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Programmers write Microsoft a letter, seeking certification for Linux to run on the Xbox game console. Also: An industry group releases its first specification toward standarding Linux for devices such as cell phones.

roundup Microsoft gets a letter from a group of programmers--they want the software maker's imprimatur on their quest to run Linux on the Xbox game console. Also: An industry group releases its first specification toward standarding Linux for devices such as cell phones.


Programmers adapting the open-source operating system for Microsoft's game console send the software giant a letter seeking certification for their software.
February 19, 2003


The Embedded Linux Consortium releases its first specification in an attempt to ensure that Linux for embedded devices such as cell phones conforms to certain guidelines.
February 19, 2003


The leading Linux seller quietly releases an updated version of its Advanced Server product that adds support for Big Blue's x440 server, an important expansion for both companies.
February 18, 2003


The retail giant will begin to sell a boxed version of Lycoris' version of Linux, another sign of mainstream acceptance of the open-source operating system.
February 17, 2003


Big Blue expects a system using the forthcoming processor to run Linux and AIX--its version of Unix--within the next 30 days.
February 17, 2003