The Open Source Community and Microsoft need to get along. Both sides see each other as enemies. Instead, they should not be called sides in the first place. Maybe open source should be renamed research, or something less of a contradictory business
Q. Why does the Open Source Community (atleast part of it, the rest of them dont really care) dislike Microsoft ?
A. Well, the answer is because it ain't Open Source !!! Someone once said buying and using a Closed source proprietary product is like buying a Car with its Hood welded shut !
Give me a _good_ product & I'll appreciate it ! I belong to the group who dislikes Microsoft, but that is because MSFT gives me products that are bug-filled and at a hefty price tag. Despite all my qualms about Microsoft I still state that MS Excel is the _best_ Spreadsheet application around. Even though I make do with OpenOffice Calc on my Debian Sid box @ work, I think Excel is way ahead of the rest. I cant say that about other Microsoft products !
Anyday I'd choose Linux to Windows, Apache to IIS, MySQL to MS SQL server
On the other hand, even if Microsoft had a better product would you open source guys use it? I know you guys like Linux, and I think you would use that if you could, but instead you guys use Macs. Is this because you want anything but Microsoft ?
The world is not enough ! That is what the folks at Google seem to be saying ! Check out the latest offering from the Google stable :
The Google Deskbar ==> Google 24/7 ... whether your browser is open or now. Sits (rather uglily for now) in the tasbar & lets you Google to glory ! The search results opens in a pop-up from the systray
Werblogs draw a comparision to Netscape's efforts to fight Microsoft's domination
A review of Fedora core 1 - the community Linux effort that was spun off by Red Hat from https://arstechnica.com :
Another criticism we hear is that Red Hat is deserting the desktop and concentrating on the enterprise, leaving the community that has built the company's reputation with just a shoddy consolation prize, Fedora. After using it throughout the beta cycle, we can say that would be true if it wasn't for one small problem ? Fedora rocks. Hard.
We found the release a breath of fresh air. Glancing at the Fedora mailing lists, one sees a vibrant and productive community, where such luminaries as Alan Cox answer support questions. We think that Red Hat's official withdrawal of technical support will not be missed much
Now isnt that nice to hear ! Good luck Fedora ... I'll drop by sometime into the Fedora Legacy list
However, I'm sticking my with Debian Sid for now :-)
"The plans by two of the largest consumer goods companies to spend a significant amount of promotional money on music sharing is a validation of Apple's revolutionary iTunes service - and a ringing endorsement for the beleaguered music industry."
Very interesting indeed. Havnt really comes across such cross-promotion between a Tech company and a Consumer goods one !
Is this like a sign of things to come ??? Blogintosh
Fedora core 1, the first release of the Red Hat sponsored community effort (much on the lines of Debian) is out
The goal of the Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora Core about 2-3 times a year with a public release schedule. The Red Hat engineering team will continue to participate in the building of Fedora Core and will invite and encourage more outside participation than was possible in Red Hat Linux. By using this more open process, we hope to provide an operating system that uses free software development practices and is more appealing to the open source community