Daily Links for Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Open Source Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So ComputerworldUK / Glyn Moody This confirms what many of us have been warning about for some time: that Microsoft’s new-found eagerness to “engage” with open source has nothing to do with a real desire to reach a pacific accommodation with free…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – Early Edition

Open Source MySQL founder says Oracle should let go of MySQL Ars Technica / Ryan Paul Monty Widenius, one of the original founders of MySQL, has called for Oracle to sell off the open source database so that its pending acquisition of Sun will not reduce choice in the marketplace.…

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Daily Links for Monday, October 12, 2009

Open Source Banco Pastor Reduces Costs, Increases Scalability and Boosts Performance with Red Hat, SAP and IBM Solutions Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world`s leading provider of open source solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Banco Pastor, the seventh largest Spanish banking group with 650 branch offices in Spain…

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Daily Links for August 31, 2009 – Evening Edition

Sun absorbs $147M loss as Oracle deal looms The Associated Press / Jordan Robertson Sun Microsystems Inc. recorded a $147 million loss while sales eroded 31 percent in the April-June period, likely the server and software maker’s last full quarter as an independent company. Sun’s latest numbers, reported Friday in…

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Daily Links 06/19/2009 (a.m.)

HTML 5: Could it kill Flash and Silverlight? – LinuxWorld “HTML 5, a groundbreaking upgrade to the prominent Web presentation specification, could become a game-changer in Web application development, one that might even make obsolete such plug-in-based rich Internet application (RIA) technologies as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX.”…

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Daily Links 06/04/2009 (p.m.)

Microsoft to plug holes in Windows, IE, Word, Office and Excel | Security – CNET News “Affected products include Windows 2000, XP, XP Professional edition, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office and Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for the Mac. Other affected software…

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Daily Links 06/03/2009 (p.m.)

Ellison pits Sun and Oracle against AJAX and Google • The Register “Ellison’s declaration means he’s backing an emerging and largely Sun-only technology, while the majority of the web and the industry uses AJAX. Unlike the rest of Sun’s Java language and platform, JavaFX has not gone through Java standards…

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Daily Links 05/14/2009 (p.m.)

MySQL Alumni Start Industry Hub For Open Source Database — MySQL Database — InformationWeek “While the alliance is meant to safeguard the future of MySQL development, it may also signal that the MySQL code base is about to fork into a 100% open source version versus Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL)’s, once…

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Daily Links 03/24/2009 (a.m.)

IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Among Speakers on Tap for InfoWorld OSBC 2009 in San Francisco “Executives from IBM, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, North Bridge Venture Partners, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems will present keynotes at Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), taking place March 24-25, 2009 at The Palace Hotel in…

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Daily Links 02/06/2009 (p.m.)

Daily Kos: World Of Warcraft: The Only Depression-Proof Industry? “Is World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment’s Gem, the single depression-proof industry? Yes, because people who lose their jobs will have more time to play. Furthermore, those on unemployment won’t give up their graphics cards and flashing computer images of the Lich…

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Daily Links 01/07/2009 (p.m.)

A rare peek at Homeland Security’s files on travelers – This Just In – Budget Travel “A passenger record typically includes the name of the person traveling, the name of the person who submitted the information while arranging the trip, and details about how the ticket was bought, according to…

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Hunches and predictions for open source in 2009

It’s that time of year again. Last year I wrote about challenges and priorities for open source, standards, and virtual worlds. In January, 2007, I reviewed my favorite blog entries for 2006 (and note that I was considerably more succinct when I did this for 2008 about two weeks ago).…

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Daily Links 12/02/2008 (p.m.)

Ubuntu Remains Best Linux Distribution for Desktops “The latest version of Canonical’s Linux distribution, Ubuntu 8.10, still outshines the Linux desktop offerings from Red Hat and Novell, and is the best open-source alternative to Microsoft and Apple operating systems. However, both Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux and Novell’s SUSE distributions are…

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Daily Links 11/20/2008 (p.m.)

Christian Renaud’s Weblog: Lively heads for the giraffe graveyard “Google announced yesterday on their blog that they are shuttering the Lively project. This is unfortunate for multiple reasons” tags: OB, Google, Lively InternetNews Realtime IT News – Sun Expands MySQL With Closed Source “The MySQL Enterprise Fall 2008 Release includes…

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Daily Links 11/06/2008 (p.m.)

Change.gov “Office of the President-Elect” tags: OB, politics IBM, Sun Microsystems Launch ODF Toolkit Union to Grow Adoption, Community and Software Innovation – MarketWatch “The ODF Toolkit will use an initial software code contribution from Sun to provide developers with an easy-to-use Application Programming Interface (API) for reading, writing and…

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Daily Links 10/23/2008 (p.m.)

Another Apple ad slams Microsoft Vista campaign | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com This is a very good one. Bake sales are a popular motif in today’s economic situation. tags: OB, Apple, Mac, Microsoft, Vista New signs point to Windows 7 debuting earlier than expected | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com…

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LinuxWorld 2008 Prediction #3: Linux and x86

Although I’ve previously published the slides for the talk I gave at LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, I thought it might be useful to add some additional comments in the blog about each of the eight predictions I made. This is not the full text of what I said nor…

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Daily Links 07/08/2008 (a.m.)

An Earthshaking Use of Open Source – CIO.com – Business Technology Leadership “The result: In 2007, BGR undertook a massive migration from a Sun SPARC infrastructure to Linux and Solaris x86 on commodity hardware. Additionally, BGR moved from Ingres’s proprietary database to its open-source product.” tags: OB, open source, seismic…

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Daily Links 04/03/2008

School districts serve up lessons in Linux – LinuxWorld tags: Linux, OB, education “Windows may boast the lion’s share of the desktop education market, but the economic and technical benefits of open source software has seen many schools and education institutions implement various flavors of Linux across their desktops and…

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Searching for document formats

I just read the article in InformationWeek called “Microsoft’s Search Share Continues To Decline”. I use Google search almost exclusively but occasionally I poke around on the other engines to see if they turn up anything interesting. While Microsoft did lose some search share, it was only 0.2%. It’s not…

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links for 2008-03-11

The Mac The Mac snobbery, arrogance, confidence debate | The Apple Core | ZDNet.com “Laura B., commenter 2.2 in my second piece, made an important distinction between “arrogant” and “confident” (emphasis mine)” (tags: mac apple) Microsoft ITPro:OOXML: Standards for accepting standards “In truth, the opposition has come from all quarters,…

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