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A few days ago, my Chromebook told me it would like to reboot in order to update its operating system. I'd just made a cup of tea at the time (Bai Mu Dan if you're interested). I hit the power button and nervously watched the progress bar – a habit picked up from 30 years of Windows use – and it finished ...
Ever since Google started teasing its mysterious Fuchsia operating system in 2016, it has been making headlines now and then. There have been repeated rumors of Google looking to use Fuchsia in place of its Android and Chrome OS operating systems. In a recent development, XDA Developers' ...

Google seemingly added Android app support to its mysterious unreleased operating system called "Fuchsia." Without Android app support, app developers would need to build new apps for the Fuchsia operating system. App developers don't often make apps for less popular operating systems, as shown ...
Android may be the go-to operating system for those that aren't into iOS, but that may not be the case forever. Samsung has been developing its own operating system for some time now, called Tizen, and it has even made its way onto some smartphones. Now, it could be Huawei's turn — according to a ...
The Columbus, Ohio City Council has approved a contract with technology consulting company Pillar Technology Group this week to develop an operating system that will analyze and share data on innovative transportation projects. Officials say this $2.5 million project is intended to be the "cornerstone" of ...
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft-Azure-Sphere. Since its inception, Microsoft has focused on Windows in attempt to cram it into every conceivable form factor. That's worked pretty well for computers, but not so much for phones. Now, Microsoft is ...

Sixteen years ago, Henry Evans was driving his kids to school when he suddenly felt sick. Evans, who was the chief financial officer of a Silicon Valley tech startup at the time, started slurring his words and began to have trouble seeing. When he returned home, he struggled to keep his balance. Hours later ...
You've probably seen mentions of the Fuchsia operating system here and there since it has been in development for almost 2 years. It's Google's not-so-secretive operating system which many speculate will eventually replace Android. We've seen it grow from a barely functional mock-up UI in an app form ...
Established players in the global robot operating system (ROS) market are seeing tough competition on account of startups which are being funded by venture capital companies. This has put a downward pressure on prices. In order to retain their stronghold in the market, the prominent players are focusing ...
According to analytics vendor Net Applications, Windows 10 lost eight-tenths of a percentage point in user share — an estimate of the portion of all PCs powered by that operating system — during March, ending the month on 33.3% of the world's PCs and 37.4% of all systems running a Microsoft edition.
A pair of WPP expats have their way, agencies and marketers of the future will use an "operating system" that's as integral to the creative process as Snow Leopard is to a MacBook Pro. Paul Miser and Marie Berry, who worked together at WPP's Hudson Rouge on Lincoln Motor Co.'s connected consumer ...
Fuchsia is a word that popped up during the mid-2016 in the tech world. It appeared unannounced as an open source project from Google on the GitHub repository. Fuchsia is a totally new operating system, currently in the very early stages of development at Google. According to initial investigation, it was ...
On a regular basis you hear of new innovations such as VR headset undertaken by Google Company but rarely do they address smart watch operating system. Mind you, Apple watches are performing really well in the market which places at a better position than Google. It's this notion that the tech firm ...
Established players in the global robot operating system (ROS) market are seeing tough competition on account of startups which are being funded by venture capital companies. This has put a downward pressure on prices. In order to retain their stronghold in the market, the prominent players are focusing ...
A universal operating system is something of a holy grail for software makers, but it hasn't really been achieved yet. Microsoft tried to make Windows 10 “universal,” at least in the sense that some phones have been made that can run it in a stripped-down version. Apple famously claimed (quite dubiously) ...
If you're still soldiering on with the reviled Windows Vista operating system, Kodi has served up yet another reason to update your PC. The forthcoming Kodi v.18 update codenamed 'Leia' will drop support for the unpopular 11-year-old operating system. What's more surprising is that Kodi actually still ...
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Microsoft's Flagship Operating System – Windows 98. While Windows 98 was not their first OS, it is considered to be their first release that was accepted as a standard for graphic interfaces on the Intel (IBM) platform. Prior to 98 was Windows 95 and ...

