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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


Microsoft closes another patent deal with the dregs of the commercial Linux community

Microsoft signs another deal with open source's riffraff.

By October 23, 2007


Microsoft inks another Linux-related IP license deal

The software maker signs a pact with Japan's Kyocera Mita, allowing the company to use Microsoft patents for its line of printers, copiers and multifunction peripherals.

By November 13, 2007


Linux CEO lashes out at Ballmer

After seeing Windows wedge its way into a deal with the Nigerian government, Mandriva's chief criticizes Microsoft's competitive tactics.

By November 1, 2007


Santa, please don't bring me an iPod!

Want an MP3 player for Christmas but can't stand the abdication of humanity required when purchasing an iPod? We take a look at some of the quirkiest alternatives to those boring white boxes...

By December 15, 2006


Microsoft pledges not to sue over open source

As part of a new interoperability strategy, software maker says it won't take legal action against those who develop open-source products, CNET News.com has learned.

By February 21, 2008


Microsoft, TomTom settle patent dispute

Software giant announces a deal in which TomTom will pay for coverage related to mapping and file-management patents that Microsoft claimed were infringed by the Linux kernel.

By March 30, 2009


Open source: Made in Japan?

Open source has traditionally not had much of a foothold in Japan. Or has it?

By March 31, 2008


Dell W5300n

The Dell W5300n is a good choice for a busy workgroup with a capable IT staff.

January 21, 2004

3.5 stars Editors' rating January 21, 2004

Pricing not available


Samsung SCX-4720F

The reliable, easy-to-use Samsung SCX-4720F has great performance but a few glitches, notably limitations on its USB flash drive reader.

December 2, 2004

3.5 stars Editors' rating December 2, 2004

MSRP: $499.99