Apple goes open source to save cash

Apple sauce Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has decided that it needs to save money and to do that the best way is to knife its proprietary server virtualization software provider VMware.

Apple was using VMware ESXi to run its internal server infrastructure.  It was planning to renew its four-year-old licensing deal with VMware at a cost of around $20 million for the next two years.… Read the rest

Carmakers use copyright to hide emission cheating software

b299405f6eafe0ac98ce9d9405a17663 (1)Carmakers are using the US copyright laws to cheat US emission laws, claiming that allowing independent researchers to look under the car bonnets breaks the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation [EFF] claims that researchers could have uncovered Volkswagen emissions cheat sooner if the carmaker had not hidden behind the DMCA.… Read the rest

Windows 10 downloaded just in case

Windows 10Software giant Microsoft has been downloading Windows 10 onto peoples’  machines even if they have not asked for it.

The spare copy has been downloaded onto a spare folder onto user’s drives. It registers on the WU history as failed ‘Upgrade to Windows 10′ in the WU update history and a huge 3.5GB to 6GB hidden folder labelled ‘$Windows.~BT’.… Read the rest