Archive for December, 2006

Novell, FOSS activists go head-to-head

December 4th, 2006 | No Comments »

The growing fallout over the Novell-Microsoft deal has prompted Novell to roll out its big guns for the first face-to-face debate on the merits of the deal and the implications for the free software community. Novell South Africa country manager Stafford Masie will be fielding questions from the free software community at the Cape IT […]

Emerging markets to drive telecoms growth

December 4th, 2006 | No Comments »

Recent research by Gartner into the global telecoms industry has shown the importance of emerging markets both as huge growth areas and also as innovation engines for the industry. The report has warned telecoms companies to ignore these markets at their own risk. Presently, emerging markets account for more than half of the world’s total […]

Tracking successful free software projects

December 4th, 2006 | No Comments »

Breaking Barriers: The Potential of Free and Open Source Software for Sustainable Human Development A Compilation of Case Studies from Across the World Author: Nah Soo Hoe, 2006, 103 pages ISBN: 81-312-0631-9 Download from: This is not a full review. I haven’t had the time to do much more than read a couple of […]

Microsoft Vista ready to take on Linux?

December 1st, 2006 | 1 Comment »

We don’t usually cover news about Microsoft on Tectonic but the release of the company’s latest operating system, Vista, is an important moment in the evolution of software. For a start it is the first OS release from the company in five years. It is also the operating system that Microsoft is hoping will be […]

Linux for multimedia geeks

December 1st, 2006 | No Comments »

Although there are many multimedia applications available in the free and open source world there are not a lot of dedicated multimedia Linux distributions available. Until now, that is. 64 Studio is a distribution of native free software for digital content creation on AMD and Intel 64-bit chips. And version 1.0 was released yesterday. 64 […]

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