I used to say that Microsoft would release a Microsoft desktop Linux -- MS-Linux or Lindows -- when pigs fly. Lately, though, I've been hearing oinking from the sky. Here's why.First, Microsoft has been embracing Linux and open-source for years now. I mean, on Azure, the top operating system is now -- drumroll please -- Linux. Microsoft now lets Linux companies use its patents for free. And the Redmond giant has already released its own Linux distro in Linux-based Azure Sphere. read this Microsoft's love affair with Linux deepens After testing the waters for years, Microsoft has launched its first service, Azure Cloud Switch, that's based on Linux. Read More Now, you might say, "You've been drinking too much cider, sjvn! Those are all enterprise and cloud moves." True, but remember Microsoft now enables you to run many Linux distros within Windows using Hyper-V and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). In 2017, we were already seeing what I called the year of Linux on the … [Read more...] about MS-Linux? Lindows? Could Microsoft release a desktop Linux?
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Windows 10 Microsoft to unify search across Windows 10, Office 365 and Bing with Microsoft Search Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone Windows 10 1803 login problems? Microsoft has finally fixed them Microsoft's Windows Admin Center graphical management tool version 1809 is generally available Microsoft is giving enterprise customers a new option to download smaller Windows 10 feature update packages for distribution, which should translate into significant bandwidth savings.Until now, the Windows 10 feature update downloads have been about 4.8GB because Microsoft releases the x64 and x86 versions bundled as a single download. There's now going to be x64-only package option that's about 2.6GB in size, saving customers about 2.2GB on the previous bundled download size.These slimmed down x64-only updates will be available as of September 27 for customers updating systems to Windows 10, versions 1703, 1709, and 1803. A x64-only feature … [Read more...] about Windows 10: We’re cutting download sizes with smaller x64 option, says Microsoft
It’s not a stretch to assume you probably use Gmail—it seems like most of the world does, these days. That reality has created consternation over some of the recent privacy and security-related changes to Gmail and Google Chrome. This isn’t a sudden pivot. For years, Gmail and Chrome have been changing from what were once some of the most flexible and open internet tools out there, to something more closed-off—and, in some cases, less secure. These privacy concerns are part of an era of data security risks that go deeper than just Google, and for some, it’s a question of privacy from various government agencies. However, creepy and concerning as the government having access to our data may be, most people aren’t on the NSA’s radar. And if they are, it won’t matter what email service you use. Instead, the real threats to most people’s privacy are businesses and private entities that want to buy, sell, and mine your data. Let’s … [Read more...] about Ditch Gmail With These Alternatives
Windows 10 Microsoft to unify search across Windows 10, Office 365 and Bing with Microsoft Search Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone Windows 10 1803 login problems? Microsoft has finally fixed them Microsoft's Windows Admin Center graphical management tool version 1809 is generally available It looks like the latest Windows 10 preview build 17763 for Fast and Slow ring insiders is the one Microsoft will be sharing with PC OEMs as the official RTM, or release to manufacturer build, and will become Windows 10 version 1809. That's if the once-prolific Windows leaker Wzor is correct. Several reports point to a tweet from Wzor earlier this week claiming that Microsoft had on September 21 signed off on build 17763 as the final release for OEMs. And Windows fans digging around the latest version of the WindowsUpdateBox have found it contains an XML file with the string 'PublishedMedia id="2072" release="20181002 RS5 RTM WU', … [Read more...] about Windows 10 October 2018 Update: New clues 17763 is final build, plus launch date
Windows 10 Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Could build 17763 be the final release? Windows 10 1809: Microsoft reveals features it's dropping in October 2018 Update Microsoft Managed Desktop plan turns Windows 10 device management over to Microsoft FragmentSmack vulnerability also affects Windows, but Microsoft patched it Microsoft is preparing to rerelease a two-year old update for Windows 7 that's necessary to avoid 'error 0x8000FFFF' when installing its latest security updates. If your organization's Windows 7 PCs failed to install Microsoft's two most recent monthly rollup updates or the September security-only update, it's because the affected systems were missing a servicing stack update (SSU) that Microsoft released in October 2016. It seems this happened due to Microsoft's patching nomenclature. That 2016 update, KB 3177467, was a 'full servicing stack update' for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Microsoft labeled it as 'critical' but didn't classify it as a 'security' … [Read more...] about Windows update problems: Microsoft reveals why recent patches broke some PCs