The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Microsoft has released the April edition of its monthly security update, this time addressing a total of 63 CVE-listed vulnerabilities. This month’s update includes critical fixes for the usual suspects: Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Office, as well as one flaw Redmond previously fixed with an unscheduled update. You should install these fixes as soon as you can, if your system hasn’t already.
Microsoft Office 365 is up and running after an outage on Friday that left users without email throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Account holders who tried to access email reportedly were informed: “Service is temporarily unavailable. Please retry later.” The UK appeared to be especially hard-hit.
WSL is effectively a layer that translates applications’ Linux kernel system calls into something Windows 10 understands, allowing programs – such as Bash and sed – built for the open-source operating system to run on Win 10. It has been embraced by developers who might otherwise have jumped platform.