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Lennart Poettering, the Systemd Creator, Goes to Work at Microsoft

Lennart Poettering, the creator of crucial Linux components such as systemd and PulseAudio, has left Red Hat to pursue careers at Microsoft.
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More Linux Developers Joining Microsoft, Systemd Creator Adds to the List

It looks like Microsoft is holding all the good cards to play for its industry success with Linux and open-source.
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GNOME Is the Winner of Microsoft’s FOSS Fund for May 2022

Whether it comes as a surprise to many of you, Microsoft is paying close attention to open source. Microsoft’s FOSS Fund program provides $10,000 to sponsor open source projects. For May, the award will go to GNOME.
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Microsoft Gives $10k to the GNOME Project (for Being Awesome, Basically)

The GNOME project is set to receive a $10,000 boost from Microsoft. But before anyone gets their underwear twisted there aren’t any strings attached. No acquisitions, no conditions, and certainly no embracing. So what’s the deal? Well, Micr…

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GitHub Axes Atom Text Editor, Recommends VSCode Instead

GitHub is ‘sunsetting’ the Atom text editor later this year. No further development on the app is planned, and encourages users to seek out alternatives.
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How to Install Microsoft Teams on CentOS 9 Stream

Microsoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform for collaboration. Learn how to install Microsoft Teams on CentOS 9 Stream here.
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Microsoft’s Linux OS for Azure CBL-Mariner 2.0 Released

Microsoft CBL-Mariner 2.0 is a free and open-source Linux distribution for Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and edge products and services. Learn more here.
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Ubuntu Preview on WSL Brings Daily Builds to Windows Desktops

Ubuntu is no stranger to the WSL community, having been tightly coupled with the boundary-blurring tech since Microsoft first unveiled it. And now fans can test ride the latest development release of Ubuntu on WSL thanks to the launch of Ubuntu Preview…

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How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Skype is a proprietary telecommunications application by Microsoft. Learn to install Skype on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish here.
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Nimbuspwn Bugs Allow Root Privilege Access on Some Linux Machines

Microsoft has unearthed two security vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-29799, CVE-2022-29800) in the networkd-dispatcher daemon that may be exploited by attackers to gain root on many Linux endpoints, allowing them to deploy backdoors, malware, ransomware, or …

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How to Install Microsoft Fonts on Linux Mint 20 LTS

For users who want to install Microsoft fonts and want the option to use them in LibreOffice, the following tutorial will teach you how to install Microsoft fonts on Linux Mint 20 LTS.
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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Microsoft SwiftKey

Microsoft SwiftKey is a virtual keyboard app originally for Android and iOS devices. What are the best free and open source alternatives to Microsoft SwiftKey?
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How to Install SQL Server and SQL Server CLI Tools on Ubuntu

When we think about SQL Server, we always think about it as running on Windows. Starting from SQL Server 2017, you can run it on Linux as well. In this tutorial, we are going to walk through all the steps on how to install Microsoft SQL Server and SQL …

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Install Microsoft Teams on Rocky Linux 8 / AlmaLinux 8

Microsoft Teams is a business communication tool. Learn how to install Microsoft teams on Rocky Linux 8 and AlmaLinux 8 here.
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A ‘Fluent’ Icon Theme for Linux Desktops

If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s ‘Fluent’ design aesthetic check out this icon theme for Linux desktops, which is inspired by icons used in Windows 11.
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Five Linux Distributions to Resurrect an Old Laptop

It seems that Microsoft is making it difficult to run Windows 11 on a large number and variety of PCs, especially if they’re not recent and do not meet certain requirements. Seeing this situation—that Windows 7 is officially “defunct” and that Windows 10 may not shine on those computers—we are going to publish a list […]

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Nextcloud Forms European Coalition — Begins Antitrust Actions Against Microsoft

Nextcloud, The Document Foundation, FSFE, OnlyOffice, and 26 other organizations are pushing the EU and member states to end noncompetitive actions by Microsoft and others.
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Microsoft Edge Has a Secret Linux Easter Egg

a gif of the edge surf game featuring the linux mascot
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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do is a cloud-based task management application. It allows users to manage their tasks from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. What are the best free and open source alternatives?
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Mozilla Plays Matchmaker: Microsoft Store Now Offers Firefox for Windows 10, 11

A dozen years ago, the notion of Microsoft doing anything to make it easier for Windows users to find and install open-source software would’ve been unthinkable. But that was then, and this is now. This week, the impossible happened. The Microsoft Sto…

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