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Windows 7 passes XP in global usage for first time

Windows 7 passes XP in global usage for first time

I know that this side of Windows ME, Vista was the most maligned OS that Microsoft has produced. I have used Vista for a long time and still do on all of the machines in my home. Honestly, I haven't had any issues with the OS. Still, vast hoards of people and businesses skipped Vista and stuck with XP for a long time and that is finally starting to change with Windows 7 selling very well.

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Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 leaks and has Exchange ActiveSync but no BES or BB Internet Server accounts

Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 leaks and has Exchange ActiveSync but no BES or BB Internet Server accounts

Earlier this week we mentioned that QNX using Blackberry smartphones would get access to Android apps. Another interesting tidbit about a Blackberry product has now surfaced. This time it has to do with the PlayBook tablet and a leaked version of OS 2.0 that turned up online. Version 2 of the PlayBook OS is a QNX-based OS and if the leaked screen shots are legit, some changes are in store.

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Data shows Android 2.2 is most common, 3.0 the least

Data shows Android 2.2 is most common, 3.0 the least

A developer that is thinking about building an app for Android users needs to know what the most common version of the OS is so they can ensure that the app will run on most of the handsets and devices on the market today. Android Developers has offered up a couple new charts that detail the versions of Android is use today.

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Motorola Supposedly Picks up Azingo Mobile After Acquisition

Motorola Supposedly Picks up Azingo Mobile After Acquisition

There are more and more avenues to get the information you want. And, sure enough, it's looking more and more like the site LinkedIN is becoming a place to find acquisitions. As employees get shuffled around to new companies, they're likely to keep their LinkedIN profile in the know, and thanks to one employee of Azingo, there's some talk swirling around that Motorola has purchased the company.

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu seems to have a nice road map for their updates schedule, and sure enough, here's another one. Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" has just hit the market, available for download right now. There's plenty of changes to be had, along with the standard fixes and adjustments to the OS, there's surprises to be had by the latest edition of Ubuntu. Plus, "Lucid Lynx" is almost as cool as "Karmic Koala," so that's worth it.

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Symbian OS goes open source

Symbian OS goes open source

The smartphone market is very hot right now with smartphones selling very well and many different companies competing in the market. The open source Android OS is doing very well in the market against the proprietary iPhone OS and Windows Mobile. The most widely used smartphone OS in the world is Symbian and the Symbian Foundation announced today that its open source migration is complete.

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