Operating Systems

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

Government watchdog blasts IRS for mismanaged migrations from Windows XP, Server 2003

In a recently released report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration criticized the IRS for spending nearly $140 million on upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 even as it failed to meet the support cut-off of April 2014. At the deadline, over half of the IRS's PCs were still running XP.

Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

By Gregg Keizer | 08 October, 2015 15:22

Tags: Apple

Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft has told business looking to lock down Office 2016 so they don't receive constant changes to purchase old-school perpetual licenses rather than subscribe to Office 365.

By Gregg Keizer | 07 October, 2015 23:55

Tags: Microsoft

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.

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