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Aug
1st

Why Mozilla Wants Firefox in Windows 10

Author: Sean Michael Kerner | Files under syndicated

I’m all for user choice and personally i have chosen not to run Windows, but for those that do choose Windows, Microsoft really should enable browser choice, though I’m not sure all that many will choose Firefox anymore.


Aug
1st

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10′s default browser switcheroo

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it “disturbing” and demanding that it “undo its aggressive move to override user choice.”


Aug
1st

Botnet takedowns: are they worth it?

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The number of botnets has grown rapidly over the last decade. From Gameover Zeus leveraging encrypted peer-to-peer command and control servers, to Conflicker, infecting millions of computers across the world – botnets are continuing to infiltrate many …


Aug
1st

Botnet takedowns: are they worth it?

Author: Dan Holden | Files under syndicated

The number of botnets has grown rapidly over the last decade. From Gameover Zeus leveraging encrypted peer-to-peer command and control servers, to Conflicker, infecting millions of computers across the world – botnets are continuing to infiltrate many …


Aug
1st

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10′s default browser switcheroo

Author: Gregg Keizer | Files under syndicated

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."


Aug
1st

Windows 10 marks the end of ‘pay once, use forever’ software

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Welcome to Microsoft’s pay-pay-pay plan. Comment Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?


Aug
1st

Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The “Isengard” release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an improved add-on manager, but the biggest news is the completion of the Android version.


Aug
1st

Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The “Isengard” release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an impr…


Aug
1st

Windows 10 marks the end of ‘pay once, use forever’ software

Author: Stuart Burns | Files under syndicated

Welcome to Microsoft’s pay-pay-pay plan. Comment Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?


Aug
1st

Appeals court: Actually, Newegg did win that case

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Newegg is famous for fighting patent trolls, and the company is currently trying to win fees from several cases where it has won or the troll has given up. In one of those cases, Newegg fought a non-practicing entity called Pragmatus Telecom, which dropped its case against Newegg before discovery was complete. Newegg asked for attorneys fees but was rejected by the Delaware district court, which found that Newegg wasn’t the “prevailing party”—in other words, it hadn’t really won the case at all, so it couldn’t be granted fees.