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Past Articles
Monday, November 22
· What exactly can be done with an open source Java? (0)
Sunday, November 21
· What was BeOS? (1)
Friday, November 12
· Java and open source (4)
· PalmOne president: We've considered Microsoft, Linux (1)
Monday, November 08
· Fossil to revive PalmOS PDA wristwatch line (0)
Thursday, November 04
· PalmOne Ponders OS Options (1)
Tuesday, November 02
· PalmSource Names Jean-Louis Gassee Chairman of the Board (1)
Thursday, October 28
· AmigaKit.com becomes official Amiga Forever Distributor (0)
Wednesday, October 20
· Celebrate the 10th anniversary of OpenStep (7)
Tuesday, October 19
· Pegasos - An Alternative Power PC Platform (2)
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Other OS: Java in OpenOffice.org: Proprietary Trap or Creative Commons?
Java No article or series of articles could cover anything as big as the OOo 2.0 release, and this article won't try. Instead, this article is going to look at one narrow theme, albeit an important one: The increased role that Java plays in this new OOo 2.0 release.

The debate about this issue has been well summarized in a 2005/3/28 NewsForge article by Bruce Byfield, who is a regular contributor to the on-line NewsForge magazine and a power-user of OpenOffice.org, so there is no reason to repeat Bruce's good work here. Also, the OpenOffice.org discuss list archives are easily available to read, and a nice thread of only 28 posts supplements Bruce's article with some community voices on the topic.
Published Apr 28, 2005 - 05:01 PM
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Other OS: Campaign to make OS/2 open source begins
A campaign has kicked off get get the source code for some old operating system, named OS/2, levered open.

Spods at OS2 World, the "Internet's premier community resource for OS/2" have launched the petition, worried to the high teeth that tales forecasting the demise of the dazzling OS may turn out to be true.
Published Apr 25, 2005 - 03:27 PM
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Other OS: Will LAMP Eclipse Java?
Software An open-source software company called ActiveGrid is challenging the established thinking among builders of large-scale business applications.

The premise of ActiveGrid, which released an early version of its server software and tools on Monday, is that application servers based on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification are no longer required. Company Peter Yared was even handing out 'No J2EE' pins at LinuxWorld earlier this year.
Published Apr 13, 2005 - 02:25 AM
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Other OS: Plain sailing for a new desktop machine?
Thoughts There's still very little word on our platform's next exciting hardware buzzword, the A9 and specifically, the A9home. It's safe to say, however, that all things considered, this new piece of kit (shock horror, a real hardware RISC OS machine) could be quite a success and might even attract some new users to the platform. I'll explain why.
Published Mar 28, 2005 - 09:59 AM
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Other OS: Zeta OS is rising from BeOS ashes
BeOS Today, several years after BeOS developer Be Inc. went out of business, the small German company yellowTAB GmbH is getting ready to release Zeta 1.0, a successor to BeOS.

BeOS was a lighweight but full-fledged operating system designed from the ground up to be a desktop OS with strong multimedia capabilities. Its claim to fame was the real-time response of its graphical interface, even on low-powered hardware.
Published Mar 22, 2005 - 10:42 AM
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Other OS: Open-Source Guru Says JCP Is Too Closed
Java While Sun Microsystems Inc. moves to open-source its Solaris operating system and releases key patents in a nod to the open-source community, the company still takes a rap for hampering open source in other ways.

"At TheServerSide Java Symposium here Friday, Jason Hunter, a member of the Apache Foundation open-source community organization, said the Sun-led JCP (Java Community Process), which manages the process of developing and revising Java technology, actually stifles competition in some ways.
Published Mar 07, 2005 - 11:00 AM
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Other OS: PDAs Becoming Irrelevant, Study Says
PDAs are moving toward irrelevance, a new study by In-Stat released this week says.

Other studies in the last two years have shown flat sales for PDAs, the new study says the devices are entering a stage of serious decline. In-Stat reported that PDA shipments in 2004 were only 8.7 million, compared to 10 million in 2003.
Published Mar 04, 2005 - 06:01 PM
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Other OS: First step in a Google OS?
Thoughts News.com.com is reporting a short but very interesting factoid. It would seem that Google managed to get some talent scouts to visit Microsoft's campus in an effort to hire away at least one of its employees.

No big deal you say? Perhaps, but this employee works on Microsoft's operating system division and is supposedly one of the division's "gurus." Sure, Google's been on a mass hiring spree as of late so it could be a mere coincidence, but news.com.com is theorizing that this could theoretically be the first steps to a Google OS.

eWeek has more details
Published Mar 03, 2005 - 10:27 AM
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Other OS: The life of BeOS
BeOS If you're running an x86 'desktop' machine today, your choice of OS is limited in the extreme. It's either Windows or Linux. No amount of shuffling desktop themes or skins around will change that fact.

The fact that large numbers of us aren't sitting in front of a BeOS desktop right now is a sign that it failed to make a big splash in the mainstream pond. Thanks to apathetic driver and application support and financial hardship, the BeOS software, the company behind it and the custom hardware it was intended to run on - the BeBox - never really got off the starting line. 
Published Feb 16, 2005 - 01:14 PM
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Other OS: Nintendo Licenses Palm OS for Nintendo DS?
PalmOne Nintendo had had recently licensed Palm OS based PDA software without any details on why they had done it. Now Nintendo sources have revealed that V-Pocket trademark concerns this licensing. E3 will be the first witness of Nintendo's complete line of personal organizer tools for its Nintendo DS. Nintendo believes PDA software with the DS's functionality will put it above its high profiled rival: Sony's Playstation Portable.
Published Feb 13, 2005 - 12:34 PM
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Other OS: PDA sales continue slide
For the third straight year, shipments of PDAs have fallen. Not counting integrated phone-PDA devices, shipments fell to 9.2 million units in 2004. That is a decline of 13 percent from the 2003 figure of 10.6 million PDAs. One of the hardest-hit companies by the drop-off is palmOne, which pioneered the market with the Palm Pilot.

