Operating System

Is It Time to Rewrite the Operating System in Rust?

January 20, 2019

Summary Bryan Cantrill explores Rust, explains why it has captured the imagination of so many systems software engineers, and outlines where it might best fit in the deep stack of operating system software. Bio Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms. Prior to joining […]

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RIP Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft to finally kill off its phone software this year

January 19, 2019

Microsoft is finally killing off Windows 10 Mobile in December. The internet giant updated its Windows 10 Mobile support page to reflect the fact that it’s no longer going to support the troubled operating system at the end of the year. Now, it’s advising that users switch to an iPhone or Android phone. Scroll down […]

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Is It Time to Rewrite the Operating System in Rust?

January 18, 2019

Summary Bryan Cantrill explores Rust, explains why it has captured the imagination of so many systems software engineers, and outlines where it might best fit in the deep stack of operating system software. Bio Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms. Prior to joining […]

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Leave a comment 3 This alternative operating system is easier than Windows and Apple

January 14, 2019

For the technologically inclined, trying out new operating systems can be an adventure. The rest of us, however, figure we have two choices: Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS because that’s what comes installed on our computers. But there’s a little secret that about 2 percent of the population has known about for a couple decades […]

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Windows 10 is now the most popular desktop operating system in the world

January 12, 2019

Microsoft finished 2018 by hitting another major milestone. Windows 10, the company’s newest desktop operating system, is now the most popular in the world. It surpassed 9-year-old Windows 7, according to Net Applications via The Verge. Windows 10 now holds more than 39 percent of the marketshare for desktop operating systems as of December. Windows 7 only makes […]

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Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD review: Top-tier performance for a song

December 16, 2018

Uber-fast NVMe storage for 20 cents per gigabyte? That’s what Adata’s XPG SX8200 Pro delivers. Of course, NAND prices have dropped recently, but until now that’s only been reflected in performance-challenged (on long writes) budget drives. The SX8200 Pro is an NVMe drive that rivals top-rated Samsung’s 970 Pro in performance but is significantly cheaper. […]

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