History of Mac OS X

The recent Mac OS release of 10.8 Mountain Lion has made us here at SoftwareMedia.com reflect on the history of Mac OS X and the advancement it has made over the past decade. From the heyday of PowerPCs and G3s to blazingly fast Intel i7s and monster 27-inch iMacs, the Mac operating system history for version ten has been full of “oohs” and “ahhs”.

New Microsoft Office Preview Available

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the release of the new Microsoft Office consumer preview, which you can download at office.com/preview. Designed specifically for compatibility with the upcoming Windows 8 (set to release in October), this newest edition of the world-class Office software sports a uniquely intuitive interface which focuses on stylus, touch and mouse input.

In addition to the touch/stylus centric interface, the new Microsoft Office is -unlike its predecessors- not designed as a traditional software application, and instead has been reincarnated as a  continually updating cloud service.

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26th

Finally! After months of previews and sneak peeks,  Microsoft has decided to stop toying with our fragile emotions, and announce the official release date for Microsoft Windows 8. At the Microsoft annual sales meeting last week,  Steve Sinofsky proudly declared that October 26th, 2012 will be the official Windows 8 release date.

We’ve reported previously on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and by now we all know about Windows 8 support for both ARM and x86 processors, as well as the redesigned “Metro” UI which we’ve already seen on the Windows Phone and XBOX 360. Now that a release date has been set, tech junkies the world over (ourselves included) are eager to see what the full, commercial edition of Windows 8 has to offer.

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 New Features

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 has been released. The newest incarnation of the popular disk backup software will be available in two editions: Backup Exec 2012 Standard Edition and Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition (for small and growing businesses).

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 eliminates backup complexity through a single solution that unifies virtual and physical, deduplication, and replication while offering a choice among on-premise software, appliance or cloud delivery models that best fits the needs of an organization. No other single vendor provides this level of choice for customers and partners.

Top Ten Best Antivirus Software for 2012

As the new year approaches we are faced with the eventuality that some malicious jerks with knowledge of computer coding -and too much time on their hands- will invariably unleash upon the world ever more vicious and malignant viruses and malware to infect our computer systems.

Fortunately  for us, there exists amidst this digital Black Plague an industry of software developers who work tirelessly to create new and more effective virus protection software in an effort to stem this seemingly unending tide of binary evil.

Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2012 – Top Features

Intuit software has a long history of cutting-edge accounting and business software. Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 is the world’s leading accounting software. QuickBooks Pro 2012 makes it easier to stay on top of invoices and bills, complete tasks in few steps, and customize QuickBooks to work the way you do.

Learn how to save more time with the new and improved features in QuickBooks Pro 2012.