Operating Systems

HP goes after Cisco, Arista with open source OS

Allies with Broadcom, Intel and VMware on OpenSwitch NOS

By Jim Duffy | 05 October, 2015 15:45

Tags: HP, Linux, Networking, software, intel, switches, VMware

Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

Microsoft has acknowledged that Office for Mac 2016 users are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timetable for when it will be delivered.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 October, 2015 21:02

Tags: Apple, Microsoft

Microsoft raises prices of Office one-time licenses 5% to 7%

Microsoft today launched Office 2016 for Windows, and simultaneously raised prices of the stand-alone licenses for both it and the Mac edition between 5% and 7%.

SeL4 gets the Boeing test

On 24 July 2015, Boeing tested Data61’s (formerly known as NICTA) seL4 – the “world’s most highly assured operating system” – on its autonomous Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) helicopter.

By Rebecca Merrett | 15 September, 2015 08:48

Tags: operating system, boeing, nicta, Data61, seL4

Office 2016 adopts branches, update-or-else strategy of Windows 10

Microsoft will launch Office 2016 for Windows on Sept. 22, and has now detailed how it will deliver updates and upgrades with a cadence and rules similar to Windows 10.

Apple slates OS X El Capitan release for Sept. 30

Apple yesterday quietly revealed that it will release OS X El Capitan, the successor to last year's Yosemite, on Sept. 30.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 September, 2015 14:46

Tags: Apple

Containers key as Cisco looks to "open" datacentre OS

NX-OS Linux utility vital for easily spun up DevOps microservices

By Jim Duffy | 09 September, 2015 00:01

Tags: Linux, cisco, containers

OS X El Capitan on track for September release

Apple's OS X El Capitan appears to be on track for a late September release, according to a comparison of its preview pace with that of last year's Yosemite.

By Gregg Keizer | 31 August, 2015 22:22

Tags: Apple

Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises

Windows 10 Enterprise has been installed in about 1.5 million business devices in less than a month. Now Microsoft is considering how to best offer patch information to users of its new OS.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 30 August, 2015 00:22

Tags: software, Windows 10

LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle: It's all about the servers

This year's event was surprisingly lacking in gadgets and discussions about consumer-focused Linux devices.

Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

Windows 8.1 users have been half again as likely to upgrade to Windows 10 as their compatriots running Windows 7, data from a Web metrics vendor showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 August, 2015 14:37

Tags: Windows 10, Windows 7

IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 August, 2015 00:13

Tags: open source, databases, applications, servers, IBM, linux foundation, hardware systems, software, Mainframes

Windows 10's usage share ascent routs Windows 7's

Windows 10 has easily surpassed the global usage share ascension of Windows 7 six years ago, putting it on track to become Microsoft's most successful OS introduction ever.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 August, 2015 22:59

Tags: Windows 10, Windows 7

Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now

<a href="http://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft</a> will not begin using <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features">Windows 10</a>'s multiple update tracks, called "branches" by the Redmond, Wash. firm, until later this year, analysts said, and in the interim will continue to push all updates to everyone at the same time.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 August, 2015 20:29

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

Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

When Microsoft announced that it would be offering consumers a free upgrade to Windows 10, it got a lot of people talking. After all, the company charged US$199 per license for consumers to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional just six years ago. So clearly, a free upgrade to a new OS would have to have a big impact on Microsoft's business, right?

By Blair Hanley Frank | 15 August, 2015 02:55

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

Apple releases final OS X Yosemite non-security update

Apple has updated both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, probably for the last time other than for security fixes.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 August, 2015 23:44

Tags: Apple, software, Capita, operating systems

Microsoft's rollout of Windows 10 gets B+ grade

<a href="http://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft</a> has done a good job rolling out <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features">Windows 10</a> in the first two weeks, analysts said today, and the general vibe for Windows 8's replacement has been positive, even though glitches have dampened some enthusiasm.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 August, 2015 04:28

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

Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10

Apple has updated Boot Camp, its utility that allows Windows to run on a Mac, to support Windows 10, two weeks after Microsoft launched its latest OS.

By Fred O'Connor | 14 August, 2015 02:27

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

Patch bundles are the new norm for Windows 10

Microsoft yesterday showed how it will distribute security updates to Windows 10 as it packaged all those that apply to the new OS in a single download.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 August, 2015 04:24

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

Windows 10's user share suggests 45M devices are running the new OS

Microsoft's Windows 10 piled up user share, finishing last week with a record 3% of all Windows-powered devices, according to a U.S. analytics company.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 August, 2015 02:33

Tags: Apple, net applications, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

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