Linux and Netbooks
Dell: Linux v Windows netbook returns a ‘non-issue’
The Register/Gavin Clark
“Dell has delivered a dose of reality for both Microsoft and the Linux community on the subject of netbooks.
Speaking at OpenSource World, a Dell executive deflated Microsoft’s enthusiasm for making a case out of the number of Linux netbooks returned by unhappy customers.”
“At OpenSource World (formerly LinuxWorld) in San Francisco this week, Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing manager, decided to set the record straight on return rates for Dell’s Linux-based Inspiron Mini netbooks, writes Gavin Clarke in The Register. Saying Linux return rates were a “non-issue,” Finch is quoted as saying that Microsoft was “making something of nothing.”
Finch was further quoted as saying, “We don’t see a significant difference between the return rate for Windows versus the rate for Linux. We’ve been quite pleased with the stability and technical soundness of the Linux machines.”"
Open Source Development
internetnews.com/Sean Michael Kerner
“Black Duck Software, global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today released analysis of data from its KnowledgeBase showing shifts in the growth of programming languages used in open source projects. The analysis, www.blackducksoftware.com/oss/projects#languageos, which looked at language usage, determined by counting lines of source code across all open source projects, shows static programming languages losing share to dynamic languages.