Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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


Google will kill Microsoft Silverlight in Chrome by disabling NPAPI plug-in

 
GOOGLE IS MOVING ahead with plans to kill off support for Microsoft Silverlight in its Chrome browser.  The Microsoft runtime depends on an ageing plug-in protocol called Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), for which Google is currently phasing out support in its browser.
Nov 2014
27

Microsoft's open source .Net still can't match open source Java

 
Microsoft's open-sourcing of server-side .Net technologies is a big step for the longtime king of proprietary desktop software. But the move itself is of limited impact, and .Net has a long way to go to catch up to open source Java, observers agree. 
Nov 2014
24

Nokia to Microsoft: Thanks for $7.2 Billion; We're Going to China With Android Now

 
After selling its handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion earlier this year, many people -- myself included -- thought Nokia was done with devices and would focus on its core business of network infrastructure. Well, it appears we were wrong. Although the company can't manufacture cell phones because of a condition of the sale, Nokia is going to release an Android tablet next year.
Nov 2014
21

Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins

 
Microsoft has released a security patch to squash a bug in Windows that hackers are exploiting to compromise whole networks of computers.
Nov 2014
19

Microsoft does it again, botches KB 2992611 SChannel patch

 
Last Tuesday's MS14-066 causes some servers to inexplicably hang, AWS or IIS to break, and Microsoft Access to roll over and play dead.
Nov 2014
18

Microsoft to world of .Net: We shall set you FREE across ALL PLATFORMS

 
Microsoft, fixin' to broaden the appeal of its .Net software development platform, has committed to delivering a new version of the toolset that is not only language agnostic but also cross-platform and entirely open source. As part of this process, Microsoft says it will make available versions of the .Net platform for Linux and OS X, effectively pitting it against Oracle's Java as a cross-platform software development solution for the first time.
Nov 2014
13

iPads, Chromebooks Are Winning the School Market

 
Solutions such as AirWatch's Teacher Tools and Google's Chromebook Management Console are fueling the adoption of Chromebooks and iPads in schools, leaving Microsoft behind.
Nov 2014
13

Microsoft holds back two security bulletins

 
As expected, Microsoft has published a large number of security bulletins in its November 2014 software update, but two less than indicated in the advance notice.  However, with 14 bulletins addressing nearly 40 individual vulnerabilities, the security update is nearly double the usual size and is bound to keep business IT systems administrators busy.
Nov 2014
12

Patch Windows boxes NOW unless you want to be owned by a web page or network packet

 
Microsoft has issued a batch of security fixes for Internet Explorer, Windows, and Office software all of which are vulnerable to hijacking from afar by spies, criminals and other miscreants.
Nov 2014
11

Microsoft Plans Biggest Security Patch of 2014

 
Patch Tuesday is usually a relatively staid affair: Microsoft releases a handful of fixes for its programs, people download them and security experts have a good laugh over what could have happened had the vulnerabilities remained unpatched. Tomorrow's (Nov. 11) Patch Tuesday is a little different, however: It's simply enormous, containing 16 patches, more than one-quarter of which could really save your machine.
Nov 2014
10

Linux/Anti-Microsoft News
Windows V Linux

Microsoft's 'Get the Facts' campaign puts Windows ahead of Linux, but do these claims hold up under detailed analysis? I think not. 


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