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Linux--source of success?

As Red Hat releases a new version of Linux, RealNetworks and Motorola rally around the open-source OS. Also: New Openexchange Server from SuSE, and more source code from Microsoft.

roundup As Red Hat releases a new version of Linux, companies such as RealNetworks and Motorola rally around the open-source operating system. Also: SuSE unveils a new version of its open-source Microsoft Exchange competitor, while Microsoft counters Linux's progress by giving more people a peak into its own source code.


The dominant Linux seller starts offering the newest incarnation of its product for business customers, a version that opens several new markets for the company.
October 22, 2003


The company releases an update to its Openexchange Server software, with features that are intended to make it a more effective alternative to Microsoft's Exchange Server for e-mail and calendar functions.
October 22, 2003


The company is allowing MVPs--individuals who have been recognized by the software maker for their contributions to its online support community--access to its source code.
October 22, 2003


RealOne Player streaming media software will be incorporated into Linux-based Motorola phones--another step forward in bringing the open-source OS to wireless devices.
October 22, 2003