Dell “open source” PC’s for sale

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

I saw yesterday that Dell has a page advertising computers with NO preinstalled OS. Dimension line… n series and they are targetted towards people that want to install an Open Source operating system like Linux. They do ship with a freedos install disc, but come without formatting/preinstalling anything on the hard drives. They do note [...]

Rumors and more on Vista

Friday, March 24th, 2006

It’s interesting to see the rumor mill around Vista – I saw articles this morning claiming that 60% of the Vista code would have to be rewritten and the Xbox team was pulled to work on Vista – from what I can see both of those are not true. I suspect people are looking to [...]

Wikipedia Class action suit?

Monday, December 12th, 2005

ZDNet’s the Open Source blog is talking about a possible Classaction suit against the wikipedia. He calls it the next SCO suit and summarizes things like this… The SCO suits were an attempt to shut down open source based on the idea that everything is owned, or comes from something that is owned, and so [...]

Moving to Open Source quietly

Monday, November 28th, 2005

ZDnet UK has another article on how many businesses prefer to make a move to open source software fairly quietly. This should be no surprise really given the news and circus-type feel some of the public “studies” of a large company or other organization moving to linux or replacing Microsoft Office. In many cases, there’ve [...]

New List of Open Source software for Windows

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

In an effort to educate more people on the value of open source software, there is the Looplist. The Looplist was highlighted in desktoplinux.com today. It’s essentially a user-collaborated WIKI listing Open Source applications which run on Windows based systems.    Send article as PDF   

Intel investing in open source

Monday, August 8th, 2005

PClinuxonline.com is reporting that there is a zdnet article concerning Intel’s investment in Open Source software. Specifically the article is about Intel’s support of the Xen Virtualization Technology Project which is being integrated into the Linux Kernel.    Send article as PDF   

Microsofts Linux Lab manager answers questions on slashdot

Monday, August 8th, 2005

A few days back I mentioned that slashdot was posing questions to Bill Hilf, the manager of Microsoft’s Linux lab. Today his responses are being posted.    Send article as PDF   

Collection of Open Source software for Windows

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

This is a quick link to a downloadable cd of open source software for windows. There is a sizable list of programs. It appears as though some are not open source, but are free. If you have a fast enough connection to download it, you might find it very useful. If not, you might    [...]

What is Open Source

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Open source denotes that the origins of a product are publicly accessible in part or in whole. See Open source (disambiguation) for related topics and other meanings.    Send article as PDF   

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