The first details of Windows 9 will be released in April

Microsoft will release the first details of Windows 9 on a company event, to be held in San Francisco next April. Although mentioned a few months ago that Windows 9 would just be a collection of updates, it seems to be a completely new OS, which already has code name: Threshold.

Windows 9

Threshold improves many of the features of the current Windows 8.1, improving the interface of Windows 8. Metro will continue to be the basis of Windows 9, this time it seems that Microsoft will implement some “suggestions” made by users, while Metro apps will run on the classic desktop. Continue reading

OS X Mavericks available for download and free

Apple has released the update to its desktop operating system, this time called OS X Mavericks. Among other details, the apple company promises to revolutionize the market with only a detail to consider is that this new update is free for users of Snow Leopard and later.

OS X Mavericks

Among the new features is that this new OS will support desktop versions of iBooks and Maps, plus a number of improvements in speed and power saving. In the maps application includes some aggregates as Flyover, while iBooks Portal collection of iOS to Mac OS. Its also add new versions of iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand. Continue reading

Steam launches its own operating system SteamOS

Steam has decided to mount an offensive to try to dominate the console market, through the new hardware that is designing and putting the finishing touches to its market launch. A possibility that the operating system used on the Valve console would have been a variant of Linux could be and not wrong.

SteamOS

So Steam has decided to go ahead and launch SteamOS, an OS built on the Steam platform. SteamOS be available as OS that can be downloaded and installed on any PC dedicated to gaming. However, the real target is their own game console and used as OS for multimedia centers; in addition machine with SteamOS can relay those games on your home network directly to your TV, without any additional installation. Continue reading

Firefox OS: now you can try it on PC

A few months ago came a new phone-oriented operating system, Firefox OS, which promises much. Although the range of devices on which you can run Firefox OS is still tiny compared to Android, has attracted the best expectations, according to early users who anticipated and have installed on their computers.

However, Firefox OS needs more coverage. To do this, the developer community has released an emulator that would allow you to run it from any PC, with full functionality of active hardware. That is, if turn the webcam, it will be activated on the PC as if it were a dedicated device and if you use the rotation in applications that accept it, it will work. Continue reading

iOS 7 Beta manages to captivate the Apple users

Almost a month ago Apple presented the new version of its operating system for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch (not compatible for the first iPad), something that promised a revolution even greater than that caused by the first iPhone. Since then, Apple users have given their support to version 7 with expectations confirmed by the percentage of Internet use.

iOS 7 Beta

And is that iOS 7 and represents 0.46% of Internet traffic, according to some statistics collected by specialists in mobile systems. Users have expressed their eagerness to leave the iOS7 Beta, reinforced by the new features that are designed to improve the user experience, with new applications and less cluttered interface than the previous version. Continue reading

Retrieves the Start menu in Windows 8

When Microsoft introduced its new operating system Windows 8 proposal was to achieve a system oriented to touch devices, with big boxes called Live Tiles where the shortcuts are housed and the most relevant information on major programs and applications.

Windows 8 start menu

But one of the strong reviews from users are associated with the absence of the start menu, so alternatives were recovered this common element of the previous Windows but with an aesthetic style similar to the Metro UI interface. What is the Start Menu? For a complete listing and even faster access to Windows features and the applications installed. Continue reading

Reboot-to: change operating system from the menu

It seems that many of us have multiple operating systems installed. While I usually have an installation of Linux and Windows on the same computer, I met people who had several installations (up to 5 different OS). For the step from one OS to another when you change faster, what if we change OS from a menu?

Reboot-to

Reboot-to allow us to change operating system start from a small menu that can open from Windows, without going through the pre-boot menu for each operating system. We will win in quickly because we will not have to do the usual selection after the BIOS is loaded. Continue reading

Microsoft wants to overtake the output of IE10 for Windows 7

Undeniably, Windows 8 had a beginning and not too promising as optimistic as Microsoft believed it. Today there is a base of users who use Windows 7 that are still majority, since the most recent operating system of the company has received more criticism than praise.

IE10 for Windows 7

Therefore, Microsoft has decided to sink the accelerator as much as possible and advance proprietary browser version of Windows 8 and the Surface. The version of IE10 for Windows 7, which should have been ready by the end of March, the doors would appear in late February. Continue reading

The Linux Foundation is trying to ensure the installation of Linux on Windows 8

Both the Linux Foundation and responsible for some Linux distros, work to avoid the blocking of the UEFI of Windows 8 and in obtaining digital keys from Microsoft.

installation of Linux on Windows 8

A few months ago, it was announced that Windows 8 would use a protection system that would recognize all the operating system that it wasn’t Windows 8, as malware. All this, thanks to the UEFI secure boot, that Microsoft will implement on computers that incorporate Windows 8 as main system. Continue reading

Google Apps drop support for Internet Explorer 8

The Mountain View giant has announced officially that no longer offer support for Internet Explorer 8 from November 15 in Google Apps.

Google drop support Internet Explorer 8

Remember that Internet Explorer 10 will be available worldwide on October 26, when the global launch of the final version of the new Microsoft operating system, Windows 8. With this decision, Google intends to set its development efforts on compatibility with modern browsers, bypassing older browsers. Continue reading