As someone who has been working in IT in one way or another for most of my life, I have had the chance to see firsthand just how much the concept of an operating system has evolved over the last 30-plus years. Today's operating systems barely even resemble the prehistoric ones that were considered to ...
Navis, part of Cargotec's business area Kalmar, has entered into a subscription agreement with Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd. (CSP) for the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). With the N4, Cosco aims to further enhance the efficiency of its port operations. CSP is one of world's leading ports operators.
With the popularity of social media, it would seem as though people are not all that concerned with their privacy. Some like to share updates about pretty much anything they do, and while no one really cares about what anyone else had for lunch, the point is if you want to know what someone is up to, you ...
Ever wished you could fit a whole desktop in your pocket? An entire operating system you can bring with you everywhere you go, with your own personalized set of applications, settings and preferences. Imagine plugging a USB Flash drive on a computer, any computer, instantly turning it into your own!
Google has hinted it might be rebranding Android Wear — the operating system (OS) that is designed for smartwatches and other wearables — to simply ... Last week, Google released the first developer preview of its next version of the operating system "Android P" which the company said was mostly ...
First a one paragraph primer on Operating Systems: The Operating System is the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) between all of the other programs vying for it. It also provides standard programming interfaces ...
Microsoft says its plans to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” for versions of Windows 10 next year. While news leaked of the plans last month, Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed them on Twitter today. “Next year 10S will be a 'mode' of existing versions, not a ...
Yorkshire Building Society has gone live on a new system from cloud banking vendor nCino. The lender will be deploying nCino's Bank Operating System. The implementation process was completed in less than 90 days, and will see Yorkshire Building Society provide its employees with “a modern, ...
If you still think that operating systems are tied to hardware, you need to update your thinking; nowadays there are lots of options that let you run one operating system within another or in parallel to another. This is true whether your base operating system is Linux, Windows or macOS X. My main system ...
This is the Android Oreo Go operating system. It is Google's attempt to make inroads into emerging markets where most smartphones have less memory, less RAM and slower data connections. The system was launched late last year but it is now starting to appear on new smartphones, announced at the ...
Meanwhile Facebook and Google promise powerful data and are easy to buy. More advertisers want to buy all their ads like digital media, using software, data and sophisticated analytics. Thus, Operative is promising to build the "operating system" of the future for advertising to help put legacy media ...
In our book, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative and Distributed Governance, Stephen Goldsmith and I detail how public leaders can fundamentally reshape government -- update its operating system -- to support consistent, jurisdiction-wide innovation. Successful efforts by public leaders ...
As part of this new initiative, the Linux Foundation today announced the Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project to enable community collaboration across network hardware, forwarding and operating system layers. DANOS is based on AT&T's dNOS software framework to control white ...
Those of you with long memories may recall that webOS is already open source, having originally been designed for tablet computers under the auspices of HP Inc (or Hewlett Packard as it was at the time). Even the unfinished overhaul at the time that LG took it underground is open source. LG currently ...
Mellanox Onyx derives its rich Layer-3 feature set, a foundational part of any modern scale-out Ethernet Datacenter Fabrics, from an industry-proven software stack. The base operating system comes with built-in dynamic routing protocols such as BGP/OSFP without the need to purchase additional licenses.
Less than a year after introducing Microsoft Windows 10 S, a lightweight version of Microsoft's operating system marketed to students and businesses, the company is now folding the separate systems's main features into every version of Windows. Windows 10 S will now become "S mode" in Windows 10 ...
For the most part, vendors and manufacturers are in control of operating system updates today. IT admins won't be getting their powers back anytime soon.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit announced the electronic Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system at the Rail Operations Center in Waipahu was brought online for the first time. The system uses eight large monitors to oversee the entire 20-mile rail route. HART says operators will use the vital ...
American politics has long been defined by the dominance of liberalism, understood in its broad sense as the philosophy of individual rights, freedom, and pluralism. Although Democrats and Republicans fight bitterly over a host of issues, these are largely family disagreements within liberalism. Both sides ...
Multiple complaints of BlackBerry powered infotainment systems freezing-up and making the whole infotainment system unusable. A mission-critical operating system needs to isolate crashing software or defective hardware and otherwise keep running. QNX is going to require more work before it can be ...
First released 18 months ago, Nougat is now the most popular Android OS in the world, having finally overtaken its predecessor, Marshmallow. Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) is installed on 28.5 per cent of Android phones, according to visits to the Google Play store in the first week of February according to Google's ...
Microsoft's streamlined operating system Windows 10 S is set to be dropped less than a year after its launch, with the software giant rebranding its Google Chrome competitor and discontinuing it as a standalone version of Windows. Microsoft launched Windows 10 S in May last year as a cheaper, restricted ...
A new operating system called Google Fuchsia OS may be the future of computing – at least, if you believe some of the early reports. Experts say the operating system is now capable of running in a limited fashion on the Pixelbook. Further, there are documents available in code repositories to help you ...
Officials involved in Columbus, Ohio's nationally-watched smart city initiative are moving forward with developing an operating system to support an ambitious coterie of applications to improve mobility, citizen engagement and equity for all the city's residents. “We see this as the backbone and the heart of ...
It hasn't been the smoothest road, but after its launch in the winter of 2015, Windows 10 has finally surpassed the eight-year old Windows 7 as Microsoft's most popular operating system. Image: Microsoft. According to Statcounter, Windows 10 ran on 42.78 per cent of Windows computers in January 2018 ...
Qubes 4.0 will offer enterprises the flexibility to deploy and manage a fleet of hardened Qubes laptops while retaining the strong endpoint security properties that make the operating system valuable. This makes it easy for sysadmins to offer stronger endpoint security to tech-savvy users like software ...
Cisco Systems on Wednesday issued a security update that fixes a high-severity denial of service vulnerability in release version 5.3.4 of its IOS XR Software for the Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series. The bug, designated CVE-2018-0136, specifically resides in the operating system's IPv6 ...
It hasn't been the smoothest road, but after its launch in the summer of 2015, Windows 10 has finally surpassed the 8-year old Windows 7 as Microsoft's most popular operating system. According to Statcounter, Windows 10 ran on 42.78 percent of Windows computers in January 2018—versus 41.86 ...
This Manjaro-based operating system uses KDE Plasma for its desktop environment. As the name implies, it follows a rolling release, meaning it is constantly being updated to fresh packages -- no major upgrades needed. It has a lot of polish and many quality pre-installed programs which indicates the ...
Now the company that helped put a car (or two) in every garage wants to be something else altogether: an operating system. "With the power of AI and the rise of autonomous and connected vehicles, for the first time in a century, we have mobility technology that won't just incrementally improve the old ...
To Protect Personal Computers, Cybersecurity Startup Gets Under the Operating System. On Thursday, Tel Aviv-based Hysolate ... exploit weaknesses in operating systems. Hysolate says that instead of plugging holes in Windows, it keeps cyber attackers confined to the one, unlocked operating system.
MIND Music Labs has announced the ELK Music Operating System which they describe as "the Android of Musical Instruments." They say that it allows musicians to add unlimited sounds and features to their musical instruments and seamlessly share their performances online. It also allows manufacturers ...
Apple to Add Advanced Mobile Location Technology to New Operating System. Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Comments. Apple announced that its new operating system, scheduled to be released in the second quarter, will offer support for advanced mobile location (AML). The technology will automatically send a user's ...


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