Proprietary Software News Archives
For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft's subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source.
19 April 2015 - MS Open Tech - 35 Comments
A Microsoft Technical Fellow has publicly stated that it's "definitely possible" that all or parts of Windows could be open-sourced to better compete with Linux and the like.
3 April 2015 - "Definitely Possible" - 114 Comments
Microsoft announced their Visual Studio 2015 line-up this week, but why is it important for Linux users/developers?
2 April 2015 - Visual Studio 2015 Linux - 87 Comments
Linux users are getting frightened after yesterday's news of SecureBoot on Windows 10 potentially not being disable-able.
21 March 2015 - SecureBoot Windows 10 - 143 Comments
The latest open-sourcing at Microsoft is the opening up of MSBuild, the Microsoft Build Engine that serves as the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.
19 March 2015 - Microsoft Build System - 31 Comments
When the cross-platform Vivaldi web browser was announced last month it came with same-day Linux binaries, but initially was limited to 64-bit-only. The Vivaldi browser developers have now decided to support 32-bit Linux too.
17 February 2015 - Vivaldi On 32-bit + 64-bit - 18 Comments
Last week we covered the launch of Vivaldi, a new Chromium-powered, multi-platform web browser headed by the former CEO of Opera. In the past few days the Vivadli tech preview has been downloaded more than four hundred thousand times.
4 February 2015 - Vivaldi Tech Preview - 26 Comments
Microsoft's .NET team has announced the open-sourcing of CoreCLR, the execution engine of .NET core.
3 February 2015 - CoreCLR - 20 Comments
I watched Microsoft's Windows 10 press event today not for looking toward switching and using the Windows 8 successor but rather to see what's coming down their consumer pipeline for competition to Linux and Android.
21 January 2015 - Microsoft Windows 10 - 135 Comments
There are stable, beta, and developer updates out this week for the Linux / OS X / Windows versions of the Opera web-browser.
19 December 2014 - Opera - 4 Comments
The latest stable release of the Opera web-browser is now available and it includes an updated Linux build.
3 December 2014 - Opera 26 - 11 Comments
While Mono has been around as an open-source, unofficial .NET implementation for years on Linux, OS X, iOS, etc, Microsoft announced today they are officially open-sourcing their .NET implementation and making it cross-platform -- Microsoft explicitly mentions Linux support.
12 November 2014 - Cross-Platform, Open-Source - 99 Comments
While most were expecting "Windows 9" to be Microsoft's next operating system, they've announced today the next OS update will be Windows 10.
30 September 2014 - Windows 10 - 87 Comments
Adobe's popular Photoshop software landed on Linux sort of today with a streaming version that will be available to Chromebook users running Chrome OS.
29 September 2014 - Photoshop - 19 Comments
Following the recent Opera 25 development release for Linux users of the Blink-powered web browser, the Opera 25 Beta is now available with an updated Linux build.
15 September 2014 - Opera - 19 Comments
For those using the closed-source Opera web-browser, the development release to Opera 25 is available this week.
22 August 2014 - Opera 25 Dev - 1 Comment
Several Phoronix readers have written in this weekend to share that the Viber Linux client is finally up to par with the Windows version.
18 August 2014 - Viber 4.2 - 16 Comments
While Microsoft's Open XML (OOXML) SDK has long been publicly available, today they have finally decided to open-source this software development kit.
25 June 2014 - Open XML - 28 Comments
In early 2013 it was announced Opera would be switching to Google's Chromium Engine over its own internal web rendering engine it had been using up to that point. They switched to Google's forked WebKit engine and for about a year now have been doing new Windows releases while Linux was left out.
23 June 2014 - Opera - 25 Comments
Available today is the previously talked about big Skype release for Linux that Microsoft was promoting previously.
18 June 2014 - Skype 4.3 - 77 Comments
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