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A kinder and gentler Microsoft?

The software giant has made nice with competitors but analysts think it's the same old Microsoft.

So is this spirit of détente a sign that Microsoft realizes it can make better products by forming new allies? Or are Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer just simply following the sage advice of Don Vito Corleone?

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

OpenOffice.org 2.0 release delayed

  • DesktopLinux.com (Posted by bstadil on Oct 12, 2005 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although OpenOffice.org was intent on releasing the final 2.0 version of its open-source office suite on Oct. 13th -- the fifth anniverary of the organization's founding -- Ziff Davis Internet learned Wednesday afternoon that the group has decided to hold off due to a "show-stopping" problem with the software.

Ibm, Novell To Offer Licensing For Linux On Blades

IBM and Novell are making it easier to buy and manage blade servers by offering a one-price licensing agreement for Novell SUSE Linux on IBM's BladeCenter chassis.

Announcing the Tango Project: Making Open-Source Software ...

The Tango Project is a collaborative effort of a variety of free/open-source software designers and artists to work towards unifying the visual style of the free (mostly Linux) desktop.

Xara Xtreme Goes Open Source/Cross Platform

  • Digital-Lifestyles.Info; By Mike Slocombe (Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Although not as well known as rival programs Adobe Illustrator CS and Macromedia Freehand, Xara has long been our vector program of choice, offering a simple interface, powerful editing tools, a comparatively tiny download (just 21 meg) and the ability to render pages at scorchio speeds that leaves the competition for dead.

Open Source Attracts Public Sector

Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money in public-sector information technology shops.

In fact, public-sector I.T. managers say free licensing isn't necessarily the most attractive characteristic of the best open-source products today. Many stand out for their stable programming code and array of useful features or, conversely, their stripped-down feature sets that eliminate unnecessary bells and whistles.

Userful GNU/Linux multi-station software suits general desktop users

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Oct 12, 2005 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
While others debate whether GNU/Linux is ready for the desktop, Userful is quietly proving that it is -- and making a profit while doing so.

Ibm and Novell Announce First Blade Chassis Subscription for Linux

ARMONK, NY and WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/12/2005 -- IBM and Novell today announced a new single subscription option for the IBM BladeCenter chassis that will provide customers with increased flexibility and choice, making it easy to buy and administer subscriptions to Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server based on their individual needs. This single subscription will cover all blades within the BladeCenter chassis, regardless of CPU type or quantity, and aims to help lower the cost and complexity of procuring and licensing Linux for blade server environments.

Comment of the Day - October 12, 2005 Linux Viruses Exist

This comment refers to the article "Grisoft predicts Linux virus plague"

Meebo Instant Messaging: Nice AJAX implementation

  • TechWhack; By Sushubh (Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
AJAX seems to be revolutionizing the way we worked on the internet. Gmail made it popular and now we see more and more web based applications and services using this incredibly responsive technology to allow interaction between the user and the web. Meebo is a small startup working towards bringing the instant messaging capabilities to the Web 2.0.

Get a better handle on Struts actions, with Spring

  • developerWorks; By George Franciscus (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 12, 2005 9:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Struts Recipes co-author George Franciscus is back with another great Struts integration recipe -- this time for importing Struts applications into the Spring framework. His article shows you how to revamp Struts actions so they can be managed just like Spring beans The result is a boosted web framework that easily reaps the benefits of Spring AOP.

Covalent Technologies, Leader in Apache Open Source Solutions for ...

Jim Jagielski, Covalent CTO and Open Source Visionary Appointed to OSSI Advisory Board

High Performance Merak E-mail Server Suite Now Available for Linux ...

As Linux usage continues to climb in business network environments, IceWarp delivers the industry's most powerful, scalable e-mail suite on the market

Forget Sun and Google - say hello to Open Document Fellowship

While the press goes back and forth over whether Google and Sun will go beyond making the “Google Toolbar an option in Sun's consumer downloads of the Java Runtime Environment” and the meaning of the “commitment” between the two companies to “explore opportunities to promote and enhance Sun technologies, like the Java Runtime Environment and … OpenOffice.org,” a group of open source community members have formed an organization to promote the functionality that has the potential to make a standard of the Open Document file format upon which OpenOffice.org is based. The organization, called the Open Document Fellowship, aims to provide a coherent understanding of the role that “clean” XML plays in enabling service-oriented architectures, which is basically a way to enable disparate computer systems to exchange data seamlessly through a common functional layer.

The GNU/Linux User Show #18 Online.

  • http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/linuxuser; By Jon (Posted by VISITOR on Oct 12, 2005 8:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, KDE; Story Type: News Story
The GNU/Linux User Show #18 is online! After a short break to upgrade server, we're back strong. This week I talk with Aaron Seigo of the KDE Project. Aaron shares some history and tips and tricks for new users as well as lets us in on the good stuff to come in KDE Plasma.

IBM, SuSE Challenge Blade Economics

The joint plan, the first of its kind, allows customers running SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 in an IBM BladeCenter chassis to purchase a single license supporting up to 14 blades.

Welcome to... The Fridge!

Conceived at UbuntuDownUnder, The Fridge is an information hub for the Ubuntu community, bringing together news, grassroots marketing, advocacy, team collaboration, and great original content.

StarNet's 'Recon-X' Revolutionizes PC X Servers

PC X servers are used by millions of engineers, network administrators and others to access applications on remote UNIX/Linux servers from their Windows PC workstations.

RealNetworks Now in Microsoft's Camp

Once friends, then adversaries, and now partners, Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and RealNetworks Latest News about RealNetworks Chief Executive Rob Glaser stood together on stage Tuesday to say they have settled all their antitrust Latest News about Antitrust proceedings and will overhaul their companies' antagonistic relationship.

The $761 million settlement and resulting partnership is intended to help Seattle's two largest software companies compete against rivals such as downloadable-music giant Apple Computer Latest News about Apple Computer, search leader Google Latest News about Google and a music-subscription service from Yahoo!

'first' open source ECM nears release

  • ZDNet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Software company Alfresco is putting the finishing touches to the first release of its open source content-management system, which it claims is the first non-proprietary product to hit the enterprise content management (ECM) industry.

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