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 Minecraft Purchase Is About Social Media, Not Gaming

 
Definitions and labels get confused when we describe technologies that enable social experience, and itís particularly evident in the way weíre talking about Microsoft ís $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft. Itís not really a game, per se ó players donít really compete against one another in any formal way ó but, rather, a community of like-minded individuals who often collaborate on accomplishing tasks or sharing experiences. The user audience skews younger vs. older.
Sep 2014
22

Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GB

 
Apple released its iOS 8 update earlier this week, but a number of iPhone and iPad owners ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install the latest operating system. Microsoft is taking advantage of these issues by doubling its free OneDrive storage to 30GB today. 
Sep 2014
22

Netflix Works with Ubuntu to Bring Native Playback to All (Updated)

 
We saw last month just how close native Netflix support for Linux is to arriving, with now only a few simple steps required to enable HTML5 video streaming on Ubuntu desktops.  Now Netflix wants to go one step further. It wants to bring true, out-of-the-box Netflix playback to all Ubuntu users. And all it requires is an update to the Network Security Services library. 
Sep 2014
22

Microsoft closing standalone Trustworthy Computing group, folding into other units

 
Microsoft will shutter its standalone Trustworthy Computing group, folding elements of the unitís work on security, privacy and related issues into its Cloud & Enterprise Division, and its Legal & Corporate Affairs group.
Sep 2014
19

Microsoft backs Android Wear and iOS 8 with new OneNote apps

 
Googleís range of smartwatches have only been available for a few months, but thatís not stopping Microsoft from throwing its support behind Android Wear. A new Android version of Microsoftís popular OneNote application is being released today with Android Wear support.
Sep 2014
17

Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales

 
Huawei - the planetís third biggest shifter of smartphones - has abandoned plans to build more devices based on Windows due to slower than expected sales.
Sep 2014
16

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

 
Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, that was meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.
Sep 2014
12

Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps

 
To help bridge the gap between its two mobile platforms, Google has released a beta version of a technology that allows Chrome OS users to run Android apps on their desktops.
Sep 2014
12

Microsoft Paid The NFL $400 Million To Use Its Tablets, But Announcers Are Calling Them iPads

 
Prior to the season, Microsoft and the NFL struck a 5-year, $400 million deal with one of the major components being that the Microsoft Surface would become "the official tablet of the NFL" with coaches and players using the Surface on the sidelines during games.
Sep 2014
11

Microsoft Has Just One Critical Patch in September Patch Tuesday

 
Microsoft is giving administrators a break with a relatively light Patch Tuesday release in September. The company fixed 42 bugs across four bulletins covering Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework, Windows Task Scheduler, and Microsoft Lync. Microsoft fixed 37 vulnerabilities in IE, including 26 privately disclosed memory-corruption vulnerabilities from Internet Explorer 6 all the way to the latest Internet Explorer 11.
Sep 2014
11

Linux/Anti-Microsoft News
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