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Open Source and the Yoke of Oppression

You might have been given the impression from reading another column published on this network that all of the open-source community is openly against Microsoft and wants you to move right away to GNU or Linux software. The simple truth is that the open-source community was and is quite happy doing ...

Conventional wisdom in the computing world suggests that Linux must be less expensive than Windows because it is available, at least in most cases, for free. Meanwhile, prevailing opinion also suggests that Linux is more secure than Microsoft's server software -- largely because Microsoft has been i...

TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL REPORT

Linux and the Asian PDA Markets: The Fight Begins

Asia's PDA markets have long been dominated by local players that have developed their own proprietary operating systems, with support for local languages serving as one of their strongest selling points. But Palm and Microsoft have targeted the Asian PDA market, and regional players increasingly ar...

In a letter posted today on its company Web site and some open-source sites, SCO Group chief executive Darl McBride aimed the company's Unix-code-in-Linux claims at Silicon Graphics, which SCO says it is in discussions with over the matter. McBride also criticized the existing open-source software d...

A protest tomorrow in the streets of Brussels, Belgium, over a proposed European law on software patents will spill into the Internet as more than 600 Web sites are expected to modify their operations in support of the dissenters. The online protest is being organized by the Foundation for a Free In...


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