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 concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy

 
Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its "Scroogled" campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.
Apr 2014
16

See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

 
In case it wasn’t clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it’s at.
Apr 2014
16

Microsoft shareholder sues company over browser choice blunder

 
A Microsoft shareholder is suing the company after it failed to offer a choice of web browser in Europe, and was fined £485 million by antitrust regulators.
Apr 2014
16

Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE

 
Microsoft is urging users running Windows 8.1 to update their systems soon, since the company plans to drop patch support for early versions of the operating system.  Redmond said that after May it would only issue updates for systems running the Windows 8.1 Update release and later.
Apr 2014
15

Microsoft ends support for custom domains in free email service

 
For years, one of the best bargains in tech was Microsoft's free Custom Domains service, which allowed anyone to assign a custom domain to free Hotmail and Outlook.com accounts. Effective today, Microsoft has begun "winding down" the service.
Apr 2014
11

Microsoft admits it broke Windows: Firm to make it more mouse-friendly again

 
Microsoft has been forced into an embarrasing u-turn on its Windows software by allowing users to boot into the dekstop and avoid its 'Metro' touch interface.  The firm had hoped the system would boost touchscreen usage.  However, users complained vociferously, forcing the firm to first agree to reinstate the start button, and now allow users to boot directly into the 'old' Windows interface.
Apr 2014
11

Users at risk as Microsoft drops Windows XP

 
Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP software, implying that users of the operating system are at increased risk of attacks from cyber-thieves.  In a statement yesterday, Microsoft stated that there would be no ‘security updates and bug fixes’ for the operating system that is still widely used in Uganda and across the globe.
Apr 2014
11

Windows XP still has 27 per cent market share on its deathbed

 
Amazingly, the era ends with XP still enjoying over 27 per cent market share, according to Netmarketshare's data for operating system market share during March.
Apr 2014
08

Linux 3.14 kernel revision beefs up ARM, VM support

 
The latest Linux kernel's revision number may be 3.14, but don't expect any pi jokes in the release notes. Do, however, look past the matter-of-fact release announcement on the Linux kernel development mailing list for some intriguing improvements in ways that may have implications for cutting-edge processors and for cloud/VM environments.
Apr 2014
04

Government pays Microsoft £5.5m to extend Windows XP support

 
The UK government is paying Microsoft £5.5m of taxpayers' money to extend support for the out-of-date Windows XP operating system.
Apr 2014
04

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