Operating Systems

Google's Chrome OS is great - for the right type of user. Learn about the pros and cons here.

Chrome OS 101

Is there room for another mobile OS? Firefox thinks so. Learn more about the company's mobile Web strategy here.

Jonathan Nightingale, Firefox VP of Engineering, Talks Firefox OS

The automation, technical support and easy installation of a Microsoft platform make it seem like an easy choice over Linux distros for...

Linux Distros: Which One's Best?

Find out what business owners are saying about Windows 8 and whether they plan to upgrade.

Windows 8 for Small Business: Upgrade or Wait?

Many Windows users need an upgrade, but not to Windows 8 - at least not yet.

Forget Windows 8: Why Your Upgrade Should Be to Windows 7

Shells are powerful and highly versatile tools for Unix and Linux. There are numerous shells with different abilities out there, and they...

Unix/Linux Shells 101

Is Microsoft ready to deliver in the brave new world of cloud computing? If the answer's yes, users stand to reap huge benefits.

The Windows 8 Cloud: How the New OS Embraces Cloud Technology

The introduction of an operating system specifically designed for the ARM chips that power mobile devices is a good step toward the future...

Windows RT 101

With just four versions to choose from, and perhaps the most clearly defined capacities of any Windows OS before it, most people should...

The Four Faces of Windows 8: Edition Roundup

Despite a few solid criticisms, techies are still waiting to embrace Windows 8 and its array of new features.

Windows 8: The Key Advancements

Previous Windows updates looked and felt the same. Windows 8 is completely different. Here's what you need to know if you're going to make...

5 Things to Know When Upgrading to Windows 8

Windows 8 names are confusing at the best of times, especially when Windows RT means nothing in particular.

What Does the RT In Windows RT Stand For?

With Windows 8, Microsoft takes on Apple. Find out how this OS works - and where it falls short.

Windows 8 Is Coming: What You Should Know About Its UI

Windows 8 is a more than a desktop; it's a strategic shift for a business.

The One Thing CIOs Should Understand About Windows 8

What does the new Samsung Tizen OS mean for you, your phone and rivals?

Mobile OS Wars: Samsung Introduces Tizen

Even with the negative publicity surrounding Apple's iOS 7, there seems to be more promise than initially predicted, as it continues to...

Beyond the Hype: 7 Key New Features in iOS 7

There's a lot of back and forth about whether Windows 8 is right for businesses. Here's what it has to offer.

Why Businesses Will Love Windows 8

Microsoft's release of Windows 8 was lukewarm at best. Find out what it means for the company - and the computer industry.

Tiles and Error? Lukewarm Reception for Windows 8

BSD is a powerful alternative to Linux that is available for free. Discover the many flavors of BSD and what they can do for you.