The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Microsoft confirmed yesterday it plans to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” for versions of Windows 10. In a new blog post, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore admits that the original version of Windows 10 S, that locked a PC down to using just Windows Store apps, was confusing. “We have also heard feedback that the naming was a bit confusing for both customers and partners,” admits Befliore.
Once upon a time, the fourth Tuesday of the month was reserved by Microsoft for non-security patches. How times have changed. Yesterday, we saw a bunch of new bug warnings — including an admonition to uninstall a previous buggy .Net Preview patch — and an unexpected fourth update this month for Office 365’s reputedly stable Monthly Channel.
It’s no secret by now that Microsoft’s smartphone ambitions are basically over, with its current Windows 10 Mobile operating system barely on life support. So here’s another nail in the coffin. On Monday, Microsoft announced in a blog post that any phone running the older Windows Phone 7.5 or 8 operating systems will no longer receive push notifications. Plus, the “Find my phone” function on those operating systems will no longer work, either.