The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Microsoft has altered Windows 10 so that users have to explicitly set a default app for applications like mail, calendar, or web browsers. The change means the setup installers for Chrome and Firefox can no longer set themselves as the default browser during the install process. Mozilla isn’t happy with this change, and the company is calling on Microsoft to reverse what it calls an “aggressive move to override user choice on Windows 10.”
Windows 10’s automatic updates feature has slammed into Nvidia’s driver system, causing the new operating system to jump the tracks just before it launches on Friday. Early adopters are experiencing glitches (particularly in multi-monitor setups) and in some cases crashes tied to the automatic update of an Nvidia graphic cards driver on Windows 10.
Microsoft, which left Razorfish behind in April 2014 to side with IPG and Dentsu for creative and media planning, released a new campaign for its Windows 10 OS yesterday. The work marks a departure for the tech giant in more than one way: for the first time, Windows will not charge customers to upgrade to the newest version of its operating system.
Reports have emerged stating that Microsoft is to drop $320 million in cash for Israeli cloud security startup Adallom. Adallom – founded in 2012 with just 80 employees – provides security tools for cloud applications. News of the acquisition broke in Israel where Adallom is based, before being reported by Reuters.
The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) Version 1.2, the native file format of LibreOffice and many other applications, has been published as International Standard 26300:2015 by ISO/IEC. ODF defines a technical schema for office documents including text documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings or presentations.