Tis the season and all, and like many of us this time of year, the TUX team is taking a little time off. We won't be publishing a January 2006 issue, but we'll be back and rejuvenated in time to roll out the February 2006 issue with a New Editor in Chief.
Christmas and the New Year is a time for giving, for rushing to the shops and finding that special gift for that special someone. Of course, things are not easy when that special someone is a technically-oriented person (aka gadget freak).
What's going on here? Isn't Microsoft supposed to be the bad guys, while Google is the "do-no-evil" company?
Well, the "do-no-evil" days are long past. The AOL deal made that clear.
Having trouble coming up with last minute gift ideas? Yeah, we've been there too. If you need a few ideas, we've come up with a list of gift ideas from our own wishlists that should make any geek happy.
Google has agreed to pay US$1 billion ($1.45 billion) for 5 per cent of Time Warner's America Online unit, shutting out rival bidder Microsoft, said a source familiar with the discussions. "It's a pre-emptive move against Microsoft."
- Trouble ahead for PHP
- Java begins its decline as an Enterprise Platform
- Native Linux APIs gain ground as a Cellular Applications Platform
According to the press release, "During the fourth fiscal quarter 2005, Novell recognized Linux platform revenue of $61 million, which was up 418 percent from the year ago quarter." Sounds impressive, doesn't it?
Ask your favorite techies what they want for the holidays, and they'll probably suggest a 50-inch plasma television, the hottest Windows laptop or a 60-gigabyte iPod.
Opinion: If you take a close look, as many people have, it's clear that ODF, and not Open XML, is the better document standard.
It's that time of year when those close to us are (hopefully) thinking hard about what to get us for Christmas. Unless you want a pack of DVD-Rs and a mousepad in your stocking, you'd better act quick. Here are our picks for the festive season.