German city Munich has apparently had enough of Linux, as it has decided to move away from the open source operating system after 14 years, and now plans to get back to the Windows platform. But not before their adventure will end up costing them some €50 million. And that’s because they have to install...

Remember all that hoopla between Microsoft and the UK government on adopting the ODF standard for documents last year? Well, it seems like we finally have a resolution of the issue. Read up on that here. Basically, upon pressure by the UK government, Microsoft has decided to support the Open Document Format...

Microsoft’s prized platform, Windows, has been through much over the past few decades, but the mobile revolution has really turned things upside down for the operating system. However, according to the US government, an overwhelming majority of people still use Windows to access government websites — followed...

Bet you didn’t expect to hear about Windows XP, almost a year after retirement. Microsoft officially pulled the plug off the operating system back in April 2014. And since then it has worked with partners to upgrade all remaining computers to newer versions of its operating system. However, organizations and...

China is very much at war with Redmond. It may be a one sided affair, but the government of the country has been very aggressive in its quest to move away from Microsoft software. In fact, last we heard, not just Microsoft software, but all products carrying the Microsoft seal, including smartphones and...

I guess all the roads these past few months lead to this one reality. The Chinese government has outlined plans to remove Windows from all government computers. Instead, the country wants to focus on a locally developed operating system — development on this Linux based variant is already underway. All this...

Sure, you’re not. Chinese authorities may not like it but Microsoft enjoys a solid following in China, at least when it comes to the good old traditional PC. In fact, Windows are off to a good start there, too. Several Chinese companies have even launched highly affordable Windows 8.1 slates. However, Redmond...

The government of China started investigating Microsoft for antitrust violations a few weeks back, but there are people that believe that the inspection comes too late. Too late for it to be productive, too late for it to matter — simply at the wrong time. Things took this turn a few months ago when the...

All your base are belong to us? Well, something very similar to the timeless meme. Microsoft continues its legal battle against the US government for email privacy. This time however, the company is saying that all your email belongs to you, not us. Microsoft repeated this stance in a recent blog post, which...

The Chinese odyssey coming to an end? For Microsoft and Google both? The country is ready to develop its own homegrown smartphone OS in order to take on Android. Windows 8 installation is already banned on government PCs in China, which is a sure blow to Microsoft. To make matters worse, the company is being...