Archive | March 23, 2005

Eric Sink: MSDN Universal isn’t, well, universal

Eric Sink, lead benevolent dictator at SourceGear maintains Eric.Weblog() and regularly posts interesting materials, including the draft chapters of a source code control book he’s writing. In Comments on the pricing of Team System, Eric writes:

“I observe that most MSDN Universal subscribers have an expectation which looks something like this:

As an MSDN Universal subscriber, I get everything Microsoft sells.

Given this expectation, it is easy to understand why people are upset.  For these people, the world is about to change.”

Novell Brainshare PR stories

Novell/SuSE is running their BrainShare conference this week, and it looks like they have loaded up on announcments:

OSNews notes “A Bunch of Novell News. Why Novell’s internal migration to Linux desktops is a landmark story. Novell preps Linux Desktop 10: Desktop search, note taking features will surpass Windows, execs say. Novell buys N.H.’s Tally Systems to benefit ZenWorks.”

InfoWorld: Application development reports “Novell preps Linux Desktop 10. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Linux is ready for the corporate desktop, and the forthcoming version of Novell’s Linux Desktop offering will go head-to-head against Windows, Novell executives said here this week at the company’s annual BrainShare gathering.”

Slashdot also picks up on Novells internal migration storry, with “Brainshare Reports: NLD 10, Novell’s Linux Switch. An anonymous reader submits “Computer World has an article about Novell Linux Desktop 10, which was just announced at Brainshare, that it plans to compete directly with Windows. One of the biggest things about NLD 10 is that it will have the desktop search engine Beagle as a feature.” Also from Brainshare, Joe Barr writes on NewsForge about the significance of Novell’s ongoing (multi-year) transition to Linux for all of its 6,000 desktops. Consultants and software sellers of all stripes won’t soon run out of TCO arguments for the products they want to push, but Novell claims to have saved $900,000 last year in Microsoft license fees alone.”

Electronic Freedom Foundation appeals Apple – ThinkSecret ruling

EFF to appeal ruling in Apple freedom of the press case. “The EFF has filed an appeal in the lawsuit involving Apple and a handful of rumor sites. The EFF argues that the original ruling endangers journalistic integrity, while giving Apple an easy time. By (Ken “Caesar” Fisher).” From Ars Technica.

Interesting arguments. Looking forward to seeing how this case is resolved.

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