Microsoft released the first, 16-bit versions of Windows in the early 1980s as little more than GUIs for its Disk Operating System. But with the release of the 32-bit Windows 3.x in the early '90s, Windows overtook Mac OS and grew to dominate as much as 90 percent of the desktop operating system market. Critics complain that over the decades Windows' base code has become bloated and unstable. Windows OSes now encompass not only PC and server platforms, but also mobile devices, where Windows is not dominant.


Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

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Cisco CEO: Internet of Everything Will Be Worth $19 Trillion

At CES, John Chambers said the Internet of everything will be more about its impact on people's lives than the underlying technology. More >

What's Holding Back Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?

Enterprises of all stripes have enthusiastically embraced the many flavors of virtualization over the past decade, consolidating server, storage and networking resources in a bid to lower costs and More >

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For the Desktop, Think Centralization, Not Virtualization

Arthur Cole spoke with Barry Phillips, CMO, Wanova.   Is it possible that we have been approaching desktop virtualization all wrong? Many organizations have implemented VDI as a means to reduce More >

Streaming, Non-PC Devices Among Key Internet Changes

Carl Weinschenk spoke with Dave Caputo, the co-founder, president and CEO of Sandvine. The company released 10th Global Internet Phenomena Report: Fall 2011 late last month.   The Internet is More >

A Thicker Client: The Solution to Desktop Virtualization?

Arthur Cole spoke with Barry Phillips, chief marketing officer and vice president of sales for Wanova, about desktop virtualization and the keys to its success.   The relative success or failure More >

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