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RSS on the Rise

RSS brings great possibilities to content publishers and advertisers, too. Any piece of microcontent can be tagged, then distributed via an RSS feed. RSS is sometimes mistaken for content instead of what it truly is: plumbing that connects users to that content.

Cool: Duden Now Corrects in OOo Writer

An authority on German orthography and grammar now supports Writer on Linux. The German publishing house Duden is recognized as one of the authorities on German orthography and grammar. With this release of their "Duden Suite," users of Writer on both Linux and Windows have access to the "Duden Linguistic Engine." This is a major step for Linux and Open Office gaining in legitimacy among desktop users in German-speaking countries. The article appears in German as "Cool: Duden korrigiert jetzt auch im OOo Writer."

Original Article in German

[Ed: The site is in German translated by Google. Enjoy! - dcparris]

LXer Feature:Survival Guide For Women In FOSS: Drumming Up Customers

Striking out on your own means entering a whole new exciting, fulfilling world. You'll meet and handle new challenges, and develop self-confidence and poise worthy of a UN diplomat. You'll directly reap the rewards of your creativity and labor. Today we'll talk about how to develop a solid clientele, and finding customers that you enjoy working with.

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Microsoft and Open Standards

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 10:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
Opinion:How many times does Microsoft have to lie about being open before people get it?


Linux News: Does Microsoft's Monopoly Power Extend to Government and Media?

  • Lxer Day Desk; By Lxer Day Desk (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
LXer Day Desk: 11-22-2005

Does Microsoft's Monopoly Power Extend to Government and Media? That seems like a rhetorical question given their little power play in Massachusetts. Is now the time to share our experience with the rest of the world?


Mono 1.1.10 Solves Deployment Problem

  • eWEEK Linux; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by ralph on Nov 22, 2005 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The open-source implementation of .Net has been updated to enable a single instance to run multiple Mono applications using the Apache Web server.

[ED: There is some good information in the article, which is oriented to Windows users. But, it needs editing. It is Mono 1.1.10, not 1.1.1]

What? The Open Source Movement; a Socialist phenomenon?

Both of these guys are trying to draw a parallel between open-source and left wing politics that is just not there. Communism and Socialism are about central planning and imposing a system without property rights on a populace. Open Source is not about a lack of property rights, it's about distributed property rights, distributed responsibility and networked rather than hierarchical processes

Novell Appoints Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Leading Technologist to Be Responsible for Technology Vision and Product Development

Hardware review: The coolest VGA in town

We take the new Zalman VF700-AlCu VGA cooler for a spin. It's cool, it's quiet, and it's perfect for the geek who has it all (especially a kicking video card).

Microsoft Offers Office Document Formats to Ecma International for Open Standardization

  • Microsoft; By Microsoft (Posted by hkwint on Nov 22, 2005 7:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
[Ed: - This is huge! Office XML will be under a RAND license, and will include a convenant 'Not to sue'. They bent under the pressure, it seems. It may be too little and too late though - hkwint ]

PARIS — Nov. 22, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it will take steps to offer the file format technology behind billions of documents to customers and the industry as an international standard.

Nine principles of security architecture

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Nov 22, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Security architecture is a new concept to many computer users. Users are aware of security threats such as viruses, worms, spyware, and other malware. They have heard of, and most use, anti-virus programs and firewalls. Many use intrusion detection. Architectural security, though, remains a mystery to most computer users.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 23

  • Fedora Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by ralph on Nov 22, 2005 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 23 of Fedora Weekly News.

Novell doubts Microsoft latest Linux "facts"

Microsoft Corp's "Get the Facts" campaign comparing Windows with Linux continues to prove controversial, with Novell Inc describing the latest set of facts offered up by Microsoft as "misdirection."

Can open source still save Novell?

When Novell releases its fourth-quarter financial results next week, industry observers will be looking for signs of whether the company's big bet on Linux is starting to pay off.

Altiris to Present at the Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology Conference

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a pioneer of IT lifecycle management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning IT resources, today announced that Greg Butterfield, Altiris president and CEO, and Steve Erickson, Altiris CFO, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2:00 p.m. MST at the Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology Conference, which is being held at the Phoenician Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. A webcast and replay of the presentation will be available on the Altiris Investor Relations Website at

Information Builders Announces Major Initiatives with IBM Systems Resellers to Promote Business Intelligence (BI) on Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Nine New Alliance Partners Covers Substantial Majority of zSeries and Growing Percentage of iSeries Systems Indirect Markets

Open-Xchange Inc. Enhances Support for Mobile Devices With Free, Limited Time Upgrade Offer

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Nov 22, 2005 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SyncML Technology Enables Smooth Interface With Most Mobile Devices; Major Swiss Hospital Chooses Open-Xchange Server for Latest Innovation

Next up for handsets: more business features and Linux

Nokia Corp. last week agreed to acquire Intellisync Corp., a provider of messaging software for wireless devices, because of its expertise in E-mail, device management, synchronizing devices with other systems, and support for multiple operating-system platforms. Nokia wants to move away from being perceived as just a device maker.

Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight 1 Screenshot Tour

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 22, 2005 4:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu announced - Flight CD 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Dapper development cycle, as images that are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of Dapper.

OSDir has some nice screenshots of Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight 1.

Will Wikis Replace Email? Not Likely.

  • Email Battles (Posted by VISITOR on Nov 22, 2005 3:57 AM EDT)
The folks at BusinessWeek are hopelessly confused by the variety of communication options (wikis, email, IM, weblogs, RSS) at their disposal. Email Battles helps them sort it out.

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