News Archive - May 2007
Thursday 31st May 2007
PC-BSD should make an interesting change for two main reasons. Firstly, it uses a BSD kernel, as opposed to the Linux kernel used in distributions such as Debian and Slackware. Secondly, its main method of installing new programs seems to be closer to that of Windows than apt. So, let's see if its claims of user friendliness are accurate.
Monday 21st May 2007
One of the big news stories recently is that Microsoft has named exactly how patents free software is supposed to infringe. The magic number? 235. And have Microsoft told us which patents are been violated? Don't be silly. Here are a selection of articles on the matter:
- Microsoft puts a figure on open source 'patent infringements' [The Register]
- Microsoft claims software like Linux violates its patents [CNN]
- Microsoft Won't Sue Linux Users, Company Exec Says [InformationWeek]
- Microsoft patent claims hint at internal issues [washingtonpost.com]
- Linus Torvalds Responds To Microsoft Patent Claims [InformationWeek]
- Sun warns Microsoft - 'You'd be wise to listen to your customers' [The Register]
- FSF ready to battle Microsoft [tectonic.co.za]
In other news, there's some reports that AMD, recent buyers of ATi, will deliver open graphics drivers. Exactly how this will pan out remains to be seen.
Finally, something tasty for you: £21-a-cup coffee. Why so expensive, you ask? Simple - a cat's already digested before you.