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LinuxWorld opens for business

Latest announcements at the open-source conference include Dell's decision to expand Linux PC sales to Europe, China.

Open-source aficionados gather in San Francisco for sessions on everything from security and licensing to Windows interoperability.

Open source will be important to HP's expansion of its software and services business, says Ann Livermore.
August 8, 2007

Company gives members of its OpenJDK community free access to Java test tools, but the program isn't available for a rival Apache project.
August 8, 2007

Novell CEO calls for unifying Linux

Writing for ZDNet, Paula Rooney reports Ron Hovsepian warned LinuxWorld attendees that the OS could suffer fragmentation just as Unix did.
August 8, 2007

Membership in Open Invention Network will see it agree to cross-license open source-related patents to other members for free.
August 8, 2007

Oracle contributes Linux code, expands hardware support

Looking to fortify Oracle Enterprise Linux, the company ports the YAST administration tool and certifies more hardware.
August 8, 2007

PCs sold in U.K., France and Germany will come with Ubuntu, while those for China will feature Suse Linux.
August 8, 2007

Freespire 2.0 mixes in proprietary goods

The new version of the software "picks up where Ubuntu leaves off," CEO says, as the company seeks its place in desktop computing.
August 8, 2007

At LinuxWorld, Dell's CTO says the two will make running multiple operating systems on a single computer easier.
August 7, 2007

Attacking Web 2.0 at LinuxWorld

Researcher from SPI Dynamics offers new examples of how bad guys are exploiting flaws.
August 7, 2007

IBM, Novell promise big savings with Linux desktop

The two companies have created a desktop software bundle they claim is $300 to $500 cheaper per user than the latest from Microsoft.
August 7, 2007

Open-source discrimination

Microsoft may not have altruistic motives in submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval, but should we care? Can we discriminate?
August 7, 2007

EnterpriseDB launches a 'center' for Postgres database

In setting up the Web site and database bundle, company hopes to create more critical mass around Postgres.
August 7, 2007

Lenovo thinks Linux

Lenovo will offer a version of Linux on its ThinkPad notebooks beginning in the fourth quarter.
August 6, 2007

Company taps high-powered patent lawyer Eric Acker, who has a formidable history, including 45 jury trials as a federal prosecutor.
August 6, 2007