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Developer Linux News for Nov 16, 2002

  • CNET: Moving Beyond Creative Cloning (2002-11-16 10:00:45)
    "Why isn't GNU/Linux taking the desktop market by storm? After all, when you make a feature comparison, Linux has a lot going for it..."

  • ZDNet Australia: Linux Poised for Desktop Failure: Gartner (2002-11-16 08:30:43)
    "Despite a recent surge in interest in Linux, it will fail to make much of an impression on the desktop, claims a Gartner analyst..."

  • InfoWorld: Switching Offices (2002-11-16 07:00:41)
    "If your organization has a number of older PCs running Microsoft Office, there are now several good reasons to seriously consider switching to the OpenOffice.org office suite. Most of these reasons have been supplied by none other than Microsoft itself..."

  • OFB.biz: Geramik Reduces KDE/GNOME Style Differences (2002-11-16 05:30:00)
    "Craig Drummond has released a new theme and 'engine' for GTK programs that provides something many people have been looking for: a common look and feel for KDE and GNOME applications..."

  • osOpinion: Is Windows Cheaper Than Linux? (2002-11-16 04:00:05)
    "Sure, Linux is unknown territory for most users and many admins. But Microsoft has the annoying habit of changing Windows quite a bit every two years or so..."

  • Salon.com: AbiWord Up (2002-11-16 02:30:09)
    "Booms come and busts go, but open-source developers keep improving the alternatives to Microsoft's 'standards...'"

  • atNewYork.com: The Royalty-Frees Have It at W3C (2002-11-16 01:00:47)
    "To be clear: the policy does not dictate that group members must open up one's entire patent portfolio. Rather, it concerns those patents that are essential to use a standard that one participates in developing at W3C..."