Microsoft fights back over Windows 8

Software giant Microsoft appears to have finally lost its rag over the large number of critics bashing its flagship Windows 8.

Quo builds a motherboard for all operating systems

Quo Computers has taken to Kickstarter for its latest project: an Intel Ivy Bridge-powered motherboard capable of running any operating system out-of-the- box.

TransOS wants to displace desktop operating systems

Computer engineers at China's Tsinghua University are coding a cross-platform, cloud-based operating system for the masses.

Sony drops Linux support from PS3

PlayStation owners will no longer be able to install Linux on their machines if they go ahead with a new firmware upgrade due to arrive this week.