Archive for May, 2010

Microsoft releases Outlook PST tools under OSS licence

Microsoft this week added to it’s growing open source software collection by announcing open source PST data tools. The software, which was released under an Apache 2.0 license, will allow open source developers to work with Outlook’s PST file format.

Fedora 13 release lifts off

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Fedora fans rejoice. Fedora 13, aka Goddard, is now out and you can get downloading immediately. Before you do, however, it’s worth taking a look at what’s new in this latest release.

MeeGo 1.0 gets go-ahead

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , , ,

MeeGo, the Linux-based mobile phone operating system (OS) from Nokia and Intel, has been released for Nokia’s N900 phones as well as some Atom-based devices.

MasterCard to open APIs

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Interesting news from the world of finance. Global payment processor MasterCard says it will be releasing open APIs and a software development kit for its payment processes. The APIs (application processing interfaces) will be available later this year according to a release from the company this week.

The parallel world of Apple: Where open is not always open

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Just about everything Apple does suggests the company lives in a parallel universe. It’s only in this imaginary world, where normal standards don’t apply, that someone like Steve Jobs could get away with accusing Adobe of not being “open” enough.

Microsoft's new anti-Linux patent strategy

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Patent threats from Microsoft against Linux are not new. But now that bastion of proprietary software appears to have a new, more insidious, strategy in its quest to undermine open source software. It is now getting its partners – companies that want to and need to be on its good side – to license Linux […]

Ubuntu Lucid: The good, the bad and the ugly

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Ubuntu 10.04, aka Lucid Lynx, is now out in beta and after using it for almost a week it it’s worth looking at some of its highlights and lowlights. Bear in mind that this is a beta release so the final release could be a lot different to what we have here.

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