Bruce Perens on Microsoft and Apache

You may or may not have heard that Microsoft recently sponsored the Apache Foundation, to the tune of $100,000 a year.

While I'd love to believe that Microsoft is finally changing its tune on the open source development model and actually honestly trying to promote interoperability, it seems I am not the only one with cynical and sceptical views on Microsoft's real agenda.

Bruce Perens, creator of ...

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Nintendo ES

And out of left field, it's Nintendo! Never saw this one coming, did you?

The folks at OSNews have unearthed an interesting, not well-known discovery: Nintendo has released the "Nintendo ES" operating system, and not only that, but under an entirely free and open-source license.

The OS is written in C++, runs EMCAScript (JavaScript), uses Cairo for rendering, and as of recently, can run Squeak, a Smalltalk programming language ...

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Installing Sun Java on Linux

Java logo While Sun's Java platform is now almost completely open source, most distributions haven't been updated to ship with the technology (and there is a small amount of code that still isn't open source). Without Java, you could be missing out on running some applications and (less frequently now) Java applets on websites.

It is a little bit of a pain to install however, so in this tutorial ...

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