ITworld Operating Systems http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/47/all en Why old iPhones become sluggish over time http://www.itworld.com/433618/why-old-iphones-become-sluggish-over-time One of the unusual consequences of being in the computer business is that I tend to own more devices than the average person. Therefore, when a family friend recently broke her iPhone 4s, I didn&#039;t hesitate to visit the Tabini Museum of Antique Handsets and Tablets in my basement and dig out my old iPhone 4 to lend to her for a few weeks. After all, with a new model all but certain to be announced by mid-September, it would make little sense to purchase a new handset before then.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/433618/why-old-iphones-become-sluggish-over-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/433618/why-old-iphones-become-sluggish-over-time#comments Operating Systems Personal Tech Software Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:15:42 +0000 IDGNS staff 433618 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps http://www.itworld.com/windows/433607/microsoft-purges-1500-copycat-fraudulent-windows-81-apps Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433607/microsoft-purges-1500-copycat-fraudulent-windows-81-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433607/microsoft-purges-1500-copycat-fraudulent-windows-81-apps#comments Enterprise Software Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 433607 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps' http://www.itworld.com/windows/433594/microsoft-finally-cracks-down-deceptive-windows-store-crap-apps So-called deceptive &quot;crap apps&quot; have always plagued the Windows Store. But now, Microsoft appears to be finally ready to do something about them.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433594/microsoft-finally-cracks-down-deceptive-windows-store-crap-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433594/microsoft-finally-cracks-down-deceptive-windows-store-crap-apps#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:49:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 433594 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs http://www.itworld.com/windows/433508/microsoft-reissues-patch-crippled-windows-pcs Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company&#039;s support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433508/microsoft-reissues-patch-crippled-windows-pcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433508/microsoft-reissues-patch-crippled-windows-pcs#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:55:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 433508 at http://www.itworld.com Free, fast Windows updates are the future -- and they could hurt PC sales http://www.itworld.com/windows/433483/free-fast-windows-updates-are-future-and-they-could-hurt-pc-sales Microsoft will unveil the next edition of Windows in just over five weeks, according to a widely-cited report last week.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433483/free-fast-windows-updates-are-future-and-they-could-hurt-pc-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433483/free-fast-windows-updates-are-future-and-they-could-hurt-pc-sales#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:16:35 +0000 IDGNS staff 433483 at http://www.itworld.com Enthusiast developer keeps Windows XP alive with unofficial 'Service Pack 4' http://www.itworld.com/windows/433467/enthusiast-developer-keeps-windows-xp-alive-unofficial-service-pack-4 Windows XP users may now download a fourth service pack for the 13-year-old operating system, but it isn&#039;t coming from Microsoft.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433467/enthusiast-developer-keeps-windows-xp-alive-unofficial-service-pack-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433467/enthusiast-developer-keeps-windows-xp-alive-unofficial-service-pack-4#comments Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 433467 at http://www.itworld.com This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free http://www.itworld.com/433454/more-powerful-raspberry-pi-competitor-totally-free Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There&#039;s a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/433454/more-powerful-raspberry-pi-competitor-totally-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/433454/more-powerful-raspberry-pi-competitor-totally-free#comments Development Operating Systems Software News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:41:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 433454 at http://www.itworld.com VMworld 2014: Vendors partner for VMware NSX with Cumulus Linux on Dell networking switches http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/433204/vmworld-2014-vendors-partner-vmware-nsx-cumulus-linux-dell-networking-switches Dell, VMware, and Cumulus Networks intend to accelerate the adoption of network virtualisation and open networking in the software-defined datacentre with the launch of a joint solution at VMworld 2014.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/433204/vmworld-2014-vendors-partner-vmware-nsx-cumulus-linux-dell-networking-switches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/virtualization/433204/vmworld-2014-vendors-partner-vmware-nsx-cumulus-linux-dell-networking-switches#comments Hardware Networking Operating Systems Software Virtualization News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:45:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 433204 at http://www.itworld.com China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe http://www.itworld.com/windows/433164/china-says-microsoft-hasnt-been-fully-transparent-anti-monopoly-probe Chinese authorities are claiming that Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government&#039;s anti-monopoly investigation, and is demanding more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/433164/china-says-microsoft-hasnt-been-fully-transparent-anti-monopoly-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/433164/china-says-microsoft-hasnt-been-fully-transparent-anti-monopoly-probe#comments Government IT Management Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:33:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 433164 at http://www.itworld.com 10 things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/162564/10-things-you-need-know-about-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-433021 <!--paging_filter--> Open Source Operating Systems Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 kgerich 433021 at http://www.itworld.com How to find hidden easter egg of Steve Jobs' speech on Macs? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/operating-systems/question/how-find-hidden-easter-egg-steve-jobs-speech-macs <p>I know that there is an easter egg of a Steve Jobs speech hidden on Macs. What I don’t know is how to find it. Anyone know?</p> Operating Systems apple easter egg mac steve jobs Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:04:31 +0000 pcaulfield 432981 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Cozying up to ethtool http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432943/unix-cozying-ethtool If you&#039;d like to know a lot more about your ethernet interfaces than ifconfig will ever tell you, it&#039;s time you take a look at ethtool.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432943/unix-cozying-ethtool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/432943/unix-cozying-ethtool#comments Networking Operating Systems applications How-to ethtool interface NIC query statistics Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:39:42 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 432943 at http://www.itworld.com Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7 http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7 After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432814/why-microsoft-needs-reveal-windows-9-sooner-later-end-windows-7#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 432814 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft engineer: 'Definitely problems' with test process after crippling Windows patch http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch Employee says latest &#039;Blue Screen of Death&#039; screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/432783/microsoft-engineer-definitely-problems-test-process-after-crippling-windows-patch#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:52:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 432783 at http://www.itworld.com Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432779/carmakers-put-apples-carplay-slow-lane They&#039;re also looking to include Android, which IHS says will dominate the market. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432779/carmakers-put-apples-carplay-slow-lane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/hardware/432779/carmakers-put-apples-carplay-slow-lane#comments Hardware Operating Systems Software News car tech Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 432779 at http://www.itworld.com