Last week Microsoft entered into a unique agreement with Novell. It paid Novell XXX Million dollars for the Windows to work (communicate), with SUSE Linux.
This Week Sun Microsystems let their JAVA out of the proprietary bag and released it under GPL licensing.
The General Press was busy paying attention to the Release of Game Consoles from Sony and Nintendo, but the real long-term impact event was these two giant steps toward Open Source.
This is HUGE!