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  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 released for Ubuntu Phone users

    Mon 8:04pm By Thom Holwerda
    Highlights of this release include initial gesture support with double-tap to wake for selected devices, improvements to fingerprint unlock by allowing more backoff time between read retries, as well as support for media buttons on headsets for most Ubuntu…
  • The Internet Archive just put 565 Palm Pilot apps in your web browser

    Mon 4:37pm By Thom Holwerda
    Yes, I am playing Dope Wars on a Palm Pilot inside my iPhone. It’s thanks to The Internet Archive, which is once again launching a giant collection of software you can instantly play on any web browser, up to and including your touchscreen-equipped phone.…
  • Meet your new two-factor authenticator: your Commodore 64

    Mon 4:36pm By Thom Holwerda
    Multi-factor authentication is ripe for disruption. SMS 2FA is inherently defective. Phone authenticators get stolen. Security tokens get lost. But just try misplacing a Commodore SX-64. And any thief who tries to grab it and run gets a free hernia truss from…
  • 89 operating systems

    Mon 4:34pm By Thom Holwerda
    I occasionally do talks about curl. In these talks I often include a few slides that say something about curl’s coverage and presence on different platforms. Mostly to boast of course, but also to help explain to the audience how curl has manged to reach its…
  • Mac OS 9 on an unmodified Wii

    Thu 6:47pm By Thom Holwerda
    Via Hackaday: We’re used to the so-called “Hackintoshes”, non-Apple hardware running MacOS. One we featured recently was even built into the case of a Nintendo Wii. But Dandu has gone one better than that, by running MacOS on an unmodified Wii, original…
  • Apple is becoming an ad company despite privacy claims

    Thu 6:21pm By Thom Holwerda
    Apple currently brings in roughly $4 billion from advertising and is forecasted to bring in as much as $30 billion by 2026. While these amounts are an order of magnitude smaller than the $210 billion Google made from its ad services, they represent a change in…
  • MusicStudio: a Music/SFX editor for Commodore 64

    Thu 4:43pm By Thom Holwerda
    Music Studio is a Windows-based SID music creator software. For an accurate C64 sound, it utilises the newest RESID-FP emulation available, both old (6581) and new (8580) SID chips. MS2 is capable of creating 1x speed tunes and many SID chip parameters can be…
  • Intel officially introduces pay-as-you-go chip licensing

    Thu 4:41pm By Thom Holwerda
    Intel has officially revealed its Intel On Demand program (opens in new tab) that will activate select accelerators and features of the company’s upcoming Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids processor. The new pay-as-you-go program will allow Intel to reduce the…
  • Redox OS 0.8.0 released

    Wed 5:16pm By Thom Holwerda
    We have a lot to show since the 0.7.0 release! This release, care has been taken to ensure real hardware is working, i686 support has been added, features like audio and preliminary multi-display support have been enabled, and the boot and install…
  • Atlas: third party Windows ISO for gaming

    Wed 5:04pm By Thom Holwerda
    Atlas is a Windows version designed for gamers. Atlas users can enjoy higher framerate, lowered input delay & latency. Great for people on a low-end system, or high-end gaming machine. I had no idea people still did this – create custom versions of Windows…
  • The Windows Subsystem for Linux in the Microsoft Store is now generally available on Windows 10 and…

    Nov 22, 2022, 6:54 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Today the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in the Microsoft Store is dropping its “Preview” label and becomes generally available with our latest release! We are also making the Store version of WSL the default for new users who run wsl --install and…
  • Improving Firefox on Windows stability with this one weird trick

    Nov 22, 2022, 6:47 pm By Thom Holwerda
    The first computer I owned shipped with 128 KiB of RAM and to this day I’m still jarred by the idea that applications can run out of memory given that even 15-year-old machines often shipped with 4 GiB of memory. And yet it’s one of the most common causes…
  • Asahi Linux November 2022 progress report

    Nov 22, 2022, 6:10 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Time for another overdue progress report! This month’s update is packed with new hardware support, new features, and fixes for longstanding pain points, as well as a new bleeding-edge kernel branch with long-awaited support for suspend and the display…
  • How does Windows decide whether your computer has limited or full Internet access?

    Nov 21, 2022, 6:01 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Windows lets you know when your computer’s Internet connection is limited or absent entirely. What is this sorcery? Raymond Chen’s answer is simple.
  • DOS/4GW and Protected Mode

    Nov 20, 2022, 6:22 pm By Thom Holwerda
    We’ll start our conversation by saying that DOS/4GW is a DOS extender. That means DOS/4GW is a program responsible for adding some useful stuff on top of the vanilla DOS kernel you have installed on your system. And look, I know this does not really answer…
  • Mastodon 3.11 For Workgroups: a Mastodon client for Windows 9x

    Nov 20, 2022, 3:19 pm By Thom Holwerda
    This project is a Mastodon client written in Visual Basic 6. It works on Windows 95 and higher (Windows 10/11 untested). Yes. Belgian developer Maartje Eyskens made a Mastodon client for Windows 9x. Amazing.