Chakra – Microsoft’s powerful Javascript Engine is going open source

‘Chakra’ is the core javascript engine powering Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10. At JSConf Florida Microsoft has stated it is going to make Chakra open source and avaiable on Github. Chakra was developed by Microsoft in 2008 from scratch. Apart from Microsoft Edge browser, Chakra powers Universal Windows applications like in  Xbox, a Windows phone, or a desktop PC. It also powers services like Azure, Cortana and Outlook.com. Chakra is in a sense more than Edge…

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Windows 8.1 with Bing – Is free Windows on the way to battle out with Google ?

Reliable reports have emerged on the internet quiet clearing showing that Microsoft is going to launch Windows 8.1 with Bing for free. This could be a huge change for Microsoft particularly in its business model which has been traditionally reliant on Windows software license fees from both OEM’s and retail customers. But most importantly it is a tacit admission from Microsoft that there current business model is increasingly become obsolete and they need to innovate…

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