operating system

  • Happy 25th birthday, Linux

    Happy 25th birthday, Linux

    Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike… Read More

  • Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

    Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

    Google has a new operating system called Fuchsia in development, with the early results publicly available on Github (and you can even compile and run it yourself, should you feel daring). The new OS differs from both Android and Chrome OS since it doesn’t run on a Linux kernel, and instead uses as its core code something called Magenta, which might make it better suited to running… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update will arrive August 2nd

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update will arrive August 2nd

    Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch on August 2. This is one of the biggest Windows 10 updates yet and will include new features for both consumers and enterprises. As Microsoft also announced today, Windows 10 now runs on 350 million devices and users have spent 135 billion hours using it so far. That’s up from the 300 million devices running… Read More

  • Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

    Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

    When Apple released a preview version of iOS 10 at its annual developers conference last week, the company slipped in a surprise for security researchers — it left the core of its operating system, the kernel, unencrypted. “The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without… Read More

  • A one word review of macOS Sierra

    A one word review of macOS Sierra

    Hi! That new macOS X Sierra thing is almost out! There are so many new cool features. You can talk to your computer in humanish language. You can pay for stuff with your iPhone because if you have a Mac and an Android phone what are you doing with your life? There’s a thing that your friend’s TV had where you can watch two footy games at once but that he never really used. Read More

  • DouglasRushkoff | INNOVATE 2016
    Crunch Network

    The operating systems of the 2016 elections revealed!

    Each candidate is working off a different operating system, representing a completely different media paradigm. According to media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, Bernie Sanders is the candidate of the radio age, Hillary Clinton of the tv age and Donald Trump of our internet age. Read More

  • Android N’s first beta-quality release gets seamless updates and VR mode

    Android N’s first beta-quality release gets seamless updates and VR mode

    As expected, Google made Android N, the next version of its mobile operating system, a cornerstone of its I/O keynote today. With Android N, Google moved to a very different release cycle compared to previous releases. While I/O is usually the place for Google to share a first look at new versions of Android, it actually released a first preview of N a few months ago. This was also the… Read More

  • Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

    Microsoft restricts Cortana on Windows 10 to Bing and Edge

    Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Google Now and Apple’s Siri digital assistant. It’s built right into Windows 10 and, while I’ve generally not found it all that useful, it’s a core component of Microsoft’s attempt at making its operating system smarter. Starting today, whenever you use Cortana to do a search on Windows 10 that would typically take you to… Read More

  • Indian Startup CREO Raises $3M To Build Its Own Android-based OS And Smartphones

    Indian Startup CREO Raises $3M To Build Its Own Android-based OS And Smartphones

    CREO is a new startup in India with big ambitions. It not only wants to create a new Android-based operating system, but also produce its own smartphones. The Bengaluru-based company announced today that it has raised $3 million from Sequoia India, Beenext Ventures, and India Quotient. Read More