You'll see these words in more than one article penned by the pundits. Every year since about 2003 has been called the year of the…
The deal which Microsoft and Novell signed in November has started showing some positive results - for Microsoft.
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 03:47

Debian release delayed

The Debian Project has missed the target date for release of version 4.0 of its GNU/Linux distribution. And thereby hangs a fairly long tale, with…
Monday, 18 December 2006 03:34

MySQL moves are troubling

Open source company MySQL AB, which puts out the well-known database of the same name, has made a couple of moves this year, both of…
Friday, 15 December 2006 04:37

Shill season

It's often difficult to figure out the motivation behind a particular study - until one finds out who has commissioned and paid for it. The…
Wednesday, 13 December 2006 05:54

Novell turns to statistics

You know that a company is on its last legs trying to prove something when it turns to surveys in order to drive home a…
Monday, 11 December 2006 05:15

The Linux name can be profitable

A non-profit organisation that describes itself as "the centre of gravity of Linux" has just gone through its second round of sackings in as many…
Friday, 08 December 2006 04:14

GNU/Linux: anywhere and everywhere

There are many things about GNU/Linux which merit complaint. But it is extremely doubtful whether anyone can find anything to complain about with regards to…
Wednesday, 06 December 2006 05:33

Novell: where have the PR folk gone?

It is difficult to find a better case of bad timing than Novell's announcement this week that it would be implementing support for Microsoft's OpenXML…
Monday, 04 December 2006 04:21

Ubuntu begins its transformation

Next April, the Ubuntu Foundation will complete three years and six releases of its GNU/Linux distribution. It will also be the point at which the…



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