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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

Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jul 27 2012 | 9:05A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance, Mountain Lion looks like an identical twin of its predecessor, OS X Lion. Upgraders from Lion will face an almost flat learning curve, because almost every feature they`ve learned to use works in almost exactly the same way as before. But Mountain Lion unobtrusively slots in dozens of new featuresApple counts two hundred of themthat enhance sharing, messaging, cloud-based synchronization, security, Web browsing, instant notifications, and accessibility."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Phoronix Test Suite 4.0 Advances Linux Benchmarking
     Wed, Jul 25 2012 | 11:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phoronix Test Suite 4.0-Suldal expands the capabilities of Phoronix Media`s leading open-source, multi-platform testing software to advance the areas of standardized automated benchmarking, per-commit regression testing, and performance efficiency monitoring."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Why Windows 8 Start Menu's Absence is Irrelevant
     Tue, Jul 24 2012 | 9:03A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although every product deserves healthy criticism, many opinions of Windows 8 seem to be based on misconceptions, especially when it comes to the viability of Metro as a Start menu replacement. For the record, I don't care if you skip the update -- hell, I might pass on it too -- nor do I care if it's the most failtastic operating system in Windows' 26-year history. However, I believe your opinion should be formed by facts, not irrational rhetoric parroted online by so-called power users and companies that want to sell you third-party programs. The truth is, functionally speaking, Metro is basically identical to the Start menu.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Alienware M17x R4 (2012) Review, Ivy Bridge and Kepler Refresh
     Fri, Jul 13 2012 | 12:02P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The term “laptop” can only be loosely applied to the nearly 9.39-pound Alienware M17x--you don’t exactly want to have the thing perched on your lap for any extended period of time. But you know what? Who cares. The M17x is a powerful and (mostly) portable gaming rig, and Dell can call it anything they want; awesome by any other name is still awesome. The M17x has been in Dell’s Alienware lineup for a while, but now it’s been refreshed with the latest and greatest in mobile components, packing an Ivy Bridge CPU, the Intel Core i7-3720QM, and the newest NVIDIA Kepler-based mobile GPU, the GeForce GTX 680M...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Apple Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion vs. Ubuntu Linux
     Sat, Jul 07 2012 | 9:21A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before Apple releases Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion next month, here`s a look at how the latest point release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is performing compared to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin and the latest development snapshot of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Ubuntu 12.10 Prepares To Improve Linux Performance
     Wed, Jul 04 2012 | 9:10A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While there`s still over three months to go until Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal will be officially released, for many computers this release will be faster than its predecessor, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Install Windows 8 from a USB Drive, Dual-boot with XP, Vista and 7
     Wed, Jun 20 2012 | 12:03P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back when the Windows 8 Consumer Preview hit the Web, we offered a basic guide on configuring a virtual machine. With Windows 8's Release Preview available and the final version inching toward completion, we figure it's a great time to offer a similarly easy step-by-step walkthrough on installing Windows 8 with a USB drive. If you're familiar with the process, there isn't much for you to see here, but this should serve as a quick confidence booster for anyone who hasn't installed an operating system recently.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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