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Sailfish 2.1.3 released
Another point release of one of the few - maybe even only - alternative mobile operating systems still being actively updated. This update, 2.1.3 alias Kymijokiâ€Â¯brings Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X. All Sailfish devices get fixes for some recent well-known security vulnerabilities, including WPA (...)
[OSNews]

Tock: a secure embedded operating system
Tock is an embedded operating system designed for running multiple concurrent, mutually distrustful applications on Cortex-M based embedded platforms. Tock's design centers around protection, both from potentially malicious applications and from device drivers. Tock uses two mechanisms to (...)
[OSNews]

iPhone users fume over letter 'i' bug
An update to the smartphone's operating system means the letter "i" is auto-corrected in error.
[BBC News]

iPhone users fume over letter 'i' bug
An update to the smartphone's operating system means the letter "i" is auto-corrected in error.
[BBC]

Replacing exploit-ridden firmware with a Linux kernel
Two weeks ago, security researchers managed to disable the Intel Management Engine, and last week, Google held a talk at the Open Source Summit (née LinuxCon) in which they unveiled their plans to completely (well, almost completely) replace every bit of code between the operating system you (...)
[OSNews]

Google's Pixelbook is a pretty ad for Chromebooks
Google has made the $999 Pixelbook laptop to show off its operating system Chrome OS.
[CNN Money]

PC-MOS released under GPL
The old PC-MOS was released under the GNU GPL this Summer. From Wikipedia: PC-MOS/386 was a multi-user, computer multitasking operating system produced by The Software Link (TSL), announced at COMDEX in November 1986 for February 1987 release.[1] PC-MOS/386, a successor to PC-MOS, can run many (...)
[OSNews]

Microsoft breaches Dutch data protection law with Windows 10
Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro. Microsoft does not clearly (...)
[OSNews]

Disabling the Intel Management Engine
The Intel Management Engine ('IME' or 'ME') is an out-of-band co-processor integrated in all post-2006 Intel-CPU-based PCs. It has full network and memory access and runs proprietary, signed, closed-source software at ring -2, independently of the BIOS, main CPU and platform operating system - (...)
[OSNews]

Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead
In a series of tweets, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it's now clear the operating system has been (...)
[OSNews]

Reverse engineering the macOS High Sierra supplemental update
Reported by Matheus Mariano, a Brazilian software developer, a programming error was discovered in Apple’s most recent operating system, High Sierra, that exposed passwords of encrypted volumes as password hints. A serious bug that quickly made the headlines in technology websites everywhere. (...)
[OSNews]

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, (...)
[The Guardian]

Control the operating system, control the future
My thoughts tend to go to dark places these days. And so when I watched Google on Wednesday trot out one after another of its homegrown computing devices for every task and every nook of our homes, I went straight to dystopia: R.I.P. digital competition. Nothing to (...)
[OSNews]

Apple releases macOS High Sierra
Apple has released macOS High Sierra. macOS High Sierra is designed to improve on the previous macOS Sierra operating system with some major under-the-hood upgrades and a handful of outward-facing changes. Apple File System (APFS), a file system designed for solid state drives, is the new (...)
[OSNews]

macOS High Sierra now available as a free update
Apple announced macOS High Sierra, the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update.With macOS High Sierra, Mac users gain powerful new core storage, video and graphics technologies. A new file system ensures more efficient and (...)
[WebWire Computer hardware]

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