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Microsoft says sorry for AntiSpyware error

A Dutch Web site has accepted an apology from Microsoft after it was blacklisted by the software giant's anti-spyware tool.

Mandrakesoft makes acquisition

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Feb 24, 2005 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The French Linux vendor has acquired its Brazillian equivalent in a €1.79m all-stock deal.

Mini-Mozilla marches toward Windows mobiles

  • CNET News.com; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by dave on Feb 24, 2005 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Minimo, the Mozilla browser for mobile devices, is poised to move beyond Linux PDAs and onto Windows CE devices, according to the Mozilla Foundation.

IBM extends lead in server market

  • CNET News.com; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Feb 24, 2005 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM
IBM continued to march ahead of rivals in 2004 in server sales, a key market in the computing industry, making gains in models using x86 chips and the Unix operating system.

Mandrakesoft to acquire Conectiva

Mandrakesoft, the European Linux leader, today is announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Conectiva, the South-American Linux leader. All details for this new acquisition are available in the press-release below.

An open source/commercial relationship gone wrong

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 24, 2005 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Late last year the relationship between a free software project, Prelude, and a company that hired one of its programmers, ExaProtect Technology, broke down. In a reaction to what it perceived as unethical treatment of its development team, the Prelude project closed its development source repository, not just to ExaProtect but to the world, in an apparent breach of the spirit of the GPL and free software ethics. NewsForge investigates this cautionary tale of a relationship gone wrong.

Linux is in business

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 24, 2005 4:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For those of us who attended last week's LinuxWorld trade show in Boston it became clear that the worlds of Linux and business have intersected.

A Linux Island in a C: of Windows: Part 3, Playing in the Windows World

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Feb 24, 2005 4:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now that your Linux VM is up, running and connected to the company network, it's time to move corporate work to the Linux side.

Basic button-pushing with OpenOffice.org macros

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2005 11:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenOffice.org is gaining popularity in the corporate mainstream, yet one of its most powerful features, macros, can be pretty intimidating to new users. Let's see how easy it is to create an OpenOffice.org macro and connect it to a simple pushbutton.

Open Source not running short of developers

Open-source has gained so much momentum of late that one might ask where all the developers needed for these new projects are coming from.

OASIS patent policy sparks boycott

  • CNET News.com; By Paul Festa (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2005 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A who's who of the open-source and free-software movements on Tuesday took aim at a leading Web services standards group, escalating pressure for mandatory royalty-free licensing policies with calls for a boycott of its specifications.

Fox blood on the tracks?

"A CNet columnist, Molly Wood, totally misunderstands what Firefox, and open source software, are all about. She's arguing that now that Microsoft has said it will issue an update of its browser, we can write Firefox off."

The PCI Bus Ride

  • IBM developerWorks; By Peter Seebach (Posted by VISITOR on Feb 23, 2005 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
The widely adopted PCI standard has defeated a large number of competing standards in the marketplace. This article takes a looks at how the PCI bus won, what the effects of its dominance have been, and what might happen next…

SCALE 3X Audio Series

LQ Radio has just posted the third in a series of audio clips from the recent SCALE 3X Expo. Clips posted so far include the Flight Gear booth, LinuxChix LA and Brion Vibber of Wikipedia. Still to come are Linux Astronomy, LAMPSIG and a conversation with SCALE's Media Director. All the audio clips are being released under a Creative Commons license.

KDE Bug Tracker Hits Report 100,000

  • KDE Dot News (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2005 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
With bug number 100,000 reported, the hard-working KDE bug tracking system reached a milestone today. However, not everyone knows what goes on behind the scenes and how to help. In this article, I take a short look at using the bug reporting system, and how you can help KDE improve.

With Fedora, Red Hat recreates its lost community

With the open-source Fedora project, Red Hat is aiming to rebuild its links to the open source community and regain that community's input for its innovation process. The developers and users now contributing to the Fedora project -- which a Red Hat executive credited with providing the starting point for the company's latest Enterprise Linux release -- had their first-ever meeting at a conference on Friday in Boston.

ISVs Offered Server Packages

  • eWEEK Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2005 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Pogo Linux wants to make it easier for Linux application makers to sell their products.

Mini Mozilla marches on Windows mobiles

The Minimo browser is poised to move beyond Linux PDAs and onto Windows CE devices.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Varol Okan, developer of Qdvdauthor; Also, our thoughts on the recent Linux World Expo in Boston

OSDL outlines needs for Desktop Linux

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Feb 23, 2005 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: OSDL; Story Type: News Story
The Open Source Development Lab last week released four specifications for its Desktop Linux Capabilities document, which outlines what requirements a Linux distribution should have to meet the needs of certain desktop Linux users.

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