Signs increasingly are pointing toward a Linux distribution sell-off by the beleaguered Canadian software vendor.
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And if it has, is that necessarily a bad thing, or simply a sign of maturity?
Next release of the open-software kernel enters the testing phase. Fall 2000 ship date looms as the delivery target.
While Linux may be cheaper up front, but over time, Windows and Linux offer roughly the same total-cost-of-ownership to customers deploying large numbers of PCs in schools in emerging markets according to a new Microsoft-funded study.
Keepers of the Linux kernel deliver the first and only 2.4 prerelease version to testers, meaning the long-awaited 2.4 code is soon to follow.
Intel blames Linux vendors for not keeping up-to-date with its Pentium 4 code base. Red Hat and TurboLinux are OK -- sort of.
With 2000 drawing to a close, Mary Jo Foley takes a hard look at open-source trends for the year to come.
With one stroke, Microsoft has ended any illusion that it planned to try to build bridges with the open-source community. And it appears the primary reason for Microsoft's decision to go back on the public attack against Linux and other open-source software is the looming Version 3 of the Free Software Foundation's General Public License (GPL).
Long-time Unix stalwart SCO is getting into the Linux business, with its own Linux release. Some say it was just a matter of time.
Beyond giving Microsoft more fuel for its claim that Linux and open-source software violates 235 of Microsoft's patents (which these Linux customers need patent-infringement protection against in order to maintain peace of mind), Linspire's newly inked patent-deal with Microsoft also furthers a number of other Microsoft goals.