Operating Systems

Operating systems news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering desktop, server, and mobile operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS

Against the odds, Canonical and Jolla trot out iOS, Android alternatives

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer

BlackBerry launches all-touch Leap with $275 price tag

The smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor


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Ultimate guide to Linux desktop environments

A compilation of one Linux expert's adventures with 10 desktop environments.

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How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook

Love your Chromebook, but want to run Linux programs too? Here’s how to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook simultaneously.

Firefox OS coming to US, developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

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Half a dozen reasons why openSUSE is a great OS for your PC

Here are a few reasons I use openSUSE and why its one of the best choices in the GNU/Linux world.

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5 Chromebook tips and tricks to fine-tune your productivity

While Chrome OS started life as a simple, stripped-down browser and little else, Google's operating system now has tons of tools, tweaks, and customizations that let you tailor your Chromebook to your specific workflow needs.

With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

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Linus Torvalds bumps Linux kernel to version 4.x

It's happening. Linux is getting a major version bump.

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Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device

Want to run Android apps on a Windows tablet or PC? Nothing easier with DuOS-M, a new application that lets you run a complete version of Android without any muss or fuss.

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The 8 best desktop environments for Linux

Here are 8 of the best desktop environments, ranked in inverse order -- saving the best (according to me) for last.

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Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

Google targets Chinese developers with new YouTube channel

Despite a government block on Google, the company is still trying to reach developers in the country

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Keeping the bad guys out with fail2ban

Using fail2ban to dynamically block attackers

Apple bumps approved size for iOS apps, lets them eat twice the memory

People with lower-end iOS devices may see their memory gobbled up quickly

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Chromebooks get a remote lock tool for admins

It's not yet available for individual consumers, but after months of experiments in the dev channel Chrome OS remote disabling features are finally showing up.

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Using HTTP status codes in everyday life

Making use of HTTP status codes to make everyday life run more smoothly

Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates

People who upgraded to iOS 8 are also experiencing Wi-Fi woes that Apple has yet to address

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3 Windows 10 features that every admin should know

We don’t know exactly when Windows 10 will be released, but it’s a good idea for IT pros to start thinking now about deployment, training and security issues.

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Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

The January 2015 technical preview of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS offers a more natural interface, a cool digital assistant and lots of potential.

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