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Motorola will incorporate the RealOne Player in select handsets, with an initial focus on Linux-based handsets for the mass market consumer audience.
Every now and again a competition comes along that's a little bit out of the ordinary. Today LinuxWorld brings advance word of one that fits that description squarely: the latest installment of a running series of 'CryptoChallenges' from a leading security consultancy.
Traditionally dominated in the past by OEM vendors hawking off-shore CD-R drives and line printers for resale, COMDEX this year has shifted toward more of a software focus, including Open Source, says LinuxWorld senior editor James Turner wearing a different hat as a conference track c...
Open source software (OSS) development and use, as described by the General Public License (GPL) and other similar licenses, creates tremendous gains in the quality and volume of software development and use, says Paul Nowak - in a new application of Garret Hardin's seminal 1968 Scienc...
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), convened by the United Nations at the urging of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), intends to address the global economic, societal, and political changes being wrought as our information-based society replaces the old ...
What's the current size of the Linux community? About 18 million users, if the statistical calculations of the ten-year old Linux Counter project are correct.
Are IBM and SGI justified in both characterizing their Unix licenses as 'irrevocable'? A certain Mr Stowell, writing from Utah, says not.
Rich pickings this week for anyone browsing through the world's Web sites, magazines, or newspapers with an eye to what's being said about Linux.
First it sells you a cheap Linux PC, now it offers you an @linux.net e-mail address. Linare dreams up another potentially winning wheeze.
Linus Torvalds announced today that all further pre-release updates to the version 2.6 Linux kernels would be bug fixes only as 2.6 test kernels are about to reach versions –test8 and –test9.
Today's Linux goings-on as reflected in the world's magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.
SCO senior vice president Chris Sontag, GM of the company's SCOsource division, has been speaking about IBM, Unix, Microsoft, and the Canopy Group. Apologetic he ain't.
The Oakland, CA-based German company SuSE is expanding further the SUSE LINUX Server family with the announcement of SUSE LINUX Standard Server - aimed at smaller organizations and departments.
In its fourth annual 'Agenda Setters' poll, silicon.com ranks Linus Torvalds as No. 5 in the world among the top 50 IT influencers who'll be affecting our lives in the next 18 months. Why? Because 'because he embodies the idea that there is always another way.'
Version 9.2 of the popular Mandrake Linux operating system, will be available at the end of October - says Mandrakesoft, the Paris, France and Altadena, CA-based company.
The week is starting more slowly than usual, from a Linux point of view, but today's round-up makes up in geographical diversity what it perhaps lacks in the quantity department. Sometimes, LinuxWorld's editors are tempted to observe, globe-girdling beats earth-shattering.
'The real question is twofold,' Eris S. Raymond is saying over at Newsforge, 'can OpenOffice.org survive without Sun, and where will Java land? Probably not at Microsoft; with C# in the picture, it is unlikely that Microsoft even wants to own Java any more.'
Yet another company, this time the world's largest embedded software company, Wind River Systems, will now support (embedded) Linux.
Another 'Dear Bill' letter has hit the world's newswires, this time it's from Michael Robertson, CEO of Lindows.com Inc. - concerning the MSfreePC.com Web site of course.
Another medley of media comments and analysis on Linux and open source, from print and Web sources around the LinuxWorld, on everything from the world's next fastest Linux supercomputer to SuSE version 9.0 - brought to you by the editors of LinuxWorld.
SGI is saying today that SCO intends to terminate its Unix System V license, just as it did with IBM earlier.
Analyst Rob Enderle is enjoining the Linux community to start thinking more strategically and to move against the real threat that SCO represents - as a spreader of fear, uncertainty, and doubt about Linux.
Microsoft's lawyers have fired a shot across the bows of San Diego-based Lindows, Inc.
Our Monday round-up of the current goings-on in the world of Linux, viewed through the lens of the world's journals, magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.
HP has announced that it will offer legal idemnification to HP customers who purchase Linux-bundled computers from the San Jose-based company.
LinuxWorld's regular round-up of quotable quotes about Linux, culled from the world's print and online media.
According to reports this week, the Ford Motor Co is sticking with Microsoft as its desktop OS, but will most likely migrate in the future to Linux – on Intel hardware – for its server-based apps.
Linus Torvalds and Alan Cox on Sunday wrote an Open Letter to the Honourable Pat Cox, the President of the European Parliament, and to members of the European Parliament. Read the full text here.
Computer users need to be taught to value freedom, says Richard Stallman, so they will defend it - and recognizing the value of freedom yourself is the first step in helping to do this.
'Groklaw' - a technology legal news and research Web site currently dedicated to covering the SCO litigation and related news and run by a group from from the open source / free software community - is next to join the open-letter game, with a 'Dear Darl' letter of their own, in reply ...
Try reading this delicious spoof, just posted on Slashdot.
This week's round-up of Linux news, views, and schmooze...culled from the world's online and print publications.
'Why is IBM supporting Linux?' is the rhetorical question posed at the Linux at IBM Web site. 'Because we admire it, we believe in it, we need it and it's good for customers. And, well - it's a lot of fun.' IBM is currently demonstrating its commitment with six short animations featu...
An anti-money-laundering guru by the name of Nigel Morris-Cotterill today applauded the release of Sun Microsystems' low-cost, Linux-based Java Desktop System, saying 'the cost of technology is a limiting factor on the ability of financial services businesses around the world to comply...
In the time-honored activist tradition of the Linux community, and in the wake of SCO's announcement this week of a worldwide city-to-city tour 'to showcase the latest SCO technology advancements,' Dee-Ann LeBlanc proposes a counter-SCO tour, a Linux tour with local LUGs in each of the...
In a combustible week like this, our regular Wednesday round-up of Linux stories in the newspapers, magazines, and Web sites of the world is naturally a little more comprehensive than usual.
Sun's EVP Software, Jonathan Schwartz, used the occasion of the first day of the SunNetwork event in San Francisco this morning to take the wraps off what Sun is hoping will be the winner in the 'Desktop War' it is proposing to wage on Microsoft.
OpenOffice.org (OOo) is an open source replacement for the Microsoft Office suite. From all accounts, OOo is gaining significant momentum with over 16 million downloads recorded and countless installations from CD-ROM according to the OOo Web site. It's also the subject of a recent bo...
In a phone conversation today with Erik Monninkhof, CFO and co-founder of Dupaco, the sole distributor of SCO product in the Netherlands, LinuxWorld Magazine's senior editor James Turner learned that it's not just competing Linux distributions that are suffering since SCO changed manag...
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C., is the first customer under SGI's global beta program to install a 128-processor single system image SGI Altix 3000 supercomputer. The record-setting system will help military and civilian researchers push the boundaries of open-so...


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