the NYT hoax which gives The Reg pause for thought and comment here;
conservapedia about which this entry on Guardian Unlimited says
A group of religious zealots and social rightwingers in America are taking on the might of Wikipedia. Based on their belief that Wikipedia’s liberal and secular bias is polluting young American minds, they have […]
Archive for the 'Blogs' Category
Of our beaten track, but a couple of great pictures in this piece showing the to-ing and fro-ing in a Linux server running Apache compared with a Windows server running IIS. Thanks to Andrew Macpherson for the link.
According to this on the amazing Groklaw, the campaign to halt the fast tracking of Microsft’s Open XML has succeeded. We will try to keep up with what happens now; reading between the lines written by some in the know, this is uncharted territory.
… asks this piece on Linux.com by Robin ‘Roblimo’ Miller. It all seems a bit mysterious or, maybe, disorganised.
We had hoped to either
1. maintain a dignified silence, or
2. beat the Inq to a witty nickname
about the panorama belatedly opening up for Windows users, but Antony Gelberg prompts us to post about
… the “feature” where the BBC confuses itself with a web forum, and prints selected comments from members of the public […]
The message is summed up in the first paragraph of this piece from “A Fistful of Euros”, which we have not come across before now:
Intellectual property rights in technology. Great, aren’t they? Consider Brio, the middle-class fave range of wooden toys, whose manufacturers have neatly locked out competitors who want to make toys that will […]
Dusting off our stereotypes, we cannot help connecting this story from Ping Wales with free beer!
Could this be a story about the French parliament’s reported move to Linux desktops?
The first $100 laptop has been produced - story here.
A fascinating tour of its Linux interface, courtesy of YouTube, starts here.
… here and here and here.
BECTA’s response is here and a follow up to this response is here.
This story is only in the technical press so far; we are watching for a breakthrough into the main-stream press next week.
… to quote from here.
Certainly this week’s highest profile take on the Microsoft - Novell deal is Ballmer on Novell, Linux and patents .
Some attempts at considered analysis are appearing, here and here and here, which concludes:
It could take months — even years — to fully determine the fallout from the Microsoft-Novell deal. But two […]
Time, perhaps, to post an analysis of media coverage of Firefox 2 v. IE7 - “that outlet says that”, “this outlet disagrees” - as we have done for a couple of the recent big stories. It may be where we hang out, but everybody seems to agree that Firefox is still the better browser: […]
… this before it disappears, though we have also found it here and here. The Inq has also stumbled across it.
Coverage of the Microsoft-Novell deal has moved on from the stunned headlines which greeted the breaking news to more worldly analysis. The hundreds of stories have two major themes: money, and the future of Red Hat. Comment suggesting wholesome motives like innovation and customer service, or attention to the EU’s concerns is […]
… is how one blogger hailed the news of the Microsoft - Novell deal. Read the press release here and find a whole lot more from Novell here. For Microsoft’s PR go here.
This story has prompted literally hundreds of news items on the web (Google says 527 at the time of writing) with […]
A piece from Guardian Unlimited explains the Open University’s commitment to Moodle. A slippery and evasive piece from a DfES mandarin can be found here (Health warning: reading this may be bad for your blood presure.)
… is the theme of two (here and here) recent pieces. HP says it too, so it must be true.
Oracle’s announcement of what it describes as
Enterprise-Class Support for Linux
has created a stir, on the financial blogs, in Forbes (here and here and here and here (this the only one from the hitherto ubiquitous Daniel Lyons) and … , Californian newssheets, our own ZDNet and doubtless many other outlets.
A couple of success stories from across the pond.
Go here for FFII’s review of the situation as it stood on 5 October. Things changed again on 12 October.
A report from the other side of the battle lines appears here.