Open Source Archive

Microsoft Finally Adopts The Open Document Format

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,

It Seems Munich Is Not Giving Up On Linux, After All

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

Munich Switching Back To Windows After Linux Disappointment

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

Microsoft Should Make Windows XP Open Source, Says CIA Expert

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

Russia Plans To Move Away From Microsoft Software

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

Microsoft And Google Partner Up For Open Source Projects

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

Week In Review (Jun 30 – Jul 4)

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

Open Source No Longer A Cancer As Microsoft Aims To Get Closer To Developers

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,

Week In Review (Apr 27 – May 2)

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

Microsoft Software Is Malware, Says The Free Software Foundation

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