Stories by Paul Krill

Survey: Windows loses ground with developers

Microsoft's Windows platform is losing traction as a target for application developers in North America but still is the dominant platform, according to <a href="http://www.evansdata.com/n2/index.shtml">Evans Data</a> survey results being released on Tuesday.

Zend PHP framework set for Web development

Zend Technologies will offer the 1.0 version of its framework for PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) Web application development, which in pre-release forms has attracted more than 1 million downloads, on Monday.

Moonlight beaming Silverlight to Linux

Developers of Moonlight, a Linux client version of Microsoft's new Silverlight multimedia technology, are closing in on feature-completeness, a leader of the project said on Monday.

Novell says it wins with Microsoft IP deal

Think Novell is sending more money to Microsoft under the vendors' intellectual property agreement than the other way around? Think again, a Novell executive said at the TechEd 2007 conference in Orlando, Florida on Monday.

Open source conference hones in on patent issues

Although Microsoft was not mentioned by name during opening proceedings of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco, the company and its complaints about open source software allegedly violating 235 Microsoft patents clearly were on the minds of speakers and attendees.

Ironing out GPL compatibility kinks

The Free Software Foundation, in upgrading the GNU General Public Licence, intends to iron out any incompatibilities with similar licences from organisations such as the Apache Software Foundation.

Users take sides in Flash-Silverlight clash

Microsoft's Silverlight technology could give Adobe's rival Flash browser plug-in software a run for its money based on attendee feedback at the Microsoft Mix07 conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

Microsoft adds Expression tools to MSDN

Microsoft is making changes to the distribution model of its Expression application design tools and also is fending off a challenge to the recent discontinuance of the Visual FoxPro developer tool.