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  • Is the Open Standards Alliance Betraying Open Source? (2009-01-21 20:02:59)
    Open Enterprise: "The original purpose of the OSA was to strengthen the appeal of a different and better way of doing things in software, not simply to create a convenient umbrella organisation for easier kowtowing to the old way."

  • "Green" netbook boasts five-hour battery life (2009-01-21 19:32:59)
    LinuxDevices: "CherryPal announced an Atom-based "Bing" netbook that runs Linux or Windows XP, and offers a claimed five hours of battery life. The company also announced an upgraded version of its Linux-based nettop, the CherryPal C114, and launched a "Green Maraschino" open-source Linux distribution supporting the Bing."

  • Jim Allchin: "We Feel a Huge Threat from Linux" (Analysts Cartel Part IV) (2009-01-21 17:02:59)
    Boycott Novell: "This is almost the last part of a series that comes in 5 parts (see part 1, part 2 and part 3). It reveals the ways in which IDC and Gartner interact with Microsoft [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] and today we turn some attention to IDC."

  • Canonical and Microsoft: Is Sustaining a Business Better than Turning a Profit Right Now? (2009-01-21 14:32:59)
    OStatic: "The Times reports Canonical is approaching the $30 million a year mark in terms of revenue, and Shuttleworth feels that is the point when the company will become self-sustaining."

  • Google Terminates Six Services (2009-01-21 14:02:59)
    Information Week: "The company's ax is falling on Dodgeball, Google Catalog Search, Google Mashup Editor, Google Notebook, Jaiku, and Google Video."

  • What's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (2009-01-21 07:32:59)
    Heise Open Source: "Red Hat has released version 5.3, the third update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 operating system first introduced in March 2007. In addition to various bug fixes, RHEL 5.3 also offers a number of new features and improvements."

  • Do Nice Engineers Finish Last in Tough Times? (2009-01-21 06:02:59)
    Datamation: "What I'm wondering is, if you were a manager that was tasked with determining who stays and who is shown the door, how would you make this decision? There are many managers right at this very instant who are struggling with this dilemma."

  • Open Source E-Commerce: Twelve Promising Programs (2009-01-21 04:32:59)
    E-Commerce Guide: "The difference between open source and proprietary became almost indistinguishable except to developers, with some open source programs now selling for more money than proprietary programs. We recap the year for the biggies and review a dozen newer, up-and-coming e-commerce programs."

  • Vista Support Upped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (2009-01-21 00:02:59)
    Internet News: "Linux vendor Red Hat is updating its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to version 5.3 with added support for new Intel Nehalem hardware and including new Java, clustered file system and security tools."