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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

Microsoft trumpets one million Windows 10 preview participants

Microsoft has announced that one million people had registered with its Windows Insider program, which provides easy access to the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 07:30

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

Monday's OS X Yosemite public beta may be the same as the final

Mac owners who have installed the latest public beta, which was released earlier today, may have the final version already on their machines.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 06:12

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

Microsoft hesitates to trumpet Windows 10; fears consumers will delay PC purchases

Microsoft has focused on how businesses will benefit from its next operating system, Windows 10, not only because corporate customers are its bread and butter, but to prevent consumers from balking at buying new PCs, an analyst said last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 October, 2014 22:01

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

Free at last: After Windows 10, consumers won't pay for updates or upgrades

Microsoft will have no choice but to give consumers free Windows upgrades once it launches Windows 10 and kicks off its fast-fast-fast tempo, an analyst asserted.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 October, 2014 06:42

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

Patch Tuesday: Windows, Internet Explorer need critical patches

Windows and Internet Explorer need critical patches this month, according to Microsoft's advanced notification about Patch Tuesday bulletins for Oct. 14.

By Tim Greene | 10 October, 2014 09:07

Tags: Microsoft, Rapid7, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week

Microsoft will release nine security updates next week, twice the number of last month, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, SharePoint Server and Web app developer tools.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 October, 2014 06:36

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

OS X Yosemite preview gleans user data, too

Microsoft isn't the only one running a preview program that collects data from participants: so does Apple.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 October, 2014 03:07

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

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