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  • Uninstall OS before disposing of a Windows machine

    Whether you're disposing of a Windows computer or reimaging it, here's how to uninstall OS traces.

  • Speculating about the Windows 9 Start menu and other OS features

    Here's what we know for sure about Windows 9: practically nothing. Even the Windows 9 brand has yet to be confirmed. All we have is the codename "Threshold," which supposedly refers to the next generation of Microsoft's Windows operating...

  • Android desktops may provide another alternative OS for enterprises

    Android desktops. Sounds like something out of science fiction. Yet they've quickly become a reality, and with Hewlett-Packard's release of Android-based PCs, it's clear that vendors are setting their sights on the enterprise...

  • More Mac OS tips may remind desktop admins of Windows functions

    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.

  • Firefox OS

    Firefox OS is a Linux-based mobile operating system designed for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. The OS was developed by the open source community of the Mozilla Foundation, best known for the Firefox browser.

  • Pros and cons of Windows 7 vs. Windows 8

    In our first video face-off, IT experts discuss the pros and cons of Windows 7 vs. Windows 8, including security, support and other OS considerations.

  • Surveying options after the Windows XP end of support

    With Microsoft finally taking Windows XP off of life support, some IT shops are left holding the cord. What happens next?

    Here is a guide to the end of Windows XP support. Learn why Microsoft dropped the operating system after all this...

  • Save WIM file space with WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 update

    WIMBoot is a new feature, currently available only on the desktop side of Windows 8.1 Update1, that lets computers boot directly off a Windows image file, or WIM file.

    Why would you want...

  • operating system (OS)

    What is an operating system? An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS") is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer.

  • Windows Intune mobile management roadmap adds Office 365 apps

    Windows Intune will include a tool to help customers manage existing iOS and Android line-of-business apps and other IT capabilities.

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