Microsoft has announced that it wil now support Linux. Well if you are running a few distros they will. Those would be:
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
If you didn’t notice there is one very large distorbution missing from that list. Red Hat and Fedora are not there but CentOS is. CentOS is a dirivitive work off of Red Hat. So it’s not likely a driver issue. It’s more likely that it’s a licensing and support contract thing. We have another story about a contract they just signed so we know it’s also unlikely that they aren’t happy about working with each other. Check out the podcast to hear us go into more detail about our thoughts on the whole situation.
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Google vs oracle (We talk a little bit about this)
New Open Source version of Elders Scrolls Morrwind…Looks awesome…Who says linux can’t do gaming?
Joe starts the discussion of whether or when it makes sense for a business to switch or jump from one distro to another?
Ubuntu is going to revolutionize the UI
Ubuntu to ship on 5% of PC’s ???
Skypes Supernodes are being replaced with Linux Machines
Did you know that RedHat would let you host your apps on their cloud servers for Free?
Open Office UPDATED!!!! After 469 DAYS!!!
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It would seem that Ubuntu is in a race with Microsoft and Apple to make a massive change to the way we use desktop. With the HUD and Unity they are trying to moving things in a new way and change the way we all work. While I am still on the fence on Unity the HUD is something I hope Apple and Microsoft embrace and extend. This is a nice article from the man himself, Mark Shuttleworth, about his plans for the future of User Interfaces.
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Ok not really but they did buy all of the Netscape patents along with others in a $1 Billion purchase of 800 patents. AOL really shouldn’t be hurt but this with their curent strategy of being a content company. What we ant to know is what MS plans to do with them. AOL wasn’t interested in suing the likes of Mozilla and Google for their Mail and Browser Tech. MS on the other hand is well versed in doing these things and has already proven they will withthe Android Hardware makers.
Box.net giving away accounts not at the normal 5GB size but at 50GB of storage for life, theirs not yours, for new android app users until March 23, 2012. Someone figured out how to use that space as a mount point/drive on your machine. It’s a pretty cool way to get some cloud storage.
SLES 11 SP2 is out and what are they doing now? Why is Linus so made at them?
The Consumerization of IT
What really happened with OpenStack and Microsoft?
Canonical’s Ticking Time Clock
Wags really wants a Raspberry PI or 10
Check out this article that tries to put some context to the discussion about what went wrong with between OpenStack and Microsoft. Assuming that the facts are correct the story explains a lot. According to this Microsoft let Citrix work on it’s contribution to OpenStack. When Citrix needed to re-task those developers the work on OpenStack stopped. Instead of Microsoft stepping back in and picking it up they just let it stall. Microsoft has committed to upping it’s efforts and get things back on track. We can only wait and see but this is pretty much par for the course where there interaction with open source is concerned.
The US Department of Justice seems to be done looking into the Patent deals that were a result of the Attachemate merger with Novell. The good news is that they don’t see any red flags. It’s yet to be seen if they will do anything agressive with them. Linux should be safe becuase the DOJ says there is no way to get them out of the governance of the Open Invention Network.