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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

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

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

Windows 8 Outperforming Ubuntu Linux With Intel OpenGL Graphics
     Sun, Mar 31 2013 | 12:09P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our benchmarks of Microsoft Windows 8, we have found that Intel`s Windows OpenGL driver is generally superior to that of their open-source Linux graphics driver. Some progress has been made, but in today`s testing of an ASUS Ultrabook bearing an Ivy Bridge processor, Linux has a ways to go for some games in matching the Windows binary performance and features."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Feb 11 2013 | 11:19A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablets with mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, or Windows RT are perfectly adequate if your tasks center on the Internet. But if you need compatibility with older x86 programs in a slate tablet form factor, then you need one running Windows 8. Of the handful introduced lately, the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro is the one to beat."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Two months with Windows 8 review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Windows 8, Microsoft is steering its operating system into a radically different direction. In the last ten years we've seen a shift from desktop PCs to notebooks, and now some are prophesising the end of the PC era as smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly commonplace. While Microsoft is the dominant player in the x86 operating system market, the software giant has had little success with smartphone and tablet products, these markets are largely dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. With its back against the wall, Microsoft decided to make a major gamble by making massive changes to the user interface of Windows 8 to make it more usable on touch-based mobile devices.
  FULL STORY @ DVHARDWARE

Windows 8 Review @ Rage3D.com
     Tue, Dec 11 2012 | 6:15P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We play around with Windows 8 and see if there`s an advantage or disadvantage to the inplace upgrade preserving applications, documents and settings, vs. going all out for a clean, new, UEFI and GPT install from scratch."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D.COM

Ceton Echo Windows Media Extender Review @MissingRemote
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 11:52A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The form factor has changed significantly as well, to a sleek device around the size of most modern home theater streamers, but the functionality promised (i.e. small, quiet, efficient MCX) when used with WMC has not. This is an important point to note when examining the Echo on its own, because much of the previous coverage also included mention of Cetons Q (a TiVo like device) which, had it survived the summer, could have provided additional capability beyond what is possible from the standard MCX experience. With firmware releases bringing new functionality and fixes every few days it has proved difficult to nail down a definitive snapshot of the Echos long term capabilities; as retail availability is now upon us it is time to build on our first lool."
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Intel NUC DC3217BY Review w/ Windows 8 @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 11:13A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was able to get the Intel NUC fully assembled and installed Windows 8 in well under 30 minutes. Everything flowed together nicely and this DIY system was easy and fun to put together. The Intel NUC isn`t designed to replace everyone`s desktop PC, but it has enough performance to satisfy the needs of the average PC user. Having an entire PC in a 4 x 4 x 2 cube is pretty darn impressive and it allows you to..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SysAdmin Corner: Getting More From Windows @ Techgage
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 3:18A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a non-Windows user whos forced to use Windows on regular occasion, there can often be problems or limitations about the OS that can cause you to throw your hands up in frustration. Ive been there. But in this quick article, Im going to talk about some free apps that will help you introduce some new-found power to the OS."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

News: TRs Windows 8 system guide
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 6:34A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD`s new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of Windows 8."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Windows 8 Review Part Two: The Things I Love @ Techgage
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 1:17A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As difficult as it may be to tell sometimes, Windows 8 does in fact offer a lot to love. Ive already had my say about what frustrates me with the OS, so now, Im taking a look at the other side of the coin. What is it that makes Windows 8 pleasant to use? Select highlights include aesthetic improvements, the improved transfer dialog and the new syncing capabilities."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

News: My six days with Windows 8
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 1:39A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve all heard about Windows 8 on tablets and touch-screen laptops. What about desktops? TR`s Cyril Kowaliski took the plunge last week and installed the new operating system on his main desktop PC. This is his story."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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