Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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

Jan 2015
19

Microsoft turns the power of FINE PRINT onto enterprise licensing

New wording in Microsoft’s enterprise licensing agreements could see customers forced to pay more to Redmond while simultaneously jumping through new licensing hoops.  Microsoft has re-worked the fine print of the Enterprise Agreement (EA) in a way that confers greater power on its licensing agents to interpret the rules.

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Jan 2015
19

Broken Windows? Microsoft’s crucial week

The chances are, you’re not reading this on a computer running Windows 8. Despite billions of dollars of investment from America’s original computer giant Microsoft, less than 10 per cent of PCs run Windows 8, in a world where tablets and phones running software made by Apple and Google is of growing importance.

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Jan 2015
14

Microsoft abruptly dumps public Patch Tuesday alerts

For the first time in a decade, Microsoft today did not give all customers advance warning of next week’s upcoming Patch Tuesday slate. Instead, the company suddenly announced it is dropping the public service and limiting the alerts and information to customers who pay for premium support.

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