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O jogo continua virando

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Saiu na Under Linux:

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O mercado é como uma equação fechada. Isso quer dizer que o dinheiro não some. Se está saindo de empresas com um modelo de negócios antiquado e falido, está indo para empresas inovadoras com padrões de desenvolvimento e comercialização mais abertos e maiores possibilidades de crescimento.

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A Red Hat, no último trimestre (que terminou no dia 31 de agosto de 2009), reportou um aumento de capital e renovação de contratos acima do esperado. De acordo com a empresa, cada ação atualmente está valendo 20 centavos de dólar. Isso significa que essas ações estão valendo 30% mais que no mesmo período de 2008!

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O caso da Novell é interessante pois esta empresa atua nos dois ramos simultaneamente: software livre e software proprietário. A empresa recentemente anunciou um quadrimestre muito pobre em relação ao ano passado. Exceto pelas suas linhas de negócio envolvendo Linux, que tiveram um aumento de 22%!

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A Microsoft, por exemplo, teve um declínio de 17%, e o lucro líquido caiu 29% em 2009 devido a queda crescente nas vendas de PCs e servidores embarcados com Windows. Claro que ela ainda continua ganhando bilhões de dólares todos os anos, mas ter uma perda de 17%, em cima de bilhões de dólares, é muito dinheiro ‘jogado fora’.

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Mas analistas afirmam que, caso a Oracle não tivesse feito essa aquisição, a Sun estaria atualmente no alto do telhado pensando seriamente em pular. De acordo com uma recente análise do IDC, no segundo trimestre desse ano a Sun teve uma perda de 37% na venda de servidores, que equivalem a inexorável quantia de US$981 milhões.

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Não vou fazer nenhum comentário. Só vou sugerir que vocês leiam a matéria completa.

Anúncios

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setembro 25, 2009 at 09:36

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Dropping SUSE packages

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For obvious reasons, I’m dropping support for SUSE packages on my personal repository. I’m still trying to find some quality time to maintain my Fedora packages, which is very difficult for me, considering OpenSUSE Build Service only provides i386 support, and I use x86_64. Maybe I’ll need to run my own build service with Mock.

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maio 6, 2007 at 10:51

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Casas Bajia?

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–pr_BR

A notícia é legal e sinistra ao mesmo tempo. Legal porque é bom saber que a Novell está usando um case brasileiro para demonstrar a penetração do Linux no mercado. Sinistro porque algum louco escreveu “Casas Bajia” (com J mesmo) ao invés de Casas Bahia (com H). Tem gente que ainda pensa que no Brasil se fala espanhol. Pra ser mais estereotipado, colocaram um sambinha tocando no fundo. 🙂

Bom, de qualquer forma, o vídeo pode ser visto no site de Marketing Videos da Novell. Procure por “Casas Bajia”. Ah, tem outros vídeos legais lá, vale à pena conferir.

–en

The news is cool and creepy all in one. Cool because it’s nice to know that Novell is using a brazilian case to demonstrate Linux market penetration. Creepy because some crazy guy wrote “Casas Bajia” (with J) instead of Casas Bahia (with H, which is correct). There are still some people that think in Brazil we speak spanish (for the records, it’s brazilian portuguese). To extreme the stereotype, they put a samba as the bacground music (not all brazilians are fond of samba). 🙂

Anyway, the video can bee sen at Novell’s Marketing Videos site. Look for “Casas Bajia”. Oh, and there are other cool videos too, it’s worth looking at them.

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março 24, 2007 at 14:38

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Trying Fedora

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I’ve be giving Fedora a try (because I need to, I’ll explain later). It makes me realize how bad is to have fixed ideas about solving a problem, which is common when you need to deal with some different concepts in a regular basis for quite some time. So it felt really strange when I switched from Slackware (my first distro) to RedHat, then to Conectiva, Mandriva, SUSE and now Fedora.

