Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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

Jun 2016
21

Before PCs Vanish, Microsoft Fights for Relevance in the Cloud

The way to make money in technology,” a young Bill Gates told me in the summer of 1990, “is by setting de facto standards.” It worked, too. For years, Microsoft enjoyed more than 90 percent of the market for several categories of PC software. Under Satya Nadella, the software giant hopes to survive by overturning the way it has always done business.

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Jun 2016
20

Microsoft UK’s tax bill challenged… by the Sunday Times

Microsoft UK’s tax bill has been challenged, but not by the British government, which agreed to it. Instead, questions have been raised by the Sunday Times. It’s a weak story, but part of the trend whereby US tech giants are attracting more scrutiny as European countries seek to bolster their tax revenues.

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Jun 2016
20

Linux and China rule supercomputing’s TOP500 in 2016

At the International Supercomputer Conference, the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers was announced. To no one’s surprise, Linux, is the top operating system for the world’s fastest computers, but many may be shocked to find China now has the most and fastest supercomputers.

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Jun 2016
16

Admins in outcry as Microsoft fix borks Group Policy

Microsoft’s most recent security update is causing problems with Windows Group Policy settings.  Users on Reddit and Microsoft support forums are reporting that after the MS16-072 update was installed, changes were made in Group Policy object (GPO) settings that left previously hidden drives and devices accessible.

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