operating systems

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.


How To Install SteamOS

Valve recently released its Beta version of SteamOS, based on the Debian distro of Linux. Naturally, we were intrigued by its release and wanted to take the new OS for a test run. We’ve put together a guide on how to install the operating system.


Relive The '80s And Run Windows 1.01 In Your Browser

In these smartphone-studded days, it’s easy to forget how computers worked. Once you had to run programs off of floppy disks and wait ages for everything to load. Luckily for your nostalgia, some bored developers are keeping the past alive with full-featured emulators that run in your browser.


Why Making Mavericks Free Makes Perfect Sense

Yesterday, Apple not only released its OS X Mavericks operating system, it also announced that it would be free. That’s great! For you, for Apple, and for the future of computing.


Windows 8.1 Review: Little Changes Make A Big Difference

Hey, remember Windows 8? How could you forget? It was the biggest upheaval in desktop computing in recent memory, and even if you’re not a user, its big colourful tiles are on your radar. Now, with Windows 8.1, Microsoft is giving its flashy new OS a first facelift. The changes are minor, but they’re more than the sum of their parts.


How Do You Like iOS 7 So Far?

iOS is out. Provided you made it through updating purgatory, your iPhone is up and running on the new software. How do you like it so far?


Windows 8.1: Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft rolls out the next version of windows, 8.1, at its annual Build developers conference today. It’s a big deal. Windows 8 was a crazy ambitious step, what follows is just as important. This is what Microsoft’s taken from your months of feedback (or just yelling).


Here's How To Get The Windows 8.1 Preview For Free Right Now

The preview version of Windows 8.1 is available to download and try out right now. Here’s how to get it.