News Focus: LinuxWorld

News Focus: Surprise! Microsoft leads the headlines but the real buzzword at this year's LinuxWorld is virtualization.
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At the same time that Apple was booting Windows XP on Intel Macs, Microsoft was leading the headlines at LinuxWorld. Software makers are hearing the call for virtualization so it's now a race to get there first. But DRM, desktop Linux and open source are still hot topics.

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6058667.html" rel="follow"> Is Microsoft playing well with others?

As it opens up to Linux and rival software, company faces deep skepticism over whether it's really changed its stripes.
April 6, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6058790.html" rel="follow"> DRM key to Linux success

Yes, RealNetworks exec argues at LinuxWorld. But do consumers really want tech like FairPlay, PlaysForSure?
April 6, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6058196.html" rel="follow"> Microsoft to 'open the doors' of Linux labs

The software giant will launch a Web site to communicate with customers who use Microsoft and open-source software.
April 5, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9590_22-6058123.html" rel="follow"> Device support 'key' to desktop Linux

Hardware makers should do more to make devices compatible with the open-source OS, experts tell LinuxWorld attendees.
April 5, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-6057956.html" rel="follow"> Virtualization bolsters Dell worldview

While its other software projects appear stuck in the mud, virtual technologies may hit market sooner than some expect.
Photos: Dell CTO pushes virtualization
April 5, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6057826.html" rel="follow"> Microsoft hastens virtualization support

While its other software projects appear stuck in the mud, virtual technologies may hit market sooner than some expect.
Microsoft to 'host' Linux virtually
David Berlind: Or should Linux host Windows?
Ed Burnette: Huh? Microsoft supports Linux but snubs Xen
April 4, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9590_22-6057456.html" rel="follow"> Slimmer Linux needed for $100 laptop

The head of the One Laptop Per Child organization says he'll use Linux, but it needs to go on a diet.
Photos: Linux short of $100 laptop
April 4, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6057373.html" rel="follow"> Linux lab looks to dueling interfaces

Project Portland is designed to sidestep differences between the two competing graphical interfaces most widely used with Linux.
April 4, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9593_22-6057535.html" rel="follow"> Red Hat, Intel plan 17 development centers

The two companies will open centers where customers and partners can ensure their software and hardware hum along on Linux.
April 4, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6056673.html" rel="follow"> Virtualization start-ups hit reset button

Virtual Iron and XenSource, two contenders in a hot market, have put VMware in the crosshairs as they seek better business strategies.
George Ou: The battle for virtualization heats up
April 2, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9593_22-6056530.html" rel="follow"> Start-up brings glitch wiki to IT pros

Splunk is bringing the concept of wikis to IT professionals who hunt down system glitches.
April 2, 2006

="" href="http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6055898.html" rel="follow"> IBM offers bounty for Exchange customers

Big Blue says partners can earn up to $20,000 by getting Microsoft Exchange users to switch to Lotus Domino on Linux.
March 30, 2006

="" href="http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=2780" rel="follow">Open source community needs a haircut

Dan Farber Dan Farber: Former Massachusetts CIO has some advice for the open-source community: for business, dress for success.

March 28, 2006

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