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Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'

When Android goes proprietary, everyone will need a Plan B

Fedora 24 is here. Go ahead – dive in

Review The complete package?

Apple WWDC: OS X is dead, long live macOS

Apple WWDC Cook 'modernizes' OS name by going back in time 20 years

Latest Windows 10 build loves up cloud, banishes 'strange grey bar'

A big look-in for Docker on the desktop

Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

Redmond will support it inside Azure and send code back to the FreeBSD Foundation

Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

Will kick away AOSP for faster upgrades, he claims

Is Windows 10 ignoring sysadmins' network QoS settings?

Sysadmin fingers auto-update mechanism as source of accidental-self-DoS-hell

Latin-quoting Linus Torvalds plays God by not abusing mortals

Makes 4.7rc2 change after merge window because he's Linus, and by Jupiter he can

Microsoft thinks it's fixed Windows Server mess its last fix 'fixed'

Redmond to users: download and then 'Please let us know if the issues are indeed solved'

Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

Lives could have been put at risk by pushy upgrade

Windows 10 market share jumps two per cent

This doesn't mean the nagware is working: selling PCs running anything is now a slog

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

Updated Microsoft and Samsung celebrate Windows 10 year of driver FAIL

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

Hands-on How a weird system crash has plagued expensive lap-slabs for months

Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

Redmond assumes closing nagware dialog means 'yes', says that's by design

Android might be on the way to the Raspberry Pi

A new tree sprouts on

90 days of Android sales almost beat 9 months' worth for all flavours of Win 10

WinPho has 0.7% market share

Hate Windows 10? Microsoft's given you 'Insider' powers anyway

Redmond's Feedback Hub is now open to all Windows 10 users

Microsoft shifts Windows 7 and 8.1 fixes to 'rollup' bundles

Surprisingly, 'rollup' not just code for a Windows 10 installer

Apple's iOS updates brick iPads

Update crushes low-level lockscreen hole ... then wreaks havoc

The Windows 10 future: Imagine a boot stamping on an upgrade treadmill forever

Windows-as-a-service will require more frequent testing of everything you run

Work begins on Russian rival to Android

Sailfish derivative targeted at Russian users and regulators

ZFS comes to Debian, thanks to licensing workaround

Debian will put source code, not binaries, in contrib archive of contentious code

Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.6

Dirty drivers delayed release by a very useful week

Windows 10 build 14342: No more friendly Wi-Fi sharing

Edgier and Linuxier, too

This is what a root debug backdoor in a Linux kernel looks like

Allwinner's all-loser code makes it into shipped firmware

Android's security patch quagmire probed by US watchdogs

Feds finally wake up to sorry state of firmware fixes

Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia

Users to choose own codecs

Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

You can always update to Windows 10. Eh? Eh?

Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

Will suddenly give up and take off like War of the Worlds aliens

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th

300 million of us slurped it for free. Anyone left willing to pay US$119/£99.99?

'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

Reg readers share their tales of spontaneous OS upgrades

Microsoft kicks out fix for buggy Win Server 2012 WSUS updates

Patch aims to alleviate issues with unpacking downloads

Microsoft: Why we tore handy Store block out of Windows 10 Pro PCs

How about dat Enterprise upgrade, huh?

Microsoft sets Feb 2017 date to kill last SHA-1 zombies

But you've already removed it from your servers, haven't you?

Web site admins: Brace for weekend traffic surges from iOS devices

Analysis of US government traffic trends suggests Androids sleep on weekends

3-in-4 Android phones, slabs, gizmos menaced by fresh hijack flaws

Another month, another round of critical vulnerabilities patched by Google

US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1?

Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

It takes an hour to boot and you need to tickle the Watch with a stick while it loads

Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

Devuan 'Jessie' betas debut in the name of 'Init freedom'

Unisys releases its ClearPath MCP OS for VMs or x86

End of a long era as mainframe-sourced OSes will no longer require companion hardware

'Feature-complete' Windows Server 2016 preview 5 lands

Contain yourself: Nano install now possible as System Centre's new look also arrives

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

Well, this blows