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LinuxWorld not just for Linux fans anymore

special coverage Boston edition stretches exhibits to open-source-related tech, databases, middleware.

LinuxWorld not just for Linux fans anymore

The LinuxWorld conference has grown to match the industrywide influence of open-source software. Linux diehards and spectators will confer on operating system-related technologies, open-source databases, middleware and discussions of open-source business models.

Sendmail may turn tools over to open source

E-mail software maker with deep links to open source is looking at transferring over some substantial technology for development.
April 6, 2006

blog So Linux is too unwieldy for the $100 laptop? Think again, says the group behind a lightweight version.
April 6, 2006

Microsoft to 'open the doors' of Linux labs

The software giant will launch a Web site to communicate with customers who use Microsoft and open-source software.
April 5, 2006

Virtualization bolsters Dell worldview

CTO Kevin Kettler touts the technology as a big improvement, saying it furthers Dell's "building-block" approach.
April 5, 2006

Red Hat cancels Fedora Foundation

The company has other ideas for open-source patent protections and governance of its hobbyist Linux product.
April 5, 2006

Device support 'key' to desktop Linux

Hardware makers should do more to make their devices compatible with the open-source operating system, experts say.
April 5, 2006

Microsoft hastens virtualization support

The software colossus is working to bring technologies in the hot area to market sooner than some expect.
April 4, 2006

Red Hat, Intel plan 17 development centers

The two companies will open centers where customers and partners can ensure their software and hardware hum along on Linux.
April 4, 2006

blog Company will consider adding support for the Unix version only if it becomes a standard part of the computing landscape.
April 4, 2006

blog Smoke signaled the eventual evacuation of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
April 4, 2006

Linux too hefty for $100 laptop?

Nicholas Negroponte remains committed to the OS for the low-cost PCs, but says it needs to trim the flab.
April 4, 2006

Linux lab looks to bridge dueling interfaces

Project Portland is designed to sidestep differences between the two competing graphical interfaces most widely used with Linux.
April 4, 2006

Linux kernel adopts Oracle cluster file system

Oracle touts announcement that Cluster File System 2 for Linux will be distributed with the Linux kernel.
April 4, 2006

With virtualization, it's a question of roles

blog In a world of virtualization, ZDNet's David Berlind asks: Should Windows host Linux or should Linux host Windows?
April 3, 2006

Novell CTO starts blogging

blog Jeffrey Jaffe, Novell's new chief technology officer, has become the latest Linux executive to try his hand at blogging.
April 3, 2006

HP offers open-source software bundles

Hewlett-Packard plans to bundle open source products.
April 3, 2006

IBM offers open-source software collections

IBM announces packages that combine its servers, server software and Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
April 2, 2006

Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually

The Windows giant will support customers that run Red Hat and Suse Linux in Virtual Server 2005 R2, which will now be offered as a free download.
April 2, 2006

Virtualization start-ups hit reset button

Virtual Iron and XenSource, two contenders in a hot market, have put VMware in the crosshairs as they seek better business strategies.
April 2, 2006

Start-up brings glitch wiki to IT pros

Splunk is bringing the concept of wikis to IT professionals who hunt down system glitches.
April 2, 2006

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IBM offers bounty for Exchange customers

Big Blue says partners can earn up to $20,000 by getting Microsoft Exchange users to switch to Lotus Domino on Linux.
March 30, 2006

blog Former the City of Munich's decision to stall its Linux migration was the result of a PR stunt by antipatent campaigners.
March 29, 2006

'Sandal and ponytail set' cramping Linux adoption?

Former Massachusetts CIO says that sloppy clothes are stopping the open-source software community from widespread use.
March 28, 2006

blog A legal spat on trademark violations causes confusion between the Red Hat Society and the Pink Hat Society.
March 27, 2006