Tag: system software

Operating systems, Others, Windows

Forget macOS — it’s Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

February 26, 2021

Via: Computerworld

I’ve been saying for ages now that Google’s Chrome OS would become Microsoft’s Windows top competitor. I had the timing wrong, but my prediction that “most of us will be moving to cloud-oriented operating systems” is finally coming true. According […]

Mobile Apps

Google’s Wear OS neglect has left voice activation broken for months

February 25, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Apparently, the Google Assistant on Wear OS has been broken for months, and until now, no one at Google has noticed. About four months ago, diehard Wear OS users started a thread on the public Android issue tracker saying that […]

Software Security

Microsoft Lures Populate Half of Credential-Swiping Phishing Emails

February 24, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Almost half of phishing attacks in 2020 aimed to swipe credentials using Microsoft-related lures – from the Office 365 enterprise service lineup to its Teams collaboration platform. According to a Tuesday report by Cofense, which analyzed millions of emails related […]

Operating systems, Others

Hands-on with KaOS Linux – An Independent KDE Plasma Desktop Distribution

February 24, 2021

Via: ZDnet

I have spent some time looking at independent Linux distributions – that means those that are built from scratch and not derived from one of the larger, generally better-known distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, etc.), such as Solus, which I wrote […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

February 23, 2021

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has slashed support from 10 years to just five for Windows 10 LTSC, the version the company once pitched to enterprises as the OS that foreswore constant updating. In a Feb. 18 post to a Microsoft blog, Joe Lurie, […]

Application Software, Development Software, Software Category

How to use LazyCache in ASP.NET Core MVC 5

February 22, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core has become a popular way to build high-performance, modern web applications that can run on Windows, Linux, or MacOS. An important way to ensure high performance and reliability in applications that experience high volumes of requests is […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s first major Windows 10 update of 2021 is coming soon – here’s what’s in it

February 18, 2021

Via: BGR

Microsoft releases two major Windows 10 updates each year, one in spring and one in the fall. The main update that drops in the first half of the year is usually the most exciting one, but that won’t be the […]

Software Security

Masslogger Swipes Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome Credentials

February 17, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Cybercriminals are targeting Windows users with a new variant of the Masslogger trojan, which is spyware designed to swipe victims’ credentials from Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome and various instant-messenger accounts. Researchers uncovered the campaign targeting users in Italy, Latvia and […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 21H1 is coming and won’t be a major update

February 16, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft officials have said nothing publicly about the next Windows 10 feature update. While there have been sightings of 21H1 references in Insider test builds and some Microsoft documentation, there’s been no other official information on the next release. That […]

Software Category, System Software

Google Open-Sources Trillion-Parameter AI Language Model Switch Transformer

February 16, 2021

Via: InfoQ

Researchers at Google Brain have open-sourced the Switch Transformer, a natural-language processing (NLP) AI model. The model scales up to 1.6T parameters and improves training time up to 7x compared to the T5 NLP model, with comparable accuracy. The team […]