- SDTimes: "SCO v. IBM: Case Closed?" I think it's still kind of premature to say that, but it's a good article anyway. Even if it quotes Rant-for-Rent Rob a bit too much.
- More from hgc about OpenXML and the b0rken ISO standards process.
- Ralphie's latest CP80 push has made it to Slashdot, and the SCO connection gets a lot of play. Yarro's not dumb. Surely he's figured out that religion can be the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card.
- BusinessWeek: "Vista: Slow and Dangerous".
- Slashdot picks up the HSBC Linux story I mentioned yesterday. I didn't pick up on the part where the joint press release includes a quote from an HSBC IT guy insisting that Windows has a lower TCO than Linux. Slashdot claims this is a Novell endorsement of that statement, which I think is reading too much into it. I actually doubt they had any choice in the matter. It's just another of the endless indignities you have to put up with when you "partner" with the Beast of Redmond.
- Meanwhile, RHEL 5 is now available. Also, RHEL 4 Update 5 is expected any day now. But that's not going to be confusing or anything.
Still no ETA for an OpenServer 7, though. Or a 6.1, or even a 6.0.1.
- SCO's stock has been spending a lot of time under the magic $1 mark the last few days. Someone apparently ran out of the magic dust that keeps it over a dollar. But why now, all of a sudden? Maybe "they" are letting it sit at under a dollar for a while in hopes of luring in a new crop of penny-ante daytraders and clueless fund managers. Maybe the guy who cares about it staying over $1 is on vacation right now, and left the job to a room full of bunglin interns. Who knows? The possibilities are nearly endless, but "natural market fluctuations" is probably not among those possibilities. Anyway, wake me up when there's a new 52-week low, ok?
- Larry Goldfarb, of Baystar fame, has written a book (well, part of a book) dispensing his unique wisdom about the investment world. He says there's no rocket science to it.
Insert your own cheap shot about "MIT rocket scientists" here.
- Dayjet Eddie's found some new bagholders, er, investors. One analyst quoted in the article describes DayJet's business model as "utopian" and based on several improbable assumptions about the marketplace.
- Good news on the patent front, although sadly not in the US. A German court has invalidated an M$ FAT32 patent. Specifically the long & short filename kludge that results in all those silly "~1" filenames. The court decided that was not "based on inventive activity". Which seems like a fair assessment to me.
- Also from SJVN: He recently received -- and for the sake of fairness, printed -- an angry rebuttal to one of his recent columns. From none other than Laura DiDio herself. You remember her, she's one of the lucky few who got to see SCO's gigantic pile of super-secret evidence, albeit under a strict NDA, and she insisted for a long time afterward that they had an extremely strong case. That sort of thing tends to impact one's credibility, I'm afraid.
The gist of Ms. Didio's argument is that the Yankee Group is absolutely, positively not paided or otherwise influenced in any way whatsoever by M$, and the fact that their research always favors M$ products shouldn't be cause for speculation. Apparently it happens purely by random chance, or something.
- LinuxDevices has a geek's view of Nokia's N800, their new mobile Linux WiFi whatzit. Drool! Drool!
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