Operating Systems

As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft's challenge will be to force it back to zero

Windows 7 has approached the user share numbers set by Windows XP six years ago, hinting that unless Microsoft executes its Windows 10 upgrade plans to perfection, Windows 7 will persist on devices long after its 2020 retirement.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 July, 2015 02:26

Tags: net applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, software, operating systems

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

It has been quite a week for Windows 10. In the past four days, Microsoft has released three preview builds of its upcoming operating system, and the company plans to keep serving up hot new bits to testers in rapid-fire style in the run-up to the OS's launch on July 29.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 July, 2015 09:56

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft confirms 'waves' roll-out of Windows 10

Microsoft has confirmed that it would roll out the free upgrades to Windows 10 later this month in several "waves," with beta testers getting first dibs on the OS.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 July, 2015 05:11

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

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

Microsoft gave early testers of Windows 10 a little surprise in the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. by releasing a yet another new build of its upcoming operating system to the public.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 July, 2015 04:35

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 02 July, 2015 13:53

Tags: Microsoft, Networking, Windows, wireless, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, operating systems, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Windows Phone

Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps

Microsoft has added a handful of image- and photography-related features in a new version of the Windows 10 SDK. It, along with the OS itself, will become generally available at the end of the month.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 July, 2015 20:40

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft releases its second Windows 10 build in two days

Microsoft surprised testers of Windows 10 on Tuesday by launching another build of its forthcoming operating system just a day after the last update.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 01 July, 2015 10:42

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

As foreshadowed on Twitter yesterday, a new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

By Sharon Machlis | 30 June, 2015 23:11

Tags: data analytics, applications, R Language, Tibco Software, linux foundation, Revo, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, business intelligence, Revolution Analytics, Google, Microsoft, software, twitter

With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 June, 2015 21:38

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Just before the stroke of midnight Tuesday Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), computerized clocks around the world will pause for a moment to squeeze in an extra second.

By Tim Hornyak | 30 June, 2015 16:55

Tags: NTT DoCoMo, Line, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Red Hat, internet, Softbank

Microsoft's new Windows 10 build brings browser improvements, UI polish and more

Microsoft is hurtling towards the release of Windows 10, delivering a new build to early testers that provides more clues what the OS will look like when it ships at the end of next month.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 30 June, 2015 09:05

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Samsung will stop blocking Microsoft software updates 'within a few days'

Owners of Samsung PCs will begin receiving automatic software updates from Microsoft again soon, after Samsung said it will end its practice of blocking automatic Windows Updates on its computers.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 27 June, 2015 12:10

Tags: Microsoft, security, Windows, Samsung Electronics, patch management, software, operating systems

IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

IBM's Power Systems division which sells servers and systems based on the Power system architecture, as opposed to the Intel-based x86 architecture used in most personal computers had been in free-fall for some time, posting year-on-year revenue declines of up to 37% per quarter over the past couple of years. According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server.

By Jon Gold | 26 June, 2015 21:55

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, IBM, hardware systems, PARC, Red Hat, Data Center, Network World, intel

Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.

By Joab Jackson | 26 June, 2015 05:56

Tags: storage, Red Hat, Storage Management

Microsoft trumpets value of free Windows 10 upgrade in on-screen nag notice

Microsoft has changed its "Get Windows 10" advertisement displayed on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to tout the value of the free upgrade in dollars and cents.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 June, 2015 02:33

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, european union, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

Looking to establish itself as the leader in the nascent container technology market, Red Hat has enabled one of its flagship products to support containers fully and released a new container management platform, too.

By Brandon Butler | 26 June, 2015 02:09

Tags: Docker, Google, containers, Red Hat, cloud computing, shift, internet

12 hot application container startups

The container revolution is upon us.

By Brandon Butler | 26 June, 2015 00:49

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Intel Capital, startups, IBM, containers, Atlantic, software, Red Hat, intel, Capita, VMware, Docker, Microsoft

Samsung acknowledges it changes Windows Update settings on its PCs

Samsung yesterday denied it had blocked a Windows update on its hardware but acknowledged that it was manipulating Microsoft's Windows Update, a charge leveled Tuesday by a researcher.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 June, 2015 23:07

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

Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

Facebook has begun opening up source code for its Nuclide IDE, which is designed to offer a unified experience for Web and native mobile development.

By Paul Krill | 24 June, 2015 20:07

Tags: application development, GitHub, software, Red Hat, ubuntu, Facebook

Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

Samsung is partnering with Red Hat to build mobile apps for business users, in a deal that recalls Apple's tie-up with IBM this time last year.

By James Niccolai | 24 June, 2015 08:16

Tags: Linux, consumer electronics, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, Android, software, Red Hat, operating systems

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