Don't-Miss Operating System Stories
Microsoft's support of Windows XP is ending. So are Windows 7 sales. And Windows 8 doesn't cut it. It's time to consider alternatives to the long-venerated OS.
Maybe it's desperate, maybe it's disruptive, but nixing licensing fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT could encourage greater adoption of those platforms among hardware vendors. Whether it'll work is anyone's guess.
The push to bring PC gaming to your living room draws nigh.
RHEL 7.0 embraces containers and NUMA-aware virtualization, and offers a unified command line interface
CyanogenMod wants to roll out a encrypted text-message feature for Android phones to ensure that no one's peeking in on conversations.
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.