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 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.
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:
Here is the transcript of the March 7th hearing in SCO v IBM, the last of the summary judgment hearings transcripts.
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....
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.
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).
A "sizable number" of developers have jumped ship from Novell to Red Hat, according to Scott Crenshaw, the senior director for product management and marketing at Red Hat.
Crenshaw wasn't able to provide specific numbers but said many Samba developers were among those who had made the move. Chief Samba developer, Jeremy Allison, left Novell some months back and moved over to Google, in protest against the deal which saw Novell get into bed with Microsoft.