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Sun’s Plans To Open Source Solaris Questionable

Don't make celebratory plans just yet to join the Open Source Solaris Community: Sun Microsystems is only saying that it is looking at its plans to open up the Solaris source code, meaning it could happen months from now, years from now or, in fact, never. Despite reports yesterday that it was a don...

LindowsOS Becomes ‘Linspire’ in Wake of Lawsuits

Lindows today renamed its desktop Linux operating system, LindowsOS, to Linspire. The Web site Lindows.com also has been replaced by Linspire.com, which now will be the primary site for consumers who are looking for information, want to purchase Lindows products or are seeking support for previously...

IBM Throws Knockout Punch at SCO

Computing giant IBM is seeking a declaratory judgment in its ongoing defense and counterclaim lawsuit with SCO, which has based its $5 billion suit against Big Blue on copyright and contract issues surrounding SCO's intellectual-property claims to Linux. While SCO, which has threatened and sued user...

Novell Looks for New Life with Linux, Open Source

Recent acquisitions have helped Novell rise to higher prominence as a vendor of Linux and nonproprietary software, but the company now is touting a wholehearted move toward a total, open platform. Novell's end-to-end, desktop-server Linux play and integration with its NetWare server technology was e...

Novell Releases Latest Linux Kernel in SuSE 9.1

Adding to what the company says is a successive list of firsts for Linux, Novell has released SuSE Linux 9.1 Professional and Personal, the first retail offerings of the 2.6 Linux kernel. For Linux novices, Novell is providing a new LiveCD disc that allows them to test and familiarize themselves wit...

SGI Scales Linux to 256 Processors, Plans for 512

Silicon Graphics on Wednesday touted as a breakthrough and industry first its achievement of support for as many as 256 Intel Itanium 2 processors with a single instance of the Linux operating system. In addition to immediate availability of its Advanced Linux Environment with ProPack 2.4 for Altix ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SCO Director of Public Relations Blake Stowell Speaks Out

When it comes to brass tacks, SCO's Blake Stowell, the company's director of public relations, believes the company is fighting the good fight, sticking up for its own intellectual property despite the effect this move eventually might have on Linux, the GPL and the open-source community in general....

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