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Latest Operating Systems news

Google funds 15,000 Raspberry Pi computers for schoolchildren

Free of charge

Motorola Solutions unveils rugged handheld MC45 mobile computer

At several times the cost of consumer smartphones, the device is ruggedised for field service duties

Microsoft reveals 13 Shanghai PC resellers involved in Windows piracy

Microsoft could take legal action against the resellers if a settlement isn't reached

Mozilla launches Keon and Peak Firefox OS-based phones for developers

Shipping will start in February at low price points

New smartphone OSes bet on web technologies and improved UIs

Firefox OS, BlackBerry 10, Tizen, Sailfish OS and Ubuntu for phones face an uphill battle as they challenge Android and iOS

BlackBerry 10 developer event attracts 15,000 apps for in two days

Portathon events over the weekend offered developers cash for porting apps

Dell's HDMI stick can turn any display into a virtual PC

Plug the dongle into a monitor or HDTV with a mouse and keyboard, and you'll get secure access to apps, cloud services, or your remote PC

Windows 8 has sold over 60 million licences, Microsoft says

But company acknowledges some miscalculations in availability and distribution of Windows 8 computers

Windows 8 discounts to last at most another 3 weeks

Price of Windows 8 Pro upgrade may quintuple after 31 January

Panasonic joins LG's Smart TV Alliance; new SDK to launch this week

The group hopes to establish a common platform for building smart TV applications, but it faces some competition

HP lining up Pavilion Chromebook

New device, leaked temporarily on HP webiste, will reportedly feature 14-inch display

Android malware cases to hit one million in 2013

Trend Micro annual threat report says Android malware follows in footsteps of Windows threats but at faster rate

Windows Phone triples UK market share in a year

Growth comes mainly at the expense of RIM's BlackBerry platform

RIM considers licensing out BlackBerry 10 operating system

CEO Thorsten Heins wants to show that the platform has potential first

Novel design puts $99 Android computer inside book

APC 'Paper' gives Raspberry Pi some competition

Windows 8's sluggish sales blamed on OEMs by analysts

IDC blames touch notebook shortages and uninspired designs for 6.5% fall in PC shipments last quarter

BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system looking good, says SAP CIO

Company plans to offer and support BlackBerry 10 devices within the first quarter of 2013

Admins warned to apply patch for Windows 7 print flaw

MS13-001 needs urgent attention, says nCircle

Windows RT hack allows desktop apps on ARM-based OS

Method exploits a kernel vulnerability to bypass the restriction Microsoft built into Windows RT, the hacker said

Android 'Jelly Bean' now installed on 10% of devices

But fragmentation still

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