Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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


Valencia Linux school distro saves 36 million euro

 
The government of the autonomous region of Valencia (Spain) earlier this month made available the next version of Lliurex, a customisation of the Edubuntu Linux distribution. The distro is used on over 110,000 PCs in schools in the Valencia region, saving some 36 million euro over the past nine years, the government says.
Jul 2014
29

Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong'

 
Microsoft took 12 days to fix a bug that locked out some Office 365 ProPlus customers after a silent patch automatically installed.
Jul 2014
29

Toulouse saves 1 million euro with LibreOffice

 
The French city of Toulouse saved 1 million euro by migrating all its desktops to LibreOffice. This project was rooted in a global digital policy which positions free software as a driver of local economic development and employment.
Jul 2014
28

Internet Explorer vulnerabilities increase 100%

 
Bromium Labs analyzed public vulnerabilities and exploits from the first six months of 2014. The research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities.
Jul 2014
25

Google Chromebooks are Outselling Apple iPads in the Educational Market

 
Google reported a few days ago that a million Chromebooks were sold to schools last quarter (another 800,000 were sold to consumers). While that might not look nearly as impressive as Apple’s 13 million iPads, the numbers suggest  that Google could be selling as many Chromebooks to schools as Apple is selling iPads.
Jul 2014
25

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

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