After years, the open source and proprietary software bring positions over. Microsoft has signed an agreement with Novell, who will lead them to collaborate in three basic items:
First, both companies sign a peace treatment on lawsuits for patents. Of course that will not concern Dell’s accusation against Microsoft raised in 2004, but from now Microsoft will not sue for violation of patents not even to particular developers of Linux.
Secondly, they will work together for compatibility not only on office automation products MS Office and Open Office, but also the operative systems, to facilitate the use of Windows and Suse simultaneously in the same machine.
Forrester’s report defends the capacities and knowledge of mature workers as company assets.
In opposition with the British press and blogsphere that have filled lately with commentaries about how the path of new technologies, in continuous transformation, needs young workers, in conditions to fight with the digital age; now Forrester’s report tries to finish with this attitude of scorn towards the major IT workers.
The affirmation that claims that mature people have difficulties to adapt to technology is “irresponsible and simply false”, as Phil Murphy makes clear in his report, directed to “avoiding the war” between young and mature workers.
According to Web serverâ€™s last statistics elaborated by NetCraft, there are more than 100 million web sites in the whole world. As you can see in the graph, the growth has been enormous principally in the last 2 years. In August, 1995 they existed near than 19 thousand sites, in 2004 near than 50 million web sites and know more than 100 million.
According to the web statistics company, the main cause of this explosive growth of last two years, are blogs and small business web sites. Can you even imagine that? I do.
Windows Media Player 11 (definitive version), is already available to download. About the characteristics there is no much to say (thereâ€™s bookshop and online shop improvement). But what bring my attention are the very fresh and renewed design and the simple but elegant interface, which gives signs of what is going to be the next Windows Vista.
Under the same style as BugMeNot, place in which a user shares his information to accede to commercial sites (magazines or online diaries for example); now there has been thrown RetailMeNot.
RetailMeNot is a free service that helps to find discount coupons for online services. Simply coarse to write a web address and RetailMeNot will show a list of coupons, which have been provided by other users of the web.