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Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS

Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Jack Clark, 16 Apr 00:31

Red Hat bets on 'Project Atomic' for its container-loaded server future

FrankenContainer scheme blends tiny OS with Docker containers
Jack Clark, 15 Apr 23:31

Over half of software developers think they'll be millionaires – study

'New power class' is rising 'from basements into boardrooms'
Rik Myslewski, 14 Apr 23:37

Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare

App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Neil McAllister, 14 Apr 20:10

Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
Shaun Nichols, 14 Apr 20:06

Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial

Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS

Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Jasper Hamill, 14 Apr 09:35

Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not

Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Simon Sharwood, 14 Apr 05:32

Microsoft Research adds interactivity to Windows 8 Live Tiles

Sneak peek at a better Windows 8.x Start screen or lab foolery?
Simon Sharwood, 14 Apr 00:29

US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support

Gov't IT likened to 'a Model T with a lot of things on top of it'
Neil McAllister, 11 Apr 21:55

Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?

NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Jack Clark, 11 Apr 21:51

OpenSSL Heartbleed: Bloody nose for open-source bleeding hearts

Updated Bloke behind the cockup says not enough people are helping crucial crypto project
Chris Williams, 11 Apr 16:03

Wanna build a module for Google's Project Ara mix-and-match phone? Here are your specs

Developlent kit released for hardcore hardware hacks only
Neil McAllister, 11 Apr 00:45

Cheat Win XP DEATH: Little-known tool to save you from the XPocalypse

Howto Your handy guide to keeping snubbed operating system ticking over
Liam Proven, 10 Apr 11:04

Opinion

Nothing's as SCARY as an overly aggressive SOFTWARE PIMP

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Ha ha... you’ve been UPGRAYEDDED!
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

How Microsoft can keep Win XP alive – and WHY: A real-world example

Sysadmin blog Redmond needs to discover the mathematics of trust
Trevor Pott, 02 Apr 00:18
The new Twitter logo. Pic: Twitter

Sorry Dick: 3 reasons why Twitter will NEVER be unblocked in China

Comment El Reg on why Costolo's Shanghai trip is not about the Great Firewall
Phil Muncaster, 18 Mar 11:03

App.net 'not just a way for nerds to talk to each other', boss tells nerds

Column Has it finally blossomed into the developer's Twitter?
Dave Mandl, 14 Mar 10:01

News

Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS

Queensland banks savings, decides one in three workers can do without Office
Simon Sharwood, 10 Apr 04:33

Uh oh! Here comes the first bug in the Windows 8.1 Update

Fortunately, it only affects Windows Server Update Services customers
Neil McAllister, 09 Apr 20:02

Speaking in Tech: Red Hat, Cisco sitting in a tree, m-e-r-g-i-n-g?

Podcast Is SDN love-in leading to an acquisition? Plus: How do I hate thee, Google
Team Register, 09 Apr 17:26

TripAdvisor for the disabled: Euan's Guide quietly launches

Motor neurone disease sufferer cracks on, builds good thing
Andrew Orlowski, 09 Apr 15:04

Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever

Plus: Taskbars, right-click menus, apps set free
Tim Anderson, 09 Apr 13:02

Which sweaty exec dreamt up Office for iOS? Ballmer, Ballmer, Ballmer

Supremo personally pushed through fondleable software
Jasper Hamill, 09 Apr 12:27

Citrix, Google kick XP's still-twitching corpse

Cut-price deal to pipe Windows apps into Chromebooks as Citrix takes a swipe at VMware
Simon Sharwood, 09 Apr 00:58

Google woos enterprise developers with 'Glass at Work' program

Early adopters get increased tech support
Iain Thomson, 08 Apr 21:21

Oracle's NoSQL nightmare MongoDB goes to version 2.6

Release represents 'a basis for continued innovation over the next ten years' crows company
Jack Clark, 08 Apr 19:30
hands waving dollar bills in the air

Major tech execs fling cash at heretical AI company Vicarious

Jeff Bezos + Marc Benioff + other execs + artificial intelligence = ???
Jack Clark, 07 Apr 22:54
Oracle's Iron Man 2 ad

Oracle smacks JD Edwards help site with cease and desist order

Updated Reference site thwacked with legal letter
Jack Clark, 07 Apr 17:24
Larry Ellison, photo by Oracle Corporate Communications

SPARC and Solaris will live until at least 2019

Oracle reveals three generations of silicon and Solaris 12 release schedule
Simon Sharwood, 07 Apr 05:29
Oracle frankenstein

SQL giant Oracle plans NoSQL standards body – top Reg sources

Exclusive Database giant invites scrappy startups into its big tent, we're told

Siri set to rival Windows beauty Cortana after Apple eats Novauris

Speech recognition firm could help fruity firm take Siri offline
Jasper Hamill, 04 Apr 15:04

Windows Phone 8.1: Like WinPho 8, but BETTER

Hands on Blog blag bug... You said WHAT would be in the OS?
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Apr 13:30

Nothing's as SCARY as an overly aggressive SOFTWARE PIMP

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Ha ha... you’ve been UPGRAYEDDED!
Alistair Dabbs, 04 Apr 12:28