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Linux Advocates Wary of Novell-Microsoft Tie

Novell investors may be cheering the Linux vendor’s historic partnership with Microsoft, but Linux advocates had an entirely different reaction Thursday, expressing concerns that the deal may hint at future patent lawsuits and possibly even violate Linux’s software license.

Robert W Baird downgrades Red Hat (RHAT) to Neutral

Robert W Baird downgrades Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT) from Outperform to Neutral and lowers their price target to $19, following Microsoft/Novell Linux partnership news.

Penguin Profits: Making Money with Linux

  • Channel Insider; By Herman Mehling (Posted by dcparris on Nov 3, 2006 7:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Its low cost and reliability have made the maturing Linux open-source operating system more marketable for solution providers.

[All right! Who let the cat out of the bag? - dcparris]

You Can't Say "Free Software" in NewSpeak

From the article: ...I found this maps omissions to be chilling. Specifically, a whole range of technologies and new collaborative practices are sketched out, but there is not a mention of the role of free or open source software.

Sun, Ubuntu maker certifying Linux on x86 servers

Server maker and Canonical have nearly completed work to certify Linux version of Ubuntu runs smoothly on Sun's x86 servers.

OpenVZ Available Now on Latest Linux Kernel

Operating System-Level Virtualization Technology for Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Precursor to RHEL 5 and Debian 4

Php 5.2.0 brings security fixes and new functions

The new version 5.2.0 of the open source script language PHP doesn't just replace the 5.1 series, it also closes several security holes. The developers have also incorporated new functions to increase security and improve usability.

What A Partnership: Red Hat Calls Microsoft-Novell Deal Over Linux ...

RALEIGH, N.C. - Microsoft's stunning announcement Thursday that it was embracing the Linux operating system through a deal with Novell produced a quick reaction at Red Hat.

It Budget Crunch Opening Doors for Small Open Source Vendors

Enterprises are not completely abandoning their pre-existing software programs in favor of new innovations. The move is tepid, with small outfits needing to prove themselves. "They're meeting an unmet need with a solution that augments technology they get from bigger companies," said Dan Twing, vice president of Enterprise Management Associates, a Boulder, Colo., consulting firm.

Linux a computer operating system for the people

The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software. The software, and its most widely known distributor Red Hat, has open source coding allowing anyone with the skill to modify it at will.

Where do you store master data?

Questioning the hub-based approachComment At IBM's recent Information on Demand conference (which was excellent, incidentally) the company presented its view of master data management (MDM). I am glad to say that this has advanced significantly since its Barcelona conference in May and the company has now recognised that you need to take a flexible approach to MDM.

Playstation 3 gets hooked on Linux

Terra Soft says the company responsible for Yellow Dog Linux will launch its operating system (OS) for Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3. Cesar Delgado, system administrator for Terra Soft, says the company worked closely with the E17 desktop team to develop the OS.

Greeks bearing gifts

  • Free Software Magazine; By Edward Macnaghten (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 3, 2006 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here in the UK, there is a saying that was a quote from Virgil that was often quoted in the original Latin, “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis”, which is usually mistranslated into the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. It refers to the incident where the Greek troops hid inside a large wooden horse and gave it to the Trojans as a gift who promptly accepted it, then in the night the Greeks broke out of their hiding place, went to the city gates, and... Well, you probably know the rest.

MS climbs-down over Vista licensing

Just in time for 30 November releaseMicrosoft has backed down to fierce criticism over proposed licensing terms for Windows Vista to allow users to uninstall the forthcoming operating system and install it on another PC.

HTML in easy steps

HTML in easy steps is a great book for getting started on web design. Aimed at the novice, it provides a comprehensive introduction to HTML and the workings if the Internet.

Sun, Ubuntu certifying Linux on x86 servers

Sun Microsystems and Canonical have nearly completed work to certify the Ubuntu version of Linux runs smoothly on Sun's x86 servers, sources familiar with the situation said. The companies are expected to announce details of the partnership Monday in conjunction with the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Mountain View, Calif., from Nov. 5 to 10, according to sources familiar with the plan. Canonical helps develop Ubuntu and sells support.

Drupal 5.0 beta scaling new heights in the Content Management Systems arena

A Content management system is a software which allows one to publish content online without being bogged down by any technical aspects. This article takes an indepth look at Drupal ver 5.0 beta and explores the pros and cons of this very popular CMS.

Free Software Foundation backs new distro

"Ours is more free than yours," war of words looms as foundation sponsors GNU/Linux distribtion based on Ubuntu Linux but without the proprietary bits.

Microsoft, Novell Set Linux Pact,

Ummm...OK...I don't think I use any meds, but now I think maybe I may just have forgotten to take them. Microsoft and Novell have entered into a cooperative agreement. Patent infringement indemnity, interoperability, supporting users of the other guy's platform. Cats dating dogs and gingerbread men getting into politics. Oh my.

Conference on open-source mobile phones mobilizes

Prominent embedded Linux companies, standards organizations, and mobile carriers will attend the inaugural "Open Source in Mobile" conference next week in Amsterdam. Sponsored by Trolltech, the event features presentations from MontaVista, Motorola, Panasonic, Purple Labs, a la Mobile, Nokia, VirtualLogix, Access/Palmsource, Orange, BT, Vodafone, Neuf Cegetel, Navica, Sun, and others.

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