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open Is a global crisis the right time to invest in some kind of data platform? If the boss isn't making cuts to all things IT, why not? 2
By HildyJ
open No more installing Microsoft's Chromium-centered Edge by hand: Windows 10 will do it for you automatically 65
open Devuan Beowulf 3.0 release continues to resist the Debian fork's Grendel – systemd 73
open Indian app that deleted Chinese apps from Androids deleted from Play Store 38
open Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor' 99
open Android 11 Beta 1 leaks on to handful of handsets days after official release postponed 7
open Canonical pushes out MicroK8s installer for Mac and Windows, with Multipass VM tech lurking behind the scenes 2
open Microsoft's carefully crafted Surfaces are having trouble with its carefully crafted Windows 10 May 2020 Update 32
open AppGet 'really helped us,' Microsoft says, but offers no apology to dev for killing open-source package manager 11
By oiseau
open After all the excitement of Windows 10 2004, Insider builds go back to square one 8
open Bite me? It's 'byte', and that acronym is Binary Interface Transfer Code Handler 78
By hoopsa
open 80-characters-per-line limits should be terminal, says Linux kernel chief Linus Torvalds 159
By Ogi
open High-level musical chairs continue at SAP as yet another senior exec departs 2
open Visual Studio Code finally arrives on ARM64 Windows. No, you haven't woken up in 2017, sadly. It's still 2020 15
open This'll make you feel old: Uni compsci favourite Pascal hits the big five-oh this year 113
open Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way 104
By Burnsie
open Linux-loving Windows 10 May 2020 Update squeaks in with days to spare before June 15
By Chewi
open Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app 101
By eionmac
open Embrace and kill? AppGet dev claims Microsoft reeled him in with talk of help and a job – then released remarkably similar package manager 59
By druck
open In Rust, we lust: Security-focused super-C++ language still most loved among Stack Overflow denizens 32
open IBM Sametime could rise again as HCL makes shortlist for India's home-grown Zoom clone 7
open Ardour goes harder: v6.0 brings 'huge engineering changes' to open-source digital audio workstation 34
open FYI: There are thousands of Chrome extensions with so, so many fake installations to trick you into using them 14
open Apple promises third, no, fourth, er, fifth time's a charm when it comes to macOS Catalina: 10.15.5 now out 38
open Surf's up: Microsoft emits new security baseline for Edge 83 with way to shut off access to built-in browser game 3
open cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode' 81
By jtaylor
open 'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans 105
open Man responsible for least popular iteration of Windows UI uses iPad Pro as a desktop* 49
open Microsoft brings WinUI to desktop apps: It's a landmark for Windows development, but it has taken far too long 56
By Glen 1
open Microsoft drops a little surprise thank-you gift for sitting through Build: The source for GW-BASIC 64
open The longest card game in the world: Microsoft Solitaire is 30 54
open Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook 77
open Das reboot: That's the only thing to do when the screenshot, er, freezes 156
By uridium
open India makes contact-tracing app mandatory for passengers as domestic flights resume 11
open The Register calls for aid, and Microsoft's Rohan Kumar will answer... our questions about SQL Edge and Azure Synapse 4
open SAP shareholders not happy about chopping and changing CEO model 1
open Linux desktop org GNOME Foundation settles lawsuit with patent troll 50
open Document? Library? A new kind of component? Microsoft had a hard time explaining what its Fluid Framework is 23
open Windows Terminal hits the big 1.0: Fit for production? 35
open Microsoft announces official Windows package manager. 'Not a package manager' users snap back 74
open DirectX comes to Linux (via WSL2): Microsoft unveils tricks needed to flash a GPU at a penguin 19
open Google rolls out pro-privacy DNS-over-HTTPS support in Chrome 83... with a handy kill switch for corporate IT 51
By Elledan
open PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover gets new gig driving ‘modern workforce transformation’ 6
By HildyJ
open New Zealand releases Bluetooth-free COVID-19 tracing app 42
By Deltics
open Microsoft aims to spread JAMstack through Azure App Service via GitHub and Visual Studio Code 1
open Project Reunion: Microsoft's attempt to tear down all those barriers it's built for Windows developers over the years 22
By Psmo
open Microsoft promises big things for Edge... and they'll be ready for folks some time before universe's heat death 10
By Persona
open Could it be? Really? The Year of Linux on the Desktop is almost here, and it's... Windows-shaped? 120
open TLS termination, Teams toys – and holy 5G, Batman, Microsoft buys UK network software biz Metaswitch 7
open SAP proves, yet again, that Excel is utterly unkillable 76


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