Plug everything in and prepare the systems: Patch Tuesday is coming. Microsoft will release six security patches, four of them considered 'critical' for Windows 8, and Surface-ready Windows RT operating systems.
It's official: the GNOME project will be dropping the GNOME 2-like fallback mode in the 3.8 release. "We've come to the conclusion that we can't maintain fallback mode in reasonable quality, and are better off dropping it."
Microsoft's framework and libraries for managing asynchronous data streams more effectively has been released as open source under an Apache licence. Microsoft is hoping that other open source communities will adopt the model.