An explosion of operating system choices has appeared at CES 2015 -- a shame that it is in an area where agility does not occur, and stability is key.
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If you're a developer who's good at spotting missing features, and have an itch to try out Mozilla's new tablets, it's time join the foundation's contributor program.
Compressed memory is the only major storage feature in OS 10.9 Mavericks. Here's what it is and how well it works.
The pending release of Windows 8.1 might have you thinking about putting off your OS upgrades. But given that Windows XP is 12 years old, a virtual eternity in the computer industry, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?'
Storage and upgrade vendor Other World Computing took another look at the memory limits in some late 2008 Core 2 Duo MacBook and MacBook Pros and found that a specific blend of updated firmware, Boot ROM and OS versions will let the notebooks handle a 8GB RAM upgrade.
According to reports, support for the TRIM command used by modern solid-state drives (SSD) will arrive with the release of Mac OS X Lion, aka Mac OS X Version 10.7. The software improves the write performance of the flash memory and can also reduce wear on the memory cells.
Oh, it will succeed...the real question is how long will it take the world to be ready for it?
The BB Bold 9700 is a great QWERTY keyboard device and the new Bold 9780 builds on that with the new BB 6 OS, more memory, and an upgraded camera.
The BlackBerry Curve 3G is not a big advance. The screen resolution could be better, and we'd appreciate more internal memory. It brings the Curve range up to date, but would have more impact with BlackBerry OS 6 preinstalled.
Two researchers will demonstrate a proof-of-concept attack on Windows 7, which bypasses the CPU and operating system entirely
Ask someone to name a Linux distro, and if you don't get a blank look, chances are good that they'll say Ubuntu. After all, Canonical's distro is regarded by many as the "default" Linux distro. But could Google's two-prong offensive with both Android and Chrome OS sideline other distros and push them into obscurity?
Windows 7 bought with it the increased popularity of 64-bit operating systems on the desktop, replacing the older, memory-constrained 32-bit platform. But just because your system can handle a 64-bit OS doesn't mean that you're ready for 64-bit Office 2010.
The S^3 version of Symbian, unveiled at MWC, will let people watch full high-definition films on their TV sets using their smartphones
Honestech, a digital media software company, has just released FOTOBOX Plus, a USB device that enables the creation of multimedia slideshows from photos and videos. The gadget contains an integrated memory card reader and embedded PC software (thus, not compatible with Mac OS) with Flash memory, which can automatically run without any installation.
If you ask me, Apple is getting dangerously close to putting itself in the line of fire from an antitrust bullet. And when it comes, it'll have nothing to do with the iPod or Mac OS, but instead it's the way Apple manages the App Store.
While the maximum RAM limit for 32-bit Windows 7 editions is 4GB, when it comes to 64-bit editions, the amount of memory that the OS can address depends on which edition you are running.
Dave Cutler, the father of the NT and VMS operating systems, is a key member of Microsoft's Red Dog cloud OS team. I had a chance to ask Cutler about what he's working on now. Here's our exchange.
Now that I have a recent-vintage MacBook for testing, I'm finally able to make some head-to-head comparisons between OS X and Vista. Because this system has a mere 1GB of RAM, I was curious to get a sense of how thrifty OS X Leopard is when it comes to memory usage. Vista gets a bad rap for demanding huge amounts of resources. Is that reputation fair or accurate? I put both systems to the test so I could see for myself. The results were surprising.
Our pals over at ZDNet Germany have released an overclocking tool for the Mac Pro and Xserve that raises the speed of the processor, front side bus and memory – all without opening the case. Although tons of overclocking tools are available for Windows, up until now, little if any have been available for the Mac OS.
Back in the day when I had a Palm OS Treo I used to load up the custom ROMs created by Shadowmite since they took out a bunch of junk that was included by default and helped me recover some available memory. It seems he scored the first photos of the rumored upcoming Windows Mobile Palm Treo 800w. It seems his site is getting hit hard so check out Palm Infocenter for the photo and more rumored specs of this device. It look like a Palm OS Centro device with a couple more keys to activate the Windows Mobile soft keys.
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