Articles Tagged microsoft

Need Microsoft Office on Ubuntu? Install the Official Web Apps

It's not everyone's cup of joe, but Microsoft Office and its family of finicky file formats are a mainstay of many working and educational environments — for better or worse.

11 July 2014

Is Windows 9 Planned Convergence Feature Similar to Ubuntu?

New rumours suggest that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 release will adapt its user interface to suit the type of hardware it's running on.

4 July 2014

OneDrive-D Syncs Files to and from Microsoft OneDrive on Ubuntu

onedrive-d brings Microsoft OneDrive to Ubuntu, making it another viable alternative for former Ubuntu One users.

24 June 2014

German City Starts Distributing Free Ubuntu 12.04 CDs to Windows XP Users

The German city of Munich has begun offering free Ubuntu 12.04 CDs in local libraries in an effort to help citizens still using Windows XP.

14 September 2013

German City Hopes to Wean Citizens Off Windows XP With Free Linux CDs

Munich City Council plan to distribute free Linux CDs to citizens as a 'replacement for Windows XP' - support for which ends in April 2014.

23 June 2013

Surface Pro Owner? Here’s How to Install Ubuntu

Own Microsoft Surface Pro tablet? If you do and you want to make it insanely cooler you could install Ubuntu on it.

31 May 2013

Mark Shuttleworth Marks Bug 1 – ‘Microsoft Has Majority Marketshare – As Fixed

It had to happen one day - and today is as good as any, right? The infamous Bug #1 has been marked as fixed by Mark Shuttleworth.

30 May 2013

Microsoft’s Market Dominance Is Coming to an End, Say Leading Analysts

Microsoft's long-held dominance over the computing sector is coming to an end, say market experts Gartner.

4 April 2013

WPS Office – A Faithful Microsoft Office Clone for Linux

When is Microsoft Office not Microsoft Office? When it's actually a faithfully-crafted imitation, of course!

26 March 2013

Microsoft Bringing Office to Linux? [Rumour Mill]

Microsoft are considering a native Linux port of their popular Microsoft Office software, or so a rumour circulated at an recent open-source conference alleges.

6 February 2013
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Skype For Linux Loses Beta Tag, Hits 4.0

After more than 3 years in development Skype for Linux has shaken off its beta tag and made a substantial new release. Bumping the app version from 2.2 all the way to 4.0, Skype have nicknamed the release 'Four Rooms for Improvement,' becasue, they say, that this release 'finally [fills] the gap with our other desktop clients and we are now making many of the latest Skype features, as well as a lot of UI improvements, available to our penguin lovers.'

14 June 2012

Microsoft, Canonical Bring Ubuntu to Windows Azure

Microsoft is to offer the ability to easily install and run Ubuntu and other Linux OSes on its Windows Azure cloud computing platform. The move will help Microsoft gain leverage against other cloud service rivals, such as Amazon who already allow for the easy deployment of Linux and Windows.

7 June 2012