Operating Systems

Operating systems news, trends, analysis and practical advice

Scam definition

grinch linux

The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The "grinch" Linux vulnerability cited by Alert Logic on Tuesday isn't a vulnerability at all, Red Hat says.

Microsoft Windows broken

2015 to test Microsoft's resolve and execution

Microsoft faces not only its 40th anniversary in 2015, but a host of challenges that will define it for years to come.

Android Holiday Guide

Android power! 2014's top tips, tricks, and buying advice

Whether you're shopping for a new gadget or ready to make your current device do more, this guide has everything you need to make this holiday season count.

browser comparison sept 2014

Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

img 0321

Apple's 2014 in 33 stats

Apple's had yet another good year. I've curated 33 stats to show you how good.

cloud enterprise

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of Ubuntu Linux tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

The Forbidden City in Beijing

China was tough on U.S. tech firms in 2014

This was a lousy year for U.S. tech firms doing business in China, and 2015 may be no better.

quality assurance

At Microsoft, quality seems to be job none

Microsoft has blown my mind with its Windows 10 update, and not in a good way.

windows 10 leak build 9901

Leaked Windows 10 preview build 9901 stripped naked

Before next month's expected consumer preview, we're able to see where Microsoft is going with the new features, in leaked build 9901. I got nobody left to believe...

Windows 10

Microsoft mellows, embraces Windows leaks

Microsoft didn't seem bothered about another leak of Windows 10. "How could we be upset about lots of people wanting to try our new stuff?" tweeted Gabe Aul, the engineering general manager for Microsoft's operating system group....

121114 linux malware 1

A short history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.

Windows 10

Microsoft sets Windows 10's consumer reveal for Jan. 21

Microsoft has scheduled more Windows 10 revelations for Jan. 21, 2015, sending invitations today to journalists, reviewers and bloggers.

Dropbox

Dropbox rolls out desktop Microsoft Office collaboration tool in early access

Dropbox introduced its Project Harmony solution for collaboration in the desktop Microsoft Office suite in early access.

gadget worship

In gadget we trust

The allegiance that some of us have for certain operating systems, gadgets and programs can seem like religious fervor. There might be a reason this is so.

emergencybackup3

The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

You think you have a complete data backup plan? Then you haven't seen the lengths Rob Griffiths goes to to secure his data.

imac5kretina

Review: 20 Apple 5K Retina iMac details

I've curated a few details you might not be aware of concerning this outstanding new iMac.

Microsoft tells Windows 10 users to uninstall Office

Microsoft today took the unusual step of telling users running Windows 10's Technical Preview to uninstall Office before applying one of today's Patch Tuesday updates.

Best Chromebooks

The best Chromebooks you can buy right now

Choosing a Chromebook can be a difficult decision -- but it doesn't have to be. This simple real-world guide will help you figure out which model is right for you.

Load More