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The first official Mac clone: Daydream
A neat piece of computing history - a combination of a hardware dongle and software that lets you run up to System 7 on a NeXT machine (and with some hacking, Mac OS 8). The latest addition to my NeXT/Mac collection, a Daydream ROM box made in about 1993 by Quix Computerware AG. This unit (...)
[OSNews]

Finding an alternative to macOS, part 2: adventures with Linux
This is the second in my series on finding an alternative to Mac OS X. Part 1 was about evaluating 13 alternative operating systems and then choosing one to use full time. The selected OS was elementary OS. The motivation for this change is to get access to better hardware since Apple is (...)
[OSNews]

VSI Releases OpenVMS Alpha 8.4-2L1
VMS Software, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the production release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L1 for the Alpha hardware platform, including Alphas running on x86-based emulators. This OpenVMS Alpha version is based on, and inherits the benefits of, the latest version of VSI (...)
[OSNews]

Samsung details why Note 7 batteries combusted
To find the cause of the Galaxy Note7 incidents, Samsung examined every aspect of the Galaxy Note7, including hardware, software and related processes over the past several months. Samsung's investigation, as well as the investigations completed by three independent industry organizations, (...)
[OSNews]

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires
The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7.
[BBC News]

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires
The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7.
[BBC]

OpenVMS port to x86 update
VSI (the men and women porting OpenVMS to x86 hardware) has released an update outlining some of the issues so far in porting this old battleship of an operating system to x86 and liberating it from IA64. This update provides a high level view of our current efforts to port OpenVMS to the Intel (...)
[OSNews]

Nokia's first Android smartphone is now official in China
In terms of hardware, the Nokia 6 offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, Snapdragon 430 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, dual-SIM connectivity, 16MP camera at the back with PDAF, Dolby Atmos sound with stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, 3000mAh battery, and a (...)
[OSNews]

Alexa: Amazon's operating system
In short, Amazon is building the operating system of the home - its name is Alexa - and it has all of the qualities of an operating system you might expect: All kinds of hardware manufacturers are lining up to build Alexa-enabled devices, and will inevitably compete with each other to improve (...)
[OSNews]

Linux and Steam running on PS4 firmware 4.0
Marcan42 of Fail0verflow fame was at the CCC33 event this year, to explain how Fail0verflow exploited the PS4 hardware in order to run Linux on the PS4. The presentation goes back to all the pain the hackers had to go through in order to make Linux compatible with the PS4 architecture, which (...)
[OSNews]

Google Tango on Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro: a work in progress
The third and most important thing to consider is this is the only device you can buy right now that supports Google Tango. Tango is Google-made software that, combined with specific hardware, offers advanced 3D sensing. If basic augmented reality creates a flat layer of digital information on (...)
[OSNews]

Microsoft to require Precision Touchpads on new hardware
Microsoft knows this, and have announced at WinHEC that they are looking at making the use of Precision Touchpads a requirement for devices part of the Hardware Compatibility Program, for future versions of Windows 10 after the Creators Update. This, in theory, would mean hardware makers would (...)
[OSNews]

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