Don't-Miss Operating System Stories
A report released Monday claims that Microsoft will bring back an optional Start menu (not page) within the next major Windows update. Will Windows 8's Start page be banished?
The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.
Microsoft's promotion of Windows Phone has recently seen success in the U.S. and Europe amid continued problems in China.
But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.
Oracle Linux administrators can finally take advantage of the powerful DTrace debugging tool, first designed for Solaris
Valve becoming a Linux Foundation member could lead to innovative new gaming, the foundation said
According to figures from Net Applications, Windows 8's uptake stalled in November; Windows 7 continued to gain ground.
OpenSUSE joins Red Hat’sLinux distribution, Fedora, and Canonical’s Ubuntu in offering an experimental Linux distribution that can run on 64-bit ARM processors.
Suse Linux Enterprise (SLE) version 11 and up will come with 10 years of general support instead of the seven years offered up to now, in a move that matches services from competitors.
Enterprise open-source software vendor Red Hat is keeping an eye on the development of 64-bit ARM processors for servers, building up expertise in case the nascent platform takes hold in the data center.
After it shipped on Oct. 17, Windows 8.1 in certain scenarios clashed with incompatible software, crashed due to outdated firmware, and stumbled over unrecognized drivers.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has proposed that Linux 4.0 should be dedicated to stability and bug fixing.
Microsoft continues to try to scare Windows XP users into upgrading, saying the chance that malware will infect their PCs could jump by two-thirds.