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 in its...

False alarm, people. It appears that the city of Munich, the pioneer of the transition from Windows to open source, is not actually giving up on Linux. At least not yet. News that came out earlier this week suggested otherwise. Instead, after 10 years of using the open source operating system, the city council is only...

Rewind the clock back to 2004, if you will, when the city of Munich decided to renounce the Windows platform and replaced it with Linux. City officials cited a number of reasons for this switch. The most important of these being the perception that the open source operating system would be cheaper than, what they...

Hmmm, now where have I heard this before? Windows XP, the fan favorite classic, is not getting any more security updates, and this has been the case since April this year. But the fact is that this operating system is still powering some 25% of computers worldwide, many of them government, business and industrial...

First China. Then South Korea. And now Russia. The Russian government has been in the news these past few months for a variety of reasons, and now you can add another one to the list. Basically, politics is, once again, being mixed with computing technology. A new bill is being drafted in the country that aims to push...

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...

A curious week for Microsoft, one with setbacks, bans and bugs aplenty. In fact, you would have to think real hard to point to a more downbeat one in recent memory. From a few bans in China to governments planning to switch top open source, to cancelled tablets and WiFi issues, and declining market shares. The...

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...

Another glorious week for Microsoft comes to an end, and it sure was full of things that make the technology world go around. You know, stuff like declining market share statistics, lingering lawsuit wins, hints about upcoming products, and well, surprise security patches for retired operating systems. The highlights...

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...