Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

Jul 2017
18

Windows 10 is failing us

While Windows 10 is arguably successful from a market share perspective, it is still failing in one big way — the user experience. Windows 8.x was an absolute disaster, and Microsoft’s latest is certainly better than that, but it is still not an enjoyable experience. Quite frankly, the people clutching to Windows 7 aren’t so crazy.

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Jul 2017
13

India is a great place for innovation: Microsoft

India is a great place for innovation and there is a lot of opportunity for Indian firms and start-ups to work with Microsoft and develop cloud-based tools and platforms for a global marketplace, according to a senior official of the software giant.

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Jul 2017
11

Microsoft will sell Office, Windows as a bundle

Microsoft announced plans on Monday to start offering Windows 10 and Office together in a single subscription service. Microsoft 365, as the service is known, will also include security and management tools and come in two flavors: one for large enterprises and the other for small-to-medium businesses.

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Jul 2017
07

Microsoft changes behavior of OneDrive on non-NTFS drives

As users on Reddit and Microsoft support forums have noted, OneDrive files cannot be saved to anything other than disks formatted for the NTFS file system. This especially has affected users who had been using SD cards to save files somewhere other than on their storage-limited laptops.

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Jul 2017
03

Microsoft is laying off ‘thousands’ of staff in a major global sales reorganization

A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay off “thousands” of staff across the world.  Earlier this weekend, the Puget Sound Business Journal, Bloomberg and The Seattle Times all reported ‘major’ layoffs related to a move to increase the emphasis on cloud services within Microsoft’s sales teams worldwide. Bloomberg said the redundancies would be “some of the most significant in the sales force in years.”

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Jul 2017
03

India Wants a Discount on Microsoft Windows

India is pressing Microsoft to offer a sharply discounted one-time deal to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country so that they can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system in the wake of ransomware attacks. If Microsoft agreed to such a discount, it could open up the global software giant to similar requests from around the world.

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