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  • The inevitable arrival of subscription-based Windows

    24 April 2014, 7:12 pm

    Peter Bright making the case for subscription-based Windows.…
  • PC-BSD is developing its own desktop environment

    24 April 2014, 7:06 pm

    The PC-BSD project is developing its own desktop environment from scratch! The ultimate plan is for Lumina to become a full-featured, open-source desktop environment that may ultimately replace KDE as its default desktop environment.…
  • Unknown Warhol works discovered on Amiga disks from 1985

    24 April 2014, 3:19 pm

    Via Ars Technica.…
  • Google to cover some of Samsung's costs in Apple patent case

    24 April 2014, 6:22 am

    A Google lawyer testified on Tuesday that the software maker, pursuant to its contractual obligations, agreed to take over defense of some of the claims in Apple’s current patent lawsuit as well as to indemnify Samsung should it lose on those claims.…
  • FCC proposal would destroy net neutrality in the US

    23 April 2014, 6:23 pm

    The Federal Communication Commission's proposal for new net neutrality rules will allow internet service providers to charge companies for preferential treatment, effectively undermining the concept of net neutrality, according to The Wall Street Journal. The…
  • OpenBSD forks, prunes, fixes OpenSSL

    23 April 2014, 6:19 pm

    Members of the OpenBSD project, already known for the OpenBSD operating system and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, are creating a fork of the OpenSSL project, likely to be called LibreSSL. (OpenSSL and OpenBSD are completely…
  • OnePlus One revealed

    23 April 2014, 7:08 am

    The folks at OnePlus have been building up hype around their first smartphone launch, and today the OnePlus One finally became official. Announced at an event in China, the Magnesium constructed One weighs just 162g, has a recessed bezel round the edges, what…
  • Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program for everyone

    22 April 2014, 5:33 pm

    Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and help make OS X even better. Install the latest pre-release software, try it out, and submit your feedback. Apple opens its OS X beta program to everyone. Interesting move.
  • My quest to build the ultimate music player

    22 April 2014, 3:38 pm

    Over the past few years, I have been slowly but surely building my own music player. It's been a wild ride. The codebase has radically changed several times, but is always converging on a better music listening experience.…
  • Nokia Oyj to become Microsoft Mobile Oy

    21 April 2014, 3:48 pm

    Nokia-Microsoft deal is going to close soon and a leaked Nokia letter to its existing Devices and Services business suppliers base reveals two interesting things. First revelation is about renaming of Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy, which will be a…
  • Greed and the Wright Brothers

    19 April 2014, 5:02 am

    The Wright brothers' critical insight was the importance of "lateral stability" - that is, wingtip-to-wingtip stability - to flight. And their great innovation was something they called "wing warping," in which they used a series of pulleys that caused the…
  • Judge confirms link between Apple and patent troll Rockstar

    18 April 2014, 5:44 am

    Rockstar, the massive patent troll in which Apple is a majority shareholder, sued Google for patent infringement. Of course, Rockstar filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas, the usual venue for patent trolls. Because of Apple's involvement, Google…
  • FreeBSD quarterly status report

    17 April 2014, 6:48 pm

    The first quarter of 2014 was, again, a hectic and productive time for FreeBSD. The Ports team released their landmark first quarterly stable branch. FreeBSD continues to grow on the ARM architecture, now running on an ARM-based ChromeBook. SMP is now possible…
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS released

    17 April 2014, 6:29 pm

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the first long-term support release with support for the new "arm64" architecture for 64-bit ARM systems, as well as the "ppc64el" architecture for little-endian 64-bit POWER systems. This release also includes several subtle but welcome…
  • Samsung promises Tizen handsets again

    16 April 2014, 5:57 pm

    Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe. Sure.

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