Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

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

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

Microsoft in OPEN-SOURCE .Net love-in with new foundation

 
Microsoft has opened its .Net programming framework to the developer community by releasing the code for a broad range of .Net-related software as open-source projects under the stewardship of a new, dedicated foundation.
Apr 2014
04

Barking and Dagenham switches from Windows XP to Google Chromebooks, saves around £400,000

 
Google has scored a major win on the back of Microsoft’s Windows XP support cut-off, as the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has started a major migration project to Chromebooks and Chromeboxes ahead of the 8 April deadline.
Apr 2014
03

Microsoft says Windows will be free on phones, small tablets

 
Microsoft Corp is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets and counter the massive success of Google Inc's free Android platform.  Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/33144541.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Apr 2014
03

Microsoft to bring back Start menu, windowed apps to Windows

 
With another update to Windows 8.1, Microsoft will be bringing back a Start Menu and windowed Metro-Style/Modern apps, Microsoft officials confirmed during the company's Build 2014 show.
Apr 2014
03

Indian state drops Windows, switches to Linux

 
We all know that Microsoft is dropping support for Windows XP very soon, and, well, no one is very happy about it. In fact, it turns out, that a lot of people are switching platforms so they can avoid upgrading to Windows 8. That other platform is Linux.  It turns out that parts of India are following suit. They have full abandoned Windows. Their reasoning is said to be that the hardware updates required to run Windows 8 would be too expensive to take place on a large scale. 
Apr 2014
02

"I genuinely worry about the future of Microsoft," says Epic Games founder

 
DayZ creator Dean Hall is not the only developer who is not terribly pleased with Microsoft and Windows 8. Speaking with Polygon, Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney said he's concerned about the "closed" nature of Microsoft's latest operating system.
Apr 2014
02

It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

 
Microsoft has warned its Word software is vulnerable to a newly discovered dangerous bug – which is being exploited right now in "limited, targeted attacks" in the wild. There is no patch available at this time.
Mar 2014
25

Microsoft tries to tempt XP diehards with $100 discount on new PCs

 
Microsoft yesterday began pitching another deal at pry-XP-from-my-cold-dead-hands customers, offering them $100 off a new Windows 8.1 device if they spring for one that costs more than $599.
Mar 2014
24

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