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CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform

Designed for massive server deployments, CoreOS consumes less than 200MB of working memory per instance

First Windows Phone 8.1 phone due out this week in Asia

It'll be a Nokia Lumia 630 that'll be available in single SIM and double SIM models

Microsoft extends deadline for Windows 8.1 Update requirement

Originally Microsoft had set a May 13 deadline for people to move from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Update

Amazon Web Services expands WorkSpaces to Europe

Desktop-as-a-service will now be delivered from Amazon's Dublin facility

HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

Nonstop customers will get a path off of Intel's Itanium chip

Oracle wants an illegal monopoly on Solaris support, company alleges

Oracle has sued Terix and Maintech, saying they provide support for the OS in an illegal fashion

China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

The race is on

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker

Windows XP expiration couldn't save PC market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said

Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft's love letter to desktop users, due today

The follow up to Windows 8.1, this update comes with a care package of features for mouse-and-keyboard users

CA Technologies release free XP migration tool

The CA Desktop Migration Manager can move a user's files and settings to an upgraded or new desktop or laptop computer

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update requirement generates confusion

The reasons and conditions for demanding that customers install this OS update seem arbitrary and contradictory

Oracle subpoenas Comcast in connection with Solaris support lawsuit

Comcast is resisting Oracle's demand for documents, according to a court filing

Eager to declutter your Lumia? Windows Phone 8.1 to get a file manager

Microsoft also launched a site where users can suggest features for the OS' Cortana voice-operated personal assistant

Oracle Solaris update plays nice with OpenStack

Oracle is adding an OpenStack distribution to its latest Solaris release

Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

IOS users were kept vulnerable for three weeks to known security issues previously patched in Safari for OS X, a former Apple employee said

Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

The server edition of Ubuntu 14.04 comes with Docker and better support for solid-state disks

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows XP

FAQ: What you need to know about the end of Windows XP support

It was great while it lasted...


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