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Free for all movement picks up steam

Sun will give away the basic designs of two major chip architectures, a freedom that mirrors the Linux world. That world is also turning, with announcements pouring out of the LinuxWorld Expo.

Sun will give away the basic designs of two major chip architectures, a freedom that mirrors the Linux world. That world is also turning, with announcements pouring out of the LinuxWorld Expo.

Sun gives away major chip designs
update Sun Microsystems will give away core chip technology, mirroring the open computer code movement in the Linux world.

Portals for Linux open up
The surge in interest in the Linux operating system is spurring development in another area: Internet portals for Linux users.

Corel joins Linux effort with new system
The company will release not only applications for Linux, but also a version of the Unix-like operating system itself.

Heavyweights huddle in Linux's corner
roundup Computer maker VA Research gets a Linux-related investment from Intel and nabs a key domain name. SAP is also jumping on the Linux train as a high-profile Linux show kicks off.