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Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses this month


Microsoft has revealed on the softwares' official product pages that it will stop directly issuing licenses for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Workstation. The disclaimer states that January 31, 2023, is the last day consumers can download the operating systems from Microsoft's site.

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Microsoft calls for ‘safety brakes,’ licensing, and a new federal agency to avoid AI pitfalls


Require effective “safety brakes” for AI systems that control critical infrastructure and ensure human oversight and accountability. There needs to be measurement, and ultimately, like so much else in life … AI will require a license.” Smith is drawing on years of preparation for the moment.


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The Hacker Mind Podcast: EP 69 Self-Healing Operating Systems


It’s time to evolve beyond the UNIX operating system. So while I was editing this podcast on self-healing operating systems, I was reminded of an article that I never finished for It’s a radical rethinking of how we even view our current choices of UNIX-derived operating systems.

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Linux Foundation unveils new permissive license for open data collaboration

Venture Beast

The Linux Foundation has announced a new permissive license designed to help foster collaboration around open data for AI projects. Read More.

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The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

The Investing Edge

While Microsoft designed MS-DOS to work as an open system that could run on multiple computers, Apple was limited by the closed design of the Macintosh system. Apple’s market share fell to the low single digits, putting the company on the verge of bankruptcy. It’s the Mobility Battle, Stupid.

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Michael Smyers, 1983-2023: Gifted engineer and startup founder sparked Coinme and Zipwhip


The core operating system that he began developing for Zipwhip in 2008 was still in use when Twilio acquired the landline texting company for $850 million in 2021. He was 39 years old. Smyers discovered his love of coding in the third grade and started his first company, Course Scheduler, as a student at Kansas State University.

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Microsoft finally ends Windows 7 and 8.x support

Computerworld Vertical IT

After years of extended security updates, no more bugs or security holes will be patched in the venerable operating systems. We all understand that even though we have a perpetual license in theory, we’re at the mercy of how long Microsoft focuses on [the version].” Windows 7 had a good run.

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