Daily Links for Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cloud Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees InformationWeek / John Foley In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers. Open Source Debunking Some Linux Myths ZDNet UK /…

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Daily Links for Thursday, September 24, 2009 – IBM/Canonical Edition

IBM Markets Wares to Africa: Company Targets Region With Low-Cost Software, Challenging Microsoft Wall Street Journal / William M. Bulkeley IBM, which has been pushing into developing markets like Africa and Asia as mature markets slow, said the package — which includes basic programs like word processing and email —…

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Daily Links for September 1, 2009

Open Source The Business Case for Open Source Virtualization IT Business Edge / Mike Vizard This article is notable for completely failing to mention KVM. If any of this sounds like a movie you’ve seen before, you must by now be thinking about the relationship between UNIX, Windows and Linux.…

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Daily Links for August 3, 2009

Consumer Electronics Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order – Times Online “Apple attempted to silence a father and daughter with a gagging order after the child’s iPod music player exploded and the family sought a refund from the company. The Times has learnt that the…

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Daily Links 05/21/2009 (a.m.)

Report: Desktop Linux in Business Environments – Khaotic Musings – conz’s Blog at ZDNet.co.uk Community “Freeform Dynamics Ltd, and IBM have just released a business report titled Linux on the Desktop Lessons from mainstream business adoption.” tags: OB, IBM, Linux, desktop Microsoft patents means of limiting software | Beyond Binary…

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Daily Links 04/01/2009 (p.m.)

Introducing Opera Face Gestures “Today we introduce Face Gestures, a revolutionary technology designed to make interacting with your browser easier and simpler on computers with cameras. Face Gestures lets you perform frequent browsing operations with natural and easy to make face gestures. By using an internal technology dubbed Face Observation…

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Daily Links 03/07/2009 (p.m.)

Is Open Source Ready To Get The Message? | bMighty.com: Blogs For Small Business and Mid-Sized Business “No matter how Cisco uses PostPath, however, there is now another player in this space. Since the European Union forced Microsoft to publish its Exchange protocols, the OpenChange project has been working with…

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Red Hat announces its virtualization plan

Yesterday Red Hat announced its plans around virtualization in its press release “Red Hat Announces Broad ISV Ecosystem is Virtualization-Ready”. In part, the press release states With today’s news, Red Hat ISV partners are ensured through an Application Binary Interface (ABI) guarantee that their certified applications are capable of running…

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Daily Links 01/09/2009 (p.m.)

Over ODF-congres 29 januari 2009 | OpenDocument Format Congres (Utrecht) “Op donderdag 29 januari organiseert NOiV, in samenwerking met Adobe, OpenDoc Society en Media Plaza, een congres over het OpenDocument Format te Maarssen. Aanleiding voor het ODF-congres is de verplichting die overheden hebben om vanaf 1 januari 2009 de open…

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My personal favorite posts for 2008

As we wind down down 2008 and head into the holidays, I’ve been doing some planning about blog posts and longer pieces I plan to write in 2009. As part of that, I decided to go back over 2008 and list some of favorite posts from this year. “Ten challenges…

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Daily Links 08/19/2008 (p.m.)

Editorial: Collaboration is the new revolution | Comment is free | The Guardian “Big corporations, such as IBM, Google and Amazon, are devourers of open source software because they find it cheap, efficient, low-maintenance and reliable. But UK government departments, including health and the foreign office, have proved risk-averse with…

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OOXML appeals: Now or never

Rob Weir has published an extensive blog entry detailing why the OOXML appeals process should be allowed to go on. He says, in part, Dismissing an appeal with so many open unresolved issue is not expediency. It is merely creating more dissent, more distrust and more trouble that we’ll all…

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Daily Links 07/19/2008 (p.m.)

NATO supports ODF open document format – News – heise open source UK “NATO has included the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) certified Open Document Format (ODF) in its list of mandatory standards to promote interoperability. NATO’s standards list includes Rich Text Format (RTF), extensible markup language (XML) and Office XP…

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Family UK Trip, Days 2 and 3

On the first day after we flew into London’s Heathrow airport, we rented a car, drove to Stonehenge, went on to Stourhead, and then drove to Bath. Though I’ve been to England many times on business, almost all my time there has been spent near London. This last year I…

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Latest ODF Alliance newsletter is available

I just got an email with the latest OpenDocument Format Alliance newsletter. It is also available in PDF form. [Why this is correctly available in PDF form and not ODF.] Topics include South Africa, Brazil, India, Venezuela Appeal OOXML Vote; Denmark Protests; Legal Challenge in UK ODF Alliance Calls on…

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Daily Links 06/02/2008 (p.m.)

Venezuela and India appeal OOXML ratification – ZDNet.co.uk “Venezuela and India have appealed against the official ratification of Microsoft‘s Office Open XML document format, bringing the total number of protesting countries to four.” tags: OB, OOXML, Venezuela, ISO Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap | Tech news blog – CNET…

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