Linux, Open Source, & anti Microsoft news

Mar 2017
24

Windows 10 – how to TURN OFF Microsoft’s creepy keylogger

Windows 10 were outraged earlier this week when it was revealed that Microsoft had secretly been tracking everything they wrote using their devices. An investigation found that a secret keylogger service was automatically enabled on all Windows 10 devices by default. Microsoft says the feature tracks “your typing and handwriting info to improve typing and writing services”, but many users were understandably unhappy.

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Mar 2017
23

Linux-using mates gone AWOL? Netflix just added Linux support

If your Linux-using mates suddenly disappear for a day or two, we can explain why: Netflix has just revealed it’s fully and formally available on the OS.  As the streamer points out, Chrome’s worked for in-browser playback since 2014. But not officially.  As of Tuesday, however, “users of Firefox can also enjoy Netflix on Linux.”

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Mar 2017
17

Microsoft Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Windows Vista

One of Microsoft’s most despised operating systems will finally be laid to rest soon.  Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Vista after April 11, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. That means users will no longer receive security updates and will not have access to Microsoft’s support team to address their troubles.

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Mar 2017
10

Microsoft: Users Locked Out of Accounts Tuesday

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) was hit with an outage early Tuesday morning that prevented users from accessing a host of applications and services including Xbox, Skype and Outlook. Many Microsoft customers in Western Europe and the Eastern U.S. were greeted with a message that their account wasn’t active when they tried to log on.

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