The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Today at Build, Microsoft unveiled its first version of Visual Studio for Mac and Linux. The new tool, called Visual Studio Code, makes it easy to develop .NET code along with many other programming languages on Linux based systems. It’s monumental for Microsoft as it marks the first time the company has ever made Visual Studio cross-platform, truly embracing those that it’s previously feuded with.
After many rumors claimed that Microsoft would either buy or invest in Cyanogen, the two companies on Thursday confirmed that they’ve formed a strategic partnership. Cyanogen happens to be the company that’s responsible for one of the most popular custom Android builds around and it hasn’t been shy about criticizing Google more than once for the way it’s handling Android.
Microsoft usually releases a list of non-security patches several days before the Black Tuesday rollout, but this month there was no information until several hours after the patches hit. That’s a problem for users, particularly because Microsoft’s track record with patches is so bad — and this month is no exception.
For Microsoft, the vulnerabilities just keep popping up, and appear to be surfacing more quickly than ever before. Like last month, Microsoft issued a fairly large number of security bulletins for April Patch Tuesday—11 bulletins addressing 26 vulnerabilities. Last month brought 14 bulletins from Microsoft, covering 43 vulnerabilities.