'The List': Open Source Advocates Unleash Fury at Microsoft

"The List" is nearly 500 names long, and growing rapidly. It might have started out as a light-hearted jab, but it has quickly become a flashpoint of the building fury in the open source software community toward Microsoft and its recent claim of patent infringements.

Microsoft Office To Work With Chinese Counterpart

Microsoft, in its latest foray into the love/hate relationship with the open-source community, is extending the interoperability between a number of its products and the Chinese open document format.

Doing Integration Right

When it comes to tackling integration, you'd be hard-pressed to find a company that does it better than FileEngine.

Diving into the Virtual Pool

The software development life cycle is enhanced by virtualization. An overview of what you should consider.

Products and Partnerships Rolled Out at JavaOne '07

Sun Microsystems commanded the spotlight at its annual JavaOne developer conference in San Francisco last week. The company announced a new JavaFX product line and Java SE development kit, along with an Ericsson partnership (see this week's news for full stories).

Silverlight To Gain Support for Opera Browser

When Microsoft unveiled Silverlight at the MIX07 conference in Las Vegas last week, the new cross-platform browser plug-in for rich media content lacked support for the popular Opera Web browser.

Sun Announces JavaFX

Sun Microsystems today unveiled a new product line at its annual JavaOne conference, underway this week in San Francisco. Built on and around Java, JavaFX is aimed at the growing market for rich Internet applications (RIA).

Dell Joins Microsoft-Novell Alliance

Dell has become the first hardware maker to join Microsoft and Novell in their effort to enhance interoperability between the Windows and Linux platforms.

Seven Critical Patches on Tap for Tuesday

All seven updates will address critical issues, Microsoft said. Redmond lumped the bulletins into several groups, two of which affect Windows.

BizTalk R2 Beta Released

BizTalk R2 represents a change in thinking about RFID, or radio frequency identification, says Microsoft product manager.

Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water?

Two technologies. One chemistry experiment. Can they mix?

Dell Chooses Ubuntu for Linux Machines

The fortunes of the Ubuntu version of Linux got a boost on Tuesday as Dell Computer, Inc. announced it will begin selling the open source operating system with selected desktop and laptop models in its consumer lines

Open Source Slowly Gains Momentum on Wall Street

A growing number of financial services firms are embarking on open source projects, but they are moving cautiously when it comes to mission-critical applications.

Telerik Already Prepping Silverlight Tools

Component vendor Telerik announced this week that it is readying a set of tools for creating applications with Microsoft's Silverlight rich media plug-in, formerly code-named Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E).

Adobe Takes Flex SDK Open Source

In a major salvo that ups the stakes in the emerging battle for mindshare among developers and architects building Rich Internet Applications, Adobe today said it is releasing its Flex SDK into the open source community.

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