operating system


Why is the DOS path length 260 bytes?

Larry Oosterman takes us waaaaay back in today’s #OneDevQuestion – and he explores why the DOS path length was set to 260 bytes.

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What’s the deal with Flatpak?

This video from Learn Linux TV explains how Flatpak is not just an Ikea thing. Linux software packaging has seen some interesting changes lately, especially with the rise of the “universal package”. Flatpak, one of the leading forms of the prominent universal package types has seen some confusion (and sometimes controversy) but in this video, […]

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Interesting Microsoft Security Windows

Was there ever a NSA Backdoor in Windows? This and more from the guy who created Windows Task Manager!

David Bombal gets some great stories and advice from Dave Plummer – the original creator of task manager and other interesting software like unzip on Microsoft Windows. Did the NSA have a backdoor in Microsoft Windows? Should you learn Rust or GoLang? Learn from someone who has years of development experience!

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Uncategorized Windows

Windows 11 Pinball

The original Windows NT programmer for Windows Pinball reveals how Windows Pinball made it from NT to Windows 11 today. Dave was the original developer who wrote the XP port of Windows Pinball, and in this episode, he tells the story from the game’s original addition to Windows all the way to its removal, and […]

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Linux Microsoft

Microsoft Linux is Here!

No, this is not a late April Fools Day joke or a prank. Microsoft has created its own distro of Linux and Gary Explains.

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Apple Google Privacy

What Your Phone Sends Every 5 Minutes to Apple or Google

Apple’s push into privacy may be mostly talk as a new privacy study analyzed which data smartphones transmit to Apple and Google, even with telemetry options disabled. It turns out, iPhones and Androids not only send a number of identifiers on average every 5 minutes, some network connections even include location and nearby devices. Professor […]

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What’s the difference between Containers vs VMs?

In this lightboard video, Nigel Brown with IBM Cloud, answers this question and more. He also breaks down why users should not just look at virtual machines and containers as competing technologies because there can be a lot of benefits of having them work together for particular use cases.

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