Mark Russinovich: 'An Open Source Windows Is ‘Definitely Possible'



Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is ‘Definitely Possible’ | WIRED
One day, Microsoft could “open source” the code that underpins the OS—giving it away for free. So says Mark Russinovich, one of the company’s top engineers.

"It's definitely possible," Russinovich says. "It's a new Microsoft."

It could make sense. Given that Microsoft HAS been acting more like a nimble and aggressive company recently, as opposed to their giant slow moving behemoth ways of the very recent past, it might be possible. The fact that this would even be discussed shows a huge change in the company. In 2001 Ballmer referred to the free software Linux kernel as a "cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches". Windows, along with Office, have been the crown jewels of Microsoft so to discuss opening it up to others indicates a shift in the company for sure.

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Growing up in poverty could physically affect a child's brain



Study Finds Association Between Poverty And Brain Development During Childhood
After scanning the brains of more than 1,000 individuals, scientists have found a relationship between brain size and socioeconomic status in children and adolescents. According to the study, certain brain regions, in particular those involved in language and decision-making, tended to be smaller in those from poorer and less educated families than those from affluent backgrounds.

But… what impact does it have on their bootstraps? Pulling up on them is often all that some people believe is necessary.

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Compromised WordPress sites launch drive-by attacks off Pirate Bay clone

 

Some WordPress sites are at risk of being targeted by a fake Pirate Bay copycat site ( thepiratebay.in.ua) that is launching attacks.

Compromised WordPress sites are being used as a means to redirect customers to a page actively pushing the Nuclear exploit kit by using (yet another) Flash exploit for versions 16.0.0.287 and under.

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/exploits-2/2015/04/compromised-wordpress-sites-launch-drive-by-attacks-off-pirate-bay-clone/

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