The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
For Microsoft, the LinkedIn deal furthers its plan to become an essential provider to businesses of cloud-based services, including its Office 365. The two companies said they plan to work together on artificial intelligence, machine learning, the cloud, devices and more. Over the next few months, the social network will share more about how it’s integrating its services with Microsoft’s products.
Microsoft has pledged that Windows 10 will eventually run the bulk of Linux software used by developers. The firm recently updated Windows 10 to let users run a range of Linux tools from inside the OS. In what appears to be an attempt by Microsoft to woo developers using Linux-based OSes and Mac OS X, the firm has said it will continue to improve Windows 10’s support for Linux command-line tools.
One of the company’s former chief executives once described the platform as being “a cancer”. It is now spending $500,000 (£400,000) to join the Linux Foundation, which promotes the open-source OS amongst businesses and developers. “By collaborating with the community to provide open, flexible and intelligent tools and cloud services, we’re helping every developer deliver unprecedented levels of innovation,” said Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie.