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

Feb 2017

Microsoft misses regular security fix date

Microsoft has delayed the release of a security update that would have fixed a vulnerability cyber thieves are known to be exploiting.  The fix was to be released as part of Microsoft’s regular monthly security update for its Windows software.  In a blog, it said a “last minute issue” had got in the way of the updates being sent out as usual.

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Jan 2017

Microsoft won’t fix the most frustrating thing about Windows

Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline.  Windows doesn’t care.  Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and flip the reset switch automatically — and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it, once it gets started.

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Jan 2017

India an innovation hub for Microsoft

India is a hotbed of research and development (R&D) activity for Microsoft. Other than its local data centres, cybersecurity and Smart City initiatives, the country is home to Microsoft Research India, (MSR India), which was established in January 2005 in Bengaluru. The other unit—Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd set up its India operations in Hyderabad in 1998. Over the past 18+ years, it has expanded to become one of Microsoft’s largest R&D centers outside its headquarters in Redmond.

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