The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
A prominent critic of China based in the U.K. said Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn froze his account and removed content criticizing the country’s government, the latest in a series of allegations that the networking website had censored users — even outside of the Asian nation — to appease authorities in Beijing.
The Linux Foundation has just launched an open source digital infrastructure project specifically designed to tackle the challenges of the global agriculture sector. The AgStack Foundation looks to promote collaboration among all key stakeholders in the global agriculture ecosystem, including private business, governments, and academia. It also hopes to build free and open digital infrastructure for data and applications tailored to enhance the efficiency of agriculture across the world.
A Windows Defender bug creates thousands of small files that waste gigabytes of storage space on Windows 10 hard drives. The bug started with Windows Defender antivirus engine 1.1.18100.5 and will cause the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scans\History\Store folder to be filled up with thousands of files with names that appear to be MD5 hashes.
Microsoft Edge, the company’s flagship web browser, has enjoyed rapid growth since it went live last year, but new figures suggest the service may have reached an abrupt plateau. According to data from Statcounter, Edge’s market share has dipped month-on-month for the first time, falling from 3.45% in March to 3.39% in April. The drop marks the end of a run of fourteen consecutive months of growth.
For 15 years, the Open Invention Network (OIN) has defended the intellectual property (IP) rights of Linux and open-source software developers from patent trolls. Now, OIN will have the help of Shopify, which is also turning 15, to make sure free and open-source software stays free from its attackers.
Missing vital details in a Microsoft Teams meeting could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new addition to the platform. The video conferencing service will soon automatically record all Microsoft Teams meetings at the start of a call for the first time, adding a function that has been strangely absent.