Don't-Miss Operating System Stories
Slowing Windows 10 adoption may explain why updates will become automatic next year.
As part of a massive suite of Windows 10 news on Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a new beta version of its PC and tablet operating system to members of the Windows Insider Program.
Microsoft really wants people to get on the Windows 10 bandwagon, so much so that the company plans to start automatically downloading its new operating system to some users' computers next year.
Kubuntu Linux founder Jonathan Riddell has stepped away from the project while leveling blistering accusations towards the Ubuntu Community Council and Canonical.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore says the telemetry data that its new operating system collects is so important to the health of the Windows ecosystem that the company has to take it.
Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" didn't have many notable changes, but its official offshoots shake things up a bit.
The latest version of Ubuntu is here, but you won't find much beyond software version bumps in Wily Werewolf.
Windows 10's mandatory updates rub just about everyone the wrong way. But Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said the company's policy of requiring cumulative updates to Windows 10 is actually better for reliability than the old model of letting users and IT administrators apply piecemeal patches.
Ubuntu's vision of a phone that doubles as a PC was quietly delayed, while Microsoft's Windows 10 Phones will launch next month.
Apple scored unforgettable hits against Microsoft with its Mac vs. PC ads, which anthropomorphized Windows as a sneezing, miserable office worker.
Windows 10 Mobile insiders finally got access to a new build of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones, but the installation process is going to have many people seeing red.
Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 for Windows 10 on Monday that includes the Skype messaging apps the company promised during the run-up to the operating system's launch.
Valve's getting its ducks in a row before the widespread launch of Steam Machines in November.
Google Drive is finally on Linux, but that's not the only major improvement in GNOME 3.18
Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.