Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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


Microsoft shutters Office 365's free web site service

 
Microsoft is terminating its SharePoint Online Public Website service, effective January 2015.  SharePoint Online Public Website lets Office 365 users create a website and customise it with in-browser tools.
Dec 2014
22

Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

 
IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.
Dec 2014
19

Microsoft suffers after BofA downgrade

 
Microsoft shares fell after Bank of America downgraded its outlook for the world’s biggest software company, saying its outperforming share price this year is “cause for concern”.
Dec 2014
19

Deal forcing Microsoft to offer browser choices ends

 
A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years.  Called the browser ballot, it gave non-Microsoft browsers as much prominence on Windows as Internet Explorer (IE).
Dec 2014
19

Microsoft update blunders going out of control

 
The last several months have seen a disturbing string of problems in updates released for Microsoft products. Last week we saw four. It's time to worry about what's behind it all.
Dec 2014
17

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

 
If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to permanently disable that feature. Microsoft has just confirmed that a recent update — specifically KB 3004394 — is causing a range of serious problems and recommends removing it.
Dec 2014
15

Microsoft confirms Facebook stopped using Bing search results

 
Facebook has dumped search results from Microsoft’s Bing after the social networking giant earlier this week launched its own tool for finding comments and other information
Dec 2014
15

Ford dumps Windows for QNX in new in-car entertainment unit

 
As foreshadowed in February, Ford has announced a new in-car entertainment and communications system that will run on BlackBerry's QNX real-time operating system, not Windows as is the case for the company's current efforts.
Dec 2014
12

No more free Windows... and now it’s all about the services

 
Microsoft won’t give Windows 10 away for free, and plans to charge for new services instead.  That’s according to salesman-in-chief Kevin Turner, who promised new services would roll out in early 2015.
Dec 2014
12

Microsoft's dodgy new Exchange 2010 update breaks Outlook clients

 
If you were thinking of installing the latest update roll-up for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3, don't.  That's the word from Microsoft, which withdrew the update on Wednesday following reports that customers couldn't connect to the server with their Outlook clients once the patch was applied.
Dec 2014
11

Linux/Anti-Microsoft News
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