Microsoft has been one of the top contributors in Open Source Projects recently.
Things seems to have taken a 360 degree turn as about 15 years ago, Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer dubbed Linux as 'Cancer'. "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." - he said back in 2001 in an interview.
However, Microsoft has evolved a lot under current CEO, Satya Nadella. In recent times, Microsoft has been adopting open source projects a lot. In fact it is one of the top organisation to have contributed on Github. Also, the Redmont based company had earlier released the open source .NET Core 1.0. Further, Microsoft has also built Canonical's Ubuntu distribution into Windows 10. Not only this, it also brought SQL Server to Linux and has also collaborated with Red Hat, SUSE and many more.
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation said in a Press Release - "Microsoft has grown and matured in its use of and contributions to open source technology. The company has become an enthusiastic supporter of Linux and of open source and a very active member of many important projects. Membership is an important step for Microsoft, but also for the open source community at large, which stands to benefit from the company's expanding range of contributions."
On the other hand, Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group quoted in a Press Release - "The Linux Foundation is home not only to Linux, but many of the community's most innovative open source projects. We are excited to join The Linux Foundation and partner with the community to help developers capitalize on the shift to intelligent cloud and mobile experiences."
Microsoft has partnered with likes of Dell, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS and HP to make affordable VR headsets that interestingly are capable of mixed reality.
All the accessories are already up for pre-order and will start shipping on November 10th.
he Surface Studio builds on the quality specs of its predecessor.
The last time something similar came up was in September 2016 and back then the name of the service was touted to be 'Skype Teams'.
The last update for one of the oldest photo editing software came in with Windows 7.
There was no information as to how many PCs were affected but the number can be in hundreds of thousands.
Microsoft is now expected to offer discounts on the existing Lumia devices to clear up its stocks.
Last year, the company surprised everyone when it launched the new Surface Book in October 2015.
In the recent initiative to make people shift to Microsoft Edge, the company has decided to start paying whosoever uses the browser.
The new update comes with a lot of new features and will be available to new machines first.