FSF Sues Cisco for GPL Violations

Dec 12, 2008

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed a lawsuit for the Free Software Foundation (FSF) against network giant Cisco Systems.

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Why Can't Computers Just Work All the Time?

Dec 04, 2008

The feud between Minix inventor and operating system czar Andrew W. Tanenbaum and Linux Torvalds is legendary in the OS world. Before Linux there was Minix. Torvalds used to be a Minix user who set up his first Linux version in 1991 on Professor Tanenbaum’s operating system. Mr. Tanenbaum has now agreed to write a guest editorial for Linux Magazine. His opinion has not changed over the years: Linux (and Windows) are “unreliable.”

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Nokia Closes on Symbian Deal; Foundation in Sight

Dec 03, 2008

Mobile networking firm Nokia now has the requisite majority shares in Symbian Limited to complete the purchase of the mobile phone OS manufacturer. All Symbian employees will become Nokia employees as of February 1, 2009.

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Linux on iPhones

Dec 01, 2008

A Linux Kernel 2.6 runs on Apple's iPhones (first and second generation) and the iPod Touch (first generation).

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Unison as Free, Ad-Supported Version

Nov 28, 2008

The commercial unified communication solution Unison is now available in a free, "sponsor-supported" version whose revenue comes from embedded advertising.

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Novell and Microsoft in Celebratory Moods

Nov 21, 2008

For two years now Novell and Microsoft have been playing with the idea of interoperability between Linux and Windows. They hope to strengthen their partnership further through their announcement of the Advanced Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and a beta of the Moonlight Firefox rich media plug-in.

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Nov 21, 2008

Professional users are always searching for an edge. Whether you work with Linux as a webmaster, programmer, system administrator, or security consultant, you know the best solution depends on finding the right tool for the job. We thought you might be interested in the following new products and updates.

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Patent Dispute Forces Openmoko Housecleaning

Nov 18, 2008

The Openmoko project, developers of an open source mobile phone platform, has recently pulled its download site offline due to a patent dispute.

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