ITworld Operating Systems http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/47/all en Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens: Which one is right for you? http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149955/windows-81-tablets-8-inch-screens-which-one-right-you-415877 <!--paging_filter--><p>Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and ASUS battle it out for supremacy in the market for low-cost tablets pre-installed with Microsoft Office</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149955/windows-81-tablets-8-inch-screens-which-one-right-you-415877" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 kgerich 415877 at http://www.itworld.com China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP http://www.itworld.com/software/415869/china-working-linux-replacement-windows-xp China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country&#039;s networking infrastructure.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/415869/china-working-linux-replacement-windows-xp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/415869/china-working-linux-replacement-windows-xp#comments Open Source Operating Systems Software Windows News Linux Windows XP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:54 +0000 IDGNS staff 415869 at http://www.itworld.com How 3D printing is transforming healthcare http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149872/how-3d-printing-transforming-healthcare-415818 <!--paging_filter--><p>From implants and prosthetics to home-grown drugs and human organs, the 3D printing revolution has begun in the medical world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149872/how-3d-printing-transforming-healthcare-415818" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:17:00 +0000 kgerich 415818 at http://www.itworld.com Apple kicks off public OS X beta testing http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415788/apple-kicks-public-os-x-beta-testing Apple today followed Microsoft in opening up pre-release, or beta, versions of its personal computer operating system to all comers. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415788/apple-kicks-public-os-x-beta-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415788/apple-kicks-public-os-x-beta-testing#comments Operating Systems Software News Apple OS X Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:38:00 +0000 IDGNS staff 415788 at http://www.itworld.com 3 Linux Distributions for Windows XP Refuges http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/operating-systems/question/3-linux-distributions-windows-xp-refuges <p>It is ok for General use of computers But, what about Windows specific Proprietary softwares/applications. Can we run these applications on Linux (In my case the accounting software Tally)</p> Operating Systems Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:29:09 +0000 Arjun Singh 415749 at http://www.itworld.com Apple patches Secure Transport, but not because of Heartbleed http://www.itworld.com/security/415692/apple-patches-secure-transport-not-because-heartbleed &#039;Triple-handshake attack&#039; threat quashed in update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion, and iOS 7. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/415692/apple-patches-secure-transport-not-because-heartbleed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/415692/apple-patches-secure-transport-not-because-heartbleed#comments Operating Systems Security News iOS 7 OS X OS X Mavericks OS X Mountain Lion Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:13:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 415692 at http://www.itworld.com Russian leaker resurfaces, claims Microsoft will issue second Windows update this year http://www.itworld.com/windows/415680/russian-leaker-resurfaces-claims-microsoft-will-issue-second-windows-update-year A notorious Windows leaker dubbed &#039;Wzor&#039; says Microsoft will issue yet another update to Windows 8.1 later this year, evidence of an even-faster acceleration in the company&#039;s development tempo. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/415680/russian-leaker-resurfaces-claims-microsoft-will-issue-second-windows-update-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/415680/russian-leaker-resurfaces-claims-microsoft-will-issue-second-windows-update-year#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News windows 8.1 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:55:11 +0000 IDGNS staff 415680 at http://www.itworld.com 10 Top Information Security Threats for the Next Two Years http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149681/10-top-information-security-threats-next-two-years-415656 <!--paging_filter--><p>Each year, the Internet Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide members with a forward-looking view of the biggest security threats over a two-year horizon. Here are the top 10 threats through 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149681/10-top-information-security-threats-next-two-years-415656" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 kgerich 415656 at http://www.itworld.com Two tricks to take the hassle out of managing Windows 8 Wi-Fi connections http://www.itworld.com/windows/415645/two-tricks-take-hassle-out-managing-windows-8-wi-fi-connections Managing your Wi-Fi connections may not seem all that important...until it is. