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OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date application released, quickly disappears

OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date application released, quickly disappears

It would seem that Apple is in the final stages of preparing for the upcoming launch of OS X Mountain Lion, as an application for its Up-to-Date program when live for a brief period today. The Up-to-Date program, which was announced last month, allows users who purchased a Mac after June 11 to receive a free upgrade to the new OS. However, the application was taken down shortly after it went live, so it appears that Apple isn't quite ready to roll out the program just yet.

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Windows 8 release date finally announced

Windows 8 release date finally announced

After spending what seems like eons with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has finally given us a release date for Windows 8. We already knew that the next version of Microsoft's famous OS was going to be hitting shelves in October, but now, thanks today's announcement from Steven Sinofsky during the company's annual sales meeting, we have the actual day: October 26, 2012.

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Windows 8 To Go puts new OS on old machines

Windows 8 To Go puts new OS on old machines

When you get used to a new version of an operating system, it can be very frustrating if you have to use a computer with an old version. Microsoft has been talking up a new way of bringing Windows 8 to older machines without having to actually upgrade or install software on the older machine. It's very easy to do thanks to the ability to run Windows 8 from a flash drive.

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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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Microsoft Nook interaction only apps deep

Microsoft Nook interaction only apps deep

Though it might seem like the obvious next step in line for Microsoft to push Windows 8 to the Nook hardware after they invested millions into Barnes & Noble's newly formed NewCo for the hardware and subsequent apps, it's simply not in the cards that tablet. With Barnes & Noble having already invested heavily in the idea that their bookstore and app environment works with Android - not exactly like Google would like it, but still - they're not likely to move with Windows 8 for future ereaders any time soon. Instead it's the apps we'll be seeing integrated for Nook, the Barnes & Noble library of content, and Windows 8-toting hardware galore.

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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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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.01 update improves Android app support

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.01 update improves Android app support

RIM has released an update today for its BlackBerry PlayBook OS, bringing the platform up to version 2.01.358. Although it's not nearly as big of an update as when the company released version 2.0, which finally brought the long promised native email, calendar, and contacts apps as well as Android app support, this new update does bring some welcome performance improvements and bug fixes.

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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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