Operating Systems

Petition targets Apple over ‘spyware' in OS X Yosemite

Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.

By Jon Gold | 31 October, 2014 06:48

Tags: Apple, security, Microsoft, OS X, software, operating systems, Electronic Frontier Foundation, privacy

Next Office for Mac leaks, shots of UI appear

The nearly two dozen screenshots posted by were of Outlook, the email client that's included in Office on both Windows and OS X. said that the screenshots were taken from a leaked internal test version of the application.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 October, 2014 02:53

Tags: Mac OS, Microsoft, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

The newest enterprise edition of the Suse Linux distribution allows administrators to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made that fatal system-crippling mistake.

By Joab Jackson | 28 October, 2014 03:54

Tags: unix, Linux, open source, software, operating systems, suse linux

Dell takes one last shot at selling Windows 7 Home Premium PCs

Just days before Microsoft orders OEMs to stop building new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium, Dell tried one last time to spur sales using the lure of the five-year-old consumer OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 October, 2014 19:15

Tags: Windows desktops, Windows PCs, hardware systems, Windows, desktop pcs, Windows 7, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Windows laptops, Microsoft, laptops, Lenovo, software, Windows desktop

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

The cries for help from frazzled Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are being met by Apple with stone-faced silence.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 25 October, 2014 07:03

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

OS X Yosemite uptake climbs to 13% in first week

A week after its release, Apple's OS X Yosemite powered 13% of all Macs in the U.S. and Canada, about the same uptake pace as seen by its predecessor, Mavericks.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 October, 2014 05:36

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, Mac OS X, Yosemite, operating systems

Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 07:37

Tags: unix, Linux, canonical, software, operating systems

Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2014 08:09

Tags: Linux, software, Open Source Subnet, slack, operating systems, emc, ubuntu

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

Microsoft is continuing its crusade to get CIOs interested in Windows 10, touting new security features that include two-factor authentication built directly into the OS.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 October, 2014 05:25

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files

Microsoft on Tuesday warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability using malicious PowerPoint documents sent as email attachments.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 10:48

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

New Windows 10 TP build adds Windows Phone Action Center

Windows 10 Technical Preview testers are getting a new build of the OS with almost 7,000 changes, including the addition of the Action Center console already available in Windows Phone.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 07:51

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft releases first Windows 10 update, starts testing fast-paced delivery system

Microsoft today issued the first update for Windows 10 Technical Preview, inaugurating its fast-cadence release practice.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2014 07:28

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

Complaints that Mac OS X Yosemite disrupts or entirely disables Wi-Fi have been flowing into social media sites and discussion forums since the release of the OS last Thursday, but Apple has yet to acknowledge there's a problem.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 October, 2014 04:51

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Apple is being called out for how it shares desktop and Web searches in its latest desktop operating system, Yosemite.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 October, 2014 11:19

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, security, Microsoft, software, operating systems, privacy

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 07:15

Tags: SANS Technology Institute, Apple, Google, Mac OS, beca, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, Oracle

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Apple desktop and laptop computers will play better with iPads and iPhones via new Continuity integration features on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite, available free, starting Monday for iOS 8.1 and today for Yosemite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple has launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 05:05

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, Mac OS X, Yosemite, operating systems

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

By Jim Duffy | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: SDN, cisco, OpenDaylight, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, KT, HP, Docker, Dell

Microsoft dabbles in per-user Windows licensing

For the first time, Microsoft will offer user-based Windows licenses to enterprises, a change one expert called "substantial" but another downplayed as unlikely to have much of an impact.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 October, 2014 06:44

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Hackers exploit two more Windows zero-day bugs

Microsoft will patch a pair of zero-day Windows vulnerabilities that attackers have been exploiting to penetrate major corporations' networks, according to researchers at FireEye.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 October, 2014 03:56

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, FireEye, Windows, software, operating systems

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