The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Canonical CEO and founder Mark Shuttleworth recently said he sees more demand for the Ubuntu Linux desktop than ever. True. “We never got the desktop into the consumer space. We’re still happy to give developers and system admins a platform,” he said. And, Canonical, we now know, wants to see the Ubuntu Linux desktop succeed in a new frontier: Windows SubSystem for Linux (WSL).
When Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 November 2019 Update was going to be a rather minor release with only a few changes, many of us hoped that this would mean that its launch would be relatively problem free – but that unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the case, with users complaining that the new update is breaking File Explorer.
Although Android already works on a Linux kernel, it’s been so heavily modified over the years, it’s almost unrecognisable, and certainly no longer compatible with the main Linux operating system. Now, however, Google has expressed its desire to right that wrong and bring Android back into line with the regular fork of Linux.
Microsoft recently partnered with Baker Hughes and C3.ai, with an aim to usher in digital transformation in oil and gas enterprises. The companies intend to facilitate adoption of advanced AI-driven secure, reliable and sustainable solutions to aid the energy industry players in accelerating business processes in this digital age.