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iOS 7: Six Things Apple Got Right And Six That Are Still Missing
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 12:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite how much people claim to like change, at the core we are creatures of habit. Described as the biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone, iOS 7 has been available to the general public for roughly two weeks at this point. That’s given everyone plenty of time to get accustomed to all of the changes and vent about them, but for us, it’s served as an evaluation period. Looking beyond the flat UI and the animated background, has that much really changed in Apple’s mobile OS? What did Cupertino get right with the update and what areas or features are still missing? Here's our take.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Apple iOS 7 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Oct 09 2013 | 11:36A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
iOS 7 marks a major turn for Apple`s mobile operating system, both visually and in all it has to offer. Users will embrace the long list of new features with open arms, and the design is a breath of fresh air. There`s still room for improvement, to be sure, but iOS has truly blossomed in this release."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

iconBIT NETTAB Mercury XL (NT-3504M) Mobile Phone Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 3:38A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NETTAB Mercury XL (NT-3504M) smartphone from iconBIT is powered by a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, with PowerVR IMGSGX544. The 4.5 screen comes with a 1280x720 resolution and we also have a 2MP sensor for the frontal camera and 8MP for the back."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Microsoft Reacts But Did It Get Windows 8.1 Right?
     Sun, Aug 18 2013 | 9:00A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For Windows users of all kinds, the Windows "Blue" 8.1 update has been long-awaited. Those who've been using the base OS since launch have no doubt been anticipating some of the enhancements that are coming, while many others have been waiting patiently to see if the update manages to right enough wrongs to help persuade them to make the move. Has Microsoft succeeded in either of these cases? That's what we hope to find out. At the moment, Windows 8.1 is available only as a preview, and if you are looking to give it a try, there are a couple of things to be aware of...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OS X Mavericks
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 9:01A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"A hands-on preview of the latest operating system coming to Macs: OS X Mavericks. The next version of OS X adds power, flexibility, and features to the existing version, OS X Mountain Lion, but if you upgrade from the most current version, you won't notice much of a difference at first glance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

[Tech ARP] The Linux Kernel As An Exquisitely Sensitive Stability Test For Overclocked Systems
     Wed, Jun 19 2013 | 4:45P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Running an overclocked PC is not a problem, provided that the PC is stable at the overclocked settings. Several programs are available to assess system stability by stress-testing the overclocked system. However, most overclockers do not know that the Linux kernel is an exquisitely sensitive tool to detect instabilities in an overclocked system. In fact, it is more accurate and sensitive than either Prime95 or IBT/LinX. The Linux kernel supplies users with a dead simple method for measuring hardware instabilities - like those caused by an `unstable` overclock. There is nothing special to install as this functionality seems to be naively included in the kernel itself. To use it, simply run a standard stress test such as Prime95 or Linpack and watch the output from dmesg. If the system is unstable due to insufficient voltage settings, excessive heat, it will report..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Computex 2013 Previen: An AMD comeback Windows 8.1 and More Tablets @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Jun 09 2013 | 8:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before the official start of Computex, Hardware Canucks` reporters at the show have a discussion regarding what`s expected and which companies are about to make a big splash.  "
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

 
Migrating to Apache 2.4 @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, May 31 2013 | 10:14A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We prepared this tutorial for those currently running the Apache webserver and who plan to upgrade it to the latest 2.4 series, as there are important differences between the Apache 2.4 series and the previous series, so the migration process is as smooth as possible."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Can Outperform Apple OS X 10.8.3
     Mon, May 13 2013 | 9:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the road to the release of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail later this month will be a number of articles benchmarking this major Linux distribution update against its friends and competitors. To complement the Ubuntu 13.04 benchmarks already delivered, including Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 benchmarks, here are tests of Apple`s OS X 10.8.3 operating system on a MacBook Pro compared to Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu 12.10, and the latest Ubuntu 13.04 (post Beta 2) state. Ubuntu 13.04 is generally competitive with OS X 10.8 and in some new areas is now beating out Apple`s operating system on their own hardware."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Microsoft Windows 8 and Metro UI: The (d)evolution of the worlds most popular OS
     Mon, May 06 2013 | 5:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tasos delivers his thoughts on Windows 8 and Metro UI and why it could be the (d)evolution of the world`s most popular OS, as well as Microsoft`s reasons for the UI design in the new OS."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

The SSD Optimization Guide Ultimate Windows 8 (And Win7) Edition
     Mon, Apr 29 2013 | 11:45P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SSD Optimization Guide Windows 8 (and Win7) Ultimate Edition is the most elaborate and detailed SSD optimization guide available to date. It provides eight pages of specific instruction to detailed optimization tips that are explained in a simple to follow manner. In addition, this Guide provides a tweak never seen in any guide prior, yet used in the review and enthusiast community on a regular basis, not to mention links for TONS of free software that reviewers use on a daily basis!"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Embracing Windows 8 With A New PC System Build
     Sat, Apr 20 2013 | 9:02A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the perks of working at a place like HotHardware is that we have access to some of the hottest hardware around. So when I decided to dive into Windows 8 head-first a few months ago, I thought I'd give the OS as much breathing room as possible and install it on a freshly built, ultra high-end rig. Building myself a second system for Windows 8 while tweaking and getting accustomed to the OS's new interface, and whatever other quirks popped up, would help me remain semi-productive before making the actual transition to the new machine. Before I show you the hardware I used for the build and discuss some of the issues that I had to contend with along the way, I want to be clear that this is not some sort of build guide or recommended spec sheet. Just because a particular piece of hardware was a good fit for my build doesn't mean it'll suit your needs. Then again, if the hardware I use serves me well-considering the beating I put on my rigs-it'll likely work out for you all, too. So that has to count for something...
  FULL STORY @ EMBRACING

Valve Publishes Packages For Their Linux Distribution
     Wed, Apr 17 2013 | 8:01A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For Valve`s forthcoming Linux-based Steam gaming console the first packages are starting to emerge within a package repository on the SteamPowered web-server. "
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Windows 7 & Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu 13.04 & Fedora 18
     Mon, Apr 08 2013 | 11:24P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month Phoronix published Intel OpenGL benchmarks showing Windows 8 outperforming Ubuntu 13.04 with the latest Windows and Linux drivers from Intel. I also showed that even with the KDE and Xfce desktops rather than the default Unity/Compiz desktop to Ubuntu, Windows 8 still was faster on this Intel Ivy Bridge platform. The new benchmarks to share today from this Intel Ultrabook are the Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 results but also with performance figures added in from Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 x64 and Fedora 18."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Preview: A guide to Windows Blue / Windows 8.1
     Fri, Apr 05 2013 | 1:48P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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"Windows Blue, or Windows 8.1 as it will potentially be called, was recently leaked. We couldn't help ourselves, and installed one of the leaked versions in a virtual environment so we could try it out. On the following pages we'll give you an impression of this significant update of Windows 8, build version 9364. Windows Blue is an early version, so it's perfectly possible that things you see here will not appear in the final release.

While this is an early build, it still feels more thought-through than the current official version of Windows 8. At the same time, it doesn't do anything to bridge the gap between Windows 7/Vista/XP and the new environment, it remains a big transition."

  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

What is Windows Blue? @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Apr 03 2013 | 3:54P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve been following the tech press at all, you`ve no doubt heard the term Windows Blue, referring to the internal code name for the next version of Microsoft`s desktop-and-or-tablet operating system. Microsoft is keeping mum about the next version of its Windows desktop operating system, but the usual leaks and rumor have started trickling out."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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