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LinuxWorld revs up

special coverage The San Francisco conference spotlights trends in open source, from servers to cell phones and Windows media support.

    LinuxWorld revs up

    The confab for fans of the open-source operating system kicks off Tuesday, when Linux and open-source diehards will head to San Francisco to hear what's new. On the cards: Advanced Micro Devices to launch "Rev F" versions of its Opteron chips, Sun to provide more details on moving Java into open-source development, and all the latest Linux trends.

    Sparc-on-Intel translator due in weeks

    Start-up Transitive plans to release software to run Sparc-on-Solaris software on Linux-on-Xeon.
    August 17, 2006

    XenSource set to launch first product

    Start-up's XenSource Enterprise is designed to put a pretty face on open-source virtualization.
    August 17, 2006

    Intel shows off new 'Tulsa' Xeon

    Chipmaker demonstrates models of its upcoming high-end server processor at Linux show.
    August 16, 2006

    IBM takes potshots at OpenSolaris

    Big Blue, a major Linux fan, bashes top rival Sun's effort to make its Unix an open-source operating system.
    August 16, 2006

    Sun to coders: Open-source Java won't change your life

    Having access to the source code of the Java platform won't affect how developers work, the company says.
    August 16, 2006

    blog To hear Big Blue tell it, the company isn't just promoting its products by giving them away for free, it's pioneering an innovative adaptation of the open-source software movement.
    August 16, 2006

    blog Sun Microsystems releases new details about its UltraSparc T1 "Niagara" processor.
    August 16, 2006

    blog It's not yet clear whether the release of Java Standard Edition as open-source software will mean a unification with the Apache Software Foundation project.
    August 16, 2006

    FiveRuns taps open-source for management service

    short take Calling it a Web 2.0 management service, the company launches hosted management for small and midsize businesses.
    August 16, 2006

    RealNetworks to plug Windows media support into Linux

    Will release open-source software that lets Windows video and audio format files play on a Linux computer.
    August 15, 2006

    Adaptive Planning debuts open-source business tools

    short take The start-up adds an open-source "Express" version to complement its high-end commercial tools.
    August 16, 2006

    Motorola dialing up mainstream Linux phones

    The open-source operating system is poised to move beyond high-end handsets and into a more wallet-friendly realm.
    August 15, 2006

    IBM deal to expand Linux software for Power

    Partnership to increase the software available for customers running Linux on servers using Big Blue's Power processors.
    August 15, 2006

    An end run round copyright laws?

    Legal activist Lawrence Lessig urges LinuxWorld attendees to use Creative Commons as route to "free culture."
    August 15, 2006

    Trolltech offers fully reprogrammable mobile phone

    Supplier of Linux software for cell phones hopes new handset will help phone designers innovate faster.
    August 15, 2006

    NEC certifies Red Hat on fault-tolerant servers

    short take It's the first time the software has been certified on Express5800/320Ma servers, NEC says.
    August 15, 2006

    ThinkPad now with Suse Linux

    Novell and Lenovo are teaming up on a new ThinkPad laptop with Novell's Suse Linux operating system preinstalled.
    August 14, 2006

    AMD unleashes next-generation Opteron chips

    Chipmaker's response to Intel's new Xeons speeds memory and paves way to quad-core.
    August 14, 2006

    Sun expands open-source Java plan

    The server and software company will begin releasing open-source components this year and also will open up Java for gadgets.
    August 14, 2006

    Scalix readies Linux messaging server

    short take An early version of Scalix 11, pitched as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange, is released with final release set for November.
    August 14, 2006

    Ingres and rPath create 'database appliance'

    short take Project Icebreaker is a combination of the Ingres open-source database with a stripped-down Linux operating system.
    August 15, 2006

    Four million dollars and an open-source Mule

    Start-up MuleSource convinces two VCs that there's money to be made in bringing open-source methods to integration software.
    August 14, 2006

    Open source grows beyond its roots

    Start-up Zimbra shows its wiki at LinuxWorld as its cohort pushes into new areas and competes on features, not just price.
    August 14, 2006

    blog Key deputy to Linux leader Linus Torvalds has taken a job at the search engine powerhouse.
    August 14, 2006

    IBM brings Sametime IM to Linux

    short take With Sametime 7.5 due later this summer, IBM will release a Linux client. Sametime Linux server due first half 2007.
    August 14, 2006

    HP offers Debian Linux support

    Hewlett-Packard will offer support, but not marketing, for the noncommercial Linux version.
    August 13, 2006
    Previous coverage

    Linux powers unusual multicore machine

    Start-up Movidis uses 16-core MIPS processor originally designed for networking gear to take a crack at Linux server market.
    August 11, 2006

    blog Tool expands its support from just Linux to Microsoft and Sun Microsystems' operating systems.
    August 11, 2006

    blog The open-source font will be the default used in Red Hat's upcoming Fedora Core 6 version of Linux.
    August 11, 2006

    Intel aims for open-source graphics advantage

    Chipmaker releases open-source software in an attempt to lure customers away from ATI, Nvidia.
    August 9, 2006

    blog Will offer further information about the plan at a meeting on the eve of LinuxWorld.
    August 8, 2006

    IBM announces full AMD Opteron server line

    Three years after chip's debut, Big Blue wholeheartedly embraces Opteron with five new servers.
    August 1, 2006

    Novell bans proprietary Linux modules

    Linux seller evicts closed-source modules from open-source Linux, but provides customers a download option.
    August 1, 2006