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OSDL is reaching now into the Middle Kingdom, with its latest new member: the quaintly named Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Company.
In the same week when Sun's Java guru James Gosling has said that Sun Microsystems' competition with Microsoft is a 'life-and-death kind of struggle,' Lindows.com has just sustained a wound in its own battle with Redmond.
In a story that would completely exonerate the Linux community, accused by SCO of perhaps being behind this week's e-mail virus, the Moscow Times is carrying a story this morning that the first e-mails infected with MyDoom back to addresses with Russian Internet providers.
'SCO Offers $1/4M Reward, Alleging Virus To Be Part of the 'Linux War'' - 'Debian is Fastest-Growing Distro' - 'MandrakeSoft Reports First Profitable Quarter Since 1999' There's been no shortage of statements and counterstatements about Linux in the news this week, culled as usual from...
Since Prescott, the next Intel desktop chip, is coming out on Tuesday, and since Yamhill has been described as Prescott on 64-bit steroids, we asked Intel about its alleged skunkworks answer to the currently styled AMD64 hybrid 32/64-bit architecture.
Yesterday's virus activity was very likely assembled 'for the purpose of defaming the Linux developers by spammers, SCO, or others,' alleges Bruce Perens.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is one of many newspapers to analyze the high-profile 'Get the Facts' (about Linux and Open Source) campaign launched by Microsoft last week.
MandrakeSoft's CEO Francois Bancilhon, Xandros's chairman Frederick Berenstein, CA's Sam Greenblatt, Oracle's Wim Coekaerts - leading members of the computing industry are solidifying their Linux products at an ever-increasing pace and to help you make sense of it all, SYS-CON Radio, ...
For the benefit of LinuxWorld, OSDL wheeled out its new Desktop Linux working group initiative and said it's targeted at developing requirements and specifications for a range of Linux desktop environments for the enterprise. An exploratory committee that includes Red Hat, Novell, ...
SCO Group CEO Darl McBride has been writing letters again. This time he's taken his case to Washington and written to all the senators and congressmen warning them about the threat of open source and the GPL, which he calls 'a much more serious threat to our capitalist system than ...
In defense of the General Public License it created and with SCO on the edge of suing a big Linux end user, the Free Software Foundation took to the pulpit again to decry SCO and its IP claims.
Wednesday morning Novell came up with a formal retort to SCO filing suit against it. Basically an exercise in name-calling. It said, 'This lawsuit illustrates that SCO's campaign against enterprise adoption of Linux is foundering. It seems that litigation has now become SCO's principal...
Sun is setting up a new java.net community for Linux developers and promising expanded support for Java-based development tools and project infrastructure on Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
Ex-Microsoft senior executive Douglas Levin has started a company named Black Duck Software in memory of a childhood pet. He says the company is as different as, well, a black duck in a colony of penguins. He says that he has no competition and that Black Duck, in a timely development,...
Jack Messman, CEO of Novell, had the honor of giving the opening keynote at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo today in New York - at only his second-ever LinuxWorld. That in itself is indicative of just how fast Novell has moved into Linux, he said, adding: 'With Linux you can simply do mor...
The SCO Group today filed suit against Novell for what is called in legal circles slander of title for disparaging SCO's ownership of Unix.
HP's Stormy Peters, IBM's Dan Frye, Sun's Simon Phipps, Red Hat's Michael Tiemann and Oracle's Dave Dargo have all been making statements, in advance of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week, about the general 'state of the union' for Linux/open source.
In Australia to attend a conference, where he has been following GNOME sessions with particular interest, Linus Torvalds has been saying that he thinks that in all likelihood 'normal users' won't see a Linux desktop for 10 years.
Linux is looming larger and larger in HP's annual revenue picture, with $2.5 billion last year alone coming from Linux products and services, up a massive 40% from the previous year.
Was Loki Software's demise caused by a cheap Linux market or not? Gaming Industry Editor Dee-Ann LeBlanc wonders if Loki was just 'an idea slightly ahead of its time,' and urges game publishers to continue putting a serious effort into Linux clients.