Windows Mobile devices saw some growth in 2004, particulary those from Pocket PC leaders HP and Dell. However, Toshiba abandoned the market entirely to focus on PCs and consumer electronics.
Published Feb 04, 2005 - 09:48 AM
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Other OS: TiVo: it's time to be a platform
Hardware Everyone knows it: TiVo is in trouble. DirecTV, TiVo's largest partner representing some 60-70% of user base by some accounts, is abandoning TiVo probably later this year, when DirecTV delivers their own DVR. Existing TiVo users will still be supported, but DirecTV is expected to cease taking orders for new TiVo installations at that time, and slowly TiVo will start to see its monthly horde from DirecTV diminish.
Published Jan 31, 2005 - 01:47 PM
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Other OS: Open-Source Java Under Consideration
Java Now that the open source initiative has approved Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Common Development and Distribution License, which paves the way for the company to release Solaris as open source, officials are looking at using the license to open its Java Enterprise System as well.

Sources close to the Santa Clara, Calif., company said Sun is considering opening the JES using the CDDL. If that happens, 'everything that is built at Sun would pretty much fall under the CDDL,' one source said.
Published Jan 26, 2005 - 02:47 PM
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Other OS: PalmOne chief quits
PalmOne PalmOne's CEO Todd Bradley has resigned, the company announced today, with Palm veteran and former Handspring marketing boss Ed Colligan filling the gap. Colligan will perform the role of interim CEO from February 25. The board said that Bradley will remain as an advisor after seeing the current quarter through.
Published Jan 24, 2005 - 06:43 PM
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Other OS: The final release of XUI 1.0.4 is now available.
Java
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"The final release of XUI 1.0.4 is now available. XUI is an open source Java and XML framework for building rich client, desktop and mobile applications. The framework can save you up to 60% of the code typically needed to build an application. The result is real savings in development time, maintenance costs and provides greater stability and flexibility."
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Published Jan 11, 2005 - 10:49 AM
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Other OS: Why is HP Shipping FreeDOS to China?
HP Soon after Linux-friendly Lenovo's takeover of IBM's PC business, there was a more silent and peculiar move: HP's announcement of a low-price Pavilion desktop computer for the Chinese market, which represents huge potential sales.

What was somewhat strange about the announcement was that HP, a strong Linux supporter but struggling in the Chinese market, would ship the budget PC not with Linux, not with Windows XP, but with the FreeDOS operating system installed..."
Published Jan 03, 2005 - 05:05 PM
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Other OS: Commodore computer brand sold
Merger The company that owns the famed Commodore computer brand has been sold to Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., a Beverly Hills, California, digital music distributor.

Tulip Computers NV, based in Amersfoort, Netherlands, agreed to sell its subsidiary Commodore International BV for $32.6 million in U.S. dollars, in a letter of intent announced Wednesday. The deal gives Yeahronimo, founded in July by SATXS Communications BV and Yeahronimo NV, control over the Commodore brand that has a long history of computer-related products.
Published Dec 30, 2004 - 05:32 PM
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Other OS: Commodore 64 reincarnated on a chip
Hardware Ellsworth has squeezed the entire circuitry of a two-decade-old Commodore 64 home computer onto a single chip, which she has tucked neatly into a joystick that connects by a cable to a TV set. Called the Commodore 64--the same as the computer system--her device can run 30 video games, mostly sports, racing and puzzles games from the early 1980s, all without the hassle of changing game cartridges.
Published Dec 20, 2004 - 01:30 PM
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Other OS: Xandros Desktop OS Version 3.0 (Deluxe) Review
Software Xandros Desktop OS Version 3.0 is billed as "an intuitive graphical environment that works right out of the box and offers unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows". So it's pretty clear what the market of the product is - all the millions of Windows users that are fed up with an unstable operating system, want something for email and web browsing, and be able to create, edit and send the boss their Word, Excel and Visio files. The follow is a review of this operating system.
Published Dec 16, 2004 - 01:37 PM
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Other OS: PalmOne to give Treo 650 users 128MB SD cards
PalmOne PalmOne has pledged to provide every Treo 650 owner with a free 128MB memory card until it can fix a memory issue that has drawn a significant number of complaints from early adopters.

The problem also affects Tungsten T5 users, but PalmOne focused its attention on its top-of-the-line smart phone product, which contains only 32MB of RAM to the T5's 256MB. Both, is said, have ample memory for new users, but it accepted that anyone upgrading from a Treo 600 to the 650 might run into difficulty.
Published Nov 25, 2004 - 10:10 AM
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Other OS: What exactly can be done with an open source Java?
Java To be very honest, I think this question is now a bit outdated. Now that the JCP rules allow for an open source implementation of Java, it is clear that we will have an open source implementation, no matter what Sun thinks about it. So we should start asking the next question: "What will Sun (and all the rest of us) do to have a complete and compatible open source implementation?"
Published Nov 22, 2004 - 03:37 PM
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Other OS: What was BeOS?
BeOS BeOS was the brainchild of former Apple executive, Jean Loouis Gasse, who founded Be inc. in late 1990.  BeOS was originally intended to be a continuation of the Jaguar (an early RISC prototype) at Apple.  It was to run on the BeBox, a machine with four AT&T Hobbit processors.  The Hobbit was discontinued, and left Be in shambles.  The engineers scrambled to create a new platform for the OS to run on, and eventually they found the PowerPC.
Published Nov 21, 2004 - 03:14 AM
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Other OS: Java and open source
Java Recent debates about open sourcing Java overlook the unique character of programming languages: the open source code that is written in a language is often more important than the open source status of the language itself. In this article we'll move away from questions about the Java language, and instead look at how technology companies relate to the large amount of open source programming being done in Java.
Published Nov 12, 2004 - 02:09 PM
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Other OS: PalmOne president: We've considered Microsoft, Linux
PalmOne What is PalmOne up to these days? Plenty. For a start, the device maker is well in the black, having enjoyed five consecutive profitable quarters.

