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2011 has only just begun, and already there is plenty going on in the world of OS software. From Apple OS X Lion to Microsoft Windows 8, here are the top 5 noteworthy OS developments.
1. Apple OS X Lion: App Store Trademark Troubles
Flushed with the success of the App Store for its mobile iOS operating system, Apple has recently introduced the Mac App Store for its desktop OS X operating system. Its software marketplaces are central to Apple's plan of taking a cut of every application bought to run on its operating systems, and way back in 2008 the company applied for a trademark for the name "App Store." ...
2. Microsoft Windows 8: New Apps, New App Store
Hot on the news that Windows 8 will be engineered to run on ARM-based chips as well as the traditional Intel/AMD duopoly comes strong but unconfirmed indication (which basically means rumor) from Windows-watcher Paul Thurrott that Windows 8 will sport an alternative tile-based UI called Mosh. That ties in nicely with the idea of Windows 8 on tablet devices, and it could provide a way of getting the Windows Phone 7 look and feel on an ARM-based tablet device running Windows 8. ...
3. Novell SUSE Linux: Patent Deal Still on Despite the Germans