Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.


Steam for Linux tops 700 games as big-name games increasingly call it home

 
Linux support is becoming more common in the gaming world. Beyond Steam, rival PC storefront GOG recently rolled out Linux support. Thanks to SteamOS’s open architecture, games from GOG could be installed directly on a Steam machine.
Oct 2014
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Netflix comes to Linux via Ubuntu and Chrome

 
 Ubuntu Linux users no longer need to employ arcane workarounds to watch Netflix on their computers.  Instead, they can just head to Netflix’s website through Google’s Chrome browser to start streaming. Netflix is supported in Chrome 37, which runs on up-to-date Ubuntu installations of 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS or later. 
Oct 2014
24

DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides

 
Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Windows using malicious PowerPoint documents, Microsoft and security firms warn.  An advisory from Microsoft warns that the as-yet-unpatched flaw is present in all supported versions of Windows except Windows Server 2003 and has already been abused in "limited, targeted attacks".
Oct 2014
23

Academics worry over Microsoft's Silicon Valley research lab closing

 
Microsoft's abrupt closing of the Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley last month have some researchers worried about the company's commitment to theoretical research.
Oct 2014
23

Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

 
Microsoft is withdrawing free streaming on Xbox Music from Dec. 1, citing the need to focus on its music purchase and subscription service.  The company is offering a free 30-day trial for users wanting to move to the paid service.
Oct 2014
23

Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

 
"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday.  According to Nadella, 20 per cent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux and the software giant plans to always have first-class support for Linux distributions in its public cloud offerings.
Oct 2014
21

Microsoft withdraws another buggy update

 
Microsoft has withdrawn an update released this past Tuesday due to user reports of system reboots after installation.
Oct 2014
20

iSight, Microsoft, announce Windows and Windows Server 0-day

 
Threat intelligence firm iSight partners has announced the discovery of a zero-day that impacts desktop and server versions of Windows, from Vista and Server 2008 to current versions.
Oct 2014
14

Linux Foundation plans open-source drone hit

 
The Linux Foundation is targeting drones through a project building a reliable open-source software platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  The Dronecode Project is due to be announced today at the embedded Linux Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Oct 2014
14

Internet Explorer stars in monster October Patch Tuesday

 
October is stacking up to be a bumper Patch Tuesday update with nine bulletins lined up for delivery — three rated critical.  Cloud security firm Qualys estimates two of the lesser "important" bulletins are just as bad however, as they would also allow malicious code injection onto vulnerable systems.
Oct 2014
13

Linux/Anti-Microsoft News
Windows V Linux

Microsoft's 'Get the Facts' campaign puts Windows ahead of Linux, but do these claims hold up under detailed analysis? I think not. 


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