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Latest Operating Systems news

Oracle, managed services provider to settle suit over third-party support

Oracle had accused ServiceKey of participating in a 'gray market' conspiracy for hardware and Solaris support services

New Kinect for Windows to improve human interaction with computers

Kinect for Windows hardware will be released next year; the SDK is due in late June

Windows Blue will be free upgrade for Windows 8 customers

The update will be officially called Windows 8.1, according to Windows division co-chief Tami Reller

Windows XP migration worries exaggerated by 'dead' applications

Survey reveals heap of unused applications

Microsoft's Windows Blue to be available later this year

The update to Windows 8 will be delivered across a variety of form factors and display sizes

Chinese industrial espionage now a major cause of data breaches, Verizon report finds

'State-affiliated actors' looking for IP

Microsoft files patent for new open windows viewer

Possible replacement for little-used Flip 3D in Vista, Windows 7

Red Hat releases community OpenStack distribution

Red Hat's RDO distribution will offer users the latest upstream changes in OpenStack

Objective-C's dip in popularity tied to decline in iPad and iPhone

The language used for Apple iOS app development drops a notch in Tiobe index

UK businesses stalling on XP migration as end of Microsoft support looms

Less than half of UK companies have begun migration process, with one year until Microsoft stops free updates

Google tests enhanced notifications in Chrome browser

The new features can be previewed now in the beta version of Chrome for Windows

Google to boost speed, cut data use on mobile devices

Chrome's speed and developer tools are being brought to Android mobile devices

Mozilla says Firefox OS will appear on high-end phones

Staking a claim to Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 territory

Windows Blue preview due at end of June

Microsoft has also discussed bringing back the Start button in the next upgrade of Windows 8, according to Julie Larson-Green

Debian wheezes out Version 7

Users cab run 32-bit and 64-bit software on a single machine

Windows 8 Update: Smaller, less expensive gear on tap for autumn

What about the Start button?

Fuduntu Linux to shut down, new distro to follow

Decline in Gnome2 desktop support cited as key reason

Android founder: We aimed to make camera, not phone OS

Andy Rubin on the u-turn that led to Google acquisition

Google gives Play store a facelift, as Android tweaks continue

The new presentation is more image-heavy than previous iterations

Oracle brings data centre fabric to Sparc systems

Sparc T5, T4 and M5 servers will work with the high-speed interconnect technology

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