Alternative operating systems
- March 07, 2012
Microsoft has touted Windows To Go as a way to facilitate bring your own device programs, but the USB-based Windows 8 feature may not support commonly used devices.
- March 02, 2012
The Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes a client hypervisor, automatic backup and improvements to BranchCache. Here's a rundown of these and other important features.
- February 10, 2012
Organizations still rely on Windows XP and IE6 apps because they're a chore to upgrade. But IT pros can move without ditching legacy IE6 apps or having app compatibility problems.
- February 01, 2012
Windows 8 on ARM processors will give enterprises supporting BYOD a way to manage one operating system across all devices. But putting Windows 8 on ARM also raises concerns.
- December 02, 2011
Microsoft may ship the first beta of Windows 8 in February, with general availability in Q3 of 2012. But new technologies could delay adoption.
- July 07, 2011
Microsoft appears on track to deliver Windows 8 next year. But will an on-time delivery be a bad thing for best-selling Windows 7?
- October 29, 2009
Though Linux desktops get better and better, convincing a Windows shop to switch remains wishful thinking.
- September 26, 2008
VMware and Citrix are among those developing client hypervisors as IT shops explore traditional desktop alternatives.
- August 08, 2006
Wyse can now run VMware virtual desktops on its terminals, offering IT managers another approach to desktop virtualization.
- May 25, 2006
Vista is expected to be available in early 2007. By then vendors are promising they will have the hardware to go with it.
- January 16, 2006
The Windows Products of the Year for 2005 have been unveiled, with awards going to 42 products from 14 different categories.
- November 08, 2005
Insiders say Visual Studio Team Server will change Windows development -- helping companies to create a process that focuses on the team, and finishing software projects on time.
- July 15, 2005
Touted at one time as "better Windows than Windows," IBM's long-in-the-tooth desktop operating system is about to reach the end of the line.