Proprietary Software News Archives
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
Vivaldi Browser Downloaded More Than 400k Times So Far

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 To Open-Source .NET, Bring It Officially To Linux

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
Opera 24 On Chromium Now Available For Linux

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
Microsoft ASP.NET vNext Is Open-Source, Runs On Linux

Microsoft announced .NET vNext and ASP.NET vNext at their TechEd North America conference today. ASP.NET vNext is the next-generation version of their server-side Web application framework and it's now cloud-oriented. Microsoft is supporting ASP.NET vNext under Linux via Mono.

12 May 2014 - ASP.NET vNext - 73 Comments
Kingsoft Office Is Still Being Ported To Linux

While LibreOffice is currently the most popular office suite on Linux and there's countless of other open-source office / word processor suites out there, one of the longest standing proprietary office suites is still being ported to Linux as well as BSD.

7 May 2014 - Kingsoft - 15 Comments
Opera Confirms It's Betting On WebKit, Chromium

Opera will slowly be moving away from its own Presto rendering engine for its closed-source multi-platform web-browser in favor of using the WebKit rendering engine and is also beginning to back Google's Chromium project.

13 February 2013 - Advances - 37 Comments
Opera To Release WebKit-Based Web Browser

Next month Opera will be rolling out "Opera Ice", a new web-browser for smart-phones and tablets. This mobile Opera browser won't be built on their Presto engine but rather the popular WebKit engine. Initially this WebKit-browser is just targeting the mobile space but it's expected to eventually land on the desktop too.

19 January 2013 - Opera WebKit - 16 Comments

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