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Datang Mobile Adopts TD-SCDMA Linux Mobile Phone Platform

  • MobileTechNews; By robert (Posted by robert on Nov 10, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The Qtopia Linux-based smartphone platform has found its way to China. Datang Mobile plans to manufacture TD-SCDMA Linux phones in early 2005.

My workstation OS: FreeBSD

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 10, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When you have to get work done (especially if you're self-employed) it's important to choose the right tools to enhance your productivity. If your work has something to do with a computer, the operating system is especially important. Of all of the OSes that I have used and reviewed over the years -- and I still have all of them available -- I prefer FreeBSD's "new technology release" as my main workstation operating system. Why? Because I can get more work done with it.

Microsoft accused of staking claim to the Internet

Merit Network, a not-for-profit network research organisation, says that Microsoft appears to be staking its claim to various Internet protocols, which may thwart future innovation in the technology -- but Microsoft claims that this is merely a misunderstanding, which it is trying to resolve. A not-tiny Linux site is a Linux site that is not tiny at all. There's so much information here it would be difficult to fit all of it into even a big head. Tinyminds has been around since June 2002, providing resources to the community and the Internet at large, in order to fulfill its mission of "bringing users closer to Linux."

Why timing of Novell Linux chief resignation, Microsoft payoff is rather curious

Before the dust whipped up by Linux executive Chris Stone's departure from Novell had begun to settle, the company announced today's $536 million settlement payment from Microsoft regarding Novell's NetWare. Industry insiders believe the timing of these two events -- which happened within four days of each other -- is curious, to say the least.

Desktop Linux: The Final Hurdles

Desktop Linux is almost soup. We only have a few items left on the short list. Will we do it? If history is an indicator, the answer is yes.

Review: Ten Extensions Enhance Firefox

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
How to make a great browser even better. We check out ten extensions that make browsing the web more entertaining and easier if you're a Firefox user.

Microsoft: Linux's Biggest Patron

Opinion:Through its settlements with Sun and Novell, which total more than $2.4 billion, Microsoft has bought an extra dose of punishment from competitors focused on popularizing Linux.

Blue Gene, Linux top supercomputing list

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 8:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
After two and a half years at the top of a list of the world's fastest supercomputers, NEC's Earth Simulator has finally been dethroned: IBM's Blue Gene/L officially is the new king of the hill.

UK Patent Office under fire over software report

The UK Patent Office (UKPO) has been criticised by anti-patent campaigners on Monday for an article it published last week on the software patent directive.

Report: New Project Hopes to Quell EU Open Source Patent Concerns

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Borrowing a concept from a very popular open source site, Open Source Risk Management (OSRM) has launched a study today that's designed to assess whether current European laws regarding technology patents actually do what they're supposed to and protect true innovation rather than corporate interests.

Platform Computing Launches Platform Rocks for Linux Cluster Market

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Platform Delivers Free Cluster Management Solution Optimized for Dell Linux Clusters

Novell Linux Desktop Arrives

As promised, Novell is releasing its business Linux desktop ahead of schedule.

FreeBSD releases 'stable' version 5.3

FreeBSD developers on Saturday announced the release of the final version of FreeBSD 5.3, the open-source operating system. The milestone release is the first stable version of the 5.x development branch, said FreeBSD developer Scott Long in the release announcement.

Review: White Box fills niche between Fedora and RHEL

White Box Enterprise Linux (WBEL) is an attempt to fill the void left by Red Hat's decision to become a purely commercial product. It's not without problems, but it does a bridge the functionality gap between the Fedora Project and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Update: Microsoft settles antitrust cases with Novell, CCIA

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced antitrust settlements with Novell Inc. and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), ending years of legal wrangling.

Getting the most from Writer fields

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 5:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fields are extremely useful features of Writer. This article describes how to use fields to solve common business and technical writing problems.

Compatibility Issues Slow 'Project Janus'

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
As Sun Microsystems prepares to deliver Solaris 10 by year's end, one of its key features—"Project Janus"—may be postponed.

Novell launches desktop Linux for enterprises

  • InfoWorld: Platforms (Posted by dave on Nov 9, 2004 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Novell Inc. will begin shipping on Tuesday a desktop version of its open source Linux operating system aimed squarely at enterprise users.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0 Released

The Mozilla Foundation today released Firefox 1.0, the first major new product release since the Mozilla Suite's 1.0 in June of 2002. Firefox 1.0 is the completion of roughly 2 years of work on the revolutionary new browser, which has raised the Mozilla Foundation's profile greatly in its year of existance. The release follows up the hugely successful Preview Release which had over eight million downloads.

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