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Jolla's open-source tablet might actually stay the course

The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

By Jon Gold | 25 November, 2014 09:25

Tags: Linux, open source, Microsoft, Nokia, hardware systems, software, tablets, intel, operating systems, Jolla, mobile apps

Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10.

By Mary Branscombe | 22 November, 2014 12:14

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

Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive

The double-edged sword of feedback has drawn some blood from Microsoft's Windows 10 and nicked the company's promise to listen to users.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 November, 2014 08:17

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

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the WiFi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of users.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 22 November, 2014 05:04

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Debian general resolution against systemd coupling fails, sponsor steps down

Debian developers voted down a proposal that would have weakened the Linux distribution's integration with a controversial system software package on Tuesday, in a victory for systemd supporters.

By Jon Gold | 20 November, 2014 05:22

Tags: Linux, open source, software, operating systems

Windows Server 2003 end of life guide

Following on from end of support for Windows XP in April 2014, we are now rapidly approaching Windows Server 2003 end of life.

By Edward Jones | 19 November, 2014 14:56

Tags: windows server, windows server 2003, windows server 2008

Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

By Jon Gold | 19 November, 2014 08:53

Tags: Linux, open source, Google, software, operating systems

Chrome for OS X turns 64-bit, forsakes early Intel Macs

Google today released Chrome 39, the company's first 64-bit browser for OS X from its "stable" branch.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 08:50

Tags: web browsers, Apple, Google, software, operating systems, intel

Microsoft releases emergency patch to stymie Windows Server attacks

Microsoft has released one of its rare "out-of-band" security updates to patch a vulnerability in all versions of its Windows Server software.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2014 07:00

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

OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Apple today released the first update to OS X Yosemite that included fixes for unspecified Wi-Fi problems and improved reliability for connecting to Microsoft Exchange corporate email servers.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 November, 2014 08:08

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

Microsoft's defense of OneDrive changes fails to silence critics

Microsoft's explanation of why it discarded an advanced feature in OneDrive on Windows 10 failed to curb angry users' continued criticism of the change.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 November, 2014 04:09

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

Apple: Masque hasnt attacked any iPhone, iPad users yet

Following a U.S. government warning about an iPhone and iPad security threat dubbed Masque Attack, Apple has issued a statement assuring customers that they're probably okay.

By Bob Brown | 15 November, 2014 02:25

Tags: ios, FireEye, hardware systems, mobile security, Apple security, software, tablets, operating systems, iPad, Apple, Staples, security

Microsoft updates Windows 10, gets an earful from users about OneDrive changes

Microsoft yesterday rolled out the next update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview, just three weeks after the previous version arrived.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 November, 2014 05:55

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

New Win 10 TP build brings touchpad gestures, OneDrive improvements, crash fixes

Microsoft has added touchpad gestures, fine-tuned OneDrive syncing and revamped the feedback app in the latest build of Windows 10 Technical Preview, released Wednesday to testers on the OS's delivery fast track.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 13 November, 2014 08:50

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Say hi to Windows 8.2 -- er, 10

Windows 8 is quite possibly the worst desktop operating system that Microsoft ever released. Since Windows 8 is going up against such all-time flop-a-doodles as Vista and Windows ME, that's saying something.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 10 November, 2014 23:28

Tags: Microsoft, software, operating systems

DigiCert is considering SSL certificates for more Tor hidden services

Certificate authority DigiCert is considering issuing SSL certificates to more Tor .onion address owners after recently providing Facebook with one.

By Lucian Constantin | 08 November, 2014 05:30

Tags: security, DigiCert, encryption, TOR Project, Facebook, pki, privacy

Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

Spurred by the sudden success of the Docker virtualization technology, platform services provider Joyent and Linux distributor Canonical have each open-sourced their container technologies.

By Joab Jackson | 07 November, 2014 05:28

Tags: virtualization, Docker, open source, Server Virtualization, canonical, software, internet, Joyent, cloud computing

Docker gets some competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

Spurred by the sudden success of the Docker virtualization technology, platform services provider Joyent and Linux distributor Canonical have each open-sourced their container technologies.

By Joab Jackson | 07 November, 2014 05:28

Tags: virtualization, Docker, open source, Server Virtualization, canonical, software, internet, Joyent, cloud computing

Windows XP's user share plunge not real, just a data adjustment

The Internet metrics company that claimed Windows XP's user share plummeted by a record amount last month said Tuesday that it had struck several Chinese websites from its tallies, causing the dramatic decline.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 November, 2014 04:04

Tags: net applications, Windows PCs, software, operating systems

Apple reportedly asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi in first Yosemite beta update

Apple has handed the first Mac OS X Yosemite update to developers for testing, and is reportedly asking them to focus on three areas, including Wi-Fi connectivity, which have been problematic for many users.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 04 November, 2014 23:10

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

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