operating systems

Windows 10 Upgrades Will Be Free -- Even For Pirated Copies

Microsoft has announced that it will give be giving free upgrades of Windows 10 to anyone who uses Windows right now — even if they’re currently running pirated copies of the operating system.


You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff For Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it’s not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X, it’s pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it.


The Worst Bugs In OS X Yosemite And How To Fix Them

There’s a lot to like about OS X Yosemite, Apple’s brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software’s official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you’re struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite, then these are the fixes you can try.


The Ultimate Breakdown Of How People Watch Porn Online

If there are any two things that define the tech-minded modern millennial, they are his operating system and his porn preferences. Fortunately for our inquiring minds, our data-crunching friends over at Pornhub have access to both.


Designers Explain Why Apple's New OS X Typeface Is A Strange Choice

It was one of the more subtle changes showcased during yesterday’s WWDC keynote: Apple finally ditched its OS typeface Lucida Grande to use Helvetica Neue across the board. Now, at least the OS and iOS systems match. But is Helvetica — which is basically unreadable at small sizes — really a better choice?


The Future Of Apple Design Is Hidden Inside OS X Yosemite

Today at WWDC, Apple gave OS X a design overhaul that’s just as huge as its namesake. Yosemite is bright, sharp, and flat as hell. But while OS X now looks more like iOS, iOS and OS X are also more alike than ever. Apple is finally — finally — establishing a consistent design language across its platforms.


Why Microsoft Is Dumping Support For Windows 8.1

In a move certain to raise the ire of users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system the software giant has announced that next month it will cease support for Windows 8.1. But that operating system is barely eight months old and already an upgraded version of the Windows 8 system that failed to impress many users since its release in 2012. Microsoft has this month already killed off support for the long-lasting Windows XP system, so why is it ending support for Windows 8.1?


What Is Tizen?

This year, Samsung will sell (at least) two phones and a watch that don’t run Android. Instead, they will run something called Tizen. That’s a major departure for such an important player in the smartphone game. But what is Tizen? And will you actually want to use it?


Windows 8.1 Update: The Return Of The Mouse

At today’s Build conference keynote, Microsoft officially announced Windows 8.1 Update 1. It includes a bunch of tweaks for people who want to forgo its touch optimisation and use the OS primarily with a mouse and keyboard.


What If Operating Systems Were Religions?

Yesterday, after writing my way past the notional halfway point (both of the current novel manuscript, and of the trilogy it’s the middle volume of), I went and overindulged in food and drink with friends.


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