Operating Systems

SCO vs. IBM legal battle over Linux may – finally – be finished

A breach-of-contract and copyright lawsuit filed nearly 13 years ago by a successor company to business Linux vendor Caldera International against IBM may be drawing to a close at last, after a U.S. District Court judge issued an order in favor of the latter company earlier this week.

By Jon Gold | 11 February, 2016 09:10

Tags: IBM, Red Hat

Microsoft lets cautious users try more of Windows 10’s leading edge

Microsoft is adding a Release Preview ring to its beta program, letting users get an early glimpse of what's coming to their PC while retaining stability.

OS X El Capitan adoption lags behind predecessors

Uptake of OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, remained sluggish in January, suggesting that, like Microsoft, Apple has trouble convincing customers to adopt its newest operating system.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 February, 2016 07:15

Tags: Apple

Apple steps back in time to patch OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Apple on Wednesday released an update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, an edition it last patched in September 2013.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 January, 2016 06:43

Tags: Apple

Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

One of the most powerful organizations in the open-source world faces questions over why it quietly did away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members.

Red Hat CloudForms 4 takes command of Azure and containers

Red Hat's hybrid cloud management solution adds Azure and container tech to an arsenal of supported technologies

By Serdar Yegulalp | 09 December, 2015 14:00

Tags: Docker, Microsoft, Red Hat

Windows Server 2016 adoption will be a marathon, not a sprint

Microsoft is launching the next version of Windows Server next year, and IT departments are gearing up to take their time adopting it, according to a new Spiceworks survey released Wednesday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 02 December, 2015 23:57

Tags: Microsoft

OS X El Capitan upgrade tempo slows

Adoption of Apple's OS X El Capitan slowed significantly in November, with the upgrade pace falling behind that of its predecessor at the same point in the 2014 edition's post-launch timeline.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 December, 2015 20:32

Tags: Apple

NICTA-developed secure microkernel hits new milestone

The open source, Australian-developed secure microkernel seL4 has hit version 2.0.0, the project has announced.

By Rohan Pearce | 30 November, 2015 12:27

Tags: open source, nicta, Data61, seL4 microkernel, seL4, operating systems

Red Hat delivers more container love in its latest Linux update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now generally available, with new additions focusing on containers, security, networking and system administration.

Apple apologizes to Mac devs for App Store certificate screw-up

Apple has apologized to developers for the snafu that sent Mac users scrambling last week to reboot and re-enter Mac App Store credentials when their apps refused to launch.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 November, 2015 19:40

Tags: Apple

Windows Update for Business lets IT admins defer damaging patches

New options for controlling the timing of Windows 10 upgrades and updates arrived as part of Windows 10 version 1511, the upgrade that began rolling out Thursday.

By Gregg Keizer | 16 November, 2015 15:24

Tags: Windows 10

Lapsed Apple certificate triggers massive Mac app fiasco

A lapsed Apple digital certificate today triggered a massive app fiasco that prevented Mac users from running software they'd purchased from the Mac App Store.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 November, 2015 23:53

Tags: Apple

Apple flub leaves users confused over 'damaged' apps

Mac users who rely on apps provided through Apple's App Store are facing some confusion today after an error caused by Apple erroneously told them that they had to re-install their applications.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 12 November, 2015 22:42

Tags: Apple

Microsoft ends Windows 7 Pro reprieve on new PCs

Microsoft has quietly ended a reprieve for Windows 7 Professional, telling computer makers that they must stop building new PCs with the OS in 12 months.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 November, 2015 15:31

Tags: Windows 7

Mac owners upgrade to OS X El Capitan at record rate

Apple's OS X El Capitan got off to the fastest-ever one-month start for a Mac operating system.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 November, 2015 21:09

Tags: Apple

New beta build of Windows 10 enhances Microsoft Edge

As part of a massive suite of Windows 10 news on Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a new beta version of its PC and tablet operating system to members of the Windows Insider Program.

Tech support scammers put Mac owners in crosshairs

Technical support scammers have begun targeting Mac owners, adding them to much larger pool of potential victims running Windows because Apple's operating system has been relatively untouched by malware.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 October, 2015 23:58

Tags: Apple

Ubuntu Wily Werewolf trots out easy-install OpenStack

The latest version of Canonical's Linux distribution features a streamlined OpenStack installer, along with the LXD hypervisor and telco-strength networking

Apple updates OS X El Capitan to 10.11.1 with fix for Office 2016 crashes

Apple has released OS X 10.11.1, the first update for El Capitan, and implied that the refresh includes a fix for the problems users of Microsoft's Office 2016 for Mac have reported.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 October, 2015 23:55

Tags: Apple

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