Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:31 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft "In his keynote at OSCON, Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy Bill Hilf announced that Microsoft is submitting its shared source licenses to the Open Source Initiative. This is a huge, long-awaited move. It will be earthshaking for both Microsoft and for the open source community if the licenses are in fact certified as open source licenses. Microsoft has been releasing a lot of software as shared source (nearly 650 projects, according to Bill). If this is suddenly certified as true open source software, it will be a lot harder to draw a bright line between Microsoft and the open source community." In addition, Microsoft has launched a new website where it details its relationship with open source.
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RE[7]: Yet another
by Jokel on Sat 28th Jul 2007 07:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Yet another"
Jokel
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2006-06-01

Whait a minute!

The complaint was, there are no professional apps for Linux. Nobody said anything about games...

Well - I showed you there are very, very professional apps for Linux. Adobe is missing the boat. Anyway - there are some programs like Photogenics HDR, although i have to admit there is more software available for rendering and film editing/producing...

Now - games. Yes there are more games for the Windows platform. I never denied that. But - to be fair, a lot of games can be played with wine/Crossover Office/Cedega and a few older games are ported to a native Linux version (X2-the thread and shortly X3-Reunion for instance). Other games (like Quake4, UT200x) had Linux versions from the beginning. There are also a LOT of native Linux games. Enough to keep anyone but the more-than-casual gamer happy...

Edited 2007-07-28 07:42

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