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Open source makes noise

Developers forum looks at Linux for the disabled, Google-happy. Also: Microsoft chided for ad campaign.

Developers at a forum in Germany get brought up to speed on how KDE's Linux environment plans to provide better access for the disabled and Google-like search for the desktop. Also: Microsoft gets chided for an ad campaign.

Mobile hard drive carries Linux

The drive, loaded with the open-source OS, can be plugged into the USB port of any computer to turn it into a Linux machine.
August 26, 2004

Linux group aims for Google-like search

KDE developers are crafting a search engine for the desktop, but don't look for it just yet.
August 26, 2004

Open-source developers focus on accessibility

KDE's developers unveil plans to make things easier for people with disabilities through their Linux desktop software.
August 25, 2004

Ad watchdog warns Microsoft to 'Get the Facts'

Linux 10 times more expensive? U.K. standards body says company's "Get the Facts" ad campaign may be misleading.
August 25, 2004

Linux guide designed for developing nations

The manual is intended to increase open-source usage among the 800 IT projects sponsored by the United Nations.
August 24, 2004

Actuate pushes open-source data reporting

The software maker proposes open-source Java-based reporting tools for consideration by the Eclipse open-source foundation.
August 24, 2004

Linux may power South Korean schools

An all-Unix plan is also being considered, but the open-source OS will likely dominate the system, sources say.
August 23, 2004