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With Microsoft agreeing not to sue Novell SLES Support Subscription customers for patent infringement issues, maybe it’s time to reconsider the value of OSS indemnification?
Microsoft is the 900-lb. gorilla in the world of software, and the company likes it that way. Rarely do you see it work with the open-source community, and among that group, Linux might be considered its biggest enemy. Now, in a sure sign that the apocalypse is right around the corner, Microsoft has announced plans to accommodate Linux technology.
From this day forward, users of Windows 98 and Windows ME may be on their own. Microsoft will stop offering updates and support (even of the “paid” variety) for these products. The company seems to be hoping this will lead to increased sales of newer Windows versions.
A nonprofit organization trying to prevent the fragmentation of Linux is picking up its activities in Asia. The Free Standards Group (FSG) is standardizing the handling of Chinese characters, and working with the Chinese government to establish the Chinese Linux certification laboratory.
Open source developers are the grunge rockers of the new millennium, the originals long dissolved in corporate formulaic art. Unlike their barefoot hippie predecessors (who woke up one day in Birkenstocks as Volvo-driving yuppies), they kept their ponytails as an affront to The Man, sharing their warez with the Kool-Aid drinking masses.
San Francisco based Linux dudes Red Hat announced a “Integrated Virtualization” strategy on Tuesday. This new tool should simplify deployment in a new virtualization environment. They claim this will allow customers to deploy resources at minimal cost while maximizing utilization.
Novell’s soon-to-be released Linux distribution will pack with it open source OpenIB InfiniBandsoftware, according to the OpenIB Alliance, now called The OpenFabrics Alliance. The inclusion opens up a wider availability of InfiniBand to IT professionals, increasing interoperability and support within the industry as the Alliance extends its focus on RDMA over Ethernet.
At UNIX Security: Don’t Believe the Truth, Thom Holwerda makes a rather silly argument that Unix security is no better than the worst of Windows security because the result to the user is the same: his personal files can be damaged by a worm or virus even if system files are more protected.
Nothing chaps Microsoft’s craw more than a little competition and open source rival Linux has been the Beast of Redmond’s chief craw-chapper for some time. After years of what Linux sympathizers have called a Microsoft F.U.D. (fear, uncertainty, doubt) campaign against Linux’ total cost of ownership (TCO), Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) have dropped a little cost research of their own.
Some may not know who Dr. Bob Metcalfe is but chances are they’re working with something he created, namely the Ethernet. He’s got a few ideas on where things are headed and he sees video as prime player. He went on to say our current operating systems are out of date, calling Windows and Linux clunkers.
Linux is an amazing operating system considering how it was originally created. It was a modest program written for one person as a hobby – Linus Torvald of Finland. It has grown into a full-fledge 32-bit operating system. It is solid, stable and provides support for an incredible number of applications. It has very powerful capabilities and runs very fast and rarely crashes.
In the latest news of strange bedfellows, a New Zealand news source reports that Microsoft’s Halo movie, based on the highly popular Xbox game, will be produced on servers running the Linux operating systems. Dogs and cats living together, pandemonium!
Novell is launching the beta version of what it calls the most rigorous training and examination program for Linux certification to meet data center requirements.
In a move that can show off each competitor’s knowledge of open-source computing, both Microsoft and Google will be participating in the Golden Penguin Bowl quiz session at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference, which is scheduled for August 8-11 in San Fransisco.
The RealPlayer utility has several vulnerabilities patched with the latest security releases from RealNetworks.
Forget the old PDAs. Nokia’s got something cool as school to compete in the same market. The new Nokia 770 Internet tablet gives users some groovy new tools to surf the net with and they told everyone about all about it at the Linuxworld Summit in the Big Apple.
A study conducted by Analyst Yankee Group, where the Group queried 509 companies, found Windows and Linux are equal, cost-wise, when it comes to maintaining servers equipped with either environment.
The competitive summit continues. I’m bummed that I haven’t had much time to make it over there. It’s cool that they let the attendees blog.
Novell introduced Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management, an integrated, complete management system for centralized control of Linux desktops and servers.
Novell is releasing a range of Linux offerings for the enterprise to harden Linux for mission-critical operations.