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Patents

Submission + - Redhat sued for Patent Infringement

tqft writes: "http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071011205044141
"The first ever patent infringement litigation regarding Linux. Here's the patent, for those who can look at it without risk. If in doubt, don't. "
For those who can without fear read a patent:
http://www.google.com/patents?id=3tUkAAAAEBAJ&dq=5,072,412

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/202417-recent-copyrightpatent-infringement-cases-filed-in-u.s.-district-courts

"Plaintiffs IP Innovation and Technology Licensing Corp. claim to have the rights to U.S. Patent No. 5,072,412 for a User Interface with Multiple Workspaces for Sharing Display System Objects issued Dec. 10, 1991 along with two other similar patents.
"

Get your game faces on. Party Time."
Novell

Submission + - Good-bye NetWare, hello Linux: Novell OES 2.0

apokryphos writes: "Novell's long journey from NetWare to Linux is finally complete, with Open Enterprise Server 2.0. Linux-Watch takes a look at the newly-released OES 2.0: "Now, with OES 2.0, the NetWare operating system kernel, NetWare 6.5 SP7, is still there if you run it, but it runs on top of the Xen hypervisor. You can also run the NetWare services, or a para-virtualized instance of NetWare, on top of Xen with the SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) 10 SP 1 kernel. So, if you're wedded to NetWare and its way of doing things, you don't have to wave good-bye to it.""
Patents

Submission + - Ballmer won't stop FUDding about Linux... (vnunet.com)

eviljames writes: "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," — a direct quote from Steve Ballmer, as reported by vnunet.com. Reporting that Ballmer aimed his patent gun at Linux at a company event about online services.

Users of the Red Hat Linux distribution will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has cautioned.
With all the FUD they spread, isn't Linux closing in on some sort of deadline where we can force MS to either put up some evidence or STFU?

Software

Submission + - OpenOffice.org 2.3 review (techtarget.com)

Peace Frog writes: Unlike previous 2.x releases, OpenOffice.org 2.3 is a new and enhanced feature release rather than a bug fix. There are several smart changes, a whole new approach to adding new features and of course the much anticipated new charting tool.
SuSE

Submission + - openSUSE 10.3 released

houghi writes: openSUSE 10.3 has been officaly released. From the anouncement: The openSUSE team is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 10.3. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, the openSUSE project provides free, easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. openSUSE is released regularly, is stable, secure, contains the latest free and open source software, and comes with several new technologies.

Downloads can be found at http://software.opensuse.org/ in both CD and in DVD, both BitTorrent and FTP/HTTP
Operating Systems

Submission + - openSUSE 10.3 released (opensuse.org)

Benjamin Weber writes: The openSUSE team have just officially announced the availability of openSUSE 10.3 "Gold Master" (GM). The new version boasts a range of advances, including: beautiful green artwork, parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a 1-click-install technology, a new package management stack, MP3 support out-of-the-box, a GTK version of YaST and a greatly improved boot time. While they now offer 1-CD Installation media — with a KDE CD, or the GNOME CD — the DVD with both desktop environments and extra software is still available.
Download from mirrors or torrent now.
Get in touch with other openSUSE users and developers for help or to celebrate the release.

Operating Systems

Submission + - openSUSE 10.3 is out!

traveller604 writes: openSUSE 10.3 is now available for download. I'm my opinion Novell's openSUSE is the leading KDE-centric distro and 10.3 does not leave KDE fans cold for it comes with optional KDE 4 beta. Enjoy!
SuSE

Submission + - openSUSE 10.3 Released

LinuxDude writes: Novell today announced the availability of openSUSE 10.3, the newest version of the award-winning community Linux distribution. Available for free download or in a convenient packaged retail edition, openSUSE 10.3 provides everything a user needs to get started with Linux. To improve the user experience, openSUSE 10.3 includes a flexible Linux-Windows dual-boot configuration, improved user interface, Microsoft Office file compatibility with the latest OpenOffice.org office productivity suite, and enhanced multimedia support.
SuSE

Submission + - openSUSE 10.3 public release

Shizawana writes: The latest version of openSUSE is being released today. Here is a sneak peak of all the new features and additions, including highly anticipated changes to the YaST package management.
Linux Business

Submission + - Michael Meeks heads off OpenXML

biscuitfever11 writes: ZDNet has a great interview with Michael Meeks, the distinguished Novell engineer, who's currently in the throes of considerable efforts behind open document format and OpenOffice.org. In the interview, Meeks takes Microsoft to task on its alternative format OpenXML. He argues why Microsoft should adopt open document format and why the flexibility of open source software would have avoided the need for that horrid paperclip icon from Microsoft Word, Clippy.

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39289664,00.htm
Novell

Novell Makes Linux Driver Project a Reality 200

apokryphos writes "Novell have relaunched the Linux Driver Project by dedicating well-known kernel developer Greg KH to work on the project full-time. Greg KH writes: 'My employer, Novell, has modified my position to now allow me to work full time on this project. Namely getting more new Linux kernel drivers written, for free, for any company that so desires. And to help manage all of the developers and project managers who want to help out...They really care about helping make Linux support as many devices as possible, with fully open-source drivers.'"
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - The Linux Driver Project - Again

jon_anderson_ca writes: TINAD (This Is Not A Dupe)... back in January, Greg Kroah-Hartman offered to write GPL device drivers for manufacturers who would release specifications to him. Apparently the response was a little overwhelming, but now Novell is sponsoring him to work full-time on driver development.

There are a hundred developers and an undisclosed number of companies in the queue... are we about to see a Linux driver renaissance?
Novell

Submission + - Novell Make Linux Driver Project a Reality

apokryphos writes: "Novell have relaunched the Linux Driver Project by dedicating well-known kernel developer Greg KH to work on the project full-time. Greg KH writes:

"My employer, Novell, has modified my position to now allow me to work full time on this project. Namely getting more new Linux kernel drivers written, for free, for any company that so desires. And to help manage all of the developers and project managers who want to help out...They really care about helping make Linux support as many devices as possible, with fully open-source drivers.""

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