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Linux makes gains

SuSE makes plans to sell desktop PCs online, IBM hires more programmers for its Power processor family, and Linux leader Linus Torvalds test-drives the software's new kernel.

The open-source operating system is maintaining its forward momentum on a number of fronts, from desktop PCs and server chips to the coding that lies at its heart.


The German Linux distributor expands its consumer-desktop focus, even as it continues to sell software for high-end servers.
July 15, 2003 

Big Blue puts more muscle behind its effort to improve Linux for its Power family of processors, adding dozens of programmers to its Linux Technology Center.
July 14, 2003 

Hoping to focus the attention of Linux developers, Linux leader Linus Torvalds releases a preliminary version of the operating system's next kernel.
July 14, 2003 

perspectives CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh tells why the Initiative for Software Choice is lobbying hard to make sure government agencies don't unduly favor open source.
July 14, 2003 

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newsmakers Linux's main man sounds off on SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM, intellectual property in the open-source world and the future of the open-source operating system.
July 8, 2003