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  • OpenIndiana Hipster 2021.04 released

    Sat 5:48pm By Thom Holwerda
    After another 6 months have passed we are proud to announce the release of our 2021.04 snapshot. The images are available at the usual place. As usual we have automatically received all updates that have been integrated into illumos-gate. The major changes are…
  • Parallels Desktop 16.5 review: Windows comes to Apple Silicon (sort of)

    Sat 3:38pm By Thom Holwerda
    After sixteen major releases, you might think there’s not much left to be added to Parallels Desktop – and for the vast majority of Mac users who are still using Intel CPUs, there isn’t. For them, this update to the popular virtualisation software tidies…
  • OpenBSD 6.9 released

    Sat 10:28am By Thom Holwerda
    OpenBSD 6.9 has been released. This release focuses a lot on improving support for certain platforms, such as powerpc64 – mainly for modern POWER9 systems such as the Blackbird (which we reviewed late last year) and Talos II (which I have here now for…
  • EU accuses Apple of App Store antitrust violations

    Fri 6:34am By Thom Holwerda
    The European Commission is issuing antitrust charges against Apple over concerns about the company’s App Store practices. The Commission has found that Apple has broken EU competition rules with its App Store policies, following an initial complaint from…
  • Microsoft announces Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1)

    Apr 29, 2021, 6:56 pm By Thom Holwerda
    The Windows 10 May 2021 Update has been finalized and Build 19043.928 is likely to be the release candidate. Unsurprisingly, May 2021 Update will begin rolling out to millions of users around the world in May, and it will ship with a few minor improvements,…
  • Linux 5.12 released

    Apr 29, 2021, 6:48 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Linux 5.12 brings Intel Variable Rate Refresh (VRR/Adaptive-Sync), Radeon RX 6000 series overclocking support, mainline support for the Nintendo 64, the Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller driver, CXL 2.0 Type-3 memory device support, KFENCE, dynamic…
  • Arm announces Neoverse V1, N2 platforms and CPUs, CMN-700 Mesh

    Apr 29, 2021, 6:47 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Today, we’re pivoting towards the future and the new Neoverse V1 and Neoverse N2 generation of products. Arm had already tested the new products last September, teasing a few characteristics of the new designs, but falling short of disclosing more concrete…
  • Apple will reportedly face EU antitrust charges this week

    Apr 27, 2021, 6:00 am By Thom Holwerda
    I’m linking to The Verge, since the original FT article is locked behind a paywall. The European Commission will issue antitrust charges against Apple over concerns about the company’s App Store practices, according to a report from the Financial Times.…
  • iOS 14.5, macOS 11.3 released

    Apr 27, 2021, 5:48 am By Thom Holwerda
    iOS 14.5 is a major update with a long list of new features, including the ability to unlock an iPhone with an Apple Watch, 5G support for dual-SIM users, new emoji characters, an option to select a preferred music service to use with Siri, crowd sourced data…
  • Microsoft is building a new app store for Windows 10

    Apr 26, 2021, 7:28 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Microsoft is working on a brand-new Store app for Windows 10 that will introduce a modern and fluid user interface, as well as bring changes to the policies that govern what kind of apps can be submitted to the store by developers. According to sources…
  • Using a PowerBook in 2021

    Apr 26, 2021, 7:23 pm By Thom Holwerda
    It has been recently announced that the venerable TenFourFox web browser for PowerPC (PPC) Macs was going to cease regular development, which rekindled my interest in playing around with my trusty PowerBook G4, which only gets occasional use if I’m testing a…
  • Ubuntu 21.04 released

    Apr 23, 2021, 7:01 pm By Thom Holwerda
    Today, Canonical released Ubuntu 21.04 with native Microsoft Active Directory integration, Wayland graphics by default, and a Flutter application development SDK. Separately, Canonical and Microsoft announced performance optimization and joint support for…
  • Why does trying to break into the NT 3.1 kernel reboot my 486DX4 machine?

    Apr 23, 2021, 6:47 pm By Thom Holwerda
    While installing Windows NT 3.1 worked perfectly, I really like to tinker with my retro stuff. The Windows NT 3.1 CD comes with the full set of debugging symbols, I’m curious into investigating why NetDDE throws an error into the event log, and the system…
  • Here’s everything new in Android 12 Developer Preview 3

    Apr 23, 2021, 6:45 pm By Thom Holwerda
    The next version of Android remains focussed on developers until the first beta launches next month. With that in mind, we’re diving into today’s release of Android 12 DP3 to find all the new features. Mostly small changes, still, and many of them seem…
  • University banned from contributing to Linux kernel after intentionally submitting vulnerable code

    Apr 21, 2021, 8:58 pm By Thom Holwerda
    A statement from the University of Minnesota Department of Computer Science & Engineering: Leadership in the University of Minnesota Department of Computer Science & Engineering learned today about the details of research being conducted by one of its faculty…