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  • Microsoft's Windows Launches Through the Years

    The launch of Windows 8 last year was the biggest product launch in the industry's history. How do the company's previous Windows launches stack up? Follow the timeline of Microsoft's operating system releases in this infographic.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud29 Oct. 13 20:13
  • Does Mavericks Burst Open the Door to BYOD for OS X?

    By offering a free Mac OS X upgrade that's (quietly) enterprise-friendly, Apple may have found a way to appeal to both the consumer and business sides of Mac users' persona. And once they have a chance to test it, it may even make CIOs happy.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige24 Oct. 13 13:14
  • Windows 7, iOS, BYOD redefine enterprise OS landscape

    Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.

    Written by Shane O'Neill25 April 13 19:19
  • Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't go there

    A majority of enterprises have migrated to Windows 7 or are planning to do so. But for Windows XP holdouts ready to side-step Windows 7 for the upcoming Windows 8 OS, you are risking a gap in support, stresses research firm Gartner in a new "first take" analysis of Windows 8 migration in the enterprise.

    Written by Shane O'Neill22 Sept. 11 07:17