It has been buoyed by rising revenues from its Treo smart phone line, which recently doubled with the introduction of the Treo 650. Compared to the 600, the 650 features a higher-resolution display, a faster processor, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. What's less certain, however, is its OS inclination.
Published Nov 12, 2004 - 11:18 AM
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Other OS: Fossil to revive PalmOS PDA wristwatch line
PalmOne Fossil's first line of Palm OS-based wristwatches were canned before they ever shipped, but it looks like the watchmaker is planning to make another attempt to bring them to market.

The company has updated its website and once again features the three Wrist PDA models - Sport, Dress and Casual. The designs and specifications - 2MB of RAM, 2MB of Flash, PalmOS 4.1, 33MHz Motorola Dragonball VZ CPU, 160 x 160 16-greyscale LCD - appear to be the same as before.
Published Nov 08, 2004 - 11:24 AM
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Other OS: PalmOne Ponders OS Options
PalmOne Handheld-computer maker PalmOne is considering moves that would take it beyond the operating system that helped make the company a household name.

The Milpitas, Calif.-based firm has evaluated both Microsoft-based operating systems as well as at least one version of Linux as a potential alternative operating system to the Palm OS for its handheld devices, CNET News.com has learned
Published Nov 04, 2004 - 02:00 PM
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Other OS: PalmSource Names Jean-Louis Gassee Chairman of the Board
PalmOne PalmSource today announced Jean-Louis Gassee has been appointed Chairman of the PalmSource Board of Directors. Gassee, 60, was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors in May 2002. He replaces the outgoing Chairman Eric Benhamou.

Last August (2004) Eric Benhamou announced his intention to resign his position as Chairman of the Board effective following the Company's annual meeting held on October 28, 2004.
Published Nov 02, 2004 - 02:04 PM
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Other OS: AmigaKit.com becomes official Amiga Forever Distributor
Amiga Forever allows you to run AmigaOS on your PC laptop or desktop. You can now run most older Amiga games, application software and Amiga utilities.

It comes supplied with an officially licenced Amiga(TM) ROM images and AmigaOS 3.X and 1.3 environments for running most software.
Published Oct 28, 2004 - 07:00 PM
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Other OS: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of OpenStep
Today, the OpenStep API celebrates its 10th anniversary. What started out as a joint adventure of NeXT and SUN to define an application development standard that would run on all machines, making "write once compile everywhere" a reality, is still unfolding within the vivid and active community of GNUstep, old NeXT and Apple lovers.
Published Oct 20, 2004 - 02:02 PM
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Other OS: Pegasos - An Alternative Power PC Platform
Hardware The PPC based Pegasos Platform by Genesi offers users the freedom to chose among several OS options and an opportunity to join a growing worldwide community of “alternative operating system users.”

Combining the PowerPC processor family from IBM (G3) and Freescale Semiconductor (G4}, with the know-how of Genesi, the Pegasos is an Alternative Computing solution for both personal and business applications.
Published Oct 19, 2004 - 01:35 PM
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Other OS: AmigaEast 2005 Show now official! May 28-29
Mr. Hardware Computers is pleased to announce the Amiga East Show 2005, scheduled to be held on May 28th and 29th, 2005 at the Marriott Courtyard, LaGuardia, just across from LaGuardia Airport in NYC, NY.

2005 is the 20th Anniversary of Amiga and also Mr. Hardware Computers. A great time to celebrate our beloved computer.There will be guest speakers, featuring industry veterans, expert in Amiga, AmigaDE, and Linux, who will be presenting free seminars and demos of products
Published Oct 14, 2004 - 05:35 PM
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Other OS: A Search Engine For Java Code
Web Can't find that last bit of Java code to complete your project? IBM is developing a search engine it claims will let Java developers find even the briefest code examples in a fraction of the time it now takes.

Code-named "Prospector," the engine seeks out code examples that use any or all of J2SE 1.4, Eclipse 3.0, and Eclipse GEF (Graphical Editing Framework) code.
Published Oct 06, 2004 - 04:28 PM
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Other OS: Sun Releases New Version of Java for Servers, Desktops
Java Sun Microsystems Inc. Thursday announced the availability of the J2SE (Java 2 Platform Standard Edition) 5.0, which the company said looks to be the most significant Java upgrade to date.

