A reason why Dell probably won't pre-load OpenOffice

In an open letter released earlier this week, the OpenOffice.org community invited Michael Dell to work with them to pre-install OpenOffice.org 2 office software on Dell computers. This rather humorous ad campaign could play a roll in why Dell may not accept the invitation.

Wine 0.9.33 Released

Wine 0.9.33 was released with many Direct3D fixes and performance improvements, more comctl32 tests and some bug fixes, compatibility improvements in cmd.exe, still more fixes to builtin OLE, support for process control on Solaris and bug fixes.

Slightly changed openSUSE 10.2 ISOs Released

Today the openSUSE team is releasing slightly changed openSUSE 10.2 ISO images. The reason for putting out those updated ISOs is a license issue, which had to be addressed. The following ISOs have be replaced on the mirrors:

Transcript of the March 7 Hearing in SCO v IBM

Here is the transcript of the March 7th hearing in SCO v IBM, the last of the summary judgment hearings transcripts.

Will Microsoft buy Novell?

The answer to that question is probably not, though the thought had crossed my mind. In a way they already have done in a small way, they have given Novell approximately a quater's worth of net profit in return for what appears to be a cut of all Open Enterprise and SUSE Linux sales. Although no shares have changed hands, this, in itself, seems to me to be a kind of "virtual" company sale. This is even not considering the palaver regarding the patent covenants....

Doubts persist about open source IP telephony

Open source Voice over IP (VoIP) in the enterprise is at the stage where Linux desktops were about five years ago, and the small open source presence at last week's VoiceCon Spring 2007 conference in Orlando is a true indicator that open source VoIP is still in its infancy.

Taiwan notebook players sound off on Linux

Considering that Dell recently asked its clients for their opinions on selling Linux-based notebooks, it was interesting to raise the same question to Taiwan-based notebook players, and the results showed that branded players are more conservative than ODM manufacturers concerning adopting Linux compared with a Microsoft operating system (OS).