Alternative operating systems News
October 03, 2014
Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.
June 05, 2014
Large organizations across multiple industries committed to Surface Pro 3 for their mobile workers.
March 25, 2014
Dell will launch the KACE K1000 v6.0 endpoint systems management appliance in May with a sleeker look, enhanced security and IT controls.
January 16, 2014
Microsoft will reportedly lay out its vision for Windows 9, but is IT ready for yet another operating system when Windows 8.1 has yet to make a dent?
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Desktop admins can use the Mac Activity Monitor to filter views of system activity and diagnose performance problems, similar to Windows Task Manager. Continue Reading
A Windows 7/Linux dual-boot environment is just one approach for running Linux on Windows 7 machines. Which you use depends on storage preferences. Continue Reading
Tools such as Synaptic Package Manager provide a GUI for installing and maintaining the many Linux programs suitable for enterprise use. Continue Reading
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Admins considering open source alternatives to Microsoft desktops should know what an alternative OS, office suite or graphics editor can do. Continue Reading
Organizations moving from Windows XP should consider app compatibility, security and alternative OSes before conducting a migration to Windows 8.1. Continue Reading
Is an open source Office alternative enough to dethrone Microsoft's productivity suite? See how LibreOffice compares with Office 2013 and Office 365. Continue Reading
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Admins unfamiliar with Mac troubleshooting may find it familiar and frustrating, but these tools can help with diagnosis and security. Continue Reading
It's not enough to have a traditional Windows game plan for security. Diverse devices require endpoint management policies and management buy-in. Continue Reading
IT admins can plan for extended XP support, but they should reduce corporate security exposure by evaluating critical software. Continue Reading
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Although the open source Songbird music player was discontinued, there are Windows 8 open source alternatives, such as Nightingale. Continue Reading
We wrap up our look at Mac OS tips for Windows desktop admins with the command prompt, fixes for corrupted apps and more troubleshooting functions. Continue Reading
Desktop admins may have to support Mac OS in addition to Windows machines, so here are some Mac tips to help make your life easier. Continue Reading