At Linux Expo in London companies showed off the latest additions to the open source arsenal, including tools designed to step up software development and software to make Linux more attractive for high-end servers and workstations. In the mean time, Linux has grown in the last year into a serious competitor for Microsoft's Windows operating system, according to industry experts. As an IBM executive put it, Linux is no longer just for "bearded, sandal-wearing geeks".
Microsoft's open source arguments are arrogant, says IBM
Thursday 5th July Open source 'tide' will sweep over Microsoft's proprietary defences, say IBM executives Oil giant buys Linux supercomputer
Wednesday 4th July The open source operating system makes more inroads into big business Linux prepares for battle
Wednesday 4th July Open source software isn't just for 'sandal-wearing geeks' any more - new tools are increasing its competitiveness against commercial giants like Microsoft Caldera chief says Linux needs profit to thrive
Wednesday 4 July Ransom Love caused a stir recently after saying he was sympathetic to Microsoft's view that the licence that governs much open source development suffocates business growth Open source fans try to outflank .Net
Thursday 5th July Ximian move could maximise the popularity of the .Net software-as-a-service strategy, while undermining Microsoft's control over the actual software itself VA Linux to stop making computers
Thursday 28th June Hammered by the slow economy, the once booming Linux company says it will exit the hardware business and cuts 153 jobs. It'll focus on software and other areas instead Find out how the open-source movement is revolutionising the high-tech world at ZDNet UK's Linux Lounge. Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the Linux lounge forum Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read other letters. Click for more in-depth coverage at the ZDNet UK News Specials page.