Software

Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

Fri, 2018-08-17 09:53
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.

An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

I wish I could quit you, but cookies find a way

Fri, 2018-08-17 07:30
Even Tor fails as cookie bakers get smart and pernicious

Browsers stuck in HTTP aren't blocking the cookies they should…

GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in

Thu, 2018-08-16 23:59
Ruby shop turns to Go, Java, and Kubernetes for platform makeover

Analysis  GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform.…

Distro inferno: Debian's still rocking at 25

Thu, 2018-08-16 15:30
Sleeker, slimmer and now a bit greyer

Hot on the heels of Slackware's quarter century comes the 25th anniversary of the announcement that Debian was incoming.…

Rimini Street slapped with ban in Oracle copyright dispute

Thu, 2018-08-16 14:49
Big Red awarded $30m legal fees as judge slams support biz's 'significant litigation misconduct'

Oracle has won a permanent injunction against Rimini Street, banning it from controversial support practices that have been ruled a violation of copyright laws.…

Using Microsoft's Hybrid MDM? Er, not for much longer

Thu, 2018-08-16 12:04
You will move to Intune on Azure. You have one year to comply

Microsoft has warned customers managing mobile devices using hybrid MDM that the clock is now ticking for the service and gently reminded them to consider migrating to Intune on Azure?…

Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

Thu, 2018-08-16 10:57
Always believe in Go ...

Developers targeting volumes globally have a new build target. Google's "Poundland" Edition of Android – Go – has received an update to 9.0 Pie.…

Google bod want cookies to crumble and be remade into something more secure

Wed, 2018-08-15 21:53
Shifting session identifiers into HTTP works, but Facebook and others won't be happy

A key member of the Google Chrome security team has proposed the death of cookies to be replaced with secure HTTP tokens.…

Visual Studio gains some go-faster stripes for Android emulation

Wed, 2018-08-15 16:06
F#, TypeScript 3.0 and more go from preview to release with 15.8

Microsoft has sent version 15.8 of Visual Studio out in the big wide world, and it looks to be a useful upgrade for those using Redmond’s development tools.…

Linux 4.18 arrives fashionably late while Zorin OS shines up its Windows

Tue, 2018-08-14 17:02
Wanting some Linux love, but just can't let that Windows 10 desktop go? Come this way...

Linux lovers have received a double load of delight this week with the emission of the 4.18 kernel and a refresh of Windows-wannabe Zorin OS.…

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 after less than 24 hrs

Tue, 2018-08-14 14:40
Devs reported performance issues then...

Apple has pulled the latest beta of its iOS platform software after less than 24 hours in the wild, and without explanation.…

Hello darkness my old friend, what happened last week in Redmond?

Tue, 2018-08-14 12:33
For Skype Classic, not the sound of silence

In a week when NASA flung a spacecraft into space to touch the Sun, Microsoft has brought darkness to Windows 10, given Skype Classic a mission extension, and continued its efforts to send SMB1 screaming into the heart of our nearest star.…

Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November

Tue, 2018-08-14 08:30
Penguinistas mobilise against decision to support only EXT4

Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only.…

Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to

Mon, 2018-08-13 20:35
Search giant confirms it's all about location, location, location

Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn’t apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring.…

Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:48
The host with the most

Google plans to allow Windows 10 to run on its budget Chromebooks, with the Chocolate Factory’s blessing.…

Database ballsup: NHS under pressure over fresh patient record error

Mon, 2018-08-13 14:28
Thousands of discrepancies reported between two databases

The government is facing another NHS IT scandal, as it scrambles to confirm whether discrepancies between two databases have affected patient care.…

Oracle-botherer Rimini Street throws off credit shackles, plans 'aggressive' sales drive

Fri, 2018-08-10 19:09
Revenues, clients up in Q2 2018

Software support biz Rimini Street said it planned an "aggressive" investment in sales and marketing as it posted a 20 per cent boost in both revenues and client numbers.…

Julia 0.7 arrives but let's call it 1.0: Data science code language hits milestone on birthday

Fri, 2018-08-10 09:04
You-hoo, Pythonistas and Rsters

Julia, the open-source programming language with a taste for science, turned 1.0 on Thursday, six years after its public debut in 2012. The occasion was presented on YouTube, live from JuliaCon 2018 in London.…

For all the excitement, Pie may be Android's most minimal makeover yet – thankfully

Wed, 2018-08-08 11:46
Less disruptive and accessible, with added Clippy

Analysis  So little has changed in the latest annual update to Android, 9.0 Pie, you may be forgiven for thinking "8.2" is a far more appropriate release number.…

Researcher found Homebrew GitHub token hidden in plain sight

Wed, 2018-08-08 10:38
'Kid, take a nap, I have a project to save'

The popular Homebrew macOS package installer has moved to plug a serious vulnerability – it accidentally left a GitHub token visible to the public. Luckily, a team member on paternity leave had a moment while their child napped to fix it.…