If BiglyBT isn’t the best then, it’s mighty close. What with its open source nature, lack of bloats, and being free of ads. Even the name is funky. BiglyBT, developed by former Vuze developers, has just marked its arrival. As the website details, this is a multiplatform solution, licensed under GPL. The team has based...

Open source is steadily gaining acceptance at Redmond, and Microsoft have become a fair bit more interested in such software. A new initiative has the company partnering up with long term rival Google. Both companies have joined forces in a new partnership to bring more open source software to the Azure platform — and...

South Korea has become the latest country to outline plans to move away from Microsoft software in the near future, and go for open source entirely in government organizations. This report says that the retirement of Windows XP is actually playing a part here. A government statement that was rolled out during the...

Open source software. Microsoft has been locked in, what seems like, a never ending battle with free and open source applications. But things are escalating fast now that Google has jumped in. The search engine giant has been pushing its weight towards open source alternatives, in what is clearly a bet to move...

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer might have called Linux a cancer that attached itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches, but the company seems to have embraced the concept in recent times. In fact, when it comes to the Azure platform, Redmond is more than willing to get closer to developers...

The devil, often times, is in the details. And when it comes to details, the Free Software Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports the free software movement, is taking no prisoners. They have just deemed all Microsoft software as malware — good thing that Redmond is branching into the hardware side of...

Keep your shirt on, people, it’s just the earliest versions! But a good gesture is a good gesture, and this is something that technology enthusiasts and nostalgic programmers will appreciate. Redmond announced that it is releasing the original source code for MS-DOS 1.1 and 2.0, along with Word for Windows 1.1a, to...