The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
No, it’s not just you. In recent weeks I’ve received a lot of emails from Windows 7 and Windows 8 users saying Windows 10 has repeatedly tried to self install on their computers. According to Microsoft the fault lies with a bug in an automatic update it began rolling out to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users in August which triggered the attempted installations. Of course the wider problem for Microsoft here is issue of crying wolf. Just last month another bug in Windows Update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 automatically checked the optional tick box to upgrade PCs to Windows 10. Microsoft declared this ‘an accident’.
Israel is a small country with a thriving security startup industry, and Microsoft appears to be have a taste for them. Today it announced an agreement to buy Secure Islands, its third Israeli security firm in the last year. It’s not a coincidence that Microsoft went after this particular company as it has products aimed specifically at Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange, as well as more generic pieces that can protect files across the enterprise.
Chinese UAV outfit DJI is trumpeting the release of what it describes as the “most powerful computer designed for drones” – the “Manifold” embedded computer packing a quad-core ARM Cortex A-15 processor. The flying computer runs Canonical’s Ubuntu 14.04 which, with DJI’s Onboard SDK, promises a “user-friendly system enabling developers to create more powerful professional applications for use with aerial technology”.