Tag: operating system

It’s Official, Chrome OS Coming Second Half of 2010


  We knew it was coming and hoped for an early beta.  Either way we will be getting Chrome OS next year.  The operating system is like many suspected and meant to integrate seamlessly with the cloud.  The OS will integrate the suite of Google apps along with a very lightweight, open source platform.  The x86 and ARM platforms are both supported thus leading us to believe it could be on some very hand mobile devices.  Late 2010 or about a year from now we will be sure to try it out and let you know if it is worth the upgrade or change.

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Happy Windows 7 Day!


  Windows 7 is officially among us.  The long awaited Vista replacement/upgrade is a significant step in the right direction for the Operating system.  Windows has met the maturity of OSX and the differentiation is more of a preference than that of security and stability.  Windows has driven me to long nights and near insanity in the past with its numerous bugs and whatnot.  This time there has been little hair pulling since the first beta was made available.  Now we can all rest for awhile and have a worthy succesor to XP.  If you’re in the market for multiple PC’s or copies for Boot Camp on your Mac then check out the $149.00 family pack and save yourself some money.

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Software Update: 10.6.1


  Up for immediate download is this newest update to your recently installed Snow Leopard operating system.  Among its new features are:



  • compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
  • an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
  • an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
  • Motion 4 becoming unresponsive


You can download it now via software update.



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Google Announces Its Very Own Operating System


  Over a year ago and long before Google launched the Chrome Browser there were many who suspected that the search giant would launch an operating system.  Today, Google has announced that it is indeed working on an OS x86 and ARM processors.    The OS should be out the second half of next year and will be focused on the web which comes as no surprise.  Microsoft may not be nervous about Mac, but you can bet this shakes them up a little.  See the full release below:

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Snow Leopard Build 10A261 Shows Us Some Helpful Features



  While there are many behind the scenes updates expected for the upcoming release of "Snow Leopard",  this video shows some usable add-ons to the latest build of the operating system.  Watch the video in its entirety to see the most recent features.  This is not surprising though as we have seen similar implementations on the iPhone.  As long as the auto-correct does not interfere like it does on iPhone and can be turned off this could be very useful in the future.

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iPhone Gets Much More Web Use Than Other Smartphones


  This may not be a surprise for most of us as the iPhone offers one of, if not the best web experience from a phone.  


"Net Applications’ February results show the iPhone operating system having managed over nine times the usage of its next smartphone competitor, Windows Mobile, which had just 6.91 percent of the traffic measured across tens of thousands of sites."


This does not say that other phones are not used for this purpose, but seeing how the iPhone is the newcomer to the smartphone category, the lead is significant.



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