Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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


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Microsoft has withdrawn an update released this past Tuesday due to user reports of system reboots after installation.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

Biggest patent win ever? Microsoft's billion dollar a year Samsung deal

 
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end. 
Oct 2014
07

Microsoft scores poorly in latest virus protection test for Windows 7

 
The number of products having perfect scores is up in AV-TEST's latest test for virus protection for Windows 7, and Microsoft is still at the bottom. 
Oct 2014
07

Windows 10's 'built-in keylogger'? Ha ha, says Microsoft no, it just monitors your typing

 
Don't want Microsoft tracking you online and collecting data on your computing habits? Then you probably shouldn't install the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Redmond says.
Oct 2014
07

Apple yanks buggy iOS 8 update

 
Within hours of releasing an iOS 8 update to address assorted bugs in the new iPhone and iPad operating system Apple has been forced to pull the patch, which itself was causing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users grief.
Sep 2014
25

Apple knew of iCloud security hole 6 months before Celebgate

 
Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable, according to leaked emails between the company and a noted security researcher.
Sep 2014
25

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