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  • First public alpha of axle released

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    axle is a small UNIX-like hobby operating system. Everything used within axle is implemented from the ground up, aside from the bootloader, for which we use GRUB. axle is a multiboot compliant kernel. axle runs C on 'bare metal' in freestanding mode, meaning…
  • Samsung heir faces arrest on charges of bribery

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    The sprawling investigation into President Park Geun-hye of South Korea took a dramatic turn on Monday with word that prosecutors were seeking the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, one of the world's largest conglomerates, on charges that he bribed the…
  • OpenVMS port to x86 update

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    VSI (the men and women porting OpenVMS to x86 hardware) has released an update outlining some of the issues so far in porting this old battleship of an operating system to x86 and liberating it from IA64.…
  • US appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple

    Sat 8:39am
    iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple Inc over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday.…
  • Compiling a Mac OS 8 application on macOS Sierra

    Fri 8:07pm
    In 1999, armed with a brand new copy of Metrowerks Codewarrior and a PowerMac running Mac OS 8.5.1, I wrote a basic implementation of Minesweeper to test out the Powerplant application development environment. It's the oldest project of mine that I've kept, so…
  • Nintendo unveils Switch release date, price, launch line-up

    Fri 6:45pm
    The Nintendo Switch will be released March 3 worldwide for $299, Nintendo announced today during a press briefing in Tokyo.…
  • * The elusive Palm OS 5.5 Garnet emulator for Windows/Linux *

    Thu 6:52pm
    As some of you may undoubtedly know, I'm a bit of a sucker for Palm OS. These past few years, I've been busy collecting ROMs for the Palm OS emulator and simulator, making sure I have all the major Palm OS releases covered. There's really not much of a reason…
  • Opera releases 'Neon', a concept browser

    Thu 6:52pm
    A year ago, we set out to explore what web browsers might look like in years to come. Now, you can try Opera Neon - a concept browser that gives you a glimpse into the future of desktop browsers.…
  • Searching for Half-Life 3

    Thu 6:49pm
    I don't think we'll ever see Half-Life 2: Episode 3, and the cliffhanger conclusion makes Half-Life 3 unlikely as well. The best chance of Half-Life getting a second wind will likely come if J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot can get the Half-Life film to screen. If…
  • Quantum computing is real, and D-Wave just open-sourced it

    Wed 6:59pm
    That's where the company's new software tool Qbsolv comes in. Qbsolv is designed to help developers program D-Wave machines without needing a background in quantum physics. A few of D-Wave's partners are already using the tool, but today the company released…
  • The dream of Ara

    Wed 5:04pm
    VentureBeat has a great, in-depth sourced look at the rise of and fall of Ara, Google's modular phone project. One paragraph in particular stands out to me.…
  • Using QEMU to explore the Mac OS Nanokernel

    Tue 6:45pm
    The beauty of the internet: there's always someone else who is also interested in the things you're interested in. It turns out, even people who are working on trying to bring Mac OS 9 to the PowerPC G5 can find each other online. Now, it's important to note…
  • Jehanne: a Plan 9-based operating system

    Tue 6:21pm
    Jehanne is a new distributed operating system designed for programmers.…
  • Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

    Jan 9, 2017, 6:06 pm
    Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This is a BIG update so please take time to look through all of the new changes we detail below.…
  • Rux: a hobbyist microkernel written in Rust

    Jan 9, 2017, 5:25 pm
    Rux's goal is to become a safe general-purpose microkernel. It tries to take advantage of Rust's memory model - ownership and lifetime. While the kernel will be small, unsafe code should be kept minimal. This makes updating functionalities of the kernel…