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HP's vigorous support will change the Linux scene, a scene invigorated by a rousing speech from the inventor of the operating system.

 

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HP's vigorous support will change the Linux scene, a scene invigorated by a rousing speech from the inventor of the operating system.

"Microsoft does a lot of pretty good programs and they really suck at other things."

- Linus Torvalds

 


HP support of Linux changes landscape
Hewlett-Packard says it will beat IBM out the Linux support gate and in the process start to put financial pressure on those that helped launch the revolution.

Apple modifies open source license
To mollify developers, Apple yanks an export clause that would have bound a person to U.S. law, and alters another provision.

RealNetworks besieged by open-source plans
As streaming industry giants and start-ups take aim at RealNetworks, the company finds itself fending off a second open-source development threat from a scrappy band of university students.

Linux creator: We will crush Microsoft
Bill Gates may think Linux has limited appeal, but the operating system's creator has no trouble packing the house with fervent supporters.

New Red Hat Linux on the way
The company will announce its new Linux package Monday, a version of the OS that should be faster, more manageable, and probably more expensive.

Caldera unveils user-friendly Linux
The company's new OpenLinux 2.2 package is aimed at Windows users who want to try the upstart operating system on for size.

Apple to open part of QuickTime code
The Mac maker is readying a run at Net broadcasting rivals by opening portions of its QuickTime technology for all to see, sources say.

Gates: Linux to have limited impact
Microsoft's chairman says the market for the free computer operating system will be mainly confined to relatively simple applications.