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Joli OS 1.2 adds file browser with Dropbox integration, public profiles

Recently, Tariq Krim and company announced a new twofold vision for their project -- turning Jolicloud into the Web dashboard portion of their efforts and re-branding the desktop operating system as Joli OS. Now Joli OS 1.2 has been made available for download, and there are some significant additions on board. For starters, there's a snazzy new file explorer which offers Dropbox...

Run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your x86 computer

Sure, Android is designed to run on ARM devices, but that doesn't mean it can't run on an x86 system. Older versions of Android were ported, so it's no surprise to see that an enterprising developer has managed to put together a working version of Gingerbread which you can install on your desktop or laptop. You'll need a 64-bit build environment and the Java 1.6 to get the ball rolling, and...

Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook hacked to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Hexxeh, who recently released a Cr-48 tool to boot any OS, including Windows or Mac OS X, has now successfully got Android 2.3 Gingerbread to run on his Cr-48 netbook. All we have right now is a single photo (above), but you can click it for a super-high-res (cellphone camera?) photo if you like. According to unnamed sources close to Hexxeh, it is indeed Gingerbread running on Cr-48, but...

Ubuntu 11 alpha now available, features new Unity desktop, Firefox 4

The first alpha release of Ubuntu 11, dubbed Natty Narwhal, has just been released. It is classed as a "developer snapshot," and is provided more as a sneak preview of what's to come in Ubuntu 11. Regular users of Ubuntu 10 should not upgrade. Along with the usual package updates and an updated kernel (2.6.37), Ubuntu 11 will also ship with Firefox 4. The alpha build includes Firefox 4 beta 7,...

Chrome OS: a look at Google's almost-ready operating system

With Google's new 'smartbook' Chrome OS almost ready for prime time, we decided to build a copy of Chromium OS ourselves and give it the once-over. Looking through the gallery, you will notice that Chromium OS really is just a Chrome browser with a new Settings menu.There actually seem to be less features than when Lee last had a look -- gone is the Picasa integration, and Gmail lost its cool...

Half of all companies will continue to use Windows XP after it retires in 2014

According to a shocking report, 48% of IT administrators intend to continue running Windows XP after Microsoft officially retires it in 2014. The "IT [sector] just really, really likes the XP operating system," says Diane Hagglund, a senior analyst at Dimensional Research, reporting on the findings of a survey of 950 IT professionals. "They say it's just that good, and don't want to mess with it."...

Support Details gives you system details instantly

I really enjoy what have come to be known as single-serving sites. These are sites that do only one specific thing, but the best of them do that thing exceedingly well. My new favorite site of this kind is Support Details. The URL is super easy to remember (supportdetails.com), and when you pay the site a visit, it lists a bunch of details about your computer that you can include when making a...

Windows Phone 7: the important bits

Today saw the release of the first in-depth previews of Microsoft's next-generation mobile operating system Windows Phone 7. The problem is, I don't really care about the screen, or indeed any of the hardware. I'm not interested in half the things that Engadget or ZDNet have to say about the phone: I'm just interested in what the software -- the operating system -- enables the phone to do. I...

Details of Windows 8 emerge; instant-on, self-aware, Judgment Day looms

First, as always: this isn't confirmed by Microsoft. Still, enough tech blogs have picked it up, so I'm probably safe enough to run it. With that out of the way: OMG! Windows 8 details! Juicy, thigh-wetting details! For now we only have two slides with atrocious grammar (are these really legitimate?), but the source says he'll have more information soon. The first slide is above and the second...

Google outlaws Windows, but what if Microsoft outlaws Google...?

Late last night news emerged that Google is banning Microsoft Windows from its corporate offices. This is the final resolution of the Google vs. China cyber warfare, a conflict that began with the hacking of a Windows-based computer at Google. As of today, if you want a Microsoft machine at the Google offices, you need permission from the Chief Information Officer himself -- otherwise, Google...

Firefox Friday: the homogenization of browsers and the death of innovation

Whatever happened to being different? Once upon a time, difference was revered. Heck, I still think people, deep down, admire difference. It takes guts and balls and nerve to stand out from the crowd, to stand up for the ideas and paradigms that are important to us. Being truly different -- doing something that no one has done before -- pushes boundaries. I'm not talking about wearing eyeliner...

Windows Phone 7 gets the hands-on treatment

While we try to shy away from gadgets and gizmos here on Download Squad, some attention does have to be paid to operating systems. They are, after all, the reason this blog exists! An operating system makes or breaks a device -- it's the difference between grudging oh, it's my company phone acceptance and mass omg, you must check this OUT! adoption. Of course, try as they might, a vendor...

How to Upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Final

So the Windows 7 deadline is fast approaching. Officially, there's no way to upgrade from your RC to retail. But in the real world, it only requires a Windows 7 ISO image and editing a single file in Notepad. Here are the quick text instructions. After the jump you can find detailed (and possibly really boring) screenshots. Get the MS USB/DVD Download Tools Put your Windows 7...

Think you've mastered Linux? Prove it, with Suicide Linux

Linux gurus who pride themselves on their skills with the command line would finally have a way to prove it if one guy's wacky idea came to fruition. Yes, it's Suicide Linux, where any unrecognized command is parsed as "rm -rf /" ... that's Linux for "your hard drive's content go boom." Sorry, no helpful spelling correction in Bash, just boom. This concept popped up on Sam Hughes' qntm.org last...

How to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into an "iPad"

iPad fever seems to have gripped the iNation. If looking at your diminutive iPhone or iPod Touch is getting you down, and you wish you could be stroking a beautiful new iPad, maybe the mod described at Redmond Pie will tide you over. Modifying the iPhone operating system isn't possible unless you jailbreak your device, but once you do a huge number of possible modifications are available. For this...