J2SE 5.0, aka Project Tiger, is one of the largest projects created through the Java Community Process, involving more than 100 major new features and 160 expert members' participation, said Calvin Austin, Version 5.0's specification lead and a Sun engineer.
Published Oct 01, 2004 - 11:53 AM
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Other OS: The Best of Both Worlds: New OS4 beta and MOS 1.5 beta in Finland
Why guess, listen to rumours, compare months old public releases and continue speculating online? Why not participate in a friendly duel and come see the state of the art for yourself! Finnish Amiga Users Group is pleased to demonstrate the best of both worlds at its annual meeting this coming Saturday: AmigaOne running a new AmigaOS 4.0 beta and Pegasos II running MorphOS 1.5 beta.
Published Sep 23, 2004 - 06:41 PM
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Other OS: ReactOS - The Open Source Windows NT

Contributed by: Wesley Parish
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Despite the rapid growth of alternatives to Windows, there is a considerable number that have tried the alternatives, still prefer Windows but are frustrated with some of Microsoft's policies. There are many good concepts throughout the NT kernel, but there is a great deal of it that is flawed or leaves much to be desired. Unfortunately, without access to the source code, none of us can fix it. Enter ReactOS. This operating system is a young but rapidly growing open source clone of Windows NT. Wesley Parish contributed the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which analyses the benefits and drawbacks of the operating system.
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Published Sep 13, 2004 - 01:43 AM
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Other OS: osViews Interviews Sebastian Biallas of PearPC
Software
Contributed by: Kelly McNeill
:: Open Content

An exciting project that made a splash in the open source community recently is an open source project known as PearPC. PearPC is a PowerPC emulator for x86 computers. The software allows its user to emulate PowerPC-based systems so that you can run operating systems such as OS X, GNU/Linux for PPC and other OSes that were designed for PPC on x86. osOpinion/osViews had the opportunity to speak with the the lead developer of the project, (Sebastian Biallas) to answer some questions about its ongoing development.
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Other OS: RIM BlackBerry 7100t
The BlackBerry 7100t from T-Mobile looks like no other BlackBerry and packs more power than any BlackBerry has before. If you're OK with the odd keyboard, this is an exciting and satisfying e-mail device.

The 7100t is the first BlackBerry to look, feel and work like a phone. Measuring 4.7-by-2.3-by-0.7 inches—just a smidgen larger than a palmOne Treo 600—and weighing 4.3 ounces, the 7100t fits in your hand and in your pocket.
Published Sep 08, 2004 - 06:07 PM
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Other OS: Sun's Java Workstations Tap Opteron
Hardware Sun Microsystems Inc.'s latest high-end workstation, the Sun Java Workstation, offers powerful graphics and expandability, making it an ideal desktop system for today's engineers and developers.

The Java Workstation is powered by high-performance Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Opteron processors, which provided an immediate boost to 32-bit application performance in eWEEK Labs' tests and offer a simple transition path to 64-bit.
Published Sep 07, 2004 - 04:55 PM
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Other OS: PalmOne 'Ace' Treo piccies leak out
PalmOne PalmOne's next-generation Treo smart phone, codenamed 'Ace', has surfaced on the web. A number of pictures at TreoCentral - one here and another here - in a forum posting reveal a device that superficially matches the existing Treo 600.

One shot appears to confirm that the device will support Bluetooth connectivity - a feature that many Treo 600 users have demanded since the device's launch in September 2003.
Published Aug 27, 2004 - 11:53 AM
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Other OS: PalmOne unveils Wi-Fi SD Card
Wireless It appears the rumours of Palm creating a Wi-Fi card are true, however before you rush to your local electronics store take note that it won’t work on any PDA you can find.

The new model, unveiled by the PDA manufacturer will actually only work on the Zire 72 or Tungsten T3. Although both models feature Bluetooth wireless connectivity, it appears PalmOne felt that they need Wi-Fi to boot.
Published Aug 17, 2004 - 03:17 PM
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Other OS: eComStation 1.2 Available
Serenity Systems International is proud to announce the release of eComStation Version 1.2. Principal features include a new installation program jointly developed with IBM, enhancements to the desktop environment, additional Internet connection features, and improved device support.
Published Aug 13, 2004 - 05:03 PM
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Other OS: I.B.M. Puts Code in Public Domain
IBM I.B.M. plans to announce today that it is contributing more than half a million lines of its software code, valued at $85 million, to an open source software group.

The move is one of the largest transfers ever of proprietary code to free software, and I.B.M. is making the code contribution to try to help make it easier and more appealing for software developers to write applications in the Java programming language.
Published Aug 03, 2004 - 07:17 PM
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Other OS: Red Hat to serve Java
RedHat Earlier this year, Red Hat said it planned to start selling subscription services supporting Jonas, an open-source Java application server built by the France-based consortium ObjectWeb. Much as it charges for services around its version of the free Linux operating system, Red Hat is planning on selling support services for Jonas at $999 a year, according to one person familiar with the company's plans.
Published Jul 30, 2004 - 05:35 PM
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Other OS: Sun extends JES to Windows and HP-UX
Java Sun Microsystems has unveiled plans to extend support for its Sun Java Enterprise System (JES) to Windows and HP-UX operating systems.

JES is currently available on the Solaris platform for Sparc, AMD Opteron and Xeon systems, as well as Linux.
Published Jul 29, 2004 - 02:23 PM
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Other OS: Java 'Tiger' Divides the Enterprise
Java The emergence of a new version of standard Java has opened a rift among application users who are reluctant to immediately upgrade for fear of incompatibility.

Attendees of a Seattle Java User Group meeting this week highlighted the division between the current and previous versions of the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE).
Published Jul 24, 2004 - 02:35 AM
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Other OS: Sun's Gosling: New Java Flavors Brewing
Java James Gosling, the creator of Java, is out of the labs and out in front of Sun's software development strategy, as the chief technology officer of Sun's Developer Products group. In a candid interview with eWEEK Senior Writer Darryl K. Taft, Gosling lays out his ideas on Java futures, the open-source debate, new languages and the plight of the Java camp.
Published Jul 19, 2004 - 05:11 PM
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Other OS: Java Enterprise Destined for Open Source
Java Sun Microsystems said it is hatching a plan to release parts of its Java Enterprise System (JES) to the open source community. The network computer maker confirmed the strategy Thursday but provided very little in the way of details.