This really feels strange. Even more because I’m switching from KDE to Gnome. I’m having a very hard time finding the things around. The apps that should be the equivalents of K3B (Gnomebaker) and Amarok (Rhythmbox) may be really tight to the Gnome HIG, but they are far (far) away from being user friendly, and would need to grow up for ages before being real competitors to their KDE counterparts. Hey, this is my opinion. You’re free to disagree.

Kudos to the SUSE developers on how they managed to build a x86_64 distribution. Fedora is just a big nightmare when comes to that. I may be wrong, but it doesn’t look like they’re paying too much attention on that matter. Explaining the problems I’m having with it (mostly browser, plugins, duplicated packages, repository problems, etc) would need a separate post, which I don’t feel I’m up to write at the moment.

And may I say that, I don’t know why, Yum behaves differently on Fedora than it does on SUSE (don’t ask me to explain), which makes me feel very comfortable to, once more, say out loud that Smart is, definitely, the most comprehensible, stable and easy to use package manager.

Well, I guess I don’t have much to say for now. This post is not a review, neither a comparison, is just a follow up on what I’ve been doing. Maybe I’ll post some more on this matter when when I fell I won’t hurt anyone’s feelings. 😉

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dezembro 18, 2006 at 18:35

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netmask RPMs for openSUSE 10.2

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I’ve just rebuild the packages on my repository on the openSUSE Build Service into openSUSE 10.2, even though I haven’t upgraded my own computers yet. Soon I’ll be reviewing all of them checking for new releases, and add some others that I’m preparing.

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dezembro 8, 2006 at 12:54

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Release of openSUSE 10.2

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The shiny new openSUSE 10.2 has just been released. I have received the announcement e-mail about 30 min ago and I’m already downloading it using the torrents.

One interesting thing that should be noticed by the people that don’t regularly follow up the development, is the difference in the name. The so-called SUSE Linux has been (finally, IMHO) renamed to openSUSE. This has been done to make a clear differentiation from the enterprise distro (SUSE Linux Enterprise) to the community-driven distro (openSUSE Linux), and also, by many requests, to finally make the name of the product match the name of the project.

You can read the product highlights here, but I have a short list of what is most important to me:

  • KDE 3.5.5
  • Gnome 2.16
  • Python 2.5
  • X.org 7.2
  • XGL + AIGLX
  • Compiz (there is also Beryl on 3rd party repos)
  • Kernel 2.6.18 (btw, it’s now SMP only, no UP available)
  • Xen 3.0.3
  • cdrkit (fork from cdrecord)
  • and many more!

There has been no reports about anyone upgrading from 10.0 or 10.1 to 10.2 using Smart yet. We hope to get some pretty soon. [UPDATE] Christoph Tiel has just reported that he managed to run a complete upgrade from 10.1 to 10.2 on a test box completely using Smart. That’s great!

By the way, Guru and Packman already started their package rebuilding for 10.2. I’m thinking about doing it with my own packages, but only after I get my desktop upgraded.

Well, this will be a fun weekend.

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dezembro 7, 2006 at 11:14

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Novell + Microsoft = what???

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–en
I simply can’t express any opinions yet. I’ll just post the links to the bombastic announcement. Let’s read all of them so we can have a consistent idea of what is happening.

The funny part, a brazilian site published a note saying that “the Saint Never-gonna-happen” day took place yesterday. While RedHat limits to say: “Unthinkable“.

Ps.: Interesting to see that Microsoft’s web site doesn’t have a single note on this issue, even though you can find some of their developers spreading the news.

–pt_BR

Eu simplesmente ainda não consigo expressar nenhuma opinião. Vou me limitar a apenas postar os links para o tal anúncio bombástico. Vamos ler todos eles para termos uma idéia consistente do que está acontecendo.

No lado engraçado da notícia, o br-linux.org publicou a nota dizendo que “o dia de São Nunca foi ontem”. Enquanto a RedHat limita-se a dizer: “Unthinkable” (impensável).

Ps.: � interessante como não há nenhuma menção no site da Microsoft, apesar de encontrarmos alguns de seus desenvolvedores espalhando a notícia.

–links

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novembro 3, 2006 at 07:58

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