It's the brower war v. 2.0.No doubt, Opera’s antitrust complaint filed against Microsoft today to the European Commission is causing huge headaches in Redmond.
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The much anticipated Firefox 3 beta 1 will be available tonight or tomorrow, Mozilla developers said."Beta one [has] Q & A sign-off and will be ready to ship tonight or tomorrow, " one developer said during a Mozilla developers meeting on Monday.
Contrary to speculation, Microsoft is not behind the patent litigation filed against Linux distributors last week, the company insists."Microsoft is not a party to Acacia's lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell, nor are we involved in any way in this litigation," according to an official statement from the company, released Tuesday by Microsoft spokesman Mark Martin.
In spite of a recent slowdown in venture investment, open source remains high on the list of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.Ann Winblad, a partner in the prominent San Francisco VC that funded MuleSource, said at MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference Thursday that the money will keep flowing as open source software penetrates deeper into the IT infrastructure, beyond the operating system, application, and database layers.
Microsoft's release of .NET classes under its shared source license will not benefit the Mono project or any other open source project, maintains Miguel de Icaza, Novell's vice president of engineering.
Depending on where you live, Firefox 3 beta 1 was released late last night or early today -- as expected.The code was released precisely at 11:11 pm Pacific time, or 2:11 a.
The Mozilla Foundation reports that nearly 500,000 copies of Firefox 3 beta 1 have been downloaded since its release last week and two more beta test versions will follow before its final release next year.During a brief meeting Monday, developers said Firefox 3 Beta 2 will be released by the end of the year and beta 3 will follow in early 2008.
In light of Microsoft's recent "Moonlight" announcement with Novell, it should come as no surprise that Adobe quietly slipped out the first test version of its planned Linux plug-in for Flex at its MAX 2007 conference this week.On Wednesday, the tools giant made available the public alpha of Flex Builder IDE for Linux, the first release of Flex Builder for Desktop Linux.
Venture capitalist Ann Winblad said open source and open standards has made life tough for Microsoft’s co-founder and other kingpins that used to rule the software industry.“The beauty of the software industry today is that not one, two or three companies that control the agenda.
Canonical’s Ubuntu 7.10 hit the web today with substantial desktop and server improvements making it more suitable for businesses.