Apple has started development of OS X 10.10 : Code-name “Syrah”

Apple Said To Have Begun OS X 10.10 Development.


Last week, it was reported that Apple has begun development of the successor to the upcoming OS X Mavericks: OS X 10.10. We reported hearing that the future operating system is internally dubbed “Syrah” (a type of wine), and now we have received evidence of the codename. Above is a screenshot of operating systems available for installation by Apple employees internally. As you can see, “Syrah” is available as an operating system newer than Mavericks and the recently released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5…


We also understand that nightly builds of the operating system have recently begun being seeded to Apple employees for internal testing. We’re told that a small seeding round began in early September, and that the seeding has picked up in recent days and weeks. Perhaps as proof for this, page views to from computers running OS X 10.10 have increased in recent days. An image from our Google Analytics is shown above. One or two new 10.10 builds become available for employees each weekday.

While it was reported earlier that Apple is targeting a redesign of the OS X interface to mimic iOS 7′s new look for OS X 10.10, the current nightly builds are said to be nearly identical to the Golden Master version of OS X Mavericks. It’s unlikely that 10.10 seeds will gain new user-facing features or interface elements until well into development. Apple software engineering teams typically work on several projects independently, then pull them in all-together into the new operating system ahead of seed milestones.

Emphasizing the fact that OS X 10.10 is still very early in development is its current build number. We’re told that OS X 10.10 has seen approximately 30 seeds so far in development. For comparison, the first OS X Mavericks Developer Preview was build 476, while the first OS X Mountain Lion and Lion Previews were build numbers in the 100s range and 400s range, respectively. Nonetheless, it is likely that Apple is targeting a release of OS X 10.10 for sometime in 2014.

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As OS X Mavericks moved to Golden Master status (the state in which the OS is ready to ship and/or be installed on new Macs), Apple moved a fair portion of its Mac software engineering resources onto 10.10. Other people on the team, however, are said to be working on updates to the OS X 10.9 Mavericks track. Apple is said to already be closing in on a point-release update (OS X 10.9.1) to Mavericks with bug fixes and perhaps the ability to block iMessages and FaceTime calls from certain users.

OS X Mavericks is on-track for release in the later half of October, and it will be available via the Mac App Store. Apple is yet to announce a release date or pricing information, but the company is holding an earnings conference call on October 28th. Historically, Apple has provided final release details for its new operating systems during the prepared remarks portions of these financial announcements.


Security Nightmare [ equals ] Windows XP

Windows XP Is A Security Nightmare, Says Expert

Development on Windows XP officially started on February 5, 1999, and finished in August 2001. The NT based operating system was then released on October 25, 2001.

Through these years, the old operating system has remained incredibly popular.

In fact, according to web statistics from Net Applications, XP was the most used OS in the world until August 2012. It was only then when Windows 7 overtook it to lay claim to the throne. Fast forward to August 2013, and Windows XP still had a commanding market share of 33.66 percent worldwide.

Anyway, these dates, and numbers, and statistics mean two things.

One, Microsoft has its job cut out to move most of these users (that amount to hundreds of million) to a newer platform by April 8, 2014. And two, since the company will not release security updates beyond this date, Windows XP potentially poses a security nightmare to a lot of organizations.

And this is exactly what Clive Longbottom, service director at market research firm Quocirca, believes. In an interview with IT Pro, the expert said:

“The platform is essentially 15 years old – and the world was a far different place back then. Attack vectors for Black Hats have changed,

and whereas Windows 7 and Windows 8 have adapted to provide better built-in security, Windows XP is a security nightmare.”

Essentially fifteen years old, yeah, or it should be by time of retirement.

This is an eternity in life, let alone computing technology and operating systems. Importantly, however, it is not that Windows XP is old that it is not secure, it just was not as secure an operating system back then because of the underlying architecture.

Microsoft really picked up its game with Windows Vista, improved it with Windows 7 and then mastered it with the release of Windows 8. In any case, anyone (or an organization) that is running Windows XP now has around six months to pick a new operating system.


LINUX, LINUX, and then LINUX, 4th. Option: Windows

Hewlett-Packard sees most of the PC growth happening outside the Windows market.

That means Android, Chrome, and Ubuntu



A Hewlett-Packard vice president had a lot to say about alternatives to Microsoft and Intel during a meeting of financial analysts Wednesday. And HP CEO Meg Whitman had some pretty provocative comments of her own.

