Linux Clients at 1-2 Percent Market Share

May 04, 2009

Two statistics for April show that Linux clients have grown to a market share of one to two percent. Both see Linux as gradually gaining ground,
while Microsoft still maintains its quasi monopoly.

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$1000 Stipend for Usability Students from Google and Canonical

May 01, 2009

Ten stipends have been made available in the Season of Usabilty from June to August 2009 with an applications deadline of May 20.

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Spanish Government to Hand Schools Over to Microsoft?

Apr 30, 2009

It's not the first time Microsoft has tried to wrestle away market share from free software using shady tactics. Suddenly, Microsoft seems to have discovered that education is strategic for their enterprise and they are pouring resources into cornering the market... at least in areas where Linux has the lead.

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NetBSD 5.0 Better on Multi-CPU Systems

Apr 30, 2009

The NetBSD project has released version 5.0 of its free UNIX derivative. The release above all improves performance and scalability on multiprocessor and multicore systems.

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Xesam and Nepomuk Desktop Ontologies Merge

Apr 30, 2009

Sebastian Trüg has announced that the Xesam vs. Nepomuk issue is settled and that they will merge into a single desktop ontology.

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Apple Wants to Muzzle Tinkerers - EFF filing suit

Apr 29, 2009

Apple has warned operators of a wiki about airing discussion about circumventing Apple's coupling of its iPod and iPhone hardware with iTunes. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation is filing suit against Apple.

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Big Losses at Sun as Sales Fall

Apr 29, 2009

Following the announcement of the takeover by Oracle, Sun Microsystems' latest financial report shows a drastic drop in sales and a huge rise in company losses.

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FAT Patents Invalid? Open Invention Network Initiates Prior Art Review

Apr 29, 2009

The Open Invention Network (OIN) has publicized on Post-Issue.org the three patents involving the FAT filesystem that were used by Microsoft in a lawsuit against TomTom, so that the OIN might gather evidence from the community about prior art.

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