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12 Mar 2014 Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows 3.2.2 released! [35279]
Windows XP is now dropped from the supported guest OS list

Robbie De Meyer writes that, "The Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows provide a performance boost for network and disk I/O on Microsoft Window guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM. Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers for Microsoft Windows Release 3.2.2 is signed by Microsoft...

Additional support for the following new guest operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8

Windows XP is now dropped from the supported guest OS list..."
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03 Feb 2014 Payments made via mobile devices surge to about 20% of all transactions, processor says [34833]
IT World, February 3rd, 2014

"Payments made with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets rose 55% over last year, reaching a total of 19.5% of all transactions processed worldwide in December by Amsterdam's Adyen.

Apple iPads and iPhones were the most used devices for mobile payments, according to Adyen's tally, with the iPad accounting for 41% of mobile transactions during the busy September to December holiday shopping period. The Apple iPhone took the second spot with 31.6% of mobile-payment transactions, while Android smartphones stood at 20% and Android tablets at just 6.6%. Microsoft Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices each accounted for less than 1%..."
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30 Jan 2014 Payments made via mobile devices surge to about 20% of all transactions, processor says [34732]
Network World, January 30th, 2014

"Payments made with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets rose 55% over last year, reaching a total of 19.5% of all transactions processed worldwide in December by Amsterdam's Adyen.

Apple iPads and iPhones were the most used devices for mobile payments, according to Adyen's tally, with the iPad accounting for 41% of mobile transactions during the busy September to December holiday shopping period. The Apple iPhone took the second spot with 31.6% of mobile-payment transactions, while Android smartphones stood at 20% and Android tablets at just 6.6%. Microsoft Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices each accounted for less than 1%..."
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30 Jan 2014 New Version of LibreOffice - 4.2 [34672]
Focusing On Performance And Interoperability, And Improving The Integration With Microsoft Windows

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2, a new major release targeted to early adopters and another significant step forward for the best free office suite ever. LibreOffice 4.2 features a large number of performance and interoperability improvements targeted to users of all kinds, but particularly appealing for power and enterprise users. In addition, it is better integrated with Microsoft Windows.

Calc has gone through the largest code refactoring ever, giving major performance wins for big data (especially when calculating cell values, and importing large and complex XLSX spreadsheets), while an optional new formula interpreter enables massively parallel calculation of formula cells using the GPU via OpenCL. The latter works best with a Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) such as the new AMD Kaveri APU.
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18 Nov 2013 Best Microsoft Windows Virtualization Product of 2013 [33715]
Bronze: Oracle VM VirtualBox

The WinowsIT Pro annual Community Choice award program allows readers to decide which products are the best of the year. For 2013, the same process as in previous years was used, opening up the Community Choice nomination process to all. At the website you'll find the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as quotes from the community about these top products.

This year Oracle VM VirtualBox was awarded Bronze in the category "Best Microsoft Windows Virtualization Product of 2013."
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