The shift to non-Windows products at the world’s largest PC maker is happening against a backdrop of a shrinking “Wintel” (Microsoft-Intel) PC market.

IDC reported this week that worldwide PC shipments in the third quarter of 2013 contracted 7.6 percent year-to-year.

Android is based on the Linux Kernel

UBUNTU is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and the Linux distribution Debian

Chrome OS is a Linux Based Operating System

“The market is changing more today than it has in the past 30 odd years I’ve been in the industry,” Dion Weisler, executive vice president of printing and personal systems at HP, said at the company’s Securities Analyst meeting in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday. He continued:

In the past, if you had the Wintel playback and played by the Wintel playbook you could pretty much predict your results. You just needed to run a little faster than the other guy. Everything was pretty predictable…[But] we’re in a new world now with multiple operating systems, new architectures, new silicon, new graphics, new subsystems.

Whitman had some tough words of her own for Microsoft and Intel.

HP’s traditional highly-profitable markets face significant disruption. In personal systems…Wintel-based devices are being aggressively displaced by ARM-based PCs and mobile devices running competing operating systems…current, long-term HP partners, like Intel and Microsoft, are increasingly becoming outright competitors.

The push into non-Windows markets is being driven by places like China. “In China there are more tablets sold than [in] the United States. Guess what? Most of those are not on the Windows operating system,” Weisler said.

HP is focused on four OSes now: Microsoft, Android, Chrome, and Ubuntu, he added.

“Chrome and Android represent $46 billion of opportunity and is growing at 12 percent,” Weisler said.

As an example, Weisler brandished the new Chromebook 11 jointly developed with Google.

And it’s not just Chrome and Android. He talked about a major a new contract in India for systems running on Ubuntu.

HP is not giving up on the PC market, of course. The market is still a $170 billion global market, he said. But it’s declining.

“The traditional PC market declined faster than we thought it would,” Weisler said.

He did cite opportunities, even in the shrinking Windows-Intel market. They include all-in-ones, workstations, and thin clients.

Latino Lack[ers] ?.. Where are we on the Tech Side of Social Media?

Latino Hackers: Encouraging Innovation

Latinos are some of the biggest consumers of social media in the U.S., but when it comes to developing the technology, the numbers aren’t very high. Host Michel Martin speaks with Oscar G. Torres, who is hosting hackathons to encourage Latino innovation.

The Interview



So we’ve been talking about science and getting people excited about science. You’ve probably already heard that Latinos are more likely to use social media sites and to access the Internet from mobile devices than other groups are. But the number of Latinos involved in developing the technology is not where many people would like it to be. Hispanics only make up about 4 percent of the people working in the computer industry, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oscar G. Torres is trying to change that. He organizes hackathons at which Latinos are able to display innovative ideas and work collaboratively. He hopes this will open doors for even more Hispanics to pursue careers in tech. And Oscar G. Torres is with us now. He’s the cofounder of Miner Labs Inc. That’s a platform that creates a virtual storefront on mobile devices. Welcome, thanks so much for joining us.

OSCAR G. TORRES: Oh, happy to be here.

MARTIN: Well, first, can you clear something up for us? You know, a lot of people hear the word hacker and they think that that’s somebody who breaks into computer systems and steals information – a criminal essentially, but you’re saying that’s not the case. Could you explain what is a hacker?

TORRES: Yeah, absolutely. That word sort of got a bad term from the news and the media. The reality – a hacker is somebody who analyzes systems and then figures out how they work and repurposes them for a different purpose. So, like, let’s say you find a computer program that you like, you might study how it works and then repurpose that program to do something else. And that has become more possible with things like open source technology, which is, you know, just programs, algorithms that you can recycle into – to do different things.

MARTIN: How did you get interested in this field? You’re also an artist, too, I want to mention, in addition to a hacker. You’ve been exhibited around the world actually. So how did you get interested in tech and working in this field?

TORRES: Yeah, making the leap from fine arts, it really happened in grad school at NYU. There I got the chance to start working with open source frameworks and open source code, and then that’s when I realized there was this whole brand-new exciting world of coding and development. Sooner than later, I started joining hackathons. And actually, hackathons were the bridge for me as an artist and technologist to entrepreneurship. So it was – I feel like that was a very interesting part. And now that I’ve experienced that, I want to sort of share that experience and hope that others can do the same.

