Topic: operating systems

SD Times news digest: Linux 4.15 not final, TensorFlow 1.5, and Cettia 1.0.0

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has announced the release of Linux 4.15 is not yet final, so he is releasing it as rc9. The update includes: arch updates and drives as well as some core networking. “I really really wanted to just release 4.15 today, but things haven’t calmed down enough for me to … continue reading

JetBrains’ Rider public EAP, Fedora 25, and MapR’s Customer 360 Quick Start Solution—SD Times news digest: Nov. 22, 2016

JetBrains is providing an inside look into its cross-platform .NET IDE. The company announced its early access program for Rider is now open to everyone. Rider is based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper, and features a majority of ReSharper’s code inspections, content actions and quick fixes. It also has a debugger, .NET project type … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Minoca OS

There is a new general-purpose operating system looking to win over developers’ hearts. Minoca OS is built for connected devices that just went open source. “We’re excited to build a community of users and developers around this new operating system, and we need help,” wrote Evan Green, CEO and cofounder of Minoca OS, in a … continue reading

Google unwraps Android Nougat

Google’s newest operating system, Android Nougat, is beginning to roll out to users today. The company will start to deliver the latest operating system to Nexus devices first. Android 7.0’s source code will also be released to the Android Open Source Project. The operating system is being released with more than 250 features, including a … continue reading

Windows Holographic coming to Windows 10 PCs next year

Windows 10 PCs will be immersed in virtual, artificial and mixed reality next year. Microsoft announced plans to release an update to Windows 10 that would bring Windows Holographic shell, mixed reality apps and universal Windows app to mainstream Windows 10 PCs. The news follows Microsoft’s recent commitment to bring Windows Holographic to devices of … continue reading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to arrive Aug. 2

The update to Windows 10 will be coming to all devices for free before the end of the summer. The company announced the Anniversary Update will arrive Aug. 2, and it will be free to those who apply for it before July 29. “When we introduced Windows 10, our vision was not only to deliver … continue reading

Android N developer preview on Sony Xperia, Fabric mission control, and Modus joins DreamFactory’s partner program—SD Times news digest: April 22, 2016

A select number of Sony Xperia Z3 devices will be getting access to the Android N Developer Preview in order for developers to try out and give feedback on the upcoming software. Xperia Z3 versions D6603 and D6653 will be able to flash the preview. “Google is eager to integrate developer feedback as early as … continue reading

Google previews Android N, Let’s Encrypt gets a new name and home, and Docker Swarm outperforms Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2016

Google is giving developers an early look into its upcoming Android operating system: Android N. The company said it is giving developers the preview earlier than usual in order to give them more time to address feedback and make changes. “By releasing a ‘work in progress’ build earlier in development, we have more time to … continue reading

BlackBerry turns to Android

In an effort to save its smartphone business, BlackBerry is abandoning its mobile operating system BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in favor of Android this year. CNET reported the company’s CEO John Chen confirmed that it will release at least one new phone next year, and it will be powered by Google’s operating system. The company made … continue reading

Report: Google to replace Oracle’s Java APIs in next version of Android

Google’s next flavor of Android won’t be seasoned with Oracle’s proprietary Java APIs. VentureBeat reported that Google will replace Oracle’s Java APIs with its open-source version, OpenJDK, in the next version of its operating system. “As an open-source platform, Android is built upon the collaboration of the open-source community,” a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. “In … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: IncludeOS

Researchers from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences have developed an open-source minimal operating system for cloud services. “IncludeOS aims to be the thinnest, lightest possible layer between your C++ code and virtual hardware. We provide a bootloader, standard libraries, lots (we hope) of modules, and the build and deployment system. You provide … continue reading

NodeOS nears 1.0 in its quest for a 100% JavaScript OS

The Node.js community has built itself an operating system. Known as NodeOS, this Linux kernel-based distribution layers a 100% JavaScript world on top of the traditional OS foundation. This layer is backed by the Node Package Manager (NPM), which allows all of the JavaScript applications to be downloaded and installed easily. NodeOS is a slender … continue reading

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