Open source makes inroads

Red Hat follows Novell's lead with Xen-enabled Linux beta, as Ubuntu's founder aims for success in emerging markets.

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Software makers are looking to open up new markets with low-cost offerings for both well-established businesses and countries starting from scratch.

Sun's plan for open-source chips bears fruit

Start-up Simply RISC builds a single-core variant of Sun Microsystems' open-source UltraSparc T1 chip.
September 11, 2006

Red Hat releases Xen-enabled Linux beta

Top Linux seller begins public testing of new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, which incorporates Xen virtualization.
September 11, 2006

Millionaire cosmonaut takes on Microsoft

Mark Shuttleworth has already conquered space. Now he's hoping for liftoff for the Ubuntu variant on Linux.
September 10, 2006

Wikipedia's list of open-source games

blog Software development tends to sound like serious business, but there's plenty of opportunity for play, too.
September 9, 2006

SGI's Unix variant fading into history

With shift to Linux, Silicon Graphics to stop selling computers using MIPS chips and Irix operating system at end of 2006.
September 8, 2006

Photos: Greenphone taps Linux know-how

As Linux for mobiles gains momentum, ZDNet UK looks at the first reprogrammable device to target the developer community.
September 7, 2006

FreeDOS finally hits 1.0 milestone

More than a decade after Microsoft released final standalone version of MS-DOS, open-source version is here.
September 7, 2006

German GPL defender claims legal victory

blog Harald Welte says the decision in a civil case is a step up from previous preliminary injunctions.
September 7, 2006

South Korea to redraw its maps with open source

Government hopes to make it easier for people to find their way around with new digital mapping system.
September 6, 2006