Antitrust regulators have broken off a probe into Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and EMC's proposed purchase of 882 Novell open-source patents, as the companies have withdrawn a key filing
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Not all .Net developers are writing Windows apps. Some (besides Miguel de Icaza and his merry band of Mono folks) may be interested in writing Linux, Unix and Mac OS X apps, too. On November 10, Novell rolled out the final version of a new Visual Studio add-on aimed at these developers.
The new release's aim is to make KDE 4.1 a full replacement for KDE 3 — something the project admitted is not yet the case with version 4.0
A Unix developer has discovered a bug in the BSD operating system that has been passed down to all its variants, including OpenBSD and Mac OS X
Almost a year on from the release of Microsoft's Windows Vista, only 13 percent of companies say they expect to move all desktops to the operating system, according to a survey released this week. Furthermore, adoption of Linux continues to gather pace, with a particular emphasis on the desktop emerging.
Big Blue is taking a new approach to try to lure Linux customers to its Power-based servers.
The CTO of the third biggest antivirus firm revealed to me this week that an Apple Powerbook loaded with Unix is his "platform of choice".During an interview with Dave Rand, CTO of Trend Micro, I asked him about threats directed at the Mac platform, especially seeing as Apple is gaining market share in the US and is likely, over time, to do the same on a global basis.
Apple Macintosh users believe they are immune from security problems and need to wake up to the potential of attack -- before they are rudely awoken by a destructive piece of malware.At the University of Otago in New Zealand, where around 40 percent of the computers are Apple Macintosh systems, IT security manager Mark Borrie has been educating his OS X users in security best-practices.
According to Gartner, by 2008, 60% of large enterprises with 500 or more employees will have migrated 80% of their Unix-based applications to Linux.
It’s illegal, apparently…
As legal battles heat up over who owns the rights to the operating system, the company that claims ownership of the Unix name says Apple is infringing its trademark.
Macworld: Apple will integrate its new open-source browser, Safari, into Mac OS X. There is also the promise of an X11 windowing system that would enable Macs run Unix and Linux apps
Despite potential legal problems, Ximian's Mono Project is moving along in its quest to create tools to allow developers to write .Net apps that will run on Linux, Windows and possibly Unix systems.
By choosing to build Mac OS X on Unix, the company opens up thousands of new applications to Mac owners--potentially expanding Apple's market share.
Apple says its new, Unix-based operating system is ready to go to work on your desktop, but the devil is in the details
With hopes pinned on the Unix-based operating system to boost its financial health, Apple is looking rosy after a sell-out first weekend
Big Blue is trying to put a happy face on its 64-bit Unix strategy. But many people still are hopping mad over how IBM is handling the morphing of Project Monterey into AIX 5L, an upcoming operating system that's supposed to run Linux, SCO UnixWare and IBM AIX apps.
The Mac made a strong showing on the floor of last week's Game Developers Conference, where Apple hosted sessions covering Mac OS X and other technologies
Regis McKenna backs Open Source development
Sew up the enterprise, and the consumer desktop will follow (with a little help from third-party killer-apps) says Red Hat.