MARTIN: You organized a hackathon at the LATISM Conference. LATISM stands for Latinos in tech innovation and social media. You organized something called El Hackathon at this one this year. Tell us about it. What actually happens there?

TORRES: Yeah, it’s really interesting because when I joined LATISM in 2011, the innovation part of LATISM I felt was sort of lacking. So I had a few conversations with Ana Roca and a few of the organizers and voicing my opinion about the lack of innovation, or just people in the group that sort of innovated. There’s a lot of consumption happening in the Latino community. But once I got involved in the entrepreneurship world, I realized that, hey, where are all the Latinos?

And there are a lot of Latinos in entrepreneurship but there’s very few in the tech industry, which I hope to change hopefully through these hackathons. So what happens at hackathons is that, normally, you come up with a theme – in this case we had education, health and business as the theme – so basically, you organize, put out a call to action, an invitation for hackers of all sorts who come in and then participate in these hackathons, which usually lasts around 24 hours, 38 hours, I mean, you know, there’s different time periods. And then in that short time span, hackers take an idea and then make a prototype or a potential product that then they present to a group of judges. Then, you know, the judges pick the best project that they liked and then they awarded the prize.

MARTIN: How does this get more people motivated to join the field or to get into the field? I mean, assuming you have to have a basic skill set to be there to begin with, right?


MARTIN: How does this enhance people’s involvement in this field and bring more people into the field?

TORRES: Yeah, I think, first of all, it brings awareness to people that don’t normally know how innovation happens, how new technology comes to be. So basically, hackers are not just only computer programmers, they can also be designers or entrepreneurs. For example, there’s a big, you know, thing happening right now where this visual – I call him visual hacker, Banksy’s just taking the art world by storm and doing graffiti. Likewise, entrepreneurs can come into hackathons, visual designers and then work – collaborated with computer programmers and sort of create this new prototype. And the part of the hackathon is the demo time. So sometimes hackers get anywhere between one and five minutes to present their idea.

And I think really exposing a group like LATISM, where all of these conference-goers – you know, hundreds and hundreds of people – were witnesses to what happened in these 24 hours. And then to see an idea working in front of them and, you know, something that might seem, like, took months to build and it was just built overnight, it really encourages people to sort of be curious and start poking around and seeing how these things work and how technology works. And sort of bringing awareness that, hey, maybe technology is not as hard as it seems to be. And people can actually create new ideas in a short period of time. And that’s what I’m trying to encourage – for people to get involved, for somebody who doesn’t know what innovation is to sort of just come in and take a look. And if you’re a businessperson, a designer, just get involved and start learning how this new innovative – this innovation process works, and then hopefully get involved.

MARTIN: You’ve won several hackathons yourself, including a major one at TechCrunch in 2012. Can you tell us about the idea your team came up with?

TORRES: Yeah. So I had many ideas. What happens at hackathons is you just meet people and start throwing ideas at them, and then if they like an idea – you know, it’s like a back-and-forth and then eventually, before you know it, you create something new. What I created for TechCrunch was this hack called Thingscription. So basically, a website where you can subscribe to anything like razor blades, and T-shirts, you know, underwear, whatever it is – soap.

And then once you subscribe, you would get the products every, you know, every week or every two weeks. So that was the general idea. Then the other ones were photo projects. And then my current startup, Miner Labs Inc. – – came from Startup Weekend, which is a hackathon where the main attraction is to business developers, entrepreneurs, to come in and collaborate with hackers, and then come up with this new idea and make a business out of it.

MARTIN: Well, that sounds exciting. Keep us posted on what you’re doing, what’s exciting. I’m trying to think of what I want to subscribe to. But Dunkin’ Donuts is already down the street, so maybe I don’t need it for that.

TORRES: Yeah. Definitely. And check out We’re going to be mobile storefronts, you know, that’s going to be the future. Mobile consumption’s increasing, so it’s going to be the easy way for businesses to sell and market anywhere through mobile devices. And then for consumers to find, you know, pop-up storefronts at malls or destination airports and see what vendors are selling around those locations.

