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Mandriva, Turbolinux enter Linux alliance

The two second-tier Linux companies will adopt common Linux software and engineering. Alas, this idea doesn't have a great history of success.

By January 16, 2008


Mandriva unlikely to move in with Microsoft anytime soon

Microsoft played hard to beat Mandriva in Nigeria. I doubt Mandriva will return the favor with a patent agreement.

By November 1, 2007


No thanks, Google--we've got Ubuntu

If there is one problem the open-source community has suffered repeatedly over the past two decades, it's been fragmentation. Google is about to make it worse.

By July 8, 2009


Mandriva to Microsoft: Take your patents and...

Mandriva follows Ubuntu in declaring to Microsoft: "We don't need your stinkin' patents."

By June 19, 2007


Worst open-source predictions of 2008

My biggest mistake was in thinking that open source was so different that it defied the laws of economic gravity.

By December 29, 2008


Why you want a Linux Live CD

I make a case that all Windows users should keep a Linux Live CD at their beck and call.

By July 10, 2008


Introducing the Linux user interface

Ubuntu Linux may be more familiar to Windows users than OS X Leopard

By July 8, 2008


Who hasn't Microsoft signed a patent deal with?

It seems nearly every tech company has a patent licensing deal with Microsoft. News.com's Ina Fried digs up a few names that haven't reached such agreements.

By May 15, 2008


Ulteo brings OpenOffice to Web browser

Start-up headed by Mandriva founder Gael Duval creates a version of the open-source productivity software suite for the Mozilla Web browser.

By December 11, 2007