I’m happy to announce, that I just got my commitment to write my thesis at IBM Germany.
I will write about open standards in virtual worlds. It is not fully specified, but as soon as it is rock solid, I will let you
now know (thx for the hint ;)).
Dell started to sell PCs and Laptops with a preinstalled Ubuntu in America some weeks ago. Now another global player follows this strategy. Lenovo (some kind of ex-IBM) announced to start shipping laptops with preinstalled SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10) soon. I think professional Hard- and Software Support for Linux Desktop Systems is a great step into the future.
What does that mean for you?
Today the first Beta of KDE 4.0 has been released. This means, the basic libraries, frameworks, apis… are frozen from today.
On big point about this: application developers may start to build their applications on solid APIs.
Also, those libraries now can be ported to platforms like Mac OS X and Windows. So in the next few weeks/months, the first KDE applications will come to other platforms. Tomorrow I will introduce one or two applications to you… so stay tuned.