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Proprietary Software News Archives

Windows 10 To Be A Free Upgrade: What Linux Users Need To Know

I watched Microsoft's Windows 10 press event today not for looking toward switching and using the Windows 8 successor but rather to see what's coming down their consumer pipeline for competition to Linux and Android.
21 January 2015 - Microsoft Windows 10 - 135 Comments

Opera Browser Puts Out Linux Updates For The Holidays

There are stable, beta, and developer updates out this week for the Linux / OS X / Windows versions of the Opera web-browser.
19 December 2014 - Opera - 4 Comments

Opera 26 Stable Now Available For Linux

The latest stable release of the Opera web-browser is now available and it includes an updated Linux build.
3 December 2014 - Opera 26 - 11 Comments

Microsoft To Open-Source .NET, Bring It Officially To Linux

While Mono has been around as an open-source, unofficial .NET implementation for years on Linux, OS X, iOS, etc, Microsoft announced today they are officially open-sourcing their .NET implementation and making it cross-platform -- Microsoft explicitly mentions Linux support.
12 November 2014 - Cross-Platform, Open-Source - 99 Comments

Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu

While most were expecting "Windows 9" to be Microsoft's next operating system, they've announced today the next OS update will be Windows 10.
30 September 2014 - Windows 10 - 87 Comments

Adobe Brings Streaming Photoshop To Chromebooks

Adobe's popular Photoshop software landed on Linux sort of today with a streaming version that will be available to Chromebook users running Chrome OS.
29 September 2014 - Photoshop - 19 Comments

Opera 25 Beta Has Bookmarks & Linux Support

Following the recent Opera 25 development release for Linux users of the Blink-powered web browser, the Opera 25 Beta is now available with an updated Linux build.
15 September 2014 - Opera - 19 Comments

Opera 25 Development Release For Linux

For those using the closed-source Opera web-browser, the development release to Opera 25 is available this week.
22 August 2014 - Opera 25 Dev - 1 Comment

Viber 4.2 Finally Released For Linux

Several Phoronix readers have written in this weekend to share that the Viber Linux client is finally up to par with the Windows version.
18 August 2014 - Viber 4.2 - 16 Comments

Microsoft Open-Sources Its OOXML SDK

While Microsoft's Open XML (OOXML) SDK has long been publicly available, today they have finally decided to open-source this software development kit.
25 June 2014 - Open XML - 28 Comments

Opera 24 On Chromium Now Available For Linux

In early 2013 it was announced Opera would be switching to Google's Chromium Engine over its own internal web rendering engine it had been using up to that point. They switched to Google's forked WebKit engine and for about a year now have been doing new Windows releases while Linux was left out.
23 June 2014 - Opera - 25 Comments

Skype 4.3 For Linux Released With Updated UI

Available today is the previously talked about big Skype release for Linux that Microsoft was promoting previously.
18 June 2014 - Skype 4.3 - 77 Comments

Microsoft Reportedly Releasing A New Skype For Linux Soon

At long last it looks like there could be a major update to the Skype Linux client after its been stagnate recently under Microsoft's control compared to the advancing Skype Windows client.
24 May 2014 - Skype - 50 Comments

Microsoft ASP.NET vNext Is Open-Source, Runs On Linux

Microsoft announced .NET vNext and ASP.NET vNext at their TechEd North America conference today. ASP.NET vNext is the next-generation version of their server-side Web application framework and it's now cloud-oriented. Microsoft is supporting ASP.NET vNext under Linux via Mono.
12 May 2014 - ASP.NET vNext - 73 Comments

Kingsoft Office Is Still Being Ported To Linux

While LibreOffice is currently the most popular office suite on Linux and there's countless of other open-source office / word processor suites out there, one of the longest standing proprietary office suites is still being ported to Linux as well as BSD.
7 May 2014 - Kingsoft - 15 Comments

Microsoft Releases Skype For Linux 4.2, Has Bug-Fixes

Microsoft has finally done the Skype for Linux 4.2 update, which rolls in a bunch of bug-fixes but still doesn't put the Linux Skype client on par with OS X or Windows.
21 May 2013 - Skype 4.2 - 41 Comments

Opera Confirms It's Betting On WebKit, Chromium

Opera will slowly be moving away from its own Presto rendering engine for its closed-source multi-platform web-browser in favor of using the WebKit rendering engine and is also beginning to back Google's Chromium project.
13 February 2013 - Advances - 37 Comments

Opera To Release WebKit-Based Web Browser

Next month Opera will be rolling out "Opera Ice", a new web-browser for smart-phones and tablets. This mobile Opera browser won't be built on their Presto engine but rather the popular WebKit engine. Initially this WebKit-browser is just targeting the mobile space but it's expected to eventually land on the desktop too.
19 January 2013 - Opera WebKit - 16 Comments

Nero CD/DVD Burning Software On Linux Is Dead

As was raised earlier today within the Phoronix Forums, the Nero CD/DVD burning software for Linux is dead.
18 July 2012 - No Point - 74 Comments

Lightspark Now Handles Desktop AIR Applications

For kicking off the new week there is a major new release of the Lightspark open-source Flash Player. Lightspark 0.6.0.1 offers up a lot of goodies.
11 June 2012 - Lightspark Flash Player - 11 Comments

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