Despite the PR nirvana that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week would seem to represent, the scuttlebutt suggests that the SCO Group won't be dropping an attention-riveting end-user suit in the middle of it, says Maureen O'Gara.
The judge supervising Microsoft's $1.1 billion California settlement of those class-action allegations that it overcharged for Windows has pulled the plug on Lindows' scheme to route claims through the MSfreePC.com Web site it set up for the purpose to basically skim off some of the re...
Another key player at LWNY, needless to say, will be Novell. Can the Utah-based company still have more Linux shots in its locker, even after the SUSE acquisition announced this week? Apparently so.
Novell and the SUSE LINUX acquisition beats all-comers to the headline stakes right now, for obvious reasons. Here's a round-up that includes Novell CEO Jack Messman's 'How to Buy a Linux Distro 101' - in case you were thinking of snagging one yourself.
Red Hat's Matthew Szulik sets off on a 3-day trip to India next week. Will he be spending any of the $600 million war chest that Red Hat announced on Monday?
That IBM is going to have a high profile in the Linux space, we already knew. Later this year it's going to unleash 'Stinger' - a.k.a. DB2 8 - which it is already unveiling at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week.
'Combining Novell's global presence and deep knowledge of enterprise software with SUSE LINUX's powerful technology makes Novell one of the strongest options for enterprise Linux literally overnight,' says Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell.
'So where is it all going?' It's the question every technology sage is always asked, and yet, of course, it's the question that's the most difficult to answer. Here at JDJ we decided nonetheless to ask a welter of the brightest and most prescient i-technology professionals what they ar...
SCO continues to hit the headlines as today's deadline approaches to 'reveal all' about the infringements it alleges have been committed by IBM against its IP. Along with a selection of other Linux stories that have been hitting the wires in the past few turbulent days.
LinuxWorld already reported back in November on the OSDL's determination to establish a legal defense fund in case SCO ever decided to litigate against Linus Torvalds. Now, apparently, it is widening the aims and scope of the fund - which it hopes will reach $10 million before too long...
A Reuters report is suggesting that, as predicted in these pages nearly 6 weeks ago, SCO's next target for an IP-infringement action may be Google.
At press time, the SCO Group expected that by Monday, January 12, it would turn over to IBM all the evidence it had of Linux' alleged infringement on SCO-owned Unix IP that IBM asked for in its motion to compel discovery last month, thereby meeting its court-imposed 30-day deadline, ac...
IBM's CIO Bob Greenberg, according to a report circulating today, 'is encouraging senior execs at Big Blue to switch to a Linux desktop by the end of 2005.'
With Linux on the desktop now going so well for Sun, it's interesting to hear the CEO of BEA Systems too concede that 'it's not Java on the desktop that is going to keep Microsoft from owning all computing...' Read an exclusive interview here.
One way of conveying just how much went on in 2003 in the world of Linux, we thought, would be simply to summarize every LinuxWorld News Desk story topic since the launch of LinuxWorld Magazine in July 2003. Hold onto your hat and strap on your oxygen tank, it's a breathless ride...
Selection of reports on Linux from the world's magazines, newspapers, and Web sites. What's been said, by whom, and about what aspect of Linux/Open Source - all distilled for your reading convenience, and beginning today with the anti-Linux campaign being waged by Microsoft in Australi...
What are the logical implications of selecting 'Grandma' as the use case for UserLinux? David MacQuigg comes up with seven requirements.
A critical security vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel memory management code in mremap(2) system call due to incorrect bound checks. The community, as ever, has reacted quickly to put matters right.
Timely Linux viewpoints from: Groklaw's Pamela Jones; the community manager for OpenOffice.org, Louis Suarez-Potts; Investor's Business Daily's Patrick Seitz and others - culled from the world's magazines, newspapers, Web sites, and online communities.
European Linux predictions, including the news that for mid-tier and large server applications in Europe, Apple's G5 is proving to be a real contender.


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