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Rathaxes

I found this project while looking up IT-DOSE 2008 webpage in netherlands , seems to be a problem in all this who writes the .rtx file which gets converted to the driver , and if the developer has very clear specifications of the hardware for which the driver is to be written then he can go ahead and write it in C , the problem with closed hardware is nobody gives the open source developer the specs.

I think this is just a extra layer and adds more work …

http://www.rathaxes.org/

October 21, 2008 Posted by | Linux | , | 5 Comments

Mono bridges Linux and Microsoft Software

Three years back, Miguel De Icaza, a co-founder of GNOME and once chair of GNOME decided to stake out a marriage between Linux and Microsoft’s Windows products. His solution first came out as Ximian Linux where several ideas were borrowed from Microsoft Windows. He stretched his attempt to the extent that he tried to have this initiative sold to the emBallmer, effectively Microsoft Corp.

Back then, Microsoft was not feeling so threatened of Linux and did not give due consideration to what he was offering. In fact this marriage would have led to Microsoft’s entry into what it does consider a rival operating system. Microsoft being an Application rich company (with huge returns from Microsoft Office) need only to enter another OS as they did for Mac OS to push their software availability forward.

As the story goes, meanwhile the Ubuntu revolution of making a more desktop and business-user friendly linux made way. Whlie no one suspected that this would be a very successful initiative, reality spoke for itself. Now Microsoft had a threat, a real threat, an Operating System on which their applications weren’t yet running.

If you have been following the development of Mono, you would have convinced yourself that this was many days in the coming. So with Mono 2.0, Miguel now boasts support for C##3.0. This effectively means new applications written across Linux, Microsoft Windows Net 2.0 standard and Mac OS.

This will come in as a welcome announcement for application developers who intend to target applications across platforms. The Mono Virtual Machine is not that different from its grand predecessor, the Java Virtual Machine which is more widely deployed. However, in the Desktop Application Space, the Mono Virtual Machine would provide more value to application developers. This means increased business for Software Service Houses overseas (particularly in India and elsewhere) to continue focusing their skills.

October 9, 2008 Posted by | Business, Linux, Software | , , | 2 Comments

The end of OS as we know it

This is a nice article written by Amanda Mcpherson about the eventual OS going into the background and why linux is the best os for this ..

http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry/the-end-of-os-as-we-know-it

September 30, 2008 Posted by | Linux | , , | Leave a comment

Lingnu (Israeli company)

This seems to be a new and emerging israeli company www.lingnu.com , they seem to have implemented the idea of combining linux and crossover office to create a linux for office’s product .

check it out seems interesting. 🙂

September 30, 2008 Posted by | Linux | , | 1 Comment