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    Fri 6:31pm
    If you listen to Apple podcasts - and you really should, because ATP and Gruber's The Talkshow are a delight to listen to, even if it's sometimes infuriatingly inaccurate about Windows, Android, and Linux - you would know there's a lot of talk going on about…
  • Flower Pot: AmigaOS 4 install tool for Windows and macOS

    Fri 6:02am
    Looking for an easy way to install AmigaOS 4? We made everything as easy as possible to emulate AmigaOS 4.1 on your Windows or Mac.…
  • Solving the mystery of the OP1 processor in the Chromebook Plus

    Wed 7:10pm
    Turns out the processor/SoC in the latest two ChromeBooks - the Samsung models - are part of a wider program by Google.…
  • 7 earth-size planets identified in orbit around a dwarf star

    Wed 5:43pm
    Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for biological signs of alien life outside of the solar system.…
  • AMD launches Ryzen

    Wed 5:42pm
    AMD's benchmarks showed that the top Ryzen 7 1800X, compared to the 8-core Intel Core i7-6900K, both at out-of-the-box frequencies, gives an identical score on the single threaded test and a +9% in the multi-threaded test. AMD put this down to the way their…
  • EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 still raises concerns

    Tue 7:33am
    European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite the U.S. company announcing changes to the installation process.…
  • It's a weird time to be in charge of Sweden's Twitter account

    Mon 6:13pm
    When Max Karlsson found out that he was going to be in charge of Sweden's official Twitter account this week, he was looking forward to sharing some of his photography, or riffing about music and technology - nothing too different from how hundreds of others…
  • Library Hand, the neat penmanship style for card catalogs

    Mon 6:06pm
    In September 1885, a bunch of librarians spent four days holed up in scenic Lake George, just over 200 miles north of New York City. In the presence of such library-world luminaries as Melvil Dewey - the well-organized chap whose Dewey Decimal System keeps…
  • Linux 4.10 released

    Mon 2:10pm
    Linux 4.10 has been released. This release adds support for virtualized GPUs, a new 'perf c2c' tool for cacheline contention analysis in NUMA systems, a new 'perf sched timehist' command for a detailed history of task scheduling, improved writeback management…
  • IBM AIX for PS/2

    Feb 17, 2017, 5:40 pm
    I'm pretty sure all of you are aware of Advanced Interactive Executive, or AIX, IBM's high-end, professional UNIX operating system. It has been in development since 1986, and is currently at version 7.2, released in 2015. It's one of those operating systems…
  • ReactOS 0.4.4 released

    Feb 16, 2017, 6:09 pm
    Today marks the fifth release of the ReactOS 0.4.x series, as well as the fifth following the 4 month release cycle started by 0.4.0 itself. Progress has continued steadily, with a great deal of work going on in the background to improve ReactOS' general…
  • ToaruOS 1.0.3 released

    Feb 16, 2017, 6:07 pm
    ToaruOS 1.0 was released 18 days ago, and since then, several bugfix releases have been released. The latest release - the one you want to test - is 1.0.3.…
  • Source: Apple will fight 'right to repair' legislation

    Feb 16, 2017, 5:59 pm
    Apple is planning to fight proposed electronics "Right to Repair" legislation being considered by the Nebraska state legislature, according to a source within the legislature who is familiar with the bill's path through the statehouse.…
  • Rediscovering an old IBM PS/2 Model 50

    Feb 15, 2017, 4:51 pm
    Today, after sitting in storage for over 20 years, my brother and I dusted off his old IBM PS/2 Model 50 (8550-021), with the goal of cleaning it up and making sure it still works. It was still working when he stored it, so it should still be okay today…
  • Gabe Newell isn't really here

    Feb 15, 2017, 4:50 pm
    Gabe Newell sits perfectly still, leans forward. His hands are laid on his lap. Only his eyes are moving. They shift rapidly from left to right and back again. He's physically here, he's sort of listening, but I'd say he's also somewhere else, mentally…