ITworld Operating Systems http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/47/all en Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7 http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7 After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 432814 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft engineer: 'Definitely problems' with test process after crippling Windows patch http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch Employee says latest &#039;Blue Screen of Death&#039; screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:52:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 432783 at http://www.itworld.com Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432779/carmakers-put-apples-carplay-slow-lane They&#039;re also looking to include Android, which IHS says will dominate the market. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432779/carmakers-put-apples-carplay-slow-lane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432779/carmakers-put-apples-carplay-slow-lane#comments Hardware Operating Systems Software News car tech Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 432779 at http://www.itworld.com What matters in the fall smartphone lineup: brand, display size, battery life, LTE http://www.itworld.com/432778/what-matters-fall-smartphone-lineup-brand-display-size-battery-life-lte Given that at least five top-flight smartphones will be launched in September, would-be buyers will have plenty of choices. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/432778/what-matters-fall-smartphone-lineup-brand-display-size-battery-life-lte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/432778/what-matters-fall-smartphone-lineup-brand-display-size-battery-life-lte#comments Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Personal Tech Software News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:59:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 432778 at http://www.itworld.com The behemoths of the World Tank Biathlon http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162423/behemoths-world-tank-biathlon-432706 <!--paging_filter--><p>Tank teams from 12 countries competed in speed and shooting competition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162423/behemoths-world-tank-biathlon-432706" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:13:00 +0000 kgerich 432706 at http://www.itworld.com Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say http://www.itworld.com/windows/432654/windows-9-inbound-microsoft-unveil-windows-threshold-september-reports-say Our first glimpse of Windows 9 may be right around the corner, as the new rapid-fire Microsoft scrambles to put the stigma of Windows 8&#039;s disastrous launch in the rear view mirror.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432654/windows-9-inbound-microsoft-unveil-windows-threshold-september-reports-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432654/windows-9-inbound-microsoft-unveil-windows-threshold-september-reports-say#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:44:39 +0000 IDGNS staff 432654 at http://www.itworld.com How to calibrate MacBook battery? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/operating-systems/question/how-calibrate-macbook-battery <p>First off, I’m not sure that this is really necessary, but even if it isn’t, it seems like a pretty easy dose of snake oil compared to the cost of a battery replacement for a MacBook. So, what are the steps to calibrate a MacBook battery?</p> Operating Systems apple battery calibrate battery macbook Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:27:23 +0000 Aryton 432645 at http://www.itworld.com The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432619/top-14-hidden-features-windows-ios-and-android Betcha don&#039;t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432619/top-14-hidden-features-windows-ios-and-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432619/top-14-hidden-features-windows-ios-and-android#comments Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Personal Tech Software Windows News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:14:06 +0000 IDGNS staff 432619 at http://www.itworld.com As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers http://www.itworld.com/windows/432597/sales-deadline-approaches-oems-continue-push-windows-7-pcs-consumers With a Microsoft-mandated deadline a little more than two months away, computer makers are still selling PCs equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432597/sales-deadline-approaches-oems-continue-push-windows-7-pcs-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432597/sales-deadline-approaches-oems-continue-push-windows-7-pcs-consumers#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:52:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 432597 at http://www.itworld.com Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432445/linux-foundation-offer-new-certification-it-workers Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432445/linux-foundation-offer-new-certification-it-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432445/linux-foundation-offer-new-certification-it-workers#comments Career IT Management Open Source Operating Systems Software News certifications Linux Foundation Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:08 +0000 IDGNS staff 432445 at http://www.itworld.com 5 cool new security research breakthroughs http://www.itworld.com/security/432345/5-cool-new-security-research-breakthroughs University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security &#039;14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/432345/5-cool-new-security-research-breakthroughs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/432345/5-cool-new-security-research-breakthroughs#comments Operating Systems Security Software News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:21:24 +0000 IDGNS staff 432345 at http://www.itworld.com 5 apps for mastering business meetings http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432271/5-apps-mastering-business-meetings From scheduling to presenting, these tools make meetings painless.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432271/5-apps-mastering-business-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432271/5-apps-mastering-business-meetings#comments Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software Product review Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:09:27 +0000 IDGNS staff 432271 at http://www.itworld.com Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free http://www.itworld.com/windows/432250/virtual-hard-drives-it-pro-trick-lets-you-back-your-data-free IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432250/virtual-hard-drives-it-pro-trick-lets-you-back-your-data-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432250/virtual-hard-drives-it-pro-trick-lets-you-back-your-data-free#comments Operating Systems Software Virtualization Windows News Backup & Recovery Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:42:04 +0000 IDGNS staff 432250 at http://www.itworld.com Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft http://www.itworld.com/software/432173/munich-reverses-course-may-ditch-linux-microsoft The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community&#039;s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/432173/munich-reverses-course-may-ditch-linux-microsoft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/432173/munich-reverses-course-may-ditch-linux-microsoft#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:41:41 +0000 IDGNS staff 432173 at http://www.itworld.com New Yosemite dev preview may herald public beta update later this week http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432160/new-yosemite-dev-preview-may-herald-public-beta-update-later-week Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite today. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432160/new-yosemite-dev-preview-may-herald-public-beta-update-later-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432160/new-yosemite-dev-preview-may-herald-public-beta-update-later-week#comments Operating Systems Software News Mac OS OS X Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:33:51 +0000 IDGNS staff 432160 at http://www.itworld.com