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Meet Google OS: Chrome OS when it was based on Firefox

Former Google engineer and web-based OS pioneer Jeff Nelson recently blogged about the possible origins of Chrome OS and recounts a number of fascinating historical anecdotes. Perhaps his most surprising detail though, is before there was Chrome OS -- or even Chrome,…

Microsoft at War: Keeping Score of Redmond's Success and Fail Stories

Microsoft sits on the edge of a product launch that is plainly among the most important in the company’s history. It comes at a time when the company’s traditional hardware partners are facing ferocious market pressure from the commoditization of their products, and of course, the juggernaut known as the iPad.

As can be expected, the company’s many cheerleaders and haters are out in full force. Pundits can and will pontificate on Windows 8’s chances. However, what might be more useful is looking at Microsoft’s other make or break moments. The upcoming launch is far from the first time that Redmond has fought with its back against a wall. A backward glance at these moments, and careful evaluation of them, may provide a better, ahem, window into the company’s chances this Winter.

Intel 'Clover Trail' Atom processors won't support Linux

Intel has detailed Atom’s successor at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, previewing Clover Trail’s power efficiency tweaks as well as revealing that the next generation of portable devices running Intel’s new processor will be incompatible with Linux. …

New malware targets Linux and Mac OS X

A new piece of malware targeting Macs and Linux-based systems is causing a world of trouble for those in its path. Wirenet.1 is responsible for stealing passwords stored in browsers like Chrome, Chromium, Firefox and Opera. Furthermore, it’s able to…