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  • Google Working On New "Fuchsia" Operating System, Powered By Magenta / LK Kernel

    08/15/2016 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies ^ | 11 August 2016 at 07:34 PM EDT. | Michael Larabel
    Google appears to be working on a new operating system that's written from scratch and appears to be target both phones and PCs, among other form factors. This new OS is called Fuchsia and powered by what they call the Magenta and LK kernel options. Google hasn't formally announced this new OS while the Git repository cites it as "Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System)." This Git repository is the main source of Fuschia/Magneta information right now. LK is their kernel for small systems / embedded applications while Magenta is designed for "modern phones and modern personal...
  • Microsoft, Red Hat release open source programming protocol

    06/28/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 17 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jun 28 2016 12:30PM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft has released a protocol that allows developers to easily add new programming language support for coding tools, in partnership with developer workspaces provider Codenvy and enterprise Linux distributor Red Hat. Whereas traditional coding tools tend to support a single programming language, the Microsoft-led protocol aims to make sure the tools can handle whichever language developers work in. The language server protocol lets developers code in different languages without having to switch editors or development environments. Microsoft engineer Erich Gamma said the protocol came into existence after the company intergrated OmniSharp for C# and TypeScript servvers for its Visual Studio...
  • IDC Survey: Majority of Windows 10 users are happy with the OS

    01/15/2016 12:59:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    BETA NEWS ^ | 01/15/2016 | By Mihaita Bamburic
    When we look at how many PCs across the globe run Windows 10, we see Microsoft's latest operating system having a relatively modest usage share of around 10 percent. That is even though it is offered as a free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, both of which have remained more popular so far.However, things are quite different in US, where a new IDC survey claims that nearly 30 percent of PC users have embraced Windows 10. That figure may not accurately represent the entire PC user base in the country, due to the nature of the survey, but...
  • Microsoft sunsets Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 for OEM PC sales

    11/10/2015 6:11:02 AM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies ^ | Nov 4 2015 11:02AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft has given notice to its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners that they must no longer sell personal computers with operating systems older than Windows 10 from the middle of next year. Windows 8 PC sales must end July 1 next year Australian time. Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 can no longer be preinstalled on new computers from November 1, 2016, Microsoft said in its updated Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet. The Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 were sunset on November 1 last year by Microsoft.
  • 'Stagefright 2.0' bug menaces over a billion Android devices

    10/01/2015 6:24:16 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 12 replies (AUS) ^ | Oct 2 2015 6:39AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Researchers have discovered a second set of serious vulnerabilities in Google's Android mobile operating system, leaving over a billion new and old devices open to attack. Dubbed Stagefright 2.0, the newly discovered vulnerabilities stem from two flaws in how Android handles audio and video files. It was found by Joshua Drake of security vendor Zimperium, who also discovered the original Stagefright vulnerability affecting just under a billion Android devices in July this year. The first Stagefright flaw in the Android media processing software library allowed attackers to send a specially crafted multimedia messaging service (MMS) missive which, when received in...
  • No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

    04/27/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | 23 April 2015 | Serdar Yegulalp
    CoreOS and Joyent's SmartOS/Triton have worked to redefine, in radically different ways, what an OS needs to be to run applications at scale in the cloud.Now another candidate is set to join the ranks of maverick cloud OSes: OSv, open source, hypervisor-optimized, and "designed to run an application stack without getting in the way.">OSv runs existing Linux applications, but is not itself Linux; it's entirely new and written from the ground up in C/C++. It can run on a slew of hypervisors and virtual machine systems, or in cloud environments like Amazon EC2 or Google Compute Engine. The company claims significant...
  • Any thoughts on Windows 10 preview? Vanity

    10/01/2014 5:37:10 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 46 replies
    today | me
    Anybody else download and install the Windows 10 preview? I am using it now. I haven't noticed any major hiccups yet, speed and responsiveness is great. Having the live tiles and apps in the start menu is great, especially since you can now use the apps in a window. I also noticed my apps from my old WinRT tablet show and work in x86.
  • Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support

    04/15/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 61 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | April 14, 2014 | Woody Leonhard
    In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May. Call this the "let them eat cake" approach to support for Microsoft's flagship operating system. ... Yes, you read that right: With three weeks left until Windows 8.1 end of support -- until the next round of security patches appear with Windows 8.1 not included in the party list -- Microsoft still hasn't figured out how to get Windows 8.1 Update...
  • Windows 8.1 overtakes Vista, Mac OS X as Windows XP maintains 29% share

    03/03/2014 1:16:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Techie News ^ | 03/03/2013 | Megha Kedia
    Windows 8.1, after four months of its October 2013 debut, has finally managed to overtake other operating software including Windows Vista and Mac OS X recording a slow, but steady initial growth. According to latest latest data coming from Net Applications Windows 8.1 holds a market share of 4.30 percent to become the fourth most popular operating system in the world. According to the statistics, Windows 7 with a share of 47.31 percent, continues to be the number one OS version followed by Windows XP which is still powering 29.53 percent of desktop computers worldwide. MicrosoftÂ’s modern operating system, Windows...
  • Is Microsoft Corporation Developing a New Operating System?

