Category: Operating Systems

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft fixes 87 bugs in October 2020 Patch Tuesday

October 14, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Microsoft has broken its long-running streak of bumper Patch Tuesday updates with a more slimline – in comparison with recent months – October 2020 release, containing fixes for 87 vulnerabilities, 11 of them rated as critical. As ever, the October […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Windows XP source code leaks online

September 25, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft’s source code for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 has leaked online. Torrent files for both operating systems’ source code have been published on various file sharing sites this week. It’s the first time source code for Windows XP […]

Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Microsoft to Contribute to Java on Windows and Mac ARM

September 22, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft, Azul, and other community members are collaborating to port OpenJDK to MacOS and Windows on the AArch64 chipset. This work coincides with the upcoming availability of ARM-based Macs and aims to have a supported OpenJDK build in approximate alignment […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft patches two zero-days with active exploits

August 12, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Microsoft has addressed a total of 120 new vulnerabilities in yet another mammoth Patch Tuesday update, including two critical zero-days that are already being taken advantage of in the wild, and 17 more critical bugs. August 2020’s Patch Tuesday list […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft ports open source Java to Windows 10 on ARM

July 13, 2020

Via: Info World

Microsoft’s Java Engineering Group has reported progress in porting OpenJDK, or open source Java, to Windows 10 on ARM64-based devices, having completed the first phase of the initiative in late June. The company’s initial changes are being upstreamed to the […]

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Microsoft acquires software company to work on Android for Surface Duo and successor Surface Duo V2

July 7, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Microsoft has now taken over the Romanian operations of the Finnish company Movial which was apparently helping it with Android development for the Surface Duo. The acquisition is a sign that the company is serious about cracking the smartphone market, […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft announces new Windows 10 Start menu design and updated Alt-Tab

July 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is introducing a new Windows 10 Start menu design that will de-emphasize its Live Tiles. The software giant first hinted at the refreshed design earlier this year, and it’s arriving for Windows 10 testers today. “We are freshening up […]

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Microsoft’s new Windows File Recovery tool lets you retrieve deleted documents

June 29, 2020

Via: Verge

Microsoft is releasing its own Windows File Recovery tool, designed to retrieve files you’ve mistakenly deleted. Windows File Recovery is a command line app that will recover a variety of files and documents from local hard drives, USB drives, and […]

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Amazon Releases AWS Amplify iOS and Android into General Availability

June 9, 2020

Via: nfoQ

Recently, Amazon announced the general availability (GA) of Amplify iOS and Amplify Android, which are both part of the open-source Amplify Framework. Amplify iOS and Amplify Android include libraries and tools, allowing mobile developers to build scalable and secure cloud-powered […]

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Microsoft is blocking the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on lots of devices

June 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is preventing a large number of devices from updating to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. While the software company released the update last week, Microsoft has quietly acknowledged that there are a number of known issues preventing the […]