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