Nokia, India boost open source

Gadget maker taps Linux for a tiny tablet, as India's government pushes local versions of Firefox and more.

CNET News staff
Finland's Nokia taps Linux for a tiny tablet aimed at Web surfers, while the Indian government promotes localized versions of Firefox, OpenOffice and other open-source software.

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Photos: Nokia's mini tablet to go

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May 25, 2005

Free CDs spread open source in India

To encourage use of computers, government distributes CDs containing localized versions of popular open-source applications.
May 25, 2005

Is Linux Palm's savior?

Despite ambitious plans to embed the OS in devices, PalmSource is struggling with market forces and internal upheaval.
May 25, 2005

Report: Oracle pulls into tie with IBM in databases

With Linux pushing its fortunes, Oracle scales to the database peak, Gartner report says.
May 24, 2005

IBM enhances support for open-source training

Company announces extension of its academic programs aimed at generating skilled workers in open-source and IBM technologies.
May 24, 2005

Wind River, MontaVista tussle over embedded Linux

Wind River unveils upgrade to developer tools that lets programmers use them to configure MontaVista's Linux and embed it into devices.
May 24, 2005

Start-up enters open-source database melee

By making PostgreSQL compatible with Oracle and other databases, EnterpriseDB looks to undercut incumbents on price.
May 23, 2005

Linux lab lays off programmers

Open Source Development Labs, group that employs Linux leader Linus Torvalds, lays off nearly a sixth of its staff.
May 23, 2005

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