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Linux has become a hot property for more and more solution providers fed up with poor, even nonexistent, margins in the overcrowded world of Microsoft-related reselling. The lure of higher profits and the benefits of dealing with an open-source platform make Linux attractive from a business and technology perspective.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his company is open to talking to other Linux distributors about reaching mutual patent coverage deals similar to the agreement signed Nov. 2 with Novell. The distributors of other versions of Linux cannot assure their customers that Microsoft won't sue for patent infringement.
I've collected for you a representative sampling of reactions to the unfortunate Novell-MS alliance. It's Microsoft being Microsoft. It isn't waving any white flags.
Microsoft Corp.'s support agreement with Novell Inc. dominated the early session, with investors trying to sort out the winners and losers of the industry-shaking deal.
The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software.
Free software and DRM-free music met this week when the Amarok music player added a built-in "iTunes-like" music store in its latest release -- making it the first open source music application to include such a service.
Neverwinter Nights was one of the most popular games to be on the Mac platform. But unfortunately, the latest edition was built with proprietary standards (C# and DirectX) making it so that it only runs on Windows and not Linux or Mac. So a petition has started to get gamers to boycott the makers until they release the game for th platforms that made it great.
One of the biggest hurdles for the already popular distribution Ubuntu in gaining still more popularity all across the world, is the limited number of applications shipped as part of the distribution media. This works well only for those users who either don’t require anything more than the installed default applications or those who have a fast Internet connection.
Explore2fs is a GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. It runs under all versions of Windows and can read almost any ext2 and ext3 filesystem.
Here in the UK, there is a saying that was a quote from Virgil that was often quoted in the original Latin, “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis”, which is usually mistranslated into the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. However, it is that phrase, or both of them in fact, that pass through my mind on seeing recent Microsoft and other corporate closed software companies’ press releases recently. There are three that come to mind that have occurred recently...
If you're running a popular website you'll most likely notice that some clients are less well-behaved than others. Greedy clients can do anything from make numerous requests, to attempting to spider your entire site. One simple way of preventing these clients from slowing down your server is with the mod_bwshare module for Apache2.
As long as I work on the Fedora Project, Fedora will never compromise on the essential liberties of FOSS nor will it betray the community. But the price of liberty is not free, nor is it comfortable. And unfortunately, some "leaders" of our community are willing to compromise liberty for short-term convenience. I am disgusted by people like this, and by Novell's betrayal of the community today.
"Excuse me while I go throw up," wrote Pamela Jones, the editor of the Groklaw.net blog. "This is actually really bad news," said Bruce Perens, a well-known Linux advocate. "I prefer to be an optimist, and will happily take the option that not everybody needs to be enemies," said Linus Torvalds.
As Ubuntu Edgy has not long been released I thought I would see how it runs on parallels desktop for mac. I downloaded the standard .iso and followed pretty much the same instructions as when I installed Ubuntu Dapper.
And here, once again, flying in the face of common sense, of good taste, comes the legendary Weekly Debian Nudes. Despite the fact that the genuine Debian Weekly News has been published this week, here is the third issue of the famous Weekly Debian Nudes.
Today Novell and Microsoft announced a partnership in which Microsoft has made some unlikely-seeming promises regarding Linux. What aren't they telling you?
It's unusual to see issues related to copyright law and its reform make much of an impact in the mainstream media here in the UK, but last week's report from the Institute of Public Policy Research, entitled Public Innovation: Intellectual Property in a Digital Age has been a notable exception.
Once bitter rivals, Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. entered into an agreement on Thursday to allow open-source Linux software to work with Microsoft's Windows software.
Also: Joint letter to the Open Source Community From Novell and Microsoft
"The trademark and copyrighted icon were not created by the community. Firefox and its icon was created by the Mozilla Foundation in private, as a brand used for official releases as a sign of quality." I think I understand what Mike is trying to say here, but this sentence is far too easily misinterpreted.
Oracle's plans for its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product, announced last week, follow on the heels of Red Hat derivatives put together by dozens of open source projects, including CentOS, Pie Box, and Startcom Linux. But this week, members of the influential CentOS community voiced strong pessimism over Oracle Linux.