Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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

Jun 2015
19

Dell is back in bed with Linux

Every time Dell teases the Linux community with a new Linux-powered desktop, the relationship lasts for a few months, and then it’s over. Dell is at it again. However, this time, something feels a bit different. Instead of being secretive about Linux on their laptops or desktops, Dell is actually (gasp) promoting the things!

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Jun 2015
09

Microsoft has a very big problem

It seems Microsoft has failed to make a dent in Google’s and Apple’s dominance of the smartphone market.  A report out today from comScore suggests Windows phone has lost over one million users in the US this year and the global figure looks set to be higher.

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May 2015
20

Pens And Paper Are Holding Your Kids Back, Says Microsoft

Lia De Cicco Remu, the director of Partners in Learning at Microsoft Canada, believes pencils, paper, and chalkboards are all outdated methods of teaching. If De Cicco Remu has her way, “inking”, or using a stylus and a tablet, will be the new handwriting. Also, kids need to have the appropriate products–all Microsoft, of course.

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May 2015
14

HP has another go at low-cost Linux laptops

HP is having another go at selling Linux-based laptops with a new line of low-cost notebooks based on Ubuntu Linux, which it will sell in the UK via online retail giant Ebuyer. The laptops will be available from the end of the month.  The laptops, which will be priced between £200 and £300, will have 15.6-inch LED displays and one terabyte hard-disk drives, as well as four or eight gigabytes of memory and quad-core AMD microprocessors of varying performance, depending on price. The official tie-up between HP and Canonical means that the operating system is certified for all of the laptop’s components.

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