Linuxlookup Weekly Wrap-up for Nov 18 2007

Weekly Wrap-up

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Facebook Launches Open Source Enterprise Application

Enterprises are being offered the chance to use Facebook. Open source enterprise content management company Alfresco has integrated its application with the social networking site to enable its users to communicate more effectively with customers and partners. Alfresco claimed that it was the first Facebook application specifically developed for business users.

Microsoft Slinks In - MSLI Appears in SCO Bankruptcy

Now it's getting interesting. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' father's law firm, known as the firm that represents Microsoft, has just filed a Notice of Entry of Appearance and Demand for Notices and Papers [PDF] in the SCO bankruptcy on behalf of MSLI, Inc., otherwise known as Microsoft Licensing, one of the creditors on SCO's list. In fact, one of the 20 top creditors [PDF], owed $125,000 or so. That would give them a seat at the creditors committee table, presumably, should they so desire, if a committee is formed later.

Intel Core 2 'Penryn' and Linux

"Linux Hardware has posted a look at the new Intel "Penryn" processor and how the new processor will work with Linux. Intel recently released the new "Penryn" Core 2 processor with many new features. So what are these features and how will they equate into benefits to Linux users? The article covers all the high points of the new "Penryn" core and talks to a couple Linux projects about end-user performance of the chip."

Splashtop Source Code Released

Splashtop, the instant-on OS/Web experience has just released their source code. Along with the announcment of a full developers area with a complete SDK launching soon.

Pentaho Announces Pentaho Data Integration 3.0

Pentaho Corp., creator of the world’s most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced the availability of Pentaho Data Integration 3.0. The new release of Pentaho’s data integration product delivers significant performance enhancements, updated interfaces to improve ETL developer productivity, and a host of functional enhancements fueled by the company’s large and growing developer community.

Fedora Unity releases Fedora 8 Everything Spin

The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new spin, the Everything Spin. Included in this spin are all the packages available at the time Fedora 8 was released.

Groundbreaking Open-Source Internet TV Software Launches

The groundbreaking free and open-source internet TV application Miro launched version 1.0 today. The public release of Miro marks a major milestone for the application which has been growing rapidly during its beta period receiving more than 200,000 downloads per month.