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We’re glad we don’t spend too much time in the terrifying world of cyber security, and we’re even more happy to see that there are others who do. Eugene Kaspersky is one of those people, and his Kaspersky Labs is currently building a secure operating system designed to protect the industrial control systems (ICS) in industry and infrastructure. No, this isn’t a competitor to the likes of Windows 8; this is a different level of operating system. In a lengthy blog post, Kaspersky outlines the reasons why a secure OS is necessary and how a typical office computer network is... Read more...
Looking for a little more Linux in your life? You won't have to wait too much longer. Ubuntu is one of the best known builds, and while Quantal Quetzal won't ship until a few more weeks (Oct. 18th), there's no stopping forward progress. A timeline has already been set for Ubuntu 13.04, with Decembest 1st listed as the date where we'll see it hit the first alpha. Once Feb. 7th hits, it'll be on to the second stage. By the time we get to April, a final release should be ready for the masses. You may wonder why it's so vital for a Linux flavor to lay out such a roadmap, but in fact, we wish all operating... Read more...
Apple's Mountain Lion operating system has been a long time coming. Apple first teased the "200 new features" represented in OS X 10.8 back in June, and here we are in August with well over three million copies already downloaded. According to Apple, the launch of Mountain Lion is its most successful OS X launch ever. It's also interesting for another reason: it's the first Mac desktop OS ever to not ship on a disc or USB flash drive from the start. It's only available as a ~4.34GB download, which you could argue alienates OS X users who don't have access to a reliable broadband connection,... Read more...