Don't-Miss Operating System Stories
Valve's Steam Box endeavor is ostensibly designed for the living room, but make no mistake: SteamOS is a serious threat to Windows.
Microsoft executives last week came the closest yet to saying that the company will release Office on iPads and Android tablets, but stopped short of specifics.
Microsoft is pursuing the ideal of OS platforms: a unified code base that runs from smartphones to servers, giving users a consistent experience across devices at home and at work, and developers a common tool set for building applications.
Canonical's vision of one OS to rule all devices is nearing release.
ROM maker Cyanogen Inc. now looks to be the third major mobile OS.
The open source operating system offers safe haven from the impending hacker free-for-all.
IBM will invest $1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments.
Open source trumps walled gardens, says Valve's Gabe Newell—but that's not all he said.
A Microsoft MVP and Windows expert has sent company CEO Steve Ballmer a letter asking him to look into the worrisome trend of releasing sub-standard patches.
Although not originally designed for telephones or tablets, the Linux kernel is now getting more contributions than ever from mobile and portable device vendors, whose input is driving a heretofore unseen rate of development for the open source project.
Jeff Raikes, considered a potential candidate for the CEO post at Microsoft, has stepped down from his job as chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
As Microsoft and Google snatch up Nokia and Motorola to create integrated, iPhone-like hardware/software experiences, hardware makers like HTC and Samsung scramble to create safe havens.
VMware has released the latest version of Fusion, its app for running Windows and other OSes on your Mac. Its chief focus: support the latest versions of OS X and Windows