Alternative thoughts on “open source” software from Microsoft

cool_penguin_smallProbably all of the Linux and open source related magazines have a common article today: Microsoft open sources Visual Studio Code. Many of them have omitted the “Code” part of it making the serious mistake of misleading users to think Microsoft’s Visual Studio source code is open now. It’s not. Continue reading Alternative thoughts on “open source” software from Microsoft

France votes for open source, Govt. not keen

opensource_compAfter India, it seems the French are the next in queue favouring open source for the government administrative offices. The results of a public consultation on France’s Digital Republic bill came out after 20 days of public voting and debate. 147,710 votes were cast, 8501 proposals received and 21,330 participants were engaged. Continue reading France votes for open source, Govt. not keen

Indian Govt. adopts open source

opensource_compIn a historic decision, the Indian Government has adopted open source for its public offices. With acclaimed Indian organizations like C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) and IIT Chennai working on Debian based distro BOSS Linux and states like Tamil Nadu already advocating open source for a while, this was inevitable. The policy has been published by the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology today. Continue reading Indian Govt. adopts open source

Flash flashes again, it’s an ugly sight

flash_compAdobe has announced a new critical security vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645) and it looks ugly. A “successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system” and this time it has already been used for “limited, targeted attacks” exploits as per the report. Continue reading Flash flashes again, it’s an ugly sight

Ubuntu OOBE to be revamped

First impressions matter! From that perspective the Ubuntu OOBE from Ubiquity has done well. However, it has been there for years and probably users are looking for something newer, faster and sleek. The good news is, Canonical knows this and is working on a new design for the Ubuntu installer interface. Continue reading Ubuntu OOBE to be revamped