In the week ending 2 February - UEFI vs Linux on Samsung laptops, Microsoft's Munich tale, merging Plasmas, Coreboot wins, Cinnamon proposals, VLC holes and Java defence collapses. Also LGPL drivers and Linux's next big platform

See-through screens won't happen for phones and tablets, but get ready for your windows to run Window, says Mike Elgan
A planned update from Oracle to close fifty holes in Java has been released over two weeks earlier than scheduled after an exploit that is addressed in it was found to be being exploited in the wild

Microsoft this week launched the first two of its new pay-as-you-go subscription plans for Office. Is this the way we'll get software from now on? Or is it a gamble that could easily go awry? We've got the answers.
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