You learn a new thing every day! Apparently NeoKylin is the name of a Linux distribution, one that an entire Chinese city has moved to after dropping Microsoft Windows. Redmond’s trouble in the country continues, all due to local regulations that have been put in place. While their legal issues are somewhat sorted...

The city of Munich in Germany began an effort in 2003 to migrate 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees from Windows NT to free and open source software. In doing so, they chose a Linux distribution (named LiMux) based on Ubuntu, with a KDE interface. Despite Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer getting on...

PC Helps conducted a survey in September among 500 corporate IT users to better understand opinions of, and strategies towards deployment of Windows 8 in organizations. The survey shows that Windows 7 migration is generally underway in most US-based organizations. However, there is surprisingly good awareness and...

Much has been made of the persistently large market share of users and businesses continuing to run Windows XP, despite three newer generations of Windows OSs (Vista, 7 and now 8). This market share is estimated at over 40% worldwide, according to NetMarketshare.com’s October report. The continued “success” of...

The latest report from StatCounter, the Independent web analytics company states that venerable, eleven year old XP still accounts for almost 28% usage share worldwide. It is a little bit of a problem for Microsoft, who need that 28% to sell Windows 8. It’s not as if Microsoft hasn’t done everything to kill it. They...

Microsoft IT improved the user experience and increased productivity by streamlining the migration from previous Windows operating systems to Windows 8 Beta. The solution leveraged a polished Metro UI featuring Windows 8 client/server technologies, USMT 5.0, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, SQL Server; and leveraged...

Information Week has come up with a really good article about the response that Enterprises have to Windows 8. You can read more here. There were some really good takeaways from the article and I think it was very well done. Companies are actually planning to upgrade to Windows 8 Here’s the cool part. It seems like...