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Microsoft thows Linux a life saver
Published in News
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:38

Microsoft thows Linux a life saver


Just as it did with Apple

Software king of the world Microsoft is helping the open saucy Linux by making shedloads of patents available to the movement to protect them from patent trolls.

Phone vendors are not updating their Linux kernels
Published in Mobiles


Pop goes the kernel

Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has warned that despite developer efforts, security problems can persist thanks to outside vendors beyond their control.

Azure dominated by Linux
Published in Cloud
Friday, 28 September 2018 10:33

Azure dominated by Linux


How Vole quit worrying and learnt to love the penguin

Software King of the World Microsoft's flagship Azure product is mostly used in Linux boxes.

Germans swing another putsch against Linux
Published in News


More Lebensraum for Microsoft

The German state of Lower Saxony is set to follow Munich in migrating thousands of official computers away from Linux to Microsoft's Windows.

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:01

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel


To run secure IoT – not bad for what it used to call "cancer"

Software king of the world Microsoft has knocked up its own version of the Linux kernal to run a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices.

Linux driver reveals Vega 20
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:33

Linux driver reveals Vega 20


That is the Vega 7nm

Many of our colleagues were excited to see the confirmation of the existence of the chip called Vega 20. This is what AMD introduced back in January as the Vega 7nm, and it is a compute chip.  

GNU developer abandons action against Geniatech
Published in News


GNU troll back down is a victory for open sauce

Former Linux developer Patrick McHardy dropped his Gnu General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) violation case against Geniatech in a German court this week.

Barcelona becomes the poster child for Linux
Published in News


Taking Munich’s crown

The City of Barcelona is migrating its computer systems away from Windows making it the poster child for Open Source rather than Munich which is frantically trying to migrate back.

Intel stuff-up forces redesign of Windows and Linux
Published in PC Hardware


Processors to take a 5-30 percent performance hit while AMD is laughing

It seems that Intel has forced Windows and Linux developers to come up with a software patch to cover a design flaw in its processors.

Linux still rules supercomputing
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:35

Linux still rules supercomputing


It is running on to 500 machines

Looking at the November 2017 TOP500 Supercomputer list one thing is particularly clear – the open saucy Linux is king.