- Siemens gets serious about open source
Siemens’ outsourcing unit is snapping up some of South Africa’s brightest open source minds as it readies to offer large-scale open source services to clients. Going, as it does, head-to-head with the likes of IBM and T-Systems, the company is hoping its open source strategy will find a new niche in an already highly-competitive market.
- Linux 2.6.26-rc6
- More details surface regarding Dell’s UMPC
…runs either Linux/Windows XP
- Five Million Eee PCs by the Year’s End, Says ASUS CEO Jerry Shen – The company hopes it will grab 50% of market share
- Linux Mint 5.0 is Simple (in a good way)
- VectorLinux: new site, new SOHO Deluxe release!
- Application load determines server choice
- 10 Best Windows Games That Can Be Played on Linux
- linuX-gamers.net live 0.9.3 released
- Web Host Cirrus Tech Offers Ubuntu on VPS and Dedicated Server Plans
- Parallels Desktop 5608 adds tools for Linux
- Channel welcomes Red Hat
- The Neuros OSD
- KOffice 2.0 Alpha 8
One of the highlights of this release is the work on saving and loading Open Document Format documents, especially for the text shape, thanks to the sponsoring of Girish Ramakrishnan by the Dutch NLNet organisation. Girish has added scores of tests to check for ODF compliancy.
- Finally, it’s time for Wine
- Avidemux cuts out video editing stress
- Sun taking on LeftHand with open source IP SAN code
- Open source as industrial policy
- Open Source Development Is Smart Business
I’ve been engaged in free software — which later became “open source” in 1998 — for almost two decades. I understand the community’s skepticism when it comes to corporate approaches to open source. I’ve seen simple open source concepts — such as free distribution, source code that can be modified, open licensing, and others — distorted by companies looking to sell products and recast their image as open.
- What’s ‘Disruptive’ About Open Source
- Relevance of Free Software and its Philosophy in the Digital Era
- [FSF] Free Software Supporter, June 2008
- OSSCamp Delhi Summers Edition
- Open source journalism system Campsite releases version 3.0
- HowToMoodle: OSS Learning Platform Goes Pro
- Fennec: development of the younger brother of Firefox 3 mobile intensifies
- Mozilla previews Firefox Mobile
- Could IE8 incompatibilities be a boon for Firefox?
- Top OEMs to sell XP PCs down to the wire
A clause in Microsoft’s guidelines lets computer makers install Windows XP Professional — but not the more common and less expensive Windows XP Home — on new PCs at a customer’s request when those machines are ordered with Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate.
- Microsoft tries to fix big glitch on Obama
One mixup, with potentially vast effect, apparently belongs to the unintentional category and gained wide currency this week: The spell-checker in Microsoft’s Hotmail e-mail software recommends that users replace the word “Obama” with “Osama.”
- Google, Yahoo strike ad deal
- Microsoft’s Anti-Google Survival Guide
You want to compete with Google. Aggressively going after Yahoo! shows that you’re smart enough to know you can’t do it alone. Go on a shopping spree now, before antitrust regulators close down the mall.
- Eight Years of Wrongness
- Van Knapp’s Take On Microsoft
- Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings
- Microsoft Blames Users for Vista Infections
- PS3 tops Xbox 360 in May game console sales
- Microsoft (MSFT) PriceWatch Alert Up To 9.40% Downside Protection
So far the stock has hit a 52-week low of $26.87 and 52-week high of $37.50.
- Microsoft Declares Quarterly Dividend
- UK P2P user? Hope you like US prison food
- A shaming victory on 42 days
- Police Chief Faces High Court Anti-Piracy Action
- More Unspeakable Acts
- Verizon offers details of Usenet deletion: alt.* groups, others gone