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/415645/two-tricks-take-hassle-out-managing-windows-8-wi-fi-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/415645/two-tricks-take-hassle-out-managing-windows-8-wi-fi-connections#comments Mobile & Wireless Networking Operating Systems Software Windows Tip windows 8 Windows 8.1 Update Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:51:33 +0000 IDGNS staff 415645 at http://www.itworld.com 5 ways Microsoft will enable your PC to see, sense, and understand http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415618/5-ways-microsoft-will-enable-your-pc-see-sense-and-understand Two years ago, Microsoft&#039;s Kinect for Windows literally opened the PC&#039;s eyes. And now Microsoft researchers are teaching it to see.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415618/5-ways-microsoft-will-enable-your-pc-see-sense-and-understand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/415618/5-ways-microsoft-will-enable-your-pc-see-sense-and-understand#comments Operating Systems Software News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:10:36 +0000 IDGNS staff 415618 at http://www.itworld.com Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall http://www.itworld.com/windows/415556/report-new-start-menu-and-free-cloud-based-windows-debut-fall Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu--along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows--this fall.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/415556/report-new-start-menu-and-free-cloud-based-windows-debut-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/415556/report-new-start-menu-and-free-cloud-based-windows-debut-fall#comments Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:46:24 +0000 IDGNS staff 415556 at http://www.itworld.com What is “thrashing” on a Windows PC? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/operating-systems/question/what-thrashing-windows-pc <p>I was looking at an error log on a Windows 7 PC, and one of the notes was that “video memory resources are overutilized, thrashing happening as a result.” What does thrashing mean in this context?</p> Operating Systems error log thrashing Windows 7 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:16:24 +0000 ehtan 415543 at http://www.itworld.com History's 15 most popular computer scientists http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149523/historys-15-most-popular-computer-scientists-415540 <!--paging_filter--><p>The MIT Media Lab uses Wikipedia data to rank which computer scientists have made the biggest impressions globally over time</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149523/historys-15-most-popular-computer-scientists-415540" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Big Data Development Hardware Open Source Operating Systems Software Alan Turing ALGOL ALGOL60 algorithms Andrew Tanenbaum artificial intelligence astronomy b CERN Claude Elwood Shannon coder coding computers cyberculture databases Donald Knuth Ed Codd Edgar Codd Edsger Dijkstra Emacs fortran France Free Software Foundation Git gnu hardware Historical Popularity Index HPI human computer information theory Internet Jérôme Lalande John Backus Ken Thompson linus torvalds Linux Marvin Minsky Media Lab minix MIT mit media lab Netherlands Niklaus Wirth open source operating system Pascal popularity programmer programming programming language rdbms relational database research Richard Stallman software software development STACK study Switzerland technology Ted Codd The Art of Computer Programming Tim Berners-Lee United Kingdom United States Unix UTF-8 vector version control version control system Ward Cunningham wiki Wikipedia World Wide Web Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:51:00 +0000 kgerich 415540 at http://www.itworld.com Hands on: Polaris Office's new cloud option wants your contacts http://www.itworld.com/415535/hands-polaris-offices-new-cloud-option-wants-your-contacts Mobile office suite Polaris Office now offers a cloud option for storing your documents. But in all the metrics that matter--price, privacy, and functionality--you&#039;d be better served by passing it by.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/415535/hands-polaris-offices-new-cloud-option-wants-your-contacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/415535/hands-polaris-offices-new-cloud-option-wants-your-contacts#comments Cloud Computing Hardware Operating Systems Software News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:55:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 415535 at http://www.itworld.com Gaming exclusivity wars hit mobile app stores http://www.itworld.com/software/415478/gaming-exclusivity-wars-hit-mobile-app-stores There&#039;s a battle brewing over winning the exclusive rights to popular video games. But to hear The Wall Street Journal tell it, this time the battle isn&#039;t happening on traditional consoles with games like the Xbox-exclusive Titanfall, but on mobile devices.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/415478/gaming-exclusivity-wars-hit-mobile-app-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/415478/gaming-exclusivity-wars-hit-mobile-app-stores#comments Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:17:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 415478 at http://www.itworld.com