Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft antitrust complaint
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Vole agrees to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users


Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has withdrawn antitrust complaints against Microsoft.

Microsoft forced into more chip development
Published in Processors


All the AI stuff

It is starting to look like there will be a new kid on the chip block, as Microsoft is being forced to hone skills of its own.

Python is top programming language
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Monday, 24 July 2017 06:00

Python is top programming language


At least according to the IEEE

 IEEE Spectrum's annual report on the top programming languages has decided that Python is the top programming language.

Industry giants back Apple in Qualcomm case
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Trust me, we’re industry giants

A group that represents industry giants has sided with Apple fighting a legal case Qualcomm has made has sent the US International Trade Commission (ITC) comments that take the side of the fruity cargo cult.

Microsoft moves US jobs to China
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Microsoft moves US jobs to China


Global outsourcing is continuing to Make America grate again

While the US right wing press has been claiming that Donald Trump is bringing jobs back to America, it is starting to look like this is all spin.

Microsoft’s typeface at centre of government corruption case
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High calibri row


A typeface which was created in 2004 and made a default option on PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and WordPad by Microsoft in 2007, is currently sitting at the centre of a corruption investigation involving Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores


The more cores and the slower the mouse gets


Tech blogger Bruce Dawson has discovered that 24-core (48-thread) Windows 10 rig was having problems everytime he built Chrome.

Microsoft snuggles Office and Windows in a bundle
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Until an anti-trust complaint surfaces 

Microsoft announced plans to start offering Windows 10 and Office together in a single subscription service.

Microsoft’s OneDrive ignores Fat people
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Fat-wah issued on older file systems 

OneDrive users around the world have been upset Microsoft's cloud file syncing and storage system has suddenly stopped working with anything other than disks formatted with the NTFS file system.

EU delivers a nightmare to disposable electronics
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You will have to make it fixable

The EU Parliament is about to tell makers of badly made electronics which are designed not to last past the warranty date that their products will have to last longer and be fixable.