Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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


UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

 
The United Kingdom government has formally adopted the open document format (ODF) as the standard format for government documents.
Jul 2014
23

Microsoft profit falls 7% on Nokia loss

 
Technology giant Microsoft reported a 7% fall in profit during the second quarter.  The company said profit during the March to June period was $4.6bn (£2.7bn), compared with $4.97bn during the same period last year.  Microsoft said its Nokia division, which it acquired in April, lost $692m.
Jul 2014
23

Debian and Android share a bed in upcoming disto

 
A new Linux distribution is looking to overcome the limitations of Debian on ARM, by running both Linux apps and Android apps in native mode.
Jul 2014
21

Firefox OS lands in Germany – with France, Asia, and more to come

 
Mozilla's Firefox OS continues its slow march across the globe, with carriers set to begin shipping devices running the open source, browser-based smartphone platform in additional developed markets this week.
Jul 2014
18

Microsoft rumored to be buying security firm that publicized Active Directory exploit

 
Microsoft is thinking about buying an Israeli security company that yesterday posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a design flaw.
Jul 2014
16

Microsoft to announce big job cuts as it integrates Nokia handset business

 
Microsoft is on the verge of announcing its biggest round of job cuts in at least five years, as the software giant looks to slim down its operations in the face of fierce competition from nimbler rivals such as Apple and Google.
Jul 2014
16

Microsoft warns of pending support deadlines for Windows 7, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Server 2003, and more

 
Microsoft officials are beginning to sound the support warning bell for customers running a number of its popular products, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and more.
Jul 2014
11

July 2014 Patch Tuesday fixes 2 critical, 3 important, 1 moderate flaws

 
Microsoft released six security bulletins to patch 29 CVEs on Windows and Internet Explorer; two are rated critical, three are rated important and one is rated as moderate. Microsoft’s Dustin Childs recommends first deploying security fixes for Windows Journal (MS14-038) and Internet Explorer (MS14-037).
Jul 2014
09

Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

 
Whatever Microsoft is doing to get punters adopting Windows 8.x isn't working, at least if the latest figures from Netmarketshare showing its older operating systems growing faster than its latest progeny are any guide.
Jul 2014
03

Linux turns the crank on code for cars

 
Linux's quest to become the default operating system for motor vehicles has taken a step closer to reality, with the Linux Foundation releasing downloads of code from its Automotive Grade Linux project.
Jul 2014
02

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