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Novell to bring open source Silverlight clone to iPhone

You've surely heard of Silverlight, Microsoft's shinier and altogether more-fluffy answer to Flash. Silverlight is now at the stage where the only real feature it lacks is ubiquity -- the only real reason we keep using Flash is because the plug-in is installed on almost every computer in the world. Well, Microsoft wants to change that -- Microsoft wants Silverlight to be as prevalent as Flash....

Novell and Microsoft cut out the GPL cancer from open-source Silverlight

To say that Microsoft and Novell have a muddy history when it comes to open-source projects and the GPL would be an understatement. Things were looking up, with the release of the open-source implementation of Silverlight, Moonlight 2, last week, but today things took a turn for the worse: Novell has just cut all the open source code from MonoDevelop. The implications of this aren't...

monoTouch .net development kit now available for iPhone

While the Apple App Store is without doubt the largest available medium for a mobile developer to get their app in the hands of the users, for developers new to development using C / Objective C, the barrier to entry can be quite significant. Many developers working with other platforms (particularly Windows / Windows Mobile) have made significant investment into products developed in the .net...

Record books are for browsers, tattoos are for operating systems

Hey, we know some people really did care very much about the Mozilla world record for Firefox 3 downloads on Download Day. And hey, yeah, we'll concede mad props to the Mozilla team for getting out there and getting those downloads. But OpenSUSE just upped the "let's get lots of new users" ante. Record books are all well and good, but what about stakes that are a little higher, a bit more exotic?...

OpenSUSE 11.0 proves chameleons can take on Herons any day

OpenSUSE has always been an odd sort of Linux distribution. It's always been reasonably user friendly, very stable, and quite nicely pulled off the not-so-easy task of being good for new users while offering advanced and power users the flexibility and freedom they require. Yet OpenSUSE often gets a bad wrap. There's that whole Novell/Microsoft/the world is ending conspiracy thing going on, for...

OpenSUSE traffic report: Merged forums open, drive to 11.0 on schedule

This morning, the good folks over at the openSUSE project announced the official launch of the merged forums. Prior to this, English speaking openSUSE users had a bit of a confusing ride when it came to joining a support community specifically for their distro -- they had the support forums at the Novell openSUSE site, suseforums.net, and suselinuxsupport.de to choose from. The merged forums,...

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1 released

The openSUSE team has released the first beta of their popular but controversial Linux distribution, and it has some spiffy features that make it worth checking out. The most exciting improvements are in the area of speed, as this is one OS that is often ridiculed by reviewers, mainly for its historically sluggish boot times and sloth-like package system. In contrast, openSUSE now uses an...

Flipping the Linux switch: openSUSE, geeko of many colors

Please, allow me to explain. This week's FTLS was not at all what I intended it to be. For weeks now, I've been toying with idea of dual-booting a Debian based distro with a RPM based distro. Ubuntu Hardy (now reasonably mature enough for day to day use with minimal bork ups) was the obvious choice for a Debian flavor, as it already existed on my hard drive. I am not a big fan of RPM based stuff,...

DLS Interview: openSUSE's new Community Manager, Joe Brockmeier

Today, Novell announced that Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is taking the reins as openSUSE's Community Manager. Those familiar with the open source world might recognize Joe from his work with various Linux and free software publications. A long time open source advocate, Joe began using Linux in 1996, after purchasing a set of Slackware CDs at a local store. He says, "...I was blown away by the concept...

One more nail in the coffin: Nasdaq delists SCO

After filing for Chapter 11 protection in September, The SCO Group has been delisted from the Nasdaq trading index. The companies ticker symbol, formerly SCOX is kaput, although the non-indexed SCOX.PK (PK stands for "pink sheet") remains.Groklaw has brilliantly juxtaposed today's press release with the 2003 release stating SCO's intent to sue IBM. For the uninitiated, SCO, formerly known as...

Lenovo is latest computer maker to announce Linux-based PCs

Dell's doing it. Acer's kind of, sort of doing it. Now Lenovo has announced that they too will begin selling laptop computers pre-loaded with Linux. While Dell has gone with the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, Lenovo plans to offer Linux software provided by Novell (we assume that means Suse). It's not clear which Lenovo laptop models will get the Linux treatment. But they should be on sale...

No licensing agreement between Microsoft and Ubuntu

Microsoft's been announcing partnerships with Linux distributors left and right over the last few months. First, the company reached an agreement to share intellectual property with Novell, then Xandros, and most recently Linspire. That's led many to wonder whether Microsoft would be partnering with Canonical anytime soon. Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, fast becoming one of the most...

Xandros joins Novell in licensing Microsoft IP FUD

Functionally irrelevant but newsworthy nonetheless, Xandros -- the Debian based Linux distribution formerly known as Corel Linux -- has joined Novell in alienating the FOSS community by licensing Microsoft intellectual property and creating an illusion of indemnification against potential MS vs. Linux user lawsuits. Few details are available about the deal. Microsoft's SVP of Server and...

Microsoft has 'no immediate plans' to sue over Linux patent infringement claims

After Microsoft made the claim that Linux infringes on 235 of its patents, some folks became worried that the company might begin suing companies who use OSS. Even individual users have launched a 'Sue Me First' campaign, challenging the company to "put its lawyers where its mouth is" and prove the patent infringement. Fortunately, Microsoft might not attempt to succeed where the SCO failed -...

Microsoft and Novell working for Windows-Linux interop

Microsoft and Novell have announced a collaboration "to build, market and support a series of new solutions to make Novell and Microsoft products work better together." The two companies, once upon a time fierce competitors, will be providing improved interoperability and support between Windows and Linux, in particular Novell's SUSE Linux. Microsoft will be recommending SUSE Linux to its...