Proprietary Software News Archives
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 - 36 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
Microsoft's Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company

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
Microsoft Open-Sources MSBuild Engine

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
Vivaldi Browser Decides To Support 32-Bit Linux

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

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