Category Archives: Microsoft

War is started: Red had has been sued for patent infringement

IP Innovation LLC sued Red Hat and Novell (yes, Novell) for patent infringement about multiple workspaces (you’re right, this is unbelievable).

Is there Microsoft hand? We can’t say that but we know that IP Innovation LLC has just recruited some Microsoft executives…

Please read the complete article on Groklaw.

Microsoft won’t sue Linux users? Oh thank you so much!!

Is Microsoft telling us that they want every Linux companies to sign something like the Novell agreement? Should every Linux company pay Microsoft? :D

Microsoft, we’re not here for kidding, if you want to continue on this road SHOW US THE CODE! It’s been told many times, IF Linux violates your patent we’ll change that code, stop.

No agreement to unmotivated threats! Could someone think about suing Microsoft for calumny?

Thank you Red Hat

Many bloggers talked about the Liberation fonts released by Red Hat but when I read the press release I thought “why none thought about that before?”

i hear people say “Linux doesn’t work, I open a Word document and it’s all broken”.

It’s the “90-10” rule, 10% of a system causes 90% problems.

Our Linux boxes have really nice fonts, really nice UI and everything else but we need a massive users migration and TRUST to fix bug #1, inexperienced users take a livecd, boot, open one of their document and… ops it’s not as I did it!

Red Hat started to solve the problem, Liberation fonts will make documents on Linux pretty the same as you would see them on your Windows/Office machine.

New users will be pleased about that thus… Ubuntu and other distros, integrate those fonts ASAP!

Italy: always one step ahead

In the last free days Italian government signed with Microsof to build 3 research centers in Italy, Microsoft investment will be off 1 milion dollar in 3 years (can I say nothing?) but none told about Italian investment.

What will those centers do? Build innovations with Microsoft products thus enhance Microsoft business.

I’m not against Microsoft, a company do its best for its purpose, that’s all.

I’m really in anger with Italian government, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MUST USE FREE SOFTWARE, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MUST DO THE BEST FOR THE COUNTRY AND FOR PEOPLE enhancing local business before taking money outside!

Free software for PA not only would bring a better cultural and ethical education, but would create work for all local activities (and we have SO MANY IT workers here)! Results: better economy, better occupation, enhancement of competence level for Italian IT workers, BEST SOFTWARE TO GIVE BACK TO THE FREE SOFTWARE COMMUNITY.

Why not an open standard for web animations?

Talking about web we have many open standards, actually we also have an open standard for documents (opendocument). Till now animations were only done by Macromedia Flash, now is going out Microsoft Silverlight, both with obviously different “protocols”.

We (Linux users) had some difficulties with flash player in the past, some guys are working on free/open flash players, what will happen with this new technology?

Could we think about creating an open standard for web animation format? Should Macromedia/Adobe open his specs?