For the first time, Microsoft has publicly gotten a company using Linux servers to say that they've signed a Linux patent licensing deal, but it's far from the first time that Microsoft has convinced Linux-using businesses into paying for Linux.
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Why put up with the failure of your vendor to provide updates for your broadband router's firmware? Just do it yourself: Linux-style.
The Debian GNU/Linux operating system continues to generate interest from developers around the world, keen to sign up and contribute code to the open-source project now in its 15th year.
The company claims its Linux sales have grown by 243 percent, largely due to the partnership with Microsoft
Notable headlines:Paula Rooney: Torvalds, Red Hat are no shows at Linuxworld. Novell CEO Calls For New Linux Distro ISV Standard, Praises FSF.
IBM announced a new set of open source resources for its business partners. ISVs, system integrators and solution providers (that's IBM-speak) can now get immediate access to free technical help as well as sales and marketing support, from a single Web address.
The real end-game for open source then is the rest of the stack, right up to and including the business applications. The new questions are: Will the JBoss model be repeatable and allow Red Hat to successfully move up the stack? Can they do it without IBM and Oracle? Will SOA emerge as a strong open source alternative? Will the hardware providers begin to give away the software, ala Sun, to pressure the non-hardware software players on price and make the profit from the hardware alone? Will the SaaS providers squeeze the business applications profits even as the profits in the Linux bottom of the stack wither?
Q&A: Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is ready for Ubuntu to make the leap from the desktop to the server room.
newsmaker Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is ready for Ubuntu to make the leap from the desktop to the server room.
The French Linux vendor has announced its highest profits ever following a series of government contract wins
The networking company claims it may follow IBM's lead and commit to a wholesale internal rollout of desktop Linux
The consumer device software seller announces development tools for programmers who want to build products that use embedded Linux.
The Unix company whose litigious streak has rocked the Linux world reports a profit and says it has enough money to continue waging its intellectual property fight.
Senior SCO executives have been divesting their personal portfolios of the company's shares, which have soared since launching its legal action against IBM
Strong growth in enterprise technology subscriptions help lift the Linux seller's earnings into profitability, compared with a loss a year ago.
Lindows.com, maker of the Linux-based LindowsOS operating system for PCs, said Wednesday that it will share some of its profits from sales of software and services to consumers and businesses with PC builders.
The French Linux company sees sharply lower losses after a successful software launch this spring
Forget TV's "Survivor." Now it's Linux companies playing to survive consolidation and shrinking profits as the market matures.
Corel has today announced a repositioning strategy that will see the spin off of its Linux distribution division and profitability by August this year.
VA Linux fell 22 percent Wednesdayafter the company lowered estimates for its second quarter. Analysts said they saw few catalysts for the stock.
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