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  • IBM AIX for PS/2

    Fri 5:40pm
    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

    Thu 6:09pm
    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

    Thu 6:07pm
    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

    Thu 5:59pm
    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

    Wed 4:51pm
    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

    Wed 4:50pm
    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…
  • Google's not-so-secret new OS

    Wed 2:54am
    I decided to dig through open source to examine the state of Google's upcoming Andromeda OS. For anyone unfamiliar, Andromeda seems to be the replacement for both Android and Chrome OS (cue endless debates over the semantics of that, and what it all entails).…
  • HMD Global will launch Nokia 3310 homage

    Tue 5:42pm
    But perhaps the most interesting of these devices, at least from the perspective of mobile enthusiasts, is not a smartphone at all, but a modern version of a classic workhorse of a feature phone, the Nokia 3310. Known primarily for its plentiful battery life…
  • Operating system: from 0 to 1

    Tue 5:37pm
    Probably you asked yourself at least once, how an Operating System (OS) was written from the ground up? You probably have spent years programming, but still understand operating system as a collection of abstract concepts, not how to implement an operating…
  • "A great disturbance in the force..."

    Mon 5:58pm
    The news is that after 15 years the IMDb is closing down its message boards, but the story is their creation in the first place: a tale of Apache, mod_perl, PostgreSQL, C, and XEMacs, all served up on a BeOS bun in a Bristol-area cafeteria; of missed…
  • POSIX has become outdated

    Mon 5:57pm
    The POSIX standard for APIs was developed over 25 years ago. We explored how applications in Android, OS X, and Ubuntu Linux use these interfaces today and found that weaknesses or deficiencies in POSIX have led to divergence in how modern applications use the…
  • The first official Mac clone: Daydream

    Feb 11, 2017, 6:36 am
    A neat piece of computing history - a combination of a hardware dongle and software that lets you run up to System 7 on a NeXT machine (and with some hacking, Mac OS 8).…
  • Steam opens up with Steam Direct

    Feb 10, 2017, 5:15 pm
    When we consider any new features or changes for Steam, our primary goal is to make customers happy. We measure that happiness by how well we are able to connect customers with great content. We've come to realize that in order to serve this goal we needed to…
  • Bored with ho-hum cloud backups? Use Usenet instead

    Feb 10, 2017, 4:41 pm
  • Sailfish OS 2.1.0 released

    Feb 8, 2017, 7:08 pm
    This update, 2.1.0 alias Iijoki brings major architectural changes to Sailfish OS by introducing Qt 5.6 UI framework, Bluez5 Bluetooth protocol (ready to be deployed for development purposes), basics for the 64-bit architecture and text selection in browser.…