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OpenSolaris: Murdock Speaks on Project Indiana

Those who suggest that Sun Microsystems' Project Indiana is about making the Solaris operating system more Linux-like are missing the point, said Ian Murdock, Sun's chief OS platform strategist. Headlines such as "Sun Hopes for Linux-like Solaris" and "Sun OpenSolaris To Become More Linux-like," drive him crazy.

Virtualization Rules the Day at LinuxWorld

Another LinuxWorld San Francisco has come and gone. The event combined LinuxWorld with the inaugural Next Generation Data Center show, drawing an estimated 11,000 attendees last week.

Mass. Approves Microsoft Office Document Format

In a victory for Microsoft's open source efforts, Massachusetts has decided to accept Microsoft's Office file format as sufficiently open to allow it to compete with other office productivity suites.

Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

The jury is out on whether smaller shops can actually work with open source operating systems.

Massachusetts Accepts Microsoft's OOXML

The state reverses its position on supporting Microsoft's document format.

Microsoft Reaches Out to OSS With Web Site

Microsoft: friend of open source software (OSS)? That's what a new Web site from the world's largest proprietary software company would have you believe.

Microsoft Rejects Latest Open Source License

The Microsoft-Novell Linux alliance may have gotten shakier, with Microsoft saying it doesn't recognize the latest version of the standard license for open source software (OSS).

Moonlight in Paris

In a move that could broaden the appeal of Microsoft's new Silverlight rich Internet application plug-in to both the .NET and open source communities, a group of developers has demonstrated Silverlight-based multimedia running on a Linux-based system.

Linux Gains Windows Muscle

Based on Microsoft's model, the open source world evolves its stacks strategy.

Terracotta Adds to IBM WebSphere Support

Terracotta has bolstered its clustering infrastructure software for Java applications. The company issued an announcement that its Terracotta 2.4 solution, released in May of this year, now supports IBM's WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (CE), which is an open source enterprise server solution.

Judge Sides With Microsoft in Vista Search Complaint

A federal judge has sided with Microsoft in Google's most recent complaint that Microsoft remedies to open Vista search up to competitors don't go far enough.

UPDATED: Vista Desktop Search Fight Gets Uglier

The Microsoft-Google spitting match over desktop search is getting wetter every day, with Google now claiming that Microsoft's remedies don't go far enough, and Microsoft arguing that Google has a bad case of sour grapes.

Survey Shows More Than 40 Percent Using Open Source

Nearly 43 percent of more than 600 IT and business professionals from various industries are already using open source software, according to a 2007 Open Source Software Survey conducted by Actuate Corp.

UPDATED: Microsoft To Make Changes to Vista Search

Microsoft has agreed to make changes to its search capabilities in Windows Vista, in response to federal anti-competitive charges leveled by Google. The changes will be part of Vista's service pack 1, which Microsoft said it hopes to have ready by the "end of the year."

Silverlight To Run On Linux This Week

Novell later this week will demonstrate Microsoft’s Silverlight 1.1 browser plug-in running on Linux.

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