Lindows to get new name

Lindows will give itself a new name for selling its product outside the US. The company has decided not to fight Microsoft in the courts anymore on this issue as Microsoft has recently won some injunctions in Scandinavia. This is discussed here in a Seattle Times article. My favorite quote is at the bottom: has been asking customers for name suggestions. Robertson said his favorite was that the new name be "Lindos" along with the slogan, "Because it's the W that is causing all the problems."

HTTP Sniffer - Nice!

From Kent Sharkey's mention in his blog I saw a link to Fiddler. This is a nice 1.1 program that every developer should own!

INETA User Group Leader Conference at TechEd 2004!

INETA will be holding the 3rd Annual UG Leader conference at TechEd 2004 in San Diego. The UG leader conference will be held on the Sunday before TechEd at a hotel near the event. Contact me if you wish to attend this event. We are expecting around 75 or so UG leaders to help plan the next year of INETA. TechEd is going to be rather exciting for INETA as we will be involved in the following activities:

* INETA UG Leader Conference
* Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs)
* INETA at the community booth in the exhibition hall
* INETA UG leaders invited to the Microsoft influentials party (nice!)
* INETA committee meetings throughout the week

and more .... see you there!

Reuters to stop offering free business news

The Wall Street Journal reported in a rather large article about Reuters move to stop offering free news to sites such as Yahoo and others. Now the headlines will be provided only with link backs to the website. It is a move that is happening in business news of charging for the content - such as the Wall Street Journal's own site and others. With the tremendous spread of Reuters news on the Internet (we have ~2,500 journalists worldwide), this will have some definite impacts.