operating systems

  • Microsoft Acquires Application Management Service BlueStripe

    Microsoft Acquires Application Management Service BlueStripe

    Microsoft today announced that it has acquired BlueStripe, an application management service that helps enterprises monitor and troubleshoot applications that have been deployed across different operating systems, data centers and cloud environments. Microsoft says it will integrate the service into tools like System Center and the company’s Operations Management Suite. Read More

  • Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

    Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

    Apple’s next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We’d heard this about iOS before, but it appears this will be a smoothing year (but with new features, too). The more interesting news, however, is that Apple is also said to be working on improving iOS… Read More

  • WTF
    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. After all, diehard devotees of BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which both lag dramatically behind Android and iOS in terms of market share, still bought their smartphones in spite of their limited app ecosystems. BlackBerry CEO… Read More

  • Microsoft Woos Enterprise With Start Button In Windows 10

    Microsoft Woos Enterprise With Start Button In Windows 10

    Microsoft announced Windows 10 the other day. Putting aside the fact they skipped version 9, and all of the jokes that could evoke, the announcement appeared to be one long apology to the enterprise. We’re sorry we dissed you in version 8 and we want to beg you to take us back. And we brought your favorite Start button. Remember, the one you’ve lived with and loved since 1995? Read More

  • Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser

    Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser

    It’s hard to say how popular Chrome OS, Google’s browser-centric operating system, really is. There can be little doubt, though, that Google is quite serious about this initiative. Today, Google launched the latest developer version of Chrome OS and this update sports the first major redesign of the operation system’s interface since its launch in late 2010. In this new… Read More

  • Pay what you want for Kiddix OS


    From Microsoft Bob to Edubuntu there have been a number of attempts at making computers of various sorts easier and more useful for young people. Another participant in this space is Kiddix, “a complete operating system and software environment for children, built from the ground up with your family’s needs and safety in mind.” Kiddix is built upon Linux, and aims to… Read More

  • North Korea develops its own Linux distro called Red Star OS

    If you guys weren’t terrified of North Korea by now, here’s more evidence that the country is absolutely nuts: they’ve developed their own Linux distribution! It’s called Red Star OS, and we can thank a Russian student for unearthing it for us. I now fully expect to see knee-jerk reactions like, “Down with Linux!” even though that makes no sense at all. Read More

  • Here's a list of applications that are glitchy with Snow Leopard

    Head’s up to any of y’all looking to upgrade to Snow Leopard this weekend (that’s my plan, along with installing Windows 7). It’s not exactly a surprise, but some applications may be a little wonky with the new operating system, and this Web site has a list of what’s what. Read More

  • Snow Leopard will be out soon, no need to freak out

    Here’s some advice to all of you guys who are trying to keep up-to-date on the latest Snow Leopard news: don’t go anywhere near a computer for the next week or so. There were rumors last week that Snow Leopard build 10A432 was slated for gold master, but then you read message board thread after message board there wherein people complain about little glitches here and there. Hardly… Read More