Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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


Microsoft ships replacement patch KB 2993651 with two known bugs

 
Microsoft re-releases botched MS14-045/KB 2982791 'Blue Screen 0x50' patch, buries tip to manually uninstall first patch, and introduces more problems.
Sep 2014
01

Chinese antitrust regulator targets Microsoft software bundling

 
Microsoft’s internet browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe, raising the prospect of China revisiting the software bundling issue at the heart of past antitrust complaints against the firm in the West.
Aug 2014
26

Microsoft cuts Surface 2 prices by $100

 
With the start of the school year coming up Microsoft hopes there's still time to convince students and teachers to pick-up a Windows RT-powered Surface. On Sunday, the Microsoft Store cut prices on all three Surface 2 models in the U.S. by $100. 
Aug 2014
26

Claim: Microsoft Alt-F4'd Chilean government open-source install bid

 
Microsoft successfully lobbied against a law that would have seen Chile's government adopt open-source software, says Elmostrador, a newspaper in the South American nation.
Aug 2014
22

New study shows exactly how patent trolls destroy innovation

 
Everyone agrees that there's been an explosion of patent litigation in recent years, and that lawsuits from non-practicing entities (NPEs) — known to critics as patent trolls — are a major factor. But there's a big debate about whether trolls are creating a drag on innovation — and if so, how big the problem is.
Aug 2014
21

Microsoft Cloud Service Azure Experienced Global Outage

 
Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud-computing service, a critical part of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s plan to remake the software company, experienced a major global outage yesterday that lasted for around five hours. 
Aug 2014
20

How Microsoft filled its Windows Store with app scams waiting to steal your money

 
Microsoft might have just stolen some money from you with help of the Windows Store. In an extensive look at the “cesspool of scams” in the Windows Store, How-To Geek reveals how the store is crammed with fake versions of popular paid apps that people are unwittingly giving money to. And it all happens with Microsoft’s knowledge, which has not only encouraged (read: paid) developers to create apps for Windows, but has already manually verified them and approved them, and it’s taking a cut of any profits developers make from sales.
Aug 2014
19

Microsoft pulls its August Windows update after users report crashes

 
Microsoft has pulled its August Update for Windows after users reported crashes and issues restarting their systems. The company is currently recommending users uninstall the update.
Aug 2014
18

Blue Screen Stop 0x050 error reported for systems installing KB2976897, KB2982791, and KB2970228

 
Two Microsoft kernel-mode driver updates are triggering BSOD error message on some Windows systems.  Details at this point are sparse, but it looks like three different patches from this week's Black Tuesday crop are causing Blue Screens with a Stop 0x50 error on some systems.
Aug 2014
15

Patents that kill

 
The patent system, which was developed independently in 15th century Venice and then in 17th century England, gave entrepreneurs a monopoly to sell their inventions for a number of years. Yet by the 1860s the patent system came under attack, including from The Economist. Patents, critics argued, stifled future creativity by allowing inventors to rest on their laurels. Recent economic research backs this up.
Aug 2014
12

Linux/Anti-Microsoft News
Windows V Linux

Microsoft's 'Get the Facts' campaign puts Windows ahead of Linux, but do these claims hold up under detailed analysis? I think not. 


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