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Microsoft Orders DMCA Takedown for Windows 8 Screenshots
     Tue, Sep 04 2012 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago, NGOHQ.com published a screenshots gallery of Microsoft Windows 8 RTM. But apparently posting screenshots of Microsoft`s software is considered a copyright infringement... or at least that`s what Microsoft claimed recently."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
     Sun, Sep 02 2012 | 4:00P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 has added 16 new keyboard shortcuts, thanks mostly to its confusing Metro UI. We have for you the complete list of Windows keyboard shortcuts, and tell you which ones no longer work on Windows 8.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Intel OpenGL Performance: OS X vs. Windows vs. Linux
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 4:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As mentioned last week when publishing the OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux benchmarks, a large Intel OpenGL driver performance comparison was being carried out at Phoronix. The comparison is now compete and here are the results when comparing the Intel HD OpenGL graphics performance under Apple OS X 10.8, Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, and Ubuntu Linux 12.04/12.10. The results of this Intel OpenGL gaming performance comparison are quite interesting, but reveal some troubling Linux facts."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu Linux: A Battle With No Clear Winner
     Thu, Aug 30 2012 | 4:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since Apple released OX X 10.8 Mountain Lion last month, there have been tests going on at Phoronix of this latest Apple operating system not only on the Retina MacBook Pro, but other Mac hardware as well. In this article is a comparison of OS X 10.8 versus Ubuntu Linux -- when trying out both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the latest Ubuntu 12.10 development version."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Microsoft Windows 8 Gaming Performance @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Aug 27 2012 | 10:39A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft`s latest operating system is ready! We took a closer look at gaming performance using NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX 680 and AMD`s Radeon HD 7970 in 19 games at resolutions from 1280x800 to 2560x1600."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 Performance
     Fri, Aug 24 2012 | 12:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back when Vista first arrived I remember comparing how it performed to XP and being extremely disappointed with the results. Vista was generally rough around the edges and that included drivers, so gaming and productivity applications were more often than not slower in the new OS. Microsoft's PR machine has been hard at work over the past few months, trying to explain the numerous improvements Windows 8 has received on the backend. The good news is that it shows. For comparing Windows 7 and Windows 8 we will measure and test the performance of various aspects of the operating system including: boot up and shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and some synthetic benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

VMware Virtualization With OpenGL Still Smacks Oracle VirtualBox
     Thu, Aug 23 2012 | 2:43P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year I said VMware`s virtual GPU driver was running fast for Linux -- in comparison to Oracle`s VM VirtualBox 3D guest acceleration support. This continues to be the case with VMware`s OpenGL stack leading the way with superior support and performance. Recently I ran some desktop virtualization tests under VMware Fusion 4.1.3 and Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.18 from the Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion host. Even with the OS X host, VMware`s 3D support exposed to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtualized guest was much faster."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
News: Hands-on with Synaptics next-gen input tech
     Thu, Aug 23 2012 | 11:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next year, Synaptics` ForcePad will bring pressure sensitivity to touchpads. It can track five fingers independently, each with up to a kilogram of effective force in precise 15-gram increments. We got our hands on the ForcePad, among the company`s other new input tech. We also fingered the ultra-slim ThinTouch keyboard, recently acquired through the purchase of Pacinian. It combines secretive switches with a side order of capacitive touch, and the keys feel as good as those of the MacBook Pro. For an encore, we`ve captured the latest in low-latency touchscreen tech on our high-speed camera."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Intel Graphics Hit High Point With Linux 3.6 Kernel
     Thu, Aug 16 2012 | 9:32A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Testing of the latest Linux 3.6 kernel that`s presently under development has revealed some additional OpenGL performance improvements with Intel graphics, at least concerning the latest-generation Ivy Bridge processors."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Hands On With Windows 8 RTM @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Aug 16 2012 | 8:28A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday, Microsoft made the final version of Windows 8 available to developers through MSDN and TechNet. We were able to get our hands on Microsoft`s newest operating system, which has been called a big gamble for the future of Windows. It definitely has a touch-oriented interface and feature set, which some users might love but others might hate."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Microsoft Windows 8 RTM Screenshot Gallery
     Thu, Aug 16 2012 | 2:50A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows has been reimagined to focus on your life. The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens. It`s smooth, intuitive, and gives you instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you spend less time searching and more time doing."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Ubuntu 12.10 Is Faster With Intel Hardware
     Tue, Aug 14 2012 | 9:47A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While benchmarks have already indicated ARM performance improvements in Ubuntu 12.10, early testing of this Quantal Quetzal release has also revealed that Intel hardware is benefiting too from performance optimizations for this Linux operating system update due out in October."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

News: Mountain Lion enters the MacHole
     Sat, Aug 11 2012 | 10:38A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Jason offers his reflections on the latest update to Mac OS X."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Windows 8 GUI Annoyances
     Wed, Aug 08 2012 | 12:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have had the “pleasure” of checking out the consumer release of Windows 8, or the final preview release now that 8 has been shipped to manufacturers before distribution in October, you have experienced the glory of the Metro UI. Not that it's being called that now. Now Windows is calling it Windows 8 Style UI. I wish I were kidding, but that's their temporary name while they come up with something better than Metro. But while they wobble around in Limbo, we'll still call it Metro for this article.
  FULL STORY @ OCMODSHOP

Mid-2012: Arch Linux vs. Slackware vs. Ubuntu vs. Fedora
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 3:57P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the request of many Phoronix readers following the release of updated Arch Linux media, here are some new Arch Linux benchmarks. However, this is not just Arch vs. Ubuntu, but rather a larger Linux distribution performance comparison. In this article are benchmark results from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, CentOS 6.2, Fedora 17, Slackware 14.0 Beta, and Arch Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

News: Gabe Newell calls Win8 a catastrophe wants Linux to thrive
     Tue, Jul 31 2012 | 11:50A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apparently, Valve head honcho Gabe Newell is none too thrilled about Windows 8, and he sees Linux as a potential refuge for PC gamers and enthusiasts."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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