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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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Apple war on Android ‘for show’ says Google

Apple war on Android ‘for show’ says Google

In an interview surrounding his current CEO post at Google, Larry Page spoke on how real the Apple war, led by Steve Jobs, really was on Android. As Page tells it, there really wasn't as much fervor as you might expect from the source of the news in the first place: the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs. Instead, Page says, the fire lit under the bottoms of Apple employees may have just been to get them pumped up about beating the competition - their only competition for iPhone at the time.

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HTC Vivid on AT&T gets Android 4.0 udpate

HTC Vivid on AT&T gets Android 4.0 udpate

AT&T announced today that it is making the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update available for the HTC Vivid smartphone, making it the first carrier in the US to issue an ICS upgrade on a device that originally shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. HTC Vivid customers can also expect new Beats by Dr. Dre audio enhancement and an upgrade to HTC Sense 3.6.

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Anonymous OS version 0.1 released and detailed

Anonymous OS version 0.1 released and detailed

This week its been quietly announced that members of the hacker group known as Anonymous are releasing their very own desktop operating system. This system is known at the moment as Anonymous-OS and is currently in as infant a stage as it possibly could be at version 0.1. That's pre-pre-Alpha, for those of you counting, and we're not even going to tell you to download it or do a search for it - keep your eyes off of it!

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iOS 5.1 is now available for download

iOS 5.1 is now available for download

Apple's just announced iOS 5.1 update is available now for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The update was shown running on the new iPad, formerly iPad 3 or iPad HD, unveiled this morning and is expected to roll out over-the-air starting today. New Siri Japanese language support in iOS 5.1 was highlighted during Apple's presentation among a host of other improvements.

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