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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

LinuxCon 2014 Raise your hand if you're interested – liar!
Neil McAllister, 25 Aug 18:47

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Doesn't much like Apple or Google, either
Richard Chirgwin, 25 Aug 01:01

Red Hat: ARM servers will come when people crank out chips like AMD's 64-bit Seattle

LinuxCon 2014 Standards to lift data center boxes out of device doldrums
Neil McAllister, 22 Aug 20:45

Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

Look at the shiny Windows 8.1, why can't you people talk about 8.1, sobs an exec somewhere
Shaun Nichols, 21 Aug 20:07

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

LinuxCon 2014 Linux Foundation swells ranks, coffers
Neil McAllister, 21 Aug 02:01

Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

LinuxCon 2014 Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent
Neil McAllister, 20 Aug 20:28

Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things
Gavin Clarke, 19 Aug 17:28

Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
Simon Sharwood, 19 Aug 00:09

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories
Neil McAllister, 18 Aug 23:44

The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Gavin Clarke, 18 Aug 15:45

Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™

Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Darren Pauli, 17 Aug 22:29
The Windows 7 Desktop

Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner
Shaun Nichols, 15 Aug 00:02
CoreOS

CoreOS takes Manhattan with Quay container-hosting gobble

Docker-friendly Linux to offer private repository storage
Neil McAllister, 13 Aug 16:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat spruces up 2011's enterprise Linux with RHEL 6.6 Beta

Updates a-comin' for those who haven't traded up to version 7
Neil McAllister, 12 Aug 19:53

Opinion

Windows 8.1 Update Start Screen

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Second Look As good as it gets, for now

Windows Phone: Just as well Microsoft bought an Android maker, RIGHT?

Comment Can nothing halt little green robot's march over mobes?
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Apr 10:54

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
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

News

Awooga: August Patch Tuesday incoming – with two remote-code exec bugs in IE, Windows

Good news for Server admins – no critical fixes planned
Shaun Nichols, 07 Aug 22:07

Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

Linux love for Bezos' goods is not illegal, says UK watchdog
Gavin Clarke, 07 Aug 16:34

Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

You'll never believe what it's called inst... actually, you probably can
Neil McAllister, 05 Aug 20:19

Meet Solaris 11.2, where SDN means 'Software-Defined Net profit'

Analysis This time, Larry's Oracle is going after the networking giants
Gavin Clarke, 05 Aug 04:28

Shuffling Zombie Juror – aka Linux kernel 3.16 – wants to eat … ARMs?

'Iffy' release candidates turned out alright says Linus Torvalds
Simon Sharwood, 05 Aug 03:02

Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

About time too: fandroids dominate in buying devices
Jasper Hamill, 04 Aug 13:27

Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

Another month of nasty numbers for Microsoft
Simon Sharwood, 04 Aug 00:58

Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

Startup to take over support for today's Itaniums and beyond
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 22:21

POW! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage

Fruity firm provides digital balm for furious fanbois
Jasper Hamill, 31 Jul 13:07

PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

Analysis Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jul 11:39
Partnership

Red Hat rallies hardware makers with 64-bit ARM server partner program

Standards sought for low-power data center kit
Neil McAllister, 30 Jul 23:32

Microsoft rolls up more Windows Server 2012 R2 updates

Office 365 monitoring and virtual machine visualiser among 40-plus tweaks
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 02:58
Windows Phone 8

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes

New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Neil McAllister, 29 Jul 00:48

Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release
Neil McAllister, 28 Jul 23:34
By Gary Knight CC 2.0

KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

Review Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress
Scott Gilbertson, 28 Jul 13:37
NICTA's seL4 team

Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Fail and You

iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

Hidden packet sniffer claims hit Cupertino
Iain Thomson, 24 Jul 00:34
OS X Yosemite

Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July

Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jul 23:42
three amigos movie poster + three speaking in tech podcast hosts: Greg Kniereman, Sarah Vela, Ed Saiptech

Speaking in Tech: Microsoft DOES have a stake in Android, y'know

Podcast Ever been asked to give feedback on enterprise helldesks? Thought not
Team Register, 23 Jul 16:35