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Ballmer on Linux, part II

  • Seattle Post Intelligencer (Posted by dave on Nov 21, 2004 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Initial coverage of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's comments during an event in Singapore yesterday left the folks back at headquarters in Redmond trying to clarify things and put them in context.

Groklaw's PJ Resigns From Open Source Risk Management

  • Web Services Journal (Posted by dave on Nov 21, 2004 8:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
"SCO...twisted my relationship with OSRM to say that it proved that I believe there are substantial IP risks in Linux." This is FUD, Pamela Jones stresses, but it posed a dilemma: "I kept coming back to the same thing. If my working for OSRM is doing harm by creating FUD possibilities, I need to remove that issue. Money is nice, but integrity is everything." So saying, "PJ" resigned from OSRM.

Inside Memory Management

  • IBM developerWorks (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 21, 2004 6:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Memory management is one of the most fundamental areas of computer programming. In many scripting languages, you don't have to worry about how memory is managed, but that doesn't make memory management any less important. Knowing the abilities and limitations of your memory manager is critical for effective programming. Get an overview of the memory management techniques that are available to Linux programmers, focusing on the C language but applicable to other languages as well.

Enterprises warm up to open source

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Nov 21, 2004 6:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Enterprises are opening up to open source alternatives to commercial software, panelists said at the SDForum conference “Open Source Entering the Mainstream,” held in Santa Clara, Calif., last week.

A comparison of Linux alternatives for hard real-time

  • (Posted by dave on Nov 21, 2004 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This study compares the real-time capabilities of various Linux kernels. It was part of a project to upgrade the control software in water-wave generators at research institutions around the world. It was performed by embedded specialist Akamina, for Canada's largest hydraulics and coastal engineering laboratory, the National Research Council Canadian Hydraulics Centre in Ottawa.

Linux Today defends display of new Microsoft ads

  • Linux Today; By Brian Proffitt (Posted by dave on Nov 20, 2004 6:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Since Nov. 1, Microsoft has chosen to run a non-rotaing ad on Linux Today with content that links to various white papers associated with their "Get the Facts" campaign. The presence of this ad has led to a lot of commentary here and on other Web sites about the appropriateness of a pro-Microsoft campaign on Linux Today.

Linux-Based ERP Apps on the Rise

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Nov 20, 2004 6:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The ERP installed base will increasingly embrace Linux at the expense of Windows Server and Unix, according to researchers.

Author of Linux Patent Study Says Ballmer Got It Wrong

While Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer cited Dan Ravicher's study as saying that Linux has been found to violate more than 200 software patents, Ravicher says Microsoft is "up to its usual FUD."

This week in Linux news

  • CNET; By Steven Musil (Posted by dave on Nov 20, 2004 6:05 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
When Sun Microsystems releases Solaris as open-source software, it plans to provide legal protection from patent-infringement suits to outsiders using or developing the operating system--one of several ways to counter Linux.

Don't buy Microsoft's $100 PC pitch

I read with some amusement Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's recent call for $100 computers for the world's less affluent consumers. While many developing nations struggle with overwhelming poverty, and at least some struggle with just trying to feed their population, the cost of computing and technology are often not among the immediate concerns of such governments.

EU governments gather to promote open source

  • (Posted by dave on Nov 19, 2004 5:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Dutch prime minister and the office of the Irish prime minister have urged other European governments to consider open source software in the spirit of "inter-agency collaboration".

In-depth Review: What Makes Firefox 1.0 So Compelling

  • Information Week (Posted by dave on Nov 19, 2004 1:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla's new Firefox Web browser can make believers even out of loyal Internet Explorer proponents.

Speakers Annoucned For Security-Enhanced Linux Symposium

  • Security Pronews (Posted by dave on Nov 19, 2004 12:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Novell
The Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Symposium announced speakers for its inaugural Symposium.

Linux set for ERP ascendency

  • The Register (Posted by dave on Nov 19, 2004 12:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux will continue to increase its share of the valuable Enterprise Resource Planning market at the expense of both Microsoft and other Unix vendors, accroding to research by Peerstone.

DoCoMo develops Linux, Symbian common software platform

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Nov 19, 2004 9:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile operator, has developed a common software platform that can run on both the Linux and Symbian operating systems used in its 3G (third generation) mobile phones, the company said Thursday.

Is Linux about to fork?

Linux could be about to fork. In a worrying parallel to the issue that stopped Unix becoming a mass-market product in the 1980s - leaving the field clear for Microsoft - a recent open source conference saw a leading Linux kernel developer predict that there could soon be two versions of the Linux kernel.

Linux OS sales boost Novell

Software maker Novell posted a quarterly net profit Thursday on stronger sales of Linux operating software and a boost to earnings from a weaker dollar.

Novell Credits Revenue Rise Largely to Linux

The company saw a 5 percent increase in revenue over the year-ago quarter—and subscriptions to its SuSE Linux Enterprise Server product went up by 68 percent.

An Introduction to Embedded Linux Development, Part 2

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Nov 19, 2004 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Part 2 in a series on embedded development explains how to establish serial communication between an LBox and a workstation, compile tool chains and write and run a simple program.

Red Hat Spreads Wings In Southern India

In an effort to further tap a growing interest in Linux down south, Open Source vendor Red Hat announced yesterday the opening of its sales and support office in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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