Displaying items by tag: Sam Varghese

A few days ago, I became aware of a fact I'd never known before: the chief executive officer of Xandros Corporation is named Andreas Typaldos.

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Thursday, 07 June 2007 23:27

Dell's next step - SUSE Linux desktops?

Why would the world's second-ranked PC seller make an effort to sell an operating system that it's never sold before on custom hardware - and do it in a half-hearted manner? Why would it do this at a time when it's desperately trying to regain its number 1 ranking?

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Wednesday, 06 June 2007 04:54

A cry from Xandros: please, take note of us

The deal Xandros Corporation signed with Microsoft on June 4 is an indicator of several things.

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Monday, 04 June 2007 07:32

Fedora 7.0: moving to outpace Sun

With its release of Fedora 7.0 last week, Red Hat has signalled that it is acutely aware of the threat that Sun could pose to its market share in the years ahead.

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Thursday, 31 May 2007 22:40

GPLv3: the sting remains, says RMS

The Free Software Foundation will publish the last call draft of the third revision of its General Public License (GPLv3) today and has retained sufficient bite in it to penalise Microsoft.
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Thursday, 31 May 2007 08:43

Is the FSF about to pardon Novell?

Has the Free Software Foundation, like many others, chosen the path of least resistance and decided to bend with the wind? A Reuters report about the forthcoming final draft of the GPLv3 would make it appear so.

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Monday, 28 May 2007 07:49

Red Hat advises caution over patents

Red Hat's Mark Webbink is not the sort of person to issue threats. He's somewhat unusual in that he's a legal counsel who uses clear, concise prose when he speaks. Like all those in the profession, he does speak carefully but thankfully his speech is free of obfuscation.

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Monday, 28 May 2007 07:08

Novell documents tell us nothing new

How much more do we know about the Microsoft-Novell deal now, after Novell posted some of the details of three agreements on the web on Saturday as part of a regular filing with the SEC? Precisely nothing that we did not know earlier.

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Friday, 25 May 2007 05:23

Is Dell listening to the right people?

The next chapter in Dell's Ubuntu charade has been written with the release of two PCs and one laptop loaded with the Linux distribution.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2007 09:18

Dell and Ubuntu: why bother?

I have a question for Michael Dell - why is he trying to be cute about the company's foray into selling boxes with Ubuntu installed? In the normal course of things, Dell would do it all very formally - a press release, a media conference, a briefing to analysts and so on.
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Monday, 21 May 2007 08:19

Has Microsoft violated the GPL?

It would be rather funny if, after all the brouhaha Microsoft has made recently about patent violations, the company is found to be violating the one thing which it passionately hates - the existing General Public Licence.

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Thursday, 17 May 2007 06:31

Microsoft: shades of Saddam Hussein

When they write the history of the computer history 10 years from now, the date May 14, 2007 will be marked in red: it's the day when everyone knew that Microsoft was starting to go down the tube.
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Vista isn't selling as well as expected. Hints that Linux infringes Microsoft's patents aren't working well as a protection racket. And the third revision of the General Public Licence is due to come into force soon.

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Sunday, 13 May 2007 23:00

Solaris can never be Linux

Whenever I hear the words Sun Microsystems and open source mentioned together I can't help but laugh.

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Friday, 11 May 2007 08:41

Red Hat can learn from Milkha Singh

I have a lot of time for the people at Red Hat. Despite their occasional foot-in-mouth periods, they have by and large kept their heads straight when it comes to running the Linux race and achieved what many other Linux companies would love to achieve - a steady income stream.

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Tuesday, 08 May 2007 07:50

The empire strikes back

With one stroke, Microsoft has reasserted its number one position as deal maker and decision maker in the computer industry, reminding all wannabes that they are just that - wannabes.

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Monday, 07 May 2007 13:49

Dell to join the axis of evil

The cynic in me is delighted to learn today that Michael Dell didn't exactly have stars in his eyes when he advanced his grand plan to load Ubuntu on some Dell PCs and laptops.

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Friday, 04 May 2007 06:36

Dell and Ubuntu: it's all about the bucks

Call me cynical but the decision that Dell has taken - to offer Ubuntu installed on some of its PCs and laptops - is driven by just one thing - money. Or at least the hope of making money.
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Wednesday, 02 May 2007 10:19

Time travel on linux.com

How do you publish an interview with someone a day (and some) after someone else has done so, and still claim to be the first to do so? It's quite simple if you belong to the Open Source Technology Group.

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Sunday, 29 April 2007 08:15

Making Debian sexy again: Sam Hocevar speaks

How many developers run for the post of leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project and cite as part of their platform a desire to make Debian sexy again?

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