Exploring the Future of Computing
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The highly anticipated version 2.0 of AROS distribution Icaros Desktop is now available for download. AROS is now an almost-20-years old open source attempt to rewrite the original AmigaOS 3.x operating system from Commodore, starting with its API documentation. Icaros Desktop extends AROS features with many 3rd party programs and libraries, providing a full preconfigured environment to allow modern tasks. In this new version, which has been released 2 years after the latest one, AROS' Workbench clone "Wanderer" can be replaced by x86-native port of DirectoryOpus 5 Magellan, which has been configured to act like a modern GUI, old Amiga programs can run in a more polished emulation layer (AmiBridge) which does not require original Amiga ROMs and Operating System, and whole AROS system files have been replaced with a newer branch, which also includes a new, faster and more reliable TLSF memory manager. For full size screenshots and downloads, you can follow this link.
In a Google Plus post, Alan Cox, of linux kernel fame, announced a new Unix V like operating system for the zilog z80 architecture. He's been on a z80 kick the past couple of years, even getting into hardware board design. For those interested, he has has a git repo.
The reason the United States lags many countries in both speed and affordability, according to people who study the issue, has nothing to do with technology. Instead, it is an economic policy problem - the lack of competition in the broadband industry.
Linux has a good range of open source software which helps users to organise their e-book collection, catch up on a novel, and to create, validate and publish their own e-book.
The Samsung SM-Z130H/DS with dual SIM, Samsungâs first low-end Tizen phone, has just been spotted undergoing certification at the FCC. According to the FCC filing under FCC ID "A3LSMZ130H," The Samsung SM-Z130H is a dual-sim smart phone. The device will come with support for GSM 850/1900, Wi-fi 802.11b and GSM 850/1900 bands.
Chinaâs Xiaomi only sells its smartphones and other devices in a handful of marketsâ¦ but theyâre big markets with large populations including China and India. So even though you canât easily buy a Xiaomi phone in the US or Europe, we probably shouldnât be surprised that the company is selling a lot of phones. In fact, with Xiaomi shipping 18 million phones in the third quarter of 2014, two different reports suggest the company just became the third biggest smartphone company in the world.
There's a new major release of IcAROS available with: "new kernel, new TLSF memory management, new GUI/file manager, new version of Janus-UAE, new AROS system files, and all libraries, all system commands and utilities brought up to their latest version, with two clear goals in mind: improving system stability, speed and responsiveness, while keeping compatibility alive with your usual applications." With a screenshot showing IcAROS displaying the OSNews homepage in their announcement web page, how could we not publish the annoucement?
You can now run the latest version of Internet Explorer on your Android, iOS, OS X or non-Windows 10 Windows machine. Microsoft has built and released something it calls RemoteIE, which allows developers to run the companyâs browser preview builds without requiring them to be on the most current version of Windows.