Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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

Aug 2015
18

IBM Introduces Two Open-Source-Only Mainframes in Hardware Push

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Share on Google+ E-mail  IBM is introducing two mainframe servers that run only on the open-source Linux operating system.  The new hardware will make it easier to run technology like the MongoDB database and the open-source software Spark, International Business Machines Corp. said.

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Aug 2015
17

Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn’t saying why

The update dated August 11th was billed as a “security update for Windows 10” and promised “improvements to improve the functionality of Windows 10” plus resolution for half a dozen bugs.  The August 14th update is described as replacing the August 11th update, but with what or why isn’t explained. All that Microsoft will say is that the new download “includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10.”

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Aug 2015
14

175 MILLION web sites still running Windows Server 2003

Windows 2003 support ended a month ago today, but there are still 175 million web servers – or about one in five – that still run the operating system. Plenty also run Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of Microsoft’s web server that has primitive security compared to its successors.

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Aug 2015
13

Microsoft Moves Toward Open Source as Linux Fills Its Cloud

In a perfect world, says Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich, everyone would run Windows. But he’s playing for laughs. In fact, Russinovich says, Linux now drives about 25 percent of the activity on Azure, the Microsoft cloud computing service where businesses can run websites and other software applications without setting up their own computer servers. That’s up from 20 percent in the fall.

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