reported to be sending out an offer which includes a free install DVD for their operating system Mac OS X Snow Leopard - this in order for users to then upgrade to Lion and have access to their premiere cloud storage service iCloud. This offer has been reported by MacGasm where the three steps to make this process a reality start with an email sent out to people already working with Apple's MobileMe. Have you gotten your email yet?

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Ubuntu Phone OS being developed

Ubuntu Phone OS being developed

A recent job listing has revealed that an Ubuntu Phone OS is currently under development. Canonical, the major developer behind the Ubuntu OS, is seeking a Business Development Manager for its Ubuntu Phone OS project that will be responsible for establishing relationships with phone vendors and telecommunications companies to promote the platform.

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Mainstream Windows Vista support ends tomorrow

Mainstream Windows Vista support ends tomorrow

If you are a Windows Vista user we will reach a milestone for the operating system tomorrow. Vista has now been on the market for roughly 5 years. As of tomorrow, Microsoft is ending mainstream support for the operating system. That doesn't mean security updates are ending now, extended support date spans an additional five years.

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Windows XP support countdown timer begins now

Windows XP support countdown timer begins now

As of today, you have exactly two years left to get support on your Windows XP-powered computers. The same goes for Microsoft Office 2003. Okay, so it's not exactly time to flip over the sand timer, but it is finally a real milestone that points to the death of an operating system that, for years and years and years, simply would not die. And it means that hordes of companies around the country are finally going to need to upgrade.

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