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 admits reading Hotmail inbox of blogger

 
Microsoft is caught up in a privacy storm after it admitted it read the Hotmail inbox of a blogger while pursuing a software leak investigation.  On Thursday, the firm acknowledged it read the anonymous blogger's emails in order to identify an employee it suspected of leaking information.
Mar 2014
21

If Microsoft doesn’t loosen up, Firefox won’t be the last to abandon it

 
In an announcement on March 14, Mozilla’s vice president, Johnathan Nightingale, announced that he had pulled the plug on the Windows Modern version of his company’s popular Firefox web browser, citing evidence that nobody is using that version of the product. Mozilla’s withdrawal is yet another vote of no-confidence in Windows Modern, part of a broader chorus of discontent surrounding the venerable operating system’s current incarnation. 
Mar 2014
19

Microsoft giving away Windows Phone OS in India

 
According to a report by the Times of India, the software giant is letting smartphone makers in India use its Windows Phone operating system at no cost, hoping to expand the reach of the OS.
Mar 2014
19

Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise

 
According to two different web-analytics groups – NetMarketShare and StatCounter – Windows' market share has dropped to below 90 per cent for the first time since the mid 1990s and the juggernaut that was Windows 95.
Mar 2014
17

Microsoft poised to fight back as iPad generation shuns Office

 
Tired of waiting for Office to be optimized for their mobile gadgets, a growing contingent of younger companies is turning to cheaper, simpler and touch-friendly apps that can perform word processing and other tasks in the cloud.  
Mar 2014
14

UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

 
Tens of thousands of ATMs will be running Windows XP long after Microsoft’s deadline to abandon the operating system ahead of a potential hacker storm.
Mar 2014
13

IE zero-day flaw shows kinks in Microsoft patching

 
The speed at which cybercriminals exploited an Internet Explorer vulnerability discovered in mid-February and finally patched Tuesday demonstrates the snags in Microsoft's security update system. 
Mar 2014
13

Microsoft patches 23 Windows, IE and Silverlight vulnerabilities

 
Microsoft released five updates fixing 23 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Silverlight. Among the vulnerabilities fixed is a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer 9 and 10 being exploited in the wild. 
Mar 2014
13

Why Windows 8.1 With Bing Is a Win for Microsoft

 
There's been a lot of speculation lately that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) may have two new versions of Windows 8 in the pipeline: a low-cost version and a free version bundled with Bing. However, these two might actually be one and the same. Reports are now emerging that these two rumors will actually be the same thing, a new version of Windows 8 with an inexpensive licensing fee that will be heavily bundled with Bing, and will be targeting lower-cost devices. The goal of the new release will be to drive usage of Bing, OneDrive and other Microsoft services.
Mar 2014
10

Why Firefox -- yes, Firefox -- will become the mobile OS to beat

 
In the run up to this year's Mobile World Congress, one of the most interesting items was an announcement of more phones running the Firefox OS operating system. The goal of the Mozilla Foundation with Firefox OS is to make dirt-cheap smartphones for the developing world, and they have targeted prices of $20 and $25 for the smartphones -- which are really more like feature phones.
Mar 2014
10

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