Software

Ugly, incomplete, buggy: Windows 10 faces a sprint to the finish

Review Unpicking the past is a messy business for Microsoft
Tim Anderson, 29 Jan 15:58

BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

Analysis Pick a winner in Apple-Samsung sales see-saw
Gavin Clarke, 29 Jan 13:11

ZX81 BEATEN at last as dev claims smallest Chess code crown

Boot Chess needs just 512 bytes of memory, beating 1982's 1K ZX Chess
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jan 07:31

Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

Redmond is building a stack of visualisation tools for the generation that grew up with clickable everything
Mark Pesce, 29 Jan 06:35

Microsoft's Ignite gabfest includes just ONE session about Windows Server

Devices and clouds in the spotlight, Servers nowhere to be seen for now
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jan 04:34

Speaking in Tech: FREE Win 10 upgrade 'NOT really a big deal'

Podcast Plus: IBM rep says layoff rumours are 'STUPID'
Team Register, 28 Jan 16:22

Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

Offensive word 'bulldyke' still being served up by ad giant
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jan 12:21

Five years of Sun software under Oracle: Were the critics right?

Oracle-Sun anniversary They said Java, MySQL and Solaris were all doomed
Neil McAllister, 28 Jan 10:02

Win Sun, lose Sun: How Larry's bet on old-world systems hurt Oracle

Oracle-Sun anniversary AWS and Salesforce match up to Ellison's hardware
Gavin Clarke, 28 Jan 09:05

FUMBLE! NFL app drops privacy ball just before Super Bowl Sunday

Leaks personal data faster than a lineman's brain
Iain Thomson, 27 Jan 22:11
GHOST vulnerability

BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

When there's something strange in your gethostbyname, who y'gonna call? Ghostbusters
Neil McAllister, 27 Jan 21:42

Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

And strangely, it looks a lot like Opera
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Jan 10:58

Opinion

Denmark Minecraft map vandalised

Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

Redmond is building a stack of visualisation tools for the generation that grew up with clickable everything
Windows OEM devices on stage at Computex

Speaking in Tech: FREE Win 10 upgrade 'NOT really a big deal'

Podcast Plus: IBM rep says layoff rumours are 'STUPID'
Team Register, 28 Jan 16:22
Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the Bombe machine

A Bombe Called Christopher, or A Very Poor Imitation

Stob Verity publishes the real script of Turing biopic The Imitation Game
Verity Stob, 26 Jan 13:08

Turnbull says big telcos should subsidise bush comms

Command and control in a free telco market
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jan 22:32

News

A Bombe Called Christopher, or A Very Poor Imitation

Stob Verity publishes the real script of Turing biopic The Imitation Game
Verity Stob, 26 Jan 13:08

Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

Change as constant in Redmond's browser strategy
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jan 11:58

SURPRISE! Microsoft pops open Windows 10 Preview build early

No need to wait until next week, after all
Neil McAllister, 23 Jan 21:23

Microsoft: We bought Skype. We make mobiles.. Oh, HANG ON!

Analysis EUREKA! We should put the two together
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jan 15:03

Developers, developers, developers! But WILL they support Windows 10?

Analysis HoloLens is sexy, but Microsoft faces a battle to win devs' hearts and minds
Tim Anderson, 23 Jan 12:03

Gov.UK inhaled G-Cloud, spat out framework – ex-lead claims

Original team member claims there are 'vision' problems
Kat Hall, 23 Jan 11:02

Symantec data centre security software has security holes

Stop face-palming and start patching - the fixes are out there
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 08:33

Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year

Both Windows and OS X to get desktop suite revamps in 2015
Neil McAllister, 23 Jan 07:58

KimDotCom flails desperately, launches chat service

Rotund robberbarron moves forward with defense measure
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jan 05:25

Is Windows RT not invited to the Windows 10 upgrade party?

Redmond says ARM-based OS to get just 'some of the functionality'
Neil McAllister, 22 Jan 21:12

Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

Analysis Satya Nadella's great price-slash gamble
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jan 12:47

FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event

Analysis Microsoft Operation Relevance – how’s it doing?
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jan 11:59
The F-35B in the hover. Credit: Lockheed

US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

Tests jettisoned to protect schedule
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 02:28
Windows 10

Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

Analysis Cortana, Spartan, Xbox, DirectX 12 – oh my
Iain Thomson, 22 Jan 00:11

Turnbull says big telcos should subsidise bush comms

Command and control in a free telco market
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jan 22:32