The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
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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.”
Is Microsoft snooping on your computer? Analysts claim Windows 10 sends identifiable information to tech giant EVEN when told not to
More than 14 million devices may be running Windows 10, but Microsoft is under fire for collecting users’ information. Now, a report suggests the system will even send identifiable information to Microsoft if a user activates the software’s privacy protection settings and switches certain features off completely.
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.
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.