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The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has just sent Ecma International a letter
calling upon the international standards group to reject "Microsoft's proposal for what it calls an open standard for office productivity applications."
"Far from fostering competition Microsoft's proposal seems destined to assure that only Microsoft will produce software that can interoperate fully with its products."
Novacoast Teams With SUSE Linux in Deployment of Asterisk Open Source PBX
Making your Ubuntu distribution support various closed source formats is a necessity to gain a fuller experience. Here is an article which explains how this person accomplished this.
The release of Firefox 1.5 has helped Mozilla gain additional traction against IE, according to details of a survey released on Wednesday by Web statistics firm NetApplications.com. The market share of the alternative browser reached 8.84 percent in November, up over one percentage point since September.
The findings suggest that Mozilla could still be on track -- although a bit later than hoped -- to attain a 10 percent market share by the end of 2005.
The electronics company plans to help drive open source.
ETL Software Dramatically Cuts Processing Time by 60%
Winners to be Announced at Open Source Business Conference
Red Hat's forthcoming software development stack packages will offer LAMP support and more via the Red Hat Network
A little brain power, some readily available open source tools, and two IT services providers out to prove they can solve the "Slashdot effect": Put them together, and you've got Mirrordot, a site that automatically mirrors any Slashdot-linked pages.
One of the most common questions among new SuSE users is asking where to get new software packages or RPMs. SuSE distributions come already loaded with a large multitude of applications. Yet not even SuSE can hold all the applications available. Linuxblogger compiled a list of the most common YaST source installation repositories for software packages.
Two years after the Galeon browser's source code was forked, resulting in the Epiphany browser, developers of the two GNOME-based browsers announced they are coming back together by writing extensions to bring Galeon features and functionality to Epiphany.
The Morning's Deal for December 5: MySQL AB and Alcatel, SOA and Merrill Lynch, Opsware and Cyphertech, LightPointe and KDN, InterNetwork and Schumacher, GEL and IGEL
Video telephony over the Internet is not common place for Joe User yet, but its importance is growing. This article takes a closer look at GnomeMeeting and talks to its main creator and developer, Damien Sandras.
What's the next step in creating an easy-to-use Linux-based product for consumers? A touchscreen facade can make back-end Linux applications very usable in such devices as custom digital media centers, DVRs and PVRs, and even control interfaces for household robots. The potential uses are limited only by the imagination. In this article, get an overview for installing an LCD from a Sony PSOne, creating a modeline, and installing a touchscreen -- all for Linux.
Korea’s anti-trust regulator Wednesday (Ed: Dec 7th) imposed a fine of roughly 33 billion won ($31.9 million) on Microsoft for its violation of the nation’s fair trade rule.
Microsoft will be required to offer two versions of Windows within six months - one stripped of thus far incorporated programs (Ed: Messenger and Media Player) and the other that includes most software available here.
[Ed - It's good to see not all governments bend under Microsoft pressure. You may remember MS threatened to withdraw Windows from the Korean market if MS would be found guilty. Please also look at the story "Will Microsoft Pull Out of Korea?"
- hkwint] Diggable
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A vendor of OpenFirmware-compliant PowerPC boards and systems is shipping a tiny CPU module that supports Linux, and targets thin clients, home-theater PCs, industrial robotics and control, VoIP and video phones, and security cameras. The Genesi Efika comes with OpenFirmware-compliant boot firmware, and can run Linux.
[ED: This looks neat, but at $300 each when you buy 50 won't be under my Christmas tree. - ralph]
Firefox 1.5 is here. The lightweight browser that's been eating into Internet Explorer's mindshare has gotten even better. We took a look at some of the current extensions supported by Firefox 1.5, some useful, some fun.
[ED: They have found several extensions that I am going to check out. The article is broken into a few too many pages for my taste, though. - ralph]
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