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Mozilla has stopped development on Firefox OS for connected devices. This leaves some 50 engineers without a job, as the company now shifts focus solely on the internet of things. This is the second time that Firefox OS has been dropped after efforts to get it on to smartphones failed to gain traction.

 

Firefox has been struggling to gain relevance since its heyday back in the 90s and early 2000s. Mozilla’s technology has been behind innovations in today’s web browsers, although it’s rarely used today. The non-profit attempted to break into the mobile market by developing an operating system for smartphones with Firefox OS.

The company announced that it would be trying to pivot to Firefox OS smart devices early last year. Panasonic adopted the operating system for its 4K tvs, but that was about as far as it got.

 

Going forward, Mozilla will be looking into other technologies for the internet of things. One known project is Project Vaani, which is a voice interface technology; which is similar to what Amazon has been working on. Mozilla also has a team working on an artificial intelligence.

 

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When Apple said the S1 chipset of the Apple Watch has a miniaturized computer architecture, it is not kidding at all!

Developer Nick Lee detailed on his blog how he hacked his Apple Watch to run Winows 95 in emulation. The process is fairly technical and in a nutshell, Lee said that it is possible to patch certain files within a WatckKit app to load an app code rather than Apple’s.

Screenshot taken from Nick Lee (YouTube)

Screenshot taken from Nick Lee (YouTube)

Lee also stated that it took an hour for the Apple Watch running Windows 95 to boot into a usable state. There is nothing you can do on the Apple Watch, but this demonstration only shows that the Apple Watch is as powerful or even more powerful than the desktop we had in the 1990s.

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The platform promises a more immersive experience, less cluttered screen, and lets you flow naturally from app to app with edge magic. When docked, the phone becomes a full PC and thin client. Because it only integrates all-native core apps without any Java overhead, Ubuntu runs well on entry-level smartphone, yet uses the same drivers as Android.

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It’s designed to make all your phone content more convenient to access – every edge has a specific purpose, so all your apps, content, and controls are instantly accessible without going through the hassle of navigating back to the home screen all the time. A short swipe from the left edge of the screen reveals your favorite apps. Also, it allows for switching of running and favorite apps speedier than any other phone.

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Web application sit alongside native apps, which means that apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Gmail, and Spotify, are all available as they get their own icons and the same access to system notifications. On top of that, you get quicker access to all your emails, texts, calls, and social media posts. See every message as it comes in and respond in an instant; just swipe down from the top when a new one arrives and respond directly to Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS and good old-fashioned telephone calls.

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The Gallery makes it easier than ever to organize, find and share your photos. Every shot is instantly uploaded to your Ubuntu One personal cloud account, making it available on all your devices – including those running iOS, Android and Windows. Ubuntu includes native applications covering all the essentials you expect in a phone: telephony and voicemail, SMS and MMS, email, web browsing, photography, music and video.

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The most advance operating system from Microsoft – Window 8 finally release to the market at October 25 2012. This is the most advance and first ever touch-screen-friendly operating system from Microsoft.

 

The born of Microsoft operating system has change entire people life and way of doing business since year 1985 until today. The first version of operating system from Microsoft named as Windows 1.0 released in year 1985.

 

Since that, there are several versions of Window OS released including Window 2.0, Windows 3.0, Window 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Window ME, Window XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and finally come to Window 8.

 

The following infographic from Freemake showed the evolution of Microsoft operating system since year 1985 until today, it also show that how’s the operating system change our life as well as change the way people using computer

Microsoft just unveiled their latest operating system – Window 8 packaging.

 

The Verge has managed to get their hands on a couple of images showing exactly how the Window 8 and Window 8 Pro retail boxes look like. There are 2 difference color of the boxes which is white (for Windows 8) and black color (for Windows 8 Pro).

 

Early reports suggested that Microsoft would no longer provide the retail boxed copies of Windows8, aside from some upgrade DVDs.

Windows 8 is scheduled to launch on 26 October. The next generation of Microsoft software for computers, laptops and tablets will arrive in three months, paving the way for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 tablets, and the Microsoft Surface.

 

Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows division, made the announcement during the company’s annual sales meeting, according to the Windows Team Blog.

Windows 8 boasts a new interface, consisting of large coloured squares that act as shortcuts to your apps. It’s a front end that should be great for touchscreen PCs and tablets, but the jury’s out on whether it’ll work on regular computers — click here for our guide to how to use the Windows 8 interface.

 

With a release date confirmed for Windows 8, Microsoft has cleared the way for tablets powered by Windows 8, and phones powered by the mobile spin-off, Windows Phone 8. These portable versions of Windows are also ready to roll in October.

 

There will be two types of Windows 8 slate: the full-fat version, and the streamlined tablet-specific Windows 8 RT for ARM devices. The flagship Windows 8 RT tablet is Microsoft’s own Microsoft Surface, challenging the market-leading iPad before the end of the year.

 

As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one month, October is also set to see the release of the new iPhone 5, along with Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion software. With phones, tablets and computers going up against each other, it’s the first time in years that Apple and Microsoft have squared off so directly against each other — and I can’t wait.

Microsoft first launch their first version of operation system in 1985 until now already 27 years and the operation logo also change from version to version, let’s have a look on the difference version of window logo

Microsoft next generation operating system – Window 8 is near to the official release, today, Microsoft release their final pre-release operating system installer before it actually entering the RTM (Release to manufacturing) phase.

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The next generation Microsoft operating system – window 8 come with Internet Explorer 10, new application that connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, Messenger and many more features, besides that, there are hundreds of new and updated application available in the Window Store.

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Microsoft Window 8 Release preview ISO image (32 bit and 64 bit) is available free for download at Microsoft’s web site, or you may download the Window 8 Release Preview Setup to check your PC compatibility before actually upgrade it.

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The following is the basic system requirement that will work great with the Window 8:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  • Additional requirements to use certain features:
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

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