Linspire, the company that once raised Microsoft's ire with its Linux-based Lindows operating system, is being swallowed by Xandros, another Linux company.
Linspire and Xandros are apparently tying the knot. It's doubtful that two negatives can make a positive.
Linux vendor will make a pre-boot operating system for Windows boxes.
Scalix will become an independent subsidiary of Xandros, a Linux specialist trying to expand its product range.
RealPlayer on Linux Netbooks has become a reality thanks to a new licensing agreement, and maybe Ubuntu Netbooks will become a little more media-savvy.
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.
Red Hat talked patents with Microsoft, yes. But Red Hat wasn't/isn't buying, and won't until the terms of the talks change.
Microsoft's patent agreements with Linux distributors may have less to do with patents than with Office "standards," suggests Rik van Riel.
The undercurrent of Linspire's and Chandler's respective failures is an inability to market to the consumers that would buy their wares.
Microsoft strikes yet another patent deal with a tired, also ran of a Linux company. When will the winners capitulate?