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  • Genode 14.11 features the Intel wireless stack

    11:49am
    The just released version 14.11 of the Genode OS framework complements the framework's arsenal of device drivers with the Intel wireless stack. This way, Genode enables the realization of microkernel-based systems on modern laptops without relying on any kind…
  • Debian fork promises no systemd, asks for donations

    Thu 7:09pm
    The Debian fork website, put together by the Veteran Unix Admins (VUA) group, has annouced the VUA has decided to fork the popular Debian GNU/Linux distribution. The VUA is critical of Debian's decision to adopt systemd as the distribution's default init…
  • Yandex' new browser is a bold UI experiment

    Thu 7:09pm
    Russian internet giant Yandex has launched an alpha version of its new Chromium-based browser for Windows and Mac OS X that incorporates a few interesting ideas of how a modern browser might look. The main difference from the interface of Chrome or Firefox is…
  • Windows 10 bumps kernel version to 10.0

    Thu 10:24am
    A long-standing oddity of Windows is that its branded number has for some years now not matched the version number stamped into the kernel and other parts of the operating system. Windows 7, for example, reported itself to software as being version 6.1.…
  • Google should be broken up, say European MPs

    Thu 10:19am
    The European Parliament has voted in favour of breaking Google up, as a solution to complaints that it favours is own services in search results.…
  • New ReactOS Explorer merged

    Thu 7:29am
    The new ReactOS Explorer is much more compatible, stable, and comes with more features than the current (and now old) explorer. We expect it to be a big quality jump in terms of usability, and the rockstar feature of the upcoming 0.4 release. Just keep reading…
  • Businessweek on Anita Sarkeesian

    Thu 5:24am
    "People are talking about women and games seriously; people are taking the critiques seriously," Sarkeesian says as she stirs her tea. "It's been a huge shift. This discussion is becoming more mainstream."…
  • DragonFly BSD 4.0 released

    Wed 3:55pm
    The DragonFly BSD operating system is a server oriented project. Though originally forked from FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD is an independent operating system that carries a number of unique features, foremost among them is the HammerFS file system. DragonFly BSD…
  • Apple could ditch Google for Bing or Yahoo next year

    Tue 6:38pm
    Google risks losing its spot as the default search provider in Apple's Safari browser next year, according to a report from The Information. The latest extension of a deal that's put Google Search in the hands of iPhone owners since 2007 is set to expire in…
  • God's lonely programmer

    Tue 3:49pm
    TempleOS is more than an exercise in retro computing, or a hobbyist's space for programming close to the bare metal. It's the brainchild - perhaps the life's work - of 44-year-old Terry Davis, the founder and sole employee of Trivial Solutions. For more than a…
  • FreeBSD improves arm64 support

    Tue 3:46pm
    The FreeBSD Foundation published a report yesterday on the status of FreeBSD running on 64-bit ARM processors. Work to port FreeBSD to the 64-bit ARM architecture has been progressing quickly and it is now possible to boot a FreeBSD installation into single…
  • WSJ: Galaxy S5 sales 40 percent below Samsung's expectations

    Mon 7:24pm
    Samsung's mobile business has been having a rough year - it's still one of the biggest and most profitable players in the Android ecosystem, but profits are down. That can be attributed at least in part to lower than expected sales of the company's flagship…
  • The final countdown for NPAPI in Chrome

    Mon 2:43pm
    Currently Chrome supports NPAPI plugins, but they are blocked by default unless the user chooses to allow them for specific sites (via the page action UI). A small number of the most popular plugins are whitelisted and allowed by default. In January 2015 we…
  • iMac with Retina display vs. the original Apple Macintosh

    Mon 2:41pm
    When first released in 1984, the Apple Macintosh shipped with a black-and-white 512 x 342 display. Fast forward 30 years to the release of the iMac with Retina 5K display, which ships with a 5,120 x 2,880 display with support for millions of colours. That's an…
  • NetBSD launches stability updates

    Nov 22, 2014, 5:18 am
    The NetBSD project has announced two important stability updates for its highly portable operating system.…