    01/04/2014 8:48:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Next iPhone News ^ | 01/03/2014 | Zacks Investment Research
    Reportedly, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will soon be introducing a brand new computer programming language. This programming language, in turn, would be used to develop an operating system called “Midori” whose operations will not be similar to Windows in any way. The new programming language is code-named “M#” as per reports and is an extension of C#. Midori represents a highly-dependable operating system in which the kernel, device drivers, and applications are all written in managed codes. Managed code is a term coined by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to identify computer program source code that will execute only under the management of...
  • Unix Architecture Showing it's Age

    05/16/2013 6:39:16 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 75 replies
    OStatic ^ | 14 May 2013 | Jon Buys
    High Scalability has a fascinating article up that summarizes a talk by Robert Graham of Errata Security, summarizing the development choices needed to support 10 million concurrent connections on a single server. From a small data center perspective, the numbers he is talking about seem astronomical, but not unbelievable. With a new era of Internet connected devices dawning the time may have come to question the core architecture of Unix, and therefore Linux and BSD as well. The core of the talk seems to be that the kernel is too inefficient in how it handles threads and packets to maintain...
  • Mozilla's Firefox OS unlikely to reach the U.S. market until 2014

    02/25/2013 11:37:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies ^ | February 24, 2013 | Phil Goldstein
    Emerging markets will be the first to get the devices *********************************************EXCERPT************************************** BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla formally launched its Firefox OS here ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress. However, the smartphone platform is focusing its attention on emerging markets and will likely not launch in the U.S. market until 2014.Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser, said the first Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, and that additional markets will be announced soon. The platform seems clearly aimed at emerging markets, and Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the platform...
  • Four Cops Injured, One Stabbed in Melee

    05/21/2012 5:59:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    5NBC News Chicago ^ | May 21, 2012 | Courtney Copenhagen
    A Chicago police officer suffered a stab wound to the leg, Sunday, and three others were injured during a day of protests around the NATO summit. Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy did not know what was used to stab the officer and became emotional when discussing the crowd with which his officers dealt. "If you think it's easy to ask people to do what they did, it's not," he said, pausing to gain his composure. "Asking people to put themselves in harm's way, knowing that they're going to get assaulted, and to be able to stand there and take it,...
  • Windows 8 secure boot would 'exclude' Linux - Microsoft wants firmware to only start authorised OSes

    09/21/2011 5:57:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    The Register ^ | 9/21/11 | John Leyden
    Computer scientists warn that proposed changes in firmware specifications may make it impossible to run “unauthorised” operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD on PCs. Proposed changes to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware specifications would mean PCs would only boot from a digitally signed image derived from a keychain rooted in keys built into the PC. Microsoft is pushing to make this mandatory in a move that could not be overridden by users and would effectively exclude alternative operating systems, according to Professor Ross Anderson of Cambridge University and other observers. UEFI is a successor to the BIOS...
  • Computer Advice Needed

    04/18/2011 8:37:42 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 84 replies · 1+ views
    I need some computer advice, and I don't know of a better place than FR. My desktop pc is warning me that it is ready for retirement: sound is off, sometimes does not allow me to type, keeps freezing... My problem is that I love Windows XP and both my husband and son have Vista and they do nothing but complain about it. Can anybody give me an objective opinion of Windows 7? What do you like/dislike about it? If you had a choice between Windows XP and Windows 7, which one would you choose? Thanks to everybody!
  • Switching to Linux (For the Right Reasons)

    01/06/2011 8:31:18 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Datamation ^ | 5 January 2011 | Matt Hartley
    Why are you using Linux on your desktop? Before answering this question, consider the advantages and disadvantages and then come back full circle to your own motivation for using Linux. Nearly every week, I find my news feeds filled with the usual generic articles describing rather vanilla reasons for using Linux on the desktop. Why do I have a problem with this? Perhaps because the reasons often being shared are just echoes of other opinions that clearly aren't that of the author. Instead, we are reading the thoughts and ideas of many articles since past. Great platform for the wrong...
  • Current Operating Systems May Only Make Sense Up To 48 Cores

    10/01/2010 8:17:32 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 19 replies
    ConceivablyTech ^ | 30 September 2010 | Kurt Bakke
    Adding cores to the CPU has become the general recipe to ensure performance improvements in modern computers, even if we have heard before than the IT industry will face efficiency problems beyond 16 cores. New research published by MIT now suggests that the industry will be running into a soft wall when 48 cores are reached and new operating system architectures may be required. Intel Core i7 Die The number of cores in modern CPUs has grown much slower than we initially anticipated. The first mainstream quad-core processor (Intel Kentsfield), followed just 18 months after the release of the first...
  • VANITY: How Do I Learn Solaris Quickly

    07/24/2010 1:51:09 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 16 replies
    7/24/10 | BM
    My new position has me dealing with several Sun Terminals controlling industrial equipment. I have ZERO experience with this O/S though I did manage thru an fsck command the night before (multiple power outages). I am looking for FReeper advice: recommended books, forums, classes, etc. Thanks in advance . . .
  • The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

    05/11/2010 5:27:57 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 533+ views
    Defense Tech ^ | 5/11/2010 | Kevin Coleman
    In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems. Computer companies, university researchers, defense R&D contractors and militaries around the world recognize the criticality of networks and embedded processors within their equipment. They also recognize how vulnerable they are and that’s why so much attention is being given to building in security at every level of the system including the operating system. As discussed here, China’s Trusted Computing Platform (TCP) program has been underway for some time now and can be traced back to the early 2000s. The Chinese TCP includes...
  • Built Around The Browser, Google's Chrome OS Launches Reinvents The Operating System (Ubuntu-Based)

    11/19/2009 8:08:38 PM PST · by goldstategop · 39 replies · 1,188+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 11/19/2009 | Jason Mick
    A radical new day has dawned for the operating system. Today Google finally aired its long awaited Chrome Operating System. The operating system was detailed at a press conference starting at 1 p.m. EST, and the open source code was posted online just before the start of the presentation. The new operating system brings a dramatically different look and perspective to the market and just may give Microsoft and OS X some tough competition by reinventing a tired old wheel -- the operating system -- offering the first laptop/desktop OS built around the browser and web applications. A Google engineer...