Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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

Feb 2016
05

Has Microsoft boss just admitted defeat in Xbox’s competition with Sony PS4?

It was recently revealed that the Xbox One is being trounced by PS4 sales.  The company had stopped releasing console sales figures months ago, with many industry experts believing Sony had a commanding lead in the consoles wars.  That belief was confirmed late last week when Electronic Arts unleashed some not so glowing figures highlighting just had badly the Xbox One is performing in comparison with Sony’s PlayStation 4.

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Feb 2016
01

Microsoft is annoying its most loyal customers and that’s a very bad idea

Surfacegate. That’s the name that has been given to an issue with Microsoft’s Surface tablets, many of which have been malfunctioning recently.  The problems, according to many Surface users, are extensive and widespread, with many owners — of both the Surface Book and Surface Pro — reporting issues such as flickering screens, battery drain, and general unreliability for day-to-day tasks.

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Jan 2016
28

Windows Phone is dead

Windows Phone started off life as a promising alternative to Android and iOS five years ago. Microsoft positioned its range of Windows Phone 7 handsets as the true third mobile ecosystem, but it’s time to admit it has failed. If a lack of devices from phone makers and even Microsoft itself wasn’t enough evidence, the final nail in the coffin hit today.

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Jan 2016
18

AT&T chooses Ubuntu Linux instead of Microsoft Windows

One of the largest cellular providers is the venerable AT&T. While it sells many Linux-powered Android devices, it is now embracing the open source kernel in a new way. You see, the company has partnered with Canonical to utilize Ubuntu for cloud, network, and enterprise applications. That’s right, AT&T did not choose Microsoft’s Windows when exploring options. Canonical will provide continued engineering support too.

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Jan 2016
12

Microsoft ends support for IE8, IE9, IE10, and Windows 8

Microsoft today ended support for old versions of Internet Explorer, including IE8, IE9, and IE10, as well as Windows 8. For the browsers, the company has also released a final patch (KB3123303) that includes the latest cumulative security updates and an “End of Life” upgrade notification.

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