Proprietary Software News Archives
Running Some Fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux Graphics/Gaming Benchmarks

My most recent Windows 10 benchmarks compared to Linux were some NVIDIA numbers from early August. With the ever-advancing state of Linux graphics on both the open and closed-source driver fronts, I've started this week with doing another fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux performance comparison for Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.

6 November 2015 - Windows 10 Testing - 21 Comments
Vivaldi Web Browser Now In Beta

For those of you interested in the multi-platform, closed-source Vivaldi web browser "built for power users", it's now in beta.

3 November 2015 - Vivaldi Browser - 8 Comments
Mono-Focused Xamarin Buys Out RoboVM

Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman's Xamarin company, which continues to focus on Mono solutions especially for C# apps iOS and Android, has acquired RoboVM.

21 October 2015 - Xamarin + RoboVM - 15 Comments
Microsoft Publishes Early OpenSSH For Windows Code

As the next step after announcing their intentions to support SSH on Windows and making a sizable donation to OpenBSD/OpenSSH, Microsoft has now released early code for implementing OpenSSH on Windows within PowerShell.

20 October 2015 - OpenSSH Windows - 24 Comments
Microsoft Officially Announces VP9 Support In Edge

Last week it was mentioned that Microsoft would support VP9 and other open-source codecs within their new Edge web-browser. Today there's an interesting blog post from Microsoft about their support for Google's VP9 video codec.

8 September 2015 - Microsoft VP9 Win - 37 Comments
Opera Browser Company May Sell Itself Off

This probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Norway-based Opera Software is considering a sale of the company with multiple parties supposedly being interested in this web-focused Oslo outfit.

8 August 2015 - Opera Web-Browser - 23 Comments
The Phoronix Test Suite Is Running On Windows 10

I've been playing with Windows 10 since yesterday... I must applaud Microsoft that it's a heck of a lot better than Windows 8, as the Windows 10 desktop experience is alright and Edge is nicer than Internet Explorer, but I still don't have any intentions on switching back to Windows this lifetime.

30 July 2015 - Windows 10 First Experience - 27 Comments
Adobe Releases Flash Version Update NOW

Over the last week security researchers have been combing through the 400-gigabyte treasure trove of documents from The Hacking Team's hacked servers. The Hacking Team is an Italian based company that specializes in de-anonymization, decryption, and other subversive technologies such as sanctioned spyware that they sell to nation states world-wide.

15 July 2015 - Adobe Flash - 52 Comments
Microsoft Will Start Supporting SSH For Windows Systems

Microsoft announced today they will begin contributing to the OpenSSH project, as well as enabling PowerShell to be a native SSH client. In the Windows world it has been traditional to use a program such as PuTTY to remotely manage Unix boxes from Windows clients, but no more.

2 June 2015 - Windows OpenSSH - 28 Comments
Microsoft To Release Windows 10 On 29 July

Microsoft announced this morning that Windows 10 will be officially released on 29 July. I'm excited! Only to run benchmarks and see how the performance compares to various Linux distributions...

1 June 2015 - Windows 10 Release Date - 25 Comments
Microsoft Releases New Code IDE For Linux!

At Microsoft's BUILD Conference today they released Visual Studio Code, a new IDE for developing web and cloud applications. Most interestingly, Visual Studio Code is natively running on Linux!

29 April 2015 - Microsoft Visual Studio Code - 37 Comments

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