Software

Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel

Thu, 2018-10-18 22:37
El Reg vulture gets his claws into Canonical's latest OS

Ubuntu 18.10 is about to make its scheduled appearance: Cosmic Cuttlefish will take centre stage from previous incumbent, Bionic Beaver.…

Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

Thu, 2018-10-18 17:17
Learn to love the browser instead

Microsoft loves Linux. Unless you are a Linux user who happens to want to use Teams. In that case, you probably aren’t feeling the love quite so much.…

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

Thu, 2018-10-18 10:48
Or at least uninstall some of the bits you really don't want

Microsoft has announced that its customers will finally be able to remove more of the cruft that arrives with a Windows 10 installation. In 2019.…

Arm cozies up to Intel for second time in a week – this time to borrow tools from Yocto Project for Mbed Linux

Thu, 2018-10-18 09:58
Aww, ain't that sweet

Earlier this week, Arm drew Intel into its warm embrace when Chipzilla joined its Pelion IoT platform. The Softbank-owned design house has said it's now preparing to release a Linux-based OS, taking advantage of the Intel-backed Yocto Project tools.…

Enterprise Java caretakers float new rules of engagement for future feature updates

Thu, 2018-10-18 06:56
Eclipse Foundation seeks to replace the Java Community Process for Jakarta EE

The Eclipse Foundation, saddled with oversight of Java EE last year after Oracle washed its hands of the thankless business of community governance, wants to revise the process by which enterprise Java – rechristened Jakarta EE when Oracle declined to grant use of its Java trademark – gets improved.…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is worth 154 median minions

Wed, 2018-10-17 17:00
But that's not as bad as Barbie flinger Mattel or, indeed, Oracle

It has been a bumper year for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, whose compensation soared to $25.8m in fiscal 2018. Quite a bit more than the median salary of the rest of the company, which hovered at an admittedly none-too-shabby $167,689.…

Chrome 70 flips switch on Progressive Web Apps in Windows 10 – with janky results

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:30
Not quite the native experience Google's shooting for

Version 70 of the Chrome browser has begun to slither onto Windows 10, bringing with it Google's desktop take on Progressive Web App functionality.…

Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy

Wed, 2018-10-17 14:35
It's playing a long game

Comment  Google's artful but risky response to the European Commission highlights the weakness of Brussels' strategy dealing with big Silicon Valley companies.…

Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

Wed, 2018-10-17 10:34
Second Insider build with more fixes for 1809. Could third time be the charm?

Microsoft’s efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders.…

Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

Wed, 2018-10-17 10:34
Second Insider build with more fixes for 1809. Could third time be the charm?

Microsoft’s efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders.…

The mysterious life of Luc Esape, bug fixer extraordinaire. His big secret? He's not human

Wed, 2018-10-17 02:13
Hiding under an assumed name to avoid discrimination, Repairnator is unmasked

Analysis  Luc Esape leads a double life. The software engineer on the Spirals research team at the University of Lille in France goes by another name, Repairnator.…

The secret life of Luc Escape, bug fixer

Wed, 2018-10-17 02:13
Hiding under an assumed name to avoid discrimination, Repairnator is unmasked

Luc Escape leads a double life. The software engineer on the Spirals research team at the University of Lille in France goes by another name, Repairnator.…

GitHub wants a piece of the Actions with new code jamboree

Tue, 2018-10-16 23:04
Social code biz makes bid to turn workflows into code

At San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on Tuesday, GitHub held its annual tech touting talk in a space that once housed the city's Exploratorium science show.…

There will be no escape once Twilio snaps up SendGrid in $2bn deal

Tue, 2018-10-16 16:45
A message to you, Rudy. Or a call. Or maybe an email?

Customer engagement outfit Twilio has confirmed its intent to snap up email marketing platform SendGrid in a deal worth around $2bn in stock.…

Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update

Tue, 2018-10-16 09:20
Minecraft? In The Reg? Call the Brigadier!

While the world may have been focused on the acid reflux of the Windows 10 October 2018 release, it wasn't the only news out of Redmond in the past 7 days. It's time for the Microsoft round-up.…

In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

Mon, 2018-10-15 10:59
Probably because Microsoft has accidentally disabled your audio

Somebody got a little trigger happy with the big red Windows Update button last week as a broken Intel audio driver was unleashed on users “by mistake”.…

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

Sat, 2018-10-13 08:07
The Live bookmarks, preview features, that is

When Firefox 64 arrives in December, support for RSS, the once celebrated content syndication scheme, and its sibling, Atom, will be missing.…

Microsoft reveals xlang: Cross-language, cross-compiler and coming to a platform near you

Fri, 2018-10-12 17:19
A lovely bit of open-source interop for the weekend

Language interoperability efforts are underway at Microsoft in the form of the open-source xlang, which builds on the approach taken with WinRT.…

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

Thu, 2018-10-11 20:41
Auto-updates come with a sting

Microsoft on Tuesday posted KB4464330 (Windows 10 1809 Build 17763.55) in an effort to halt the damage done by last week's Windows 10 version 1809 update, but it hasn't quite worked.…

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners: So, about that other broken update…

Thu, 2018-10-11 09:54
Fondleslabs continue to be borked by flaky firmware

Unhappy Surface Pro 4 owners continue to fill Microsoft's support forums with complaints over an update that is leaving the touchscreen untouchable.…