MARTIN: Well, I would also like to hear more about some of the things – when we next get together about some of the education ideas that you came up with at El Hackathon at the LATISM Conference. I mean, education was the theme, so I’d love to hear more about what you come up with there. Oscar G. Torres is cofounder of Miner Labs Inc. He joined us from our bureau in New York. Oscar, thanks so much for joining us.

TORRES: Absolutely, thank you.

Actualizar tu Sistema Windows XP ? .. Porque no?

Windows XP ha sido uno de los mejores sistemas operativos desarrollados por Microsoft. Desde 2001, este sistema ha estado presente en la mayor parte de los equipos a nivel mundial, incluso con el lanzamiento de Windows Vista, los usuarios decidieron seguir utilizando Windows XP hasta que el sucesor de Vista, Windows 7, llegó al mercado y se estableció como un sistema operativo estable, de excelente rendimiento y que, actualmente, tiene la mayor cuota de mercado.

El soporte para Windows XP está próximo a terminar, pero aún un considerable número de usuarios sigue utilizando este sistema operativo en sus equipos. Una vez finalice el soporte, este sistema va a ser el principal objetivo de los piratas informáticos ya que no se proporcionarán actualizaciones ante los fallos detectados tras su finalización.

Dell es una de las compañías que más está ofreciendo ayuda a los usuarios con el fin de permitirles actualizar sus sistemas a Windows 7 o al nuevo Windows 8. Esta compañía también ha publicado una encuesta realizada a los consumidores en la que se pueden conocer los principales motivos que impiden que los usuarios actualicen sus sistemas y sigan utilizando un sistema ya considerado como obsoleto y descontinuado como Windows XP.

Según la encuesta realizada por Dell, los 5 principales motivos por los que los usuarios no actualizan de Windows XP a Windows 7 u 8 son:

  • Compatibilidad con las aplicaciones más usadas por los usuarios.
  • Tiempo para actualizar el sistema o precio a pagar al técnico correspondiente.
  • Aprender a utilizar el nuevo sistema operativo.
  • Pérdida de productividad del usuario.
  • Problemas para volver a acondicionar el sistema para el usuario habitual.

Basándose en estos aspectos, Dell está promocionando una campaña para facilitar la actualización de los usuarios de Windows XP a Windows 7 y a Windows 8. Debemos tener en cuenta que un sistema con Windows Xp, aunque tenga aplicadas todas las actualizaciones de seguridad, sigue siendo bastante más vulnerable que los sistemas actuales como Windows 7 y Windows 8.

Desde SoftZone recomendamos a los usuarios de Windows XP que se planteen el actualizar el sistema lo antes posible ya que seguir utilizando este sistema supone un riesgo potencial que aumentará notablemente en los próximos meses, en especial, tras la finalización del soporte oficial por parte de Microsoft.

¿Aún eres usuario de Windows XP? ¿Cuales son los motivos que te impiden actualizar el sistema?

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El servidor gráfico de Ubuntu 13.10 “Saucy Salamander”..No sera “MIR”

Una serie de dificultades técnicas ha desencadenado la decisión de Canonical de retrasar la inclusión de Mir como servidor gráfico por defecto en su distribución.


El propio servidor gráfico de Canonical, Mir, iba a estrenarse de la mano de Ubuntu 10.3 “Saucy Salamander”, una versión a la que le queda muy poco para ser liberada.

Sin embargo la compañía ha anunciado un cambio de última hora provocado por “dificultades técnicas sin resolver” que en la práctica supondrán el retraso de los plazos de desarrollo previstos para Mir.

Aunque esta característica será capaz de colarse en Ubuntu Touch, el sistema para smartphones, no será ofrecida por defecto en la distribución de escritorio. Al menos de momento, mientras no se resuelvan los problemas encontrados.

“Muchos de estos problemas residen en la parte del stack de XMir, que proporciona la integración entre el servidor X y el compositor de sistema Mir subyacente”, explica el miembro de Canonical Oliver Ries. “Concretamente, el soporte multi-monitor en XMir funciona pero no al nivel que nos gustaría. El núcleo de Mir es fiable, sin embargo, al ser XMir un componente clave de nuestras metas para [Ubuntu] 13.10 no hemos querido poner en peligro la calidad general de Ubuntu con un lanzamiento”.

Al sustituir el sistema de ventanas X en su sistema operativo, Canonical quiere cerrar de una vez por todas labrecha existente entre las versiones dirigidas a diferentes dispositivos.