New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is an interesting character. All his public appearances are remarkably well conducted, almost all of them. And noteworthy comments are pretty much a given from him. Unlike his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, for instance. The former Microsoft CEO thought of the open source Linux...

Surprises are very much a given in the tablet sphere these days. Take the EviGroup SmartPad 2 tablet for example. It comes in two models, with decent hardware, to go with a not so decent prices. But the company has chosen to sell it without a preinstalled operating system. Meaning, you can pick whichever OS...

False alarm, people. It appears that the city of Munich, the pioneer of the transition from Windows to open source, is not actually giving up on Linux. At least not yet. News that came out earlier this week suggested otherwise. Instead, after 10 years of using the open source operating system, the city...

Rewind the clock back to 2004, if you will, when the city of Munich decided to renounce the Windows platform and replaced it with Linux. City officials cited a number of reasons for this switch. The most important of these being the perception that the open source operating system would be cheaper than, what...

Sure, naming something is not the easiest job in the world, but totally spectacular names are still few and far. The minimum one can aim for is to not give something a confusing name. But it seems the decision makers at Nokia (or Microsoft Mobile) prefer the perplexing side of things. Nokia used to name the...

The market share data from PC gaming service Steam is a fairly stable indication of what operating systems users (or rather gamers) are using in any given month. But this time around, there seems to be trouble in paradise. Some surprising statistics provided by Steam for the month of June 2014 reveal that the...

There is always something special about users that move to a retired platform, months after end of support. Such is the enduring popularity of Windows XP that it once again increased its market share. As did Linux, by the way, lending credence to the talk that users and businesses are indeed evaluating their...

South Korea has become the latest country to outline plans to move away from Microsoft software in the near future, and go for open source entirely in government organizations. This report says that the retirement of Windows XP is actually playing a part here. A government statement that was rolled out during...

Backstab? It was coming all along! As far as PC hardware, HP has been at the very top of the mountain for decades now. In fact, the company was one of Microsoft’s biggest partners since Windows became the dominant operating system. But recently there had been enough hints that the hardware maker was moving...

Android might have to contend with heaps and heaps of mobile malware, but the Windows operating system still remains the most targeted one around. On the desktop side of things, that is. And if your reason has got something to do with the very large user base, then you can pat yourself on the back. Because...