The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Windows 11 is still one of the hottest topics in the world of technology. A few days after we reported on a new video which discusses the Windows 11 upgrade in more detail, Microsoft has now dealt with the reactions from countless upset customers. Apart from the fact that Windows 11’s system requirements cannot be bypassed in the final release version of the operating system, the tone in which Microsoft has addressed the issue so far has been met with anger.
Gaming on Linux is still niche, but the number of users doing so has recently shot up, according to Valve’s Steam. In July, the market share for Linux-based gaming on Steam reached the 1% threshold after three years of remaining at the 0.8 to 0.9% range. GamingOnLinux noticed the sudden increase through Steam’s hardware and software survey, which regularly polls users to see what platforms they use to game.
Amazon’s AWS cloud computing arm has made changes to its WorkSpaces virtualization service ahead of the launch of Windows 365. An update to the AWS service has introduced support for access via web browser, bringing it closer in line with Microsoft’s new offering, with which the company will soon be required to compete.
Microsoft has shared a workaround for a Windows 10 zero-day vulnerability (dubbed SeriousSAM) that can let attackers gain admin rights on vulnerable systems and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. As BleepingComputer previously reported, a local elevation of privilege bug found in recently released Windows versions allows users with low privileges to access sensitive Registry database files.
Microsoft has its own Linux distribution and, yes, you can download, install and run it. In fact, you may want to do just that. CBL-Mariner is not a Linux desktop. Like Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s first specialized Linux distro, which is used for securing edge computing services, it’s a server-side Linux.