Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Microsoft

Microsoft Only Singles Out *Linux* As "Infringing On Its Patents"

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft

penguinpetes.com: Funny how it's always Linux which Microsoft is alleging is infringing on Microsoft's patent portfolio, isn't it? Not FreeBSD, not OpenBSD, not NetBSD, not Solaris (open or closed), not Plan Nine From Bell Labs, not ReactOS, not Minix, not GNU-HURD, not any of the flavors of proprietary Unix.

What is in those Microsoft Linux patent agreements?

Filed under
Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: I want to look at a different question today. Why are so many smart companies signing up with these agreements? What is in them?

Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

Filed under
Microsoft
  • Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?
  • Microsoft Cross-Licensing Tactic May Get Teeth Pulled Soon

Microsoft's FUD goes mobile

Filed under
Microsoft
  • Microsoft's FUD goes mobile
  • HTC signs patent deal with Microsoft for Android

Windows Malware: The final straw that broke the penguin's back

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.com/perlow: It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.

Security FUD In Action: Not Windows' Fault, Nope, Not at All

Filed under
Microsoft

linuxtoday.com/blog: The game of giving Microsoft a free pass on security flaws continues, despite the rapid growth of the world wide botnet and more Windows exploits roaming the planet than ever.

"Microsoft decision puts public libraries at risk"

Filed under
Linux
Microsoft

goodbyemicrosoft.net: People who manage public computers face daunting security and anti-malware threats. Microsoft acknowledged this fact when it introduced Windows SteadyState, an add-on for Windows XP and, later, Vista. However, not only is SteadyState incompatible with Win7, Microsoft says it has no plans to introduce a Windows 7-compatible version.

Microsoft Uses 'Free' To Challenge Open Source

Filed under
Microsoft
OSS

earthweb.com: Microsoft has been busy these past few days reminding the world that it really is an organization of monstrous proportions and its tendrils reach from the humblest consumer desktop right up to the level of super-computing. Its message is clear:

Microsoft to develop own open source platform

Filed under
Microsoft

linux-magazine.com: Open source developer at Microsoft, Garrett Serack announced today plans to bring a native running open source platform to Windows.

OOXML heading for failure

Filed under
Microsoft
  • ISO OOXML convener: Microsoft's format "heading for failure"
  • Fifth Anniversary of ODF is May 1st
  • Microsoft Fails the Standards Test
Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Red Hat and Fedora

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Unity 8, Mir, Snappy & Other Focuses For Next Week's Ubuntu UOS-1605
    Next week is UOS-1605: the latest Ubuntu Online Summit where planning will take place for Ubuntu 16.10, the Yakkety Yak release. The UOS-1605 schedule is beginning to fill up for this event running from Tuesday (3 May) to Thursday (5 May). To not much surprise, the big topics are about Snappy for package manager, Mir, and the next-generation Unity 8 desktop with the overall convergence focus. Here are some of the highlights for the events on the schedule right now.
  • UK-based Entroware launches 14 inch Ubuntu laptop with Intel Skylake
    Entroware is one of a handful of companies that exclusively sells computers that are pre-loaded with Linux-based operating systems. And the UK-based company has just added a new model to its lineup.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak — Release Date, Features, Live ISO Build Download
    Canonical has officially started the development cycle of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. As we move ahead with the development, we’ll be knowing more about the new changes and big features of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. Meanwhile, if you are willing to adopt the upcoming iteration of Ubuntu, you can download the Live ISO Builds.