desktop operating system


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desktop operating system

The control program in a user's machine (desktop or laptop). Also called a "client operating system," Windows is the overwhelming majority while the Macintosh comes second. There are also several versions of Linux for the desktop. Contrast with network operating system.
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Apple will attempt to block tools used by social media platforms, to automatically track web users, within the next version of its mobile and desktop operating systems. The move is expected to have an effect on Facebook features, e.g., its 'Like' button.
macOS also brings Apple Pay to the desktop operating system along with mobile verification with Apple Touch ID, but since it will not be making its way to India for now, there's little consequence to it, at least for the day.
Node.js enables access to the desktop operating system and automatic download of unverified third-party code at runtime, both of which create enormous security risks on financial desktops.
The Storage Made Easy Enterprise Sync Solution supports every desktop Operating System, Mac Windows and Linux, and SME is one of the few EFSS vendors to support a Linux solution.
As Apple has shown, with just 15 per cent of the mobile market and around four per cent of the desktop operating system market, its capitalisation, at $600 billion, is still almost a third more than Microsoft at $380 billion.
"We hope to launch a Chinese-made desktop operating system by October supporting app stores," Ni said.
While Windows 8.1 holds 3.6 percent of the desktop operating system market, post its launch, Windows 7 is used by 47.5 percent of all desktop PCs, whereas, Widows XP is still used by 29.9 percent of desktops which is three times the combined market share of Windows 8 and 8.1, Cnet reported.
Microsoft famously decided on a different path, instead taking a subset of its Windows desktop operating system, porting it to the ARM processor architecture, and calling it Windows RT.
has announced the launch of desktop operating system Ubuntu as a platform for smartphones.
Siri's little cousin, simply called Dictation, is now also found on iPads and on Apple's desktop operating system, Mountain Lion.
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<p>While Microsoft has struggled with its mobile operating system, it still occupies a dominant stake of the server operating system, desktop operating system, business productivity software, messaging, and Web browser markets.