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Microsoft aims to make iPad an underdog with Windows 8

Will Windows 8 tablets hurt iPad market share? (Credit: Brooke Crothers) Microsoft reportedly hopes to push Apple’s worldwide iPad market share under 50 percent by the middle of 2013 with Windows 8-based tablets , Digitimes reports today, citing unnamed sources. Microsoft is currently helping its many third-party vendors, including Dell, HP, and Acer, get...

CyanogenMod 9 makes root access an option, not the default

By Alex Dobie   16 Mar 2012 2:11 pm Since the earliest days of unofficial Android ROMs, root access and custom firmwares like CyanogenMod have gone hand in hand. However, future versions of CyanogenMod  will take a step back from always-on root, disabling root access by default but allowing users to easily enable it through a menu. In a statement on their...

LibreOffice stats: 400 total contributors, thousands of code commits every month

By Ryan Paul | Published a day ago The Document Foundation (TDF), which launched in 2010 to develop LibreOffice, has published statistics that illustrate the project’s rapid growth. Approximately 400 total developers have contributed code to the project. The number of contributors who are active each month generally ranges from 50 to over 100.LibreOffice...

Thin ‘Ultrabook’ Laptops Pose Stylish Challenge to MacBook Air at Lower Prices

Intel Corp.’s crusade to redefine the personal computer is entering a crucial phase, as a new breed of sleek skinny portables jostle with tablet-style devices and smartphones for consumer attention. A host of companies are using next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off entries in a new category called Ultrabooks, a term the...

Microsoft posts record quarter but says tablets have “cannibalized” netbooks

Enterprise customers are flocking to Windows, Office, SQL Server but PC sales are weak By Julie Bort, Network World October 20, 2011 07:38 PM ET Despite weak consumer demand for PCs, Microsoft posted record first quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the period that ended Sept. 30. This beat analysts’ reported expectations of $17.2 billion. Revenue...