Don't-Miss Operating System Stories
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
Canonical is in talks with Dell on making a version of Ubuntu supported by the Chinese government available as a pre-installed OS on the PC maker's upcoming products destined for the Chinese market.
It was 22 years ago on Sunday that Linus Torvalds announced in a newsgroup posting that he was creating a free operating system, a message he echoed in his announcement Sunday of the latest Linux kernel release candidate.
Over the past 15 years, Apple has worked, and at times struggled, to figure out the best way to integrate its products into enterprise environments. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at that complex relationship.
All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.
Microsoft makes a few more adjustments to Windows 8.1 before shipping the update to users, and OEMs, which should happen any day now.
Windows 8's user share growth slowed significantly last month, hinting at further trouble for the struggling operating system, new statistics from an analytics company showed today.