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Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Features
by Simon Brew
Changes at the top of Microsoft generated excitement at the start of the year. Not with Simon, though…

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Features
by Simon Brew
When a big store is selling a support package because you’ve ‘chosen’ Windows 8, then there’s surely a huge problem, argues Simon

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Features
by Simon Brew
Should a good software update always leave a way back, wonders Simon…

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Features
by Rob Zwetsloot
The free software desktop has lacked the controlled minimalism and polish of Apple, or even Microsoft, but gains (or suffers) from a plurality of options…

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Reviews
Programming
by Rob Zwetsloot
Microsoft is once again trying to show it will play nice with open source by adding support to Git in the next TFS update

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Reviews
by Rob Zwetsloot
Microsoft continues to surprise the open-source community by allowing specific distros on their proprietary cloud service

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Reviews
by Simon Brew
The software ecosystem has interesting tentacles, says Simon Brew, as he investigates the trend of selling icons onto increasingly bloated Windows computers…

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Reviews
by Richard Hillesley
Few web video standards are truly open or free, and the major players have no interest in pushing them, says Richard Hillesley…

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Reviews
by Rob Zwetsloot
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc, a surprising new subsidiary from the folk at Redmond, has been created to work on open source projects.

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Reviews
by Rob Zwetsloot
The Linux Foundation is releasing its annual Linux Development report today, with increases in overall activity, paid development, and Microsoft’s involvement detailed

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Reviews
by Richard Hillesley
Every other year there is a fresh commitment that open source solutions will be preferred for government funded projects, and that open standards will be adopted ‘wherever possible’. The logic for these decisions is well understood, but is soon forgotten when the monopoly comes calling, says Richard Hillesley…

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Reviews
by Rory MacDonald
Novell has completed a final deal, selling the company, including its SUSE Linux business, to Attachmate for $2.2bn. US Jobs Axed as SUSE Linux Moved Back to German HQ…

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