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Tedium

Why Many Old Operating Systems Never Really Die

It ain’t just about Windows, macOS, or Linux. Also-ran or fairly obscure operating systems, like OS/2, are everywhere—in some cases, hiding under your nose.
Ernie Smith
5.8.17
SEa DoPe

Experience the Zombie Apocalypse Via a Windows 3.0 Simulation

For this fictional FBI grunt, the end of the world is boring as heck.
Samantha Cole
4.20.17
Windows 95

The Best Apple Watch App Is Windows 95

Say goodbye to your warranties, this is retrofitting at its finest.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.30.16
short circuit

Chinese Hackers Pangu Have Jailbroken iOS 9

It never takes long for someone to break into new hardware.
Joseph Cox
10.14.15
security

Finally, a 'Reasonably-Secure' Operating System: Qubes R3

The world's most secure operating system assumes you've been owned.
J.M. Porup
10.5.15
Internet

The Virtual Sun Is Finally Setting

The digital sun that has for so long cast its shadows on the objects that comprise our virtual world is finally setting.
Claire L. Evans
6.27.14
Apple

A Eulogy for Skeuomorphism

With its new OS, Apple is finally killing those leather bound calendars, wooden bookshelves, and tech's most quietly controversial design element. But skeuomorphism deserves a proper sendoff.
Claire L. Evans
6.11.13
Motherboard Blog

Go Linux, It's Your Birthday

The versatile open source operating system - well, "kernel":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel - is 20 years old this week. What you probably didn't know: it runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. See Eric Steven Raymond's essay on Linux...
Videodrome
4.11.11