'Sun is considering open sourcing Java Enterprise System but has made no final decisions,' Stephen Borcich, executive director of Java Enterprise System marketing said in a statement
Published Jul 16, 2004 - 05:21 PM
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Other OS: Sun Pushes Java Brand Harder--But Uphill
Java It may not rise to the popularity of Antiques Roadshow, but Sun Microsystems is betting a new TV show will help boost recognition of its Java software.

"The 30-minute program, called 'Mobile Entertainment World,' will be sponsored by Sun and perhaps by phone service sellers, said Ingrid Van den Hoogen, Sun's new vice president of brand experience and community marketing. It's one of several efforts the Santa Clara, Calif.-based server maker has undertaken as part of a multimillion-dollar program to make average people aware of the Java brand.
Published Jul 09, 2004 - 01:17 AM
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Other OS: Sun's Java gets on the bonehead train
Java Ok, Sun just jumped on the bonehead train. Yes, they announced that Java 1.5.0 would not be Java 1.5.0 any longer, it is now the brilliantly named Java 5.0.

Now, I am not in any way trying to detract from the technology in the release. From what Alex Rupp was saying, it really is a great leap forward. Think somewhere between a kitten with big eyes and eternal world peace on the 'good things' scale. It was long in coming, and from what I hear, worth the wait.
Published Jul 07, 2004 - 08:47 PM
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Other OS: Windows Loses Another Customer to Sun's JDS
Java Microsoft is losing another customer to an alternative desktop operating system, with Allied Irish Bank, one of Ireland's largest banking and financial services groups, set to transition its branch-dependent applications and migrate about 7,500 desktop users off Windows and onto the Sun Java Desktop System over the next year or so.
Published Jun 29, 2004 - 01:52 PM
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Other OS: Sun Micro to roll out major Java software advances
Java Sun Microsystems Inc. will roll out major enhancements to its developer tools for the Java programming language and will contribute next-generation computing desktop technologies to the open-source community, the computer maker said on Sunday.

The moves, Sun said, are aimed at broadening the use of Java, a programming language used to create applications that can run on computers using different operating systems and microprocessors such as Sun's Ultrasparc and Intel Corp. compatible chips.
Published Jun 28, 2004 - 12:01 PM
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Other OS: Sun raves about $99 developer tool plan
Sun Sun Microsystems has confirmed that it will begin selling its Java Studio Creator programming tool on Monday. The software, which had been code-named Rave, is designed to catch Sun up to rival Microsoft's products such as Visual Studio and Visual Basic in ease of programming. Sun hopes Rave will lead more developers to use Sun's Java software. Java lets a single program run on many different types of computers, for example a Linux, Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Published Jun 25, 2004 - 03:33 PM
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Other OS: OS4 Presentation Report with Picture Gallery
PUGS (Pegasos UserGroup Sweden) had a little unofficial PUGS-meeting at Gunne's place. As the owner of GGS-Data he had OS4 Developer Pre-release at his home installed on one of his AmigaONEs..

We were all excited about OS4Pre and had high expectations (as probably everyone else) of it. Everyone has waited along time for this one. Just like new Star Wars-movies, nothing on Earth can live up to such expectations. Would the OS4 Developer Pre-release also be an example of this?
Published Jun 15, 2004 - 03:39 PM
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Other OS: On again off again on again? Java to go Open Source now?
Java Speaking to ZDNet UK sister site ZDNET Australia, Sun's Java technology evangelist Raghavan Srinivas said an open-source version of Java "will happen," although the timeline and licensing details remain sketchy at this point.

earlier today OSV/OSO reported that Scott McNealy said he couldn't understand how open sourcing Java would solve anything.
Published Jun 04, 2004 - 05:52 PM
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Other OS: Sun's Scott McNealy Squashes Idea of Java Becoming Open Source
Java Sun's CEO Scott McNealy has squashed hopes that its Java programming language could be made open source, and cast a shadow over Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz's statement yesterday that the Solaris operating system was to go the same way.

At a news conference during the public sector technology showcase FOSE 2004, McNealy said he couldn't understand how open sourcing Java would solve anything
Published Jun 04, 2004 - 10:57 AM
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Other OS: Sun: Open Source Java Will Happen
Java Sun has backed up an announcement that its Solaris server operating system will have an open source flavour by making a similar promise for its Java technology.

Speaking exclusively to Builder AU, Sun's Java technology evangelist Raghavan Srinivas said an open source version of Java 'will happen,' but declined to elaborate on timelines or specifics of licence arrangements
Published Jun 03, 2004 - 05:19 PM
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Other OS: Sun to upgrade Linux desktop software
Java Sun Microsystems plans this week to release the second version of its Java Desktop System, the server maker's version of Linux for desktop computers, augmenting the software with new management and programming tools.

The new version reproduces some features of Microsoft Windows, including an automated software update service and a utility that lets a manager control a system remotely, according to sources familiar with the product.
Published May 31, 2004 - 01:13 PM
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Other OS: Sun Heats Up Java Vendor Wars
Java Sun Microsystems is adopting a "take no prisoners" approach to its Java war with IBM and BEA.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker introduced a bevy of new developer tools and new server software Tuesday designed to get the company back in the hunt with Java-based distributions. Sun currently ranks well behind its two biggest rivals on that score.
Published May 25, 2004 - 06:03 PM
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Other OS: Sun Java Desktop System [Review]
Java Unlike the accepted norm in the PC world, where operating systems, applications and utilities come out of different boxes and have their own price tags, Sun's Java Desktop System (JDS) is an all-in- one product at a knock-down price. Load it onto a PC and it immediately gives you a Windows-like operating environment, an office suite, a web browser, email and calendar facilities, instant messaging, graphics software, and more...
Published May 21, 2004 - 11:46 AM
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Other OS: New Amiga "Walker" pages on-line
I recently got hold of a Walker and I decided to see what I can find out about it.

The results of this can be found on my new Walker Pages.

Theres a short history of what it is, pictures of the other versions in development, what's inside (with High-res images) and where it's been shown.
Published May 17, 2004 - 05:40 PM
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Other OS: Java Database Fuels IBM Software Strategy
Java At the heart of IBM's new middleware-based software model ticks an embedded database IBM picked up in its 2001 acquisition of Informix Software, the database side of Informix Corp.

According to IBM executives, the 100 percent Java database, named Cloudscape, will ensure zero administration burden, a small footprint of 2MB or less, and portability that will enable it to run on PDAs, smart phones and other client devices.
Published May 11, 2004 - 02:33 PM
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Other OS: Analysts doubt Dell wants PalmOne
PalmOne PalmOne shares shot up nearly 12 percent in Wednesday trading, and ended the week slightly higher, as some on Wall Street bet that the company would make an attractive purchase for No. 1 computer maker Dell, said Charles Wolf, analyst with Needham & Co. in New York.

Also on Wednesday, PalmOne executives said at an investment conference in San Francisco that despite supply constraints, the company is on track to deliver 160,000 Treo 600 smart phones this quarter, in line with previous plans.
Published May 09, 2004 - 01:32 PM
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Other OS: Mono Beta 1 Release
Novell is proud to introduce the first Beta release of Mono, an open source implementation the .NET framework for use on Linux, Unix and Windows System.

It includes a C# compiler, an implementation of the Common Language Infrastructure and two stacks of APIs: a Unix, Linux, GNOME, Mono stack for APIs that takes the most advantage of your Unix server and desktop and a set of APIs compatible with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 that provides support for ASP.NET (web services and web forms), ADO.NET and many other components.
Published May 05, 2004 - 12:03 PM
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Other OS: The Sun Java Desktop System, Release 2 Arrives
Java Today, Sun releases Java Desktop System, Release 2, the next version of Sun's affordable, comprehensive, and secure enterprise-class desktop solution. More cost-effective than Windows, the Java Desktop System is a business desktop solution that works with your existing infrastructure.

The fully integrated desktop solution ships with a client desktop, including an office productivity suite, email, calendar, browser, instant messaging tools, and more.
Published May 04, 2004 - 03:54 PM
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Other OS: Sun Goes Out on Development Limb with New Java Tools
Java Sun Microsystems Inc. finds itself lately in growing agreement with Microsoft Corp. on interoperability goals and with IBM on the significance of open-source offerings. It's good news for developers that Sun's new sociability is taking tangible shape in its trio of new or updated Java tool sets.
Published May 03, 2004 - 06:18 PM
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Other OS: The Death of Commodore, 10 year anniversary today
From April 1994 Press Release: Commodore International Ltd., a pioneer in the personal computer industry, said late Friday it is going out of business.

The company plans to transfer its assets to unidentified trustees ``for the benefit of its creditors'' and has placed its major subsidiary, Commodore Electronics Ltd., into voluntary liquidation.
Published Apr 30, 2004 - 03:57 PM
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Other OS: Shifting Alliances With J2EE 1.4
Java The bickering that hindered Java enterprise development in the past has subsided for now, prompted in part by Microsoft.

A large group of IT firms rooted in J2EE development said Monday that they are putting aside their differences to make sure that compatibility is attainable, now that J2EE version 1.4 is working its way through the marketplace.
Published Apr 27, 2004 - 12:24 PM
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Other OS: PalmOne to Roll Out New Zires
PalmOne PalmOne Inc. is expected to release two new models of its Zire handheld computer this week, including the company's first to offer Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

PalmOne officials confirmed the releases but would not disclose details of the new handhelds. Sources said the new models are the Palm Zire 72, which adds Bluetooth support, and the Palm Zire 31.
Published Apr 26, 2004 - 05:18 PM
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Other OS: Java to Dominate Consumer Electronics?
Java Java and Linux could dominate consumer electronics, but to do so, Java needs to be less fragmented and highly resource efficient, making it suitable at last for the mass market.

As the phone, PC and media center converge around the same architectures, companies from all three sectors are adapting their technologies to span the others. Microsoft is seeking to do this with Windows Mobile and real time CE, and Nokia has its phone-based home entertainment devices. Two platforms, however, already straddle these three worlds - Java and Linux.
Published Apr 23, 2004 - 10:52 AM
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Other OS: Twenty-one OEMs sign on for Sun's alternatives to Microsoft desktop software
Sun Sun Microsystems Inc. has exceeded its own expectations by signing 21 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for several products the company offers as alternatives to Microsoft Corp. desktop software, Sun announced Thursday at the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego.

The OEM deals, with companies such as Tadpole Computer Inc. and Taiwan-based Nature Worldwide Technology Corp., are for such Sun products as the Java Desktop System, which contains a Linux-based operating system and related desktop software, the StarOffice software suite and Sun Ray thin clients.
Published Apr 22, 2004 - 03:35 PM
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Other OS: Sun's Second Java Desktop System Slated for May Release
Java Sun Microsystems Inc. on Thursday will use the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego to announce that the second version of its Java Desktop System will be generally available in the first week of May.

Curtis Sasaki, Sun's vice president of desktop solutions, told eWEEK in an interview Wednesday, ahead of the summit, that among the key advances in version 2.0 are management capabilities that allow enterprises to fine-tune and remotely set up the desktop.
Published Apr 22, 2004 - 11:23 AM
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Other OS: AmigaOS 4.0 Developer Pre-release goes gold
Hyperion Entertainment and the Amiga OS 4.0 development team are extremely pleased and relieved to announce that after nearly 30 months of painstaking development the Amiga OS 4.0 Developer Pre-release has gone gold and will be sent to the duplication plant on Monday, April 19, 2004.

The Amiga OS 4.0 Developer Pre-release consists of a current snapshot of AmigaOS 4.0 for the AmigaOne platform with a straightforward HTML installation guide in English, German, French and Italian as well as the Amiga OS 4.0 SDK.
Published Apr 18, 2004 - 02:46 AM
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Other OS: Sun Rolls Out Free Java Application Server 8
Java Sun has released the latest version of its Java application server software, and as in the past, has made it available for free download to developers.

Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 is the first app server software compatible with the JE22 1.4 specification, said Sun, and also supports the new JavaServer Faces APIs.
Published Apr 09, 2004 - 05:53 PM
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Other OS: Need Portability? Try DOS

Authored by: David F. Leigh
:: Open Content

"All to often we as computing professionals tend to see that which is new and assume that it is the best tool for the job and never give a send look to technologies that the industry has left behind several years ago. Editorial contributor David Leigh thinks that is a mistake in many cases and uses DOS as an example. He points out this this mature operating system can create software that is not only small in size but also extremely portable. I believes that more software developers should consider it when creating portable applications as an alternative to Java."
Published Mar 27, 2004 - 07:32 PM
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Other OS: Sun to run game server prototype, Java contest
Java Sun Microsystems on Sunday said it will demonstrate a prototype system to enable video game publishers to use a single computer server to run online games for both PCs and consoles, cutting the ongoing cost of supporting those games.

Sun also announced a contest for independent game developers that build games with Sun's Java programming language.
Published Mar 22, 2004 - 02:53 PM
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Other OS: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Is Amiga Ready for the Enterprise?
We read a few days ago that the Amiga operating system has changed ownership yet again, this time to be brought back as some sort of mobile technology. The deal itself is somewhat old, but we were pleased to note in all the coverage that a new version of the basic operating system is due out some time this year.

We couldn't be more relieved, and we intend to make it a point to mention this exciting development at every press party we attend. Why? Because it's high time something besides Linux dons the "alternative OS" mantle.
Published Mar 22, 2004 - 10:14 AM
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Other OS: Sun to Extend Java with Linux, New Price Points
Java Sun Microsystems is 60 days away from releasing a version of its Java Enterprise System infrastructure software for Linux, which it expects to compete with IBM's offerings.

Steve Borcich, executive director of Sun's Java systems and security marketing, said the enterprise software system is made up of 13 or so products that are tightly integrated and offer a common user management framework. The system will run Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 and, eventually, 3.0.
Published Mar 19, 2004 - 03:35 PM
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Other OS: Sun reluctant to make Java open source
Java Sun Microsystems is reluctant to make Java source code available through an open-source model because it would encourage incompatible versions of the software, Sun's top software executive said.

During a press briefing here Tuesday, Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's executive vice president of software, indicated that the company is not inclined to take up IBM's offer to work with Sun to make Java technology open source because of concerns over compatibility.
Published Mar 16, 2004 - 04:34 PM
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Other OS: Amiga Inc. back in court
Amiga Inc. has returned to the court, backed up with legal representation, new evidence and testimonies.

With these resources, the defendant Amiga Inc. has managed to come up with a response to plaintiff's motion to modify order granting specific performance and no less than six declarations, and a certificate of service.
Published Mar 16, 2004 - 11:09 AM
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Other OS: Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market
Amiga, Inc. announced today that it has sold the Amiga Operating System to KMOS, Inc, allowing Amiga, Inc to focus on the growing mobile market.

On April 23, 2003 Amiga entered into an Agreement with Itec LLC, later acquired by KMOS, Inc. for the transfer and sale of all of Amiga's right, title, source code, and all versions, from the "Classic Amiga Operating System" through AmigaOS 4.0 and all subsequent versions to KMOS, Inc.
Published Mar 16, 2004 - 10:28 AM
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Other OS: Sun developer community grows as Java user groups top 600
Java Over the last year, participation in Sun Microsystems' Java developer communities has skyrocketed. Membership in Java User Groups (JUGs) has grown by over 150 percent since the beginning of 2003, with the number of JUGs increasing by 100 percent in the same timeframe. More than 600 JUGs worldwide meet regularly to share ideas and insights on Java technology and Sun products.
Published Mar 10, 2004 - 10:54 AM
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Other OS: IBM, Sun to Meet Over Open Source Java
Java Representatives from IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. will meet in a week to 10 days time to discuss IBM's proposal for creating an open source version of Sun's Java technology, an IBM executive said Thursday.

Sun wants to hear more details about IBM's proposal, such as which parts of Java IBM would like to see made open source and how such a plan might be carried out, according to Bob Sutor, IBM's director of WebSphere infrastructure.
Published Mar 05, 2004 - 12:35 PM
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Other OS: Closed Computing -- A future view today
Wireless
Contributed by: Doug Dingus
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"In the same way that a growing number of individuals are regretting having not supported open file formats in the earlier years of computing, the same will be true of tomorrow's user of cellular telephones. Doug Dingus submitted the following editorial to osViews which makes a startling revelation about how today's cell phone providers have adopted a strategy which forces you to pay for services purchased by accident because today's phones aren't made to simply make and receive phone calls anymore.
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Other OS: IBM lobbies Sun in open source Java debate
Java The controversy surrounding the open sourcing of Java continues unabated, writes Bloor Research analyst Robin Bloor. Printed below is an open letter from Rod Smith (VP, Emerging Technogies, IBM Software Group) to Sun, suggesting that it should be made available to the open source community. Officially, the letter was sent to Sun's Chief Engineer Rob Gingell.
Published Mar 02, 2004 - 11:21 AM
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Other OS: Sun Fires Back Over Open Source Java Accusations
Sun Sun has offered a frank response to the open letter from Eric S, Raymond, President, Open Source Initiative, in which he called on Sun to make its Java platform Open Source and described the company's Open Source strategy as 'spotty' and 'confused.'

'I'd say this is 100 per cent rant,' Sun's Chief Technology Evangelist, Simon Phipps told us. 'His simplistic accusations don't hold water... If this is the way that Open Source treats its friends, I'd hate to see how it treats its enemies.'
Published Feb 18, 2004 - 11:41 AM
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Other OS: Java Goes to Wal-Mart
Java Sun is challenging Microsoft on a new front: the consumer market. Believing its Java Desktop System is "a more effective home and retail solution," the company is negotiating with major retailers Wal-Mart and Office Depot to include the desktop on consumer PCs and laptops.
Published Dec 08, 2003 - 04:34 PM
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Other OS: Sun drops bid to join Eclipse
Sun In addition to dropping the plan to join Eclipse, Sun said Wednesday that it will no longer try to merge the Sun-sponsored NetBeans.org open-source Java tools project with Eclipse. The Eclipse open-source project, founded by IBM in 2001, is an IBM-owned consortium that has gained the membership of several development tools companies over the past year.
Published Dec 04, 2003 - 09:34 AM
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Other OS: Ottawa Amiga Show - Report
The Ottawa Amiga Show was held on November 22nd. Some highlights included - a demonstration of OS4 (alpha) on AmigaOne and OS4 beta on a CSPPC Amiga 4000 in Mediator Tower, both were running YAM and AmIRC. Randy Hughes from Amiga Inc was on hand to chat with attendees. And one lucky US attendee won the AmigaOne motherboard raffle - they traveled over 8 hours to get to the show!! A great time was had by all!
Published Nov 26, 2003 - 03:15 PM
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Other OS: Java Tool Vendors Unite in Battle Against .Net
Java Several leading Java tool vendors are building an organization to link their respective frameworks in an effort to offer an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s .Net framework and Visual Studio tools.

The group, to be called the Java Tools Community, was initiated by Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. and looks to create an interoperable Java ecosystem of tool frameworks based on open standards, according to the project's sources.
Published Nov 24, 2003 - 03:12 PM
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Other OS: HOT TOPIC: Mono and DotGNU
The Mono and DotGNU projects are Open Source projects that, after several years of development, are beginning to bear fruit. Mono aims to create an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET application frameworks and services. It includes a C# compiler, a runtime for the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI or sometimes CLR), and a set of class libraries. The runtime implements counterparts of bothADO.NET and ASP.NET that can be embedded in an application.
Published Nov 24, 2003 - 10:04 AM
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Other OS: Sun Posts Video of its 3D Java-based DE
Java Sun posted a video in mp4 format of its 'Looking Glass 2' technology. It is a Java-based DE running atop of X (on Linux as well as on Solaris) and utilizes the GPU for leet 3D effects on the desktop. While this looks very promising, unfortunately, Sun now says in an interview about their 'Java Desktop System' distro that they don't have plans to extend this support on X itself (which is how it should be normally done for full performance and feature-set). Thankfully, freedesktop.org's X Server is coming along nicely.
Published Nov 20, 2003 - 01:46 PM
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Other OS: Sun and AOL Form StarOffice Pact for Cheap Desktops
Sun Fresh off a major Linux desktop win in China, Sun Microsystems has found a PC friend closer to home with AOL now piloting a program to ship sub-$300 desktops running StarOffice.

"We predicted a move like this last week, and it's good to see Sun come through as promised so that El Reg appears somewhat on its game. The deal with AOL is expected to be the first wave of Sun linking with service providers to sell PCs on the cheap with bundled services. Have a stroll over here to see what all the fuss is about..."
Published Nov 19, 2003 - 02:18 PM
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Other OS: Mono Project Announces New Roadmap to Completion
The Mono project is expected to reveal a new roadmap for completion of the project today. The Mono project, created and led by Miguel de Icaza, and funded by Ximian, has a goal of creating an open source version of Microsoft's .Net development platform for Unix and Linux. The new roadmap lets both Mono developers and users around the world know when certain pieces are scheduled to be completed.
Published Nov 19, 2003 - 12:07 PM
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Other OS: Sun Bets on Free Java Tool
Java Sun Microsystems will release a free version of its Java application server next week, a move designed to encourage more developers to build programs on the software foundation.

"Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of Sun's software unit, told reporters on Thursday that is ready to deliver Java System Application Server 8, the first server software to comply with version 1.4 of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE).
Published Nov 14, 2003 - 12:16 PM
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Other OS: DotGNU 0.1 Released on CD
DotGNU addresses the risk of monopolistic .NET platform vendor lock-in, since now you can compile and run C# and C applications that use the base class libraries, XML, and System.Windows.Forms under multiple operating systems, such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, MS Windows, and more!
Published Nov 04, 2003 - 03:30 PM
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Other OS: Be-MS Settlement Puts The Thumb Back On PC OEMs

Contributed by: Tim Fuchs
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"Should Be Inc. Settle with Microsoft or should it hold out and wait for Massachusetts attorney general Tom Reilly to press for a fair settlement or penalty for the software giant? Assuming Massachusetts is sucessful, Be's task of being reinbursed for losses would be much easier. If Be settles, Microsoft would not have to admit wrongdoing. This means that Microsoft would be given a proverbial license to pressure PC OEMs to not install alternatives to Windows."
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