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Mobile Linux standards forum gives up
Efforts to standardize mobile Linux get put on hold after the Linux Phone Standards Forum announced it's merging with the Linux Mobile Foundation.
June 26, 2008 12:47 PM PDT
IBM to open-source DB2?
Big Blue is looking into bringing its widely used database software under an open-source license, a U.K. director acknowledges.
June 16, 2008 11:39 AM PDT
Google Gadgets for Linux appears
Until now, Gadgets--the mini applications that can be placed anywhere on the desktop--have only been available on Windows and Mac.
June 4, 2008 12:49 PM PDT
At I/O, getting technical with Google
The tech giant leads two days of in-depth and hