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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Webconverger 4.7 with Firewall and Adobe Reader

Apr 27, 2009

Webconverger, a Linux distro to drive web kiosk systems, is now available in version 4.7. Some updates improve its security.

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Faster Aptitude 0.5.2

Apr 27, 2009

Debian's Daniel Burrows has released a new version of the Aptitude standard package manager that ratchets up performance of the dependency solver, among other things.

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Qt Updates: Qt 4.5.1, Creator 1.1 and Plugin for Visual Studio

Apr 24, 2009

The Qt Software division of Nokia has fixed problems in Qt 4.5.1 and is releasing an improved Qt Creator 1.1. Also new is a plugin to integrate Qt with Microsoft's Visual Studio.

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Competition Killer: European Commission Documents 20 Years of Microsoft Anticompetitive Behavior

Apr 23, 2009

The Groklaw legal forum has provided a document under European Commission sponsorship that demonstrates Microsoft's anticompetitive behavior during the last 20 years.

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Candidates for Google Summer of Code 2009

Apr 23, 2009

A fairly long list of projects will take part in this year's Google Summer of Code, the fifth since 2005. Students will be working in grand style to improve products from these popular open source projects.

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Open Source World Map

Apr 22, 2009

In association with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Red Hat has carried out an open source index study and published it in the form of a world map.

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Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems

Apr 20, 2009

After weeks' long rumor mill, the word is finally out: database specialist Oracle is buying Sun Microsystems for around $7.4 billion. This just two weeks after IBM abandoned its bid to do the same thing.

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