ITworld Operating Systems http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/47/all en How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428745/how-revert-mavericks-yosemite-public-beta If you&#039;ve leapt aboard the beta without thinking carefully about what this would mean for day-to-day use, and you now wish you had Mavericks (OS X 10.9) back, we&#039;re here to help.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428745/how-revert-mavericks-yosemite-public-beta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428745/how-revert-mavericks-yosemite-public-beta#comments Operating Systems Software News Mac OS OS X Yosemite Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 428745 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8 http://www.itworld.com/windows/428726/microsoft-wants-you-forget-windows-8 Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/428726/microsoft-wants-you-forget-windows-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/428726/microsoft-wants-you-forget-windows-8#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News windows 8 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:52:18 +0000 IDGNS staff 428726 at http://www.itworld.com 13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428696/13-pieces-advice-yosemite-beta-testers For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428696/13-pieces-advice-yosemite-beta-testers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428696/13-pieces-advice-yosemite-beta-testers#comments Operating Systems Software Opinion Mac OS OS X OS X Yosemite Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:20:45 +0000 IDGNS staff 428696 at http://www.itworld.com How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428690/how-make-bootable-os-x-1010-yosemite-install-drive As with previous versions of OS X, it&#039;s not difficult to create a bootable installer drive from the Yosemite beta installer, though the processes have changed slightly since Mavericks.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428690/how-make-bootable-os-x-1010-yosemite-install-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/428690/how-make-bootable-os-x-1010-yosemite-install-drive#comments Operating Systems Software News Mac OS OS X Yosemite Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:33:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 428690 at http://www.itworld.com The best new features in OS X Yosemite (so far) http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160154/best-new-features-os-x-yosemite-so-far-428564 <!--paging_filter--><p>Look for these cool capabilities in the OS X 10.10 Yosemite public beta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160154/best-new-features-os-x-yosemite-so-far-428564" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:59:00 +0000 kgerich 428564 at http://www.itworld.com Poetry for sysadmins on their special day http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428488/poetry-sysadmins-their-special-day Don&#039;t forget that tomorrow is Sysadmins Day -- a good day to show love to the folks who save your butt again and again when you mess up your computer. Here are some poems, tailored just for them.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428488/poetry-sysadmins-their-special-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/428488/poetry-sysadmins-their-special-day#comments IT Management Operating Systems How-to itcareers appreciation love poetry sysadmin sysadmin day system administrator Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:41:46 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 428488 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices http://www.itworld.com/software/428417/microsoft-verging-single-os-across-all-devices Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/428417/microsoft-verging-single-os-across-all-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/428417/microsoft-verging-single-os-across-all-devices#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Microsoft Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:09:02 +0000 IDGNS staff 428417 at http://www.itworld.com 5 major revelations hidden in Microsoft's earnings report http://www.itworld.com/windows/428389/5-major-revelations-hidden-microsofts-earnings-report Financial results are oh-so boring, but Microsoft&#039;s latest quarterly results hid a surprising number of juicy tidbits<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/428389/5-major-revelations-hidden-microsofts-earnings-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/428389/5-major-revelations-hidden-microsofts-earnings-report#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:50:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 428389 at http://www.itworld.com OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know http://www.itworld.com/software/428373/os-x-yosemite-public-beta-what-you-need-know Given that this marks the first time a major new version of OS X has been available to users before it&#039;s actually released (not counting the original Mac OS X Public Beta), you likely have questions. We&#039;ve got answers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/428373/os-x-yosemite-public-beta-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/428373/os-x-yosemite-public-beta-what-you-need-know#comments Operating Systems Software News Mac OS OS X OS X Yosemite Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:38:25 +0000 IDGNS staff 428373 at http://www.itworld.com Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert http://www.itworld.com/security/428257/apple-inadvertently-admitted-ios-backdoor-forensics-expert Apple has &quot;inadvertently admitted&quot; to creating a &quot;backdoor&quot; in iOS, according to a post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and ex-hacker.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/428257/apple-inadvertently-admitted-ios-backdoor-forensics-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/428257/apple-inadvertently-admitted-ios-backdoor-forensics-expert#comments Operating Systems Security Software News iOS security Mobile Security Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:42:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 428257 at http://www.itworld.com 5 smartphones running alternative versions of Android http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159782/5-smartphones-running-alternative-versions-android-428007 <!--paging_filter--><p>Thanks to lenient licensing rules, smartphone makers can add their own GUI or pre-installed apps to the Android OS. This customization can go even deeper with smartphones that use unofficial versions of Android as the device’s operating system. Here are five smartphones that have been, or will be, released this year running unofficial versions of Android.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159782/5-smartphones-running-alternative-versions-android-428007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 kgerich 428007 at http://www.itworld.com 10 tools for more productive telecommuting http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159770/10-tools-more-productive-telecommuting-427989 <!--paging_filter--><p>Keep in touch with co-workers, track your time, and block distractions with these apps and services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159770/10-tools-more-productive-telecommuting-427989" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:37:00 +0000 kgerich 427989 at http://www.itworld.com Parity bits http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159762/parity-bits-427980 <!--paging_filter--><p>A statistical look at our ever-expanding digital world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159762/parity-bits-427980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:38:00 +0000 kgerich 427980 at http://www.itworld.com Unix: Knowing your memory commands http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/427911/unix-knowing-your-memory-commands Memory is one of the most important parts of your Unix system for performance. Let&#039;s look at some commands that will tell you what you need to know about the memory on the systems you manage is being used.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/427911/unix-knowing-your-memory-commands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/427911/unix-knowing-your-memory-commands#comments Open Source Operating Systems How-to software free meminfo memory pagesize prtconf sar Top vmstat Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:44:14 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 427911 at http://www.itworld.com Can Windows 8.1 be installed on Mac? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/operating-systems/question/can-windows-81-be-installed-mac <p>I know that you can install Windows 7 on a Mac using Boot Camp, but is it also compatible with Windows 8.1? I was thinking that the touch screen oriented OS might cause issues.</p> Operating Systems Boot Camp mac OS X Windows 8.1 Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:31:29 +0000 Aryton 427905 at http://www.itworld.com