Windows 8 has its share of fans and detractors. But Mark Shuttleworth has often praised Microsoft’s new platform. And once again, the Linux guru had some wholesome good words for the operating system in a recent interview. Speaking of which, the platform has had it tough ever since release — even as Windows 8...

Windows 8 is battling a number of forces and factors, one of which is its battle with Linux. The freeware platform is steadily becoming more and more user friendly, so much so that users are starting to take notice. Linux companies and even gaming platforms like Steam have taken the opportunity created by the...

Add another one to the list. The never-ending battle of free open source software versus propriety solutions continues, this time with a brand new victory for Microsoft. An Australian banking organization by the name of Members Equity Bank is the latest in the list of companies that have decided to pick...

Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break. First it was the European Commission that handed a hefty fine to the company for failing to provide a browser ballot screen, and now Linux users are in on the fun. The software giant is now facing legal action in Europe, after a Linux user group decided to sue the...

Got to hand it to the Chinese when it comes to getting things done! Latest reports suggest that Microsoft is set to face some intense competition in the world’s most populous country soon. Windows is the most popular operating system in China, but the local government there has signed a deal with Canonical...

Perhaps the biggest threat for most cloud service providers (this side of Windows Azure) is the ever looming competitive threat posed by Amazon’s cloud computing service. Amazon has made a fortune out of selling products and services at razor thin margins. Early this week it did again what it does best — the...

The quest for a Linux operating system dual booting on a Windows 8 PC apparently took another hit recently. There actually are two solutions for this, one from the Linux Foundation, and another that is being developed by Linux programmer Matthew Garret. Both are in early stages of development, and the latest...

While the Surface Pro may not exactly be hogging up store shelves in retail outlets right now, it surely has dominated the headlines this week. The news did not stop there though — in between we heard several bits about the rumored Windows Blue, and Redmond products Skype, as well as Outlook.com. Here is a...

Four months after the release, Windows 8 remains as dividing a product as any in the technology world. All the while Microsoft has remained steadfast in claiming that its latest and greatest is a user-friendly operating system. But industry experts have held opposing views, with many blasting the OS for...

The city of Munich in Germany began an effort in 2003 to migrate 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees from Windows NT to free and open source software. In doing so, they chose a Linux distribution (named LiMux) based on Ubuntu, with a KDE interface. Despite Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer...