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Free Software Foundation Europe Plans to Intervene in Antitrust ...

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) today filed an application for leave to intervene in the antitrust suit against Microsoft. Georg Greve, President of FSFE said: "The more Microsoft is able to purchase its opponents' solidarity, the more important FSFE's commitment to freedom and interoperability is."

Web Framework Providing SOA Resources

A Linux based light-weight Web Service Resource Framework (WSRF) and associated specification, as an OSGi (open service gateway initiative) plug-in for resource-constrained environments. This light-weight option is used for cases/scenarios that do not require enterprise-class rich features from the underlying service hosting environment.

Four Linux softphones reviewed

  •; By Paul Virijevich (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 24, 2005 12:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
If equipment costs are stopping you from experimenting with VoIP, softphones can provide an inexpensive way for businesses to get up and running with VoIP, as I recently discovered by putting Kiax, Linphone, Twinkle, and CounterPath's X-Lite to the test.

Related article:
Need VoIP? DIY with Asterisk

It's turtles and modules all the way down

Commentary -- According to urban legend, a famous scientist was confronted by a woman who insisted that the world is flat and rests on the back of a giant turtle. "But what does the turtle rest on?" he asked, hoping to disprove her belief by logic. "You're a clever man," she replied, "But it's turtles all the way down!" Recently, I realized that GNU/Linux is like that: From the desktop to the kernel, it's modules all the way down.

The Windows Idiot Tax

OPEN RESOURCE « The politics of control | Open Resource Home November 22, 2005 The Windows Idiot Tax For those who still believe that running Windows instead of Linux is cheaper or more cost effective let me give you a real world scenario I discovered today.

Hardware Today: Year-End Server Room Wish List

  • ServerWatch; By Drew Robb (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 23, 2005 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
For those long on funds and short on ideas, this article introduces some interesting possibilities to forward on the the powers that be. In addition to servers, storage, recovery, monitoring, and security devices, as well as power quality management gear can simplify data center issues.

Intel Brings Virtualization to Desktop PCs

  • eWeek; By John G. Spooner (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 11:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Virtualization technology has begun its arrival on the desktop. Intel Corp. on Monday began offering desktop PC processors with virtualization, a technology that can partition a computer to run multiple different types of software simultaneously.

OpenWrt RC4 White Russian is out...

Today is a good day. The maybe best, maybe most free, and pretty sure most modular Linux distribution for our favourite routers was just upgraded.

A comprehensive review of Firefox 1.5

  • (Posted by bstadil on Nov 23, 2005 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Despite the addition of new features, "Firefox has not fattened up with its success; it's still lean, mean, fast, and clean. The core application itself is less than 5MB

Intel Starts an 'Apple Group'

  • eWeek; By Daniel Drew Turner (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Industry analysts and others have confirmed that Intel Corp. has formed an internal "Apple group." This group, formed in the wake of Apple Computer Inc.'s decision to base its next generation of Macintosh computers on Intel processors, is comprised of engineers and sales staff.

Microsoft, Google Face Off over Services

Microsoft and Google are on a crash course in an escalating competition to reign supreme as the center of computing. What will the future of computing look like as free web-based services and open-source software increasingly compete with Microsoft's core product line of operating systems.

Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported

  • eWeek; By Jane Pinckard (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 9:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So, the Xbox 360 launch was a success, right? Turns out the jury is still out—and early reports the morning after are not pretty.

It is and it isn't about the desktop

  • Accounting & Business Technology (blog); By majones (Posted by majones on Nov 23, 2005 8:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
What's really the solution to Linux adoption "barriers"? Maybe those barriers are already broken down, but you just don't know it yet.

Enterprise Wars: Linux vs. Windows

  • eWeek; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Nov 23, 2005 6:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is a list of articles from eWeek primarily by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and his friends. If you want a recap of some great material, take a good look.

Linux developers squish bugs faster

  • ZDNet UK; By Matthew Broersma (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source developers can use developer communities to track down bugs and fix them in a surprisingly short time — less than four business hours, in many cases, according to the latest survey from Evans Data.

Mepis Releases New Version Amid Birthday Bash

Wednesday, November 23, 2005: MEPIS—the popular Linux distro — has turned three and has released a new release candidate — SimplyMEPIS 3.4 rc1. The version is available for download and testing at the subscriber site and public mirrors of the MEPIS project.

A 'Celestial' Journey Through the Universe

  • OhMyNews International; By Roberto Spiezio (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
"Space, the Final Frontier..." These words are ingrained inside every Star Trek fan. Whether you are a sci-fi fanatic, astronomy enthusiast, student or simply you have at least once wondered "what lies out there," Celestia is a computer program that will try to give you an answer. It is not ordinary astronomy software because it won't show you the typical "map of the sky." Instead, it will actually take you into the sky.

[Ed: This is a great introduction to Celestia for those who are not familiar with it. - dcparris]

Gartner 'clarifies' Windows Vista advice

  • The Register (Posted by bstadil on Nov 23, 2005 4:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Wait. Go - no, wait. The analyst firm felt its earlier recommendations had been "misinterpreted in some instances".

[ED- I was surprised it took MS so long to put the thumb screws on Gartner. -bstadil]

Legal Analyst Sees Defects in Microsoft Open XML Initiative

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bstadil on Nov 23, 2005 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
An attorney specializing in intellectual property law and an anti-software patents activist say there are significant defects in Microsoft's Office open XML format initiative.

Linux servers post strong growth in Q3

  • TG Daily; By Wolfgang Gruener (Posted by dcparris on Nov 23, 2005 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Q3 2005 marked the tenth consecutive quarter of growth for the global server market. The largest server vendors - IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell - claimed the lion's share of revenue increases, leaving moderate gains or declines to the rest of the market. Growth of the Linux server sales continued to outpace Windows systems.

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