Microsoft fixes OneDrive performance issues on Linux

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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A new problem has surfaced with Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service directly related to the Linux operating system that results in very sluggish performance. It’s been found that doing the same tasks on a Windows computer won’t create any problems, however.

People are not happy

This has caused quite a stir among Linux users which have been heavily debating the topic o Reddit. According to users that participated in the discussions, the sluggish nature of OneDrive would peek its head when trying to perform basic tasks like opening folders or editing files. The backlash is not only related to the fact that it’s a problem Linux users have to deal with, but also the fact that Windows doesn’t seem to be at all affected by it.

There’s a solution out already

Luckily for the Linux community, a fix has been found for the problem although it’s more of a stopgap than anything else: changing the user agent string within the browser. According to Linux users on Reddit who have tried this, it works. The only problem is that the issues come back once the normal configuration is re-applied to the browser. Here is what the Reddit user Torrenator had to say on the situation:

After changing the user-agent the performance problems were resolved. The UI of OneDrive worked flawlessly. The only thing in the user-agent changed was the OS. At first I thought this was a random occurrence but no. I changed back to the normal user-agent and the problem came back.

While most fingers point towards an innocent bug found within Microsoft’s platform, many were quick to attack the Windows maker for favoritism and for intentionally sabotaging performance on Linux devices.

This is not the case, as Microsoft has recently rolled out a permanent fix, patching the OneDrive performance issues on Linux.

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