Leaving Windows for Mac, but taking its best features with me

After recently witnessing my work laptop die after less than 15 minutes of being unplugged, I sent that e-mail to my IT administrator that many an office worker is tempted to write when

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

Windows XP’s long goodbye – one year to end of service

Four-and-a-half years after Microsoft Corp. ended most sales of what was perhaps its most popular operating system, Windows XP is one year away from being a dead OS running. On April 8, 2014,

Published on: April 8th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Why we need Windows 8

You’ll read lots of reviews out there describing Windows 8 as a schizophrenic operating system. All those reviews are true. No need to repeat them here. The separation between Windows 7 functionality and

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Bourne

How to run Windows applications on your Mac

People that buy an Apple Macintosh computer are making a deliberate choice to go Mac, but some may regret the wider world of Windows applications they leave behind, if not necessarily the Windows

Published on: February 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Windows 8 Enterprise embraces BYOD

Microsoft has bowed to the age of consumerization and 'bring your own device' (BYOD), announcing features in the next version of its business OS, Windows 8 Enterprise, it hopes will fit in with

Published on: April 20th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Windows 8 upgrade path from Vista, XP still unclear

Microsoft today declined to confirm whether users of Windows XP and Vista will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 when the latter launches later this year.On Monday, Microsoft spelled out

Published on: April 18th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Office 2007 support extended by six months

Microsoft has extended the mainstream support period for Office 2007 by six months to align the suite's lifecycle with a little-known provision in the company's support policy.Although it's unclear when Microsoft added the

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Why Apple’s OS X is a resource and security nightmare

The Mac is back in the enterprise. Last year sales of Apple's flagship computer to business jumped substantially, growing 44 per cent compared in Q3 with a paltry 5.3 per cent increase for

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Mark Everett Hall

Run Windows Software on Linux with Wine 1.4

As free and open source software continues to become more powerful and more prevalent, there's less and less need to choose anything else. It's not at all surprising, for example, to see the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

How to get more desktop space using OS X Lion

Spaces is a feature in OS X Lion that allows you to have multiple desktops, which can be handy when you're working in more than one application and in different documents. Spaces is

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Roman Loyola

Hands on review of Windows Server 8 beta

Leap Day brought with it the chance to download the beta release of the next version of Microsoft's server platform, along with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and first looks at the next

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Computerworld Staff