A post on Microsoft's Port 25 blog manages to talk about open source platforms without mentioning Linux once: instead it refers to "POSIX-compatible" code. Feeling threatened, are we, perhaps?
on 03/11/2010 – Made popular on 03/11/2010
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Open source developer at Microsoft, Garrett Serack announced today plans to bring a native running open source platform to Windows. In a blog posted today, Serack announced the Common Opensource Application Publishing Platform (CoApp).
Reduce dall’esperienza nel Linux Collaboration Summit, con una presentazione dedicata a Linux e al suo recente contributo (le slide sono disponibili qui) Microsoft, tramite Jean Paoli (uno dei co-creatori di XML) ha annunciato sul blog del Microsoft Developer Network la nascita della Open Technologies Inc.
Si tratta, continua Paoli, di una nuova società e di un investimento verso l’int
Are you interested in a word processing environment that's more or less the same across multiple PC desktop and mobile platforms--a Linux notebook and a Windows CE device, let's say, or a Macintosh PC, a Windows XP netbook, and an Android phone? How about a word processor that comes with abundant tech support, or one that handles complicated documents relatively easily?
What if all software was open source? Anybody would then be able to add custom features to Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iTunes or any other program. A University of Washington project may make this possible.
“Microsoft and Apple aren’t going to open up all their stuff. But they all create programs that put pixels on [...]
Microsoft is hard at work on its Internet Explorer 9 browser, following a period in which open source browsers such as Firefox and Chrome have steadily been eating IE's lunch. Judging from this blog post from Microsoft, there is some serious work going on under the hood of Internet Explorer 9 to make it competitive...
Last April (April-29-2010) there was a local event in Ecuador organized by AESoft, the Ecuadorian Software association. This event was names Integrated Technologies and was sponsored by Microsoft, CodePlex, Port25 and The Apache Foundation. On this conference Microsoft sent a message saying that they are Open Source friendly and they support Open Source development.
Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant's decision in April to front a company-owned subsidiary called "Microsoft Open Technologies." The subsidiary's stated purpose is to advance Microsoft's investment in open source software.