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Are Proprietary Databases Doomed?

http://blogs.sun.com

Times of change are upon the database market. The major established database companies are being challenged by open source upstarts like MySQL and PostgreSQL. For years, Open Source Databases (OSDBs) have been quietly increasing their penetration, but until recently they have lacked the capabilities to seriously threaten proprietary databases like Oracle, IBM's DB2, and Microsoft's SQL Server.

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The Big Three of Linux: Looking ahead to 2008

http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.techtarget.com

What are Red Hat, Novell and Canonical going to have to do in 2008 to in order to dominate the desktop and server Linux market?

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Soviet Microsoft: How Resistance to Free Markets and Open Ideas Will the Unravel the Software Superpower

http://www.roughlydrafted.com

Somewhat ironically, one of the most financially successful capitalist companies of the 90s has positioned itself as a modern counterpart to the old communist Soviet Union. Microsoft’s ideological contempt for and resistance to free markets and the open expression and propagation of fresh ideas and technologies is not only a close parallel of the old USSR, but also a clear reflection of why Microsoft is currently failing and why its troubles have only just begun. Here’s a comprehensive look at why this is the case.

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The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption's Next Phase

http://www.linuxinsider.com

"In 2008 we will see the Linux ecosystem applying a federation into one platform," said Jim Zemlin, director of The Linux Foundation. "A lot of Linux distros will compete in the marketplace. The particular flavor of Linux will matter in that different distros will cater to specific environments such as the Mobile Internet. All of these will center on the Linux Standard Base."

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PCLinuxOS Magazine December 2007 Released

http://www.pclosmag.com

PCLinuxOS Magazine, December 2007 (Issue 16) is available to download.

Some highlights include:
Multibooting using 2 harddrives
Camera Review
ndiswrapper howto
How to open .docx files
Syncing The Repos
And more...

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Windows is !easy, Linux is !hard.

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

This is a rant. If you are easily offended then don't read this. I repeat. Don't read this. I am going to be ranting about how fan boyz and girlz go on and on and on about how easy it is to install programs in windows and how hard it is to install programs in Linux.

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In defense of software patents

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Patent advocates, large successful businesses, and politicians are so enthusiastic about the patenting of software that it’s hard to accept arguments from people like the FFII and Free Software Foundation who claim that the software industry simply does not need software patents and would be far better off without them.

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What Does "IP" Really Mean?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

For readers of Linux Journal, "IP" almost certainly refers to the Internet Protocol, part of the TCP/IP suite that underpins the Internet. But to most people, if it means anything, "IP" refers to something known as "intellectual property". This widespread recognition is rather curious, because "intellectual property" does not exist.

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Torvalds calls flexibility the 'biggest strength' of Linux

http://blogs.cnet.com

When asked in an InformationWeek Q&A how Linux compares with Windows, Torvalds didn't go into a marketing discussion of Feature Y over Feature X. Instead, he discussed the strength of Linux's process/approach over Windows' "We are Microsoft--trust us to be your god" approach:

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Ubuntu power management nonsense

http://andrearatto.homeunix.org

One thing that Ubuntu has left half finished is power management. It goes a long way supporting standby, hibernation, laptop buttons and switches out of the box, but leaves many important features hard to configure.

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We need some Linux standardization!

http://www.raiden.net

Ok, here's something that's been going through my mind lately and I think it needs to be brought to the forefront, just like some of the other topics I've mentioned lately, such as my Distro Implosion article. But this time, instead of discussing the state of Linux distribution lists and distros in general, I think we need to discuss standardization. Yes, that dreaded word.

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What should be proprietary in open source?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Your good name. Trademark it. Protect your Web site registration. You can’t protect your code, but if someone wants to fork it they can do it under another name. (Image from BrandChannel.)

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Some Ideas for Marketing the OLPC

http://www.groklaw.net

You likely saw the Wall Street Journal article on Intel and Microsoft's efforts to crush/compete with the One Laptop Per Child project:

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Is a Linux Distro Implosion Coming?

http://www.raiden.net

I'm not doomsaying here by any means. Just opening a channel for discussion based upon some observations of mine about the current state of Linux in general. So please don't panic while reading this. I want to try and inform through this article in hopes of generating discussion rather than causing a panic. So please be aware of that.

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The Internet must not be proprietary

http://blogs.zdnet.com

There is an important lesson which can be drawn as a string through a host of recent stories, from Comcast and Cox Cable throttling BitTorrent to Verizon doing the SiteFinder thing to depredations concerning the iPhone and open spectrum.

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