Microsoft has reportedly said that Windows 10 has been installed on 200 million devices so far worldwide.
Microsoft in 2015 made many surprising open-source and Linux related announcements. By far 2015 has been the most surprising year watching Microsoft from the Linux space.
Adobe has announced they'll be renaming Flash To Animate CC.
Opera rolled out a developer update to their web-browser update yesterday. Opera's Debian packages are finally being complemented by RPMs.
Today marks one year since Microsoft announced they would be working on open-sourcing the server-side .NET and also making .NET run on Linux and OS X. Since then, it's been one heck of a year for Microsoft on Linux.
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.
For those of you interested in the multi-platform, closed-source Vivaldi web browser "built for power users", it's now in beta.
Opera made available a new beta update to their Opera 33 web-browser this week with some updated branding and other changes for Linux users.
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.
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.
Substance Designer is a node-based texturing tool and is quite advanced software. Up to now Allegorithmic's Substance software has just been available for Windows and OS X, but now it's being ported to Linux.
Apple released OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" today as a free update for Apple computer owners. Are you interested in some fresh OS X vs. Linux benchmarks?
While the year is not close to being over yet, there's already been a surprising number of Linux and open-source related announcements made by Microsoft in 2015!
Microsoft has made public the fact they actually have their own Linux distribution... Azure Cloud Switch. They developed this Linux distribution to do networking within their Azure data centers.
The crew still working on the Opera web-browser has released version 32 of the cross-platform, Chromium-powered web browser.
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.
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.
Well, it looks like the Free Software Foundation's message about Windows 10 wasn't too effective: reportedly, as of this morning, Windows 10 has already been installed on more than 67 million PCs.
The Free Software Foundation has issued a warning this week over the newly-released Windows 10 while blasting Microsoft.
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.
Windows 10 launches today! I'm excited about this latest Microsoft operating system release, but only for running some interesting Windows vs. Linux benchmarks.
A new patent pool is forming that wants 0.5% of the gross revenue for H.265 videos from content owners and distributors.
Microsoft formally launched its Visual Studio 2015 integrated development environment today. While there isn't a Linux version of the client, from VS 2015 there is support for targeting Linux.
For those interested in the Vivaldi closed-source, cross-platform web browser, the fourth technical preview release is now available.
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.
Microsoft today announced the general availability of Word/Excel/PowerPoint for Android phones.
With Apple's WWDC event this week, they've revealed OS X 10.11 as being codenamed El Capitan. Here's some details about Apple's OS that will be competing this year with the likes of Windows 10, Fedora 23, and Ubuntu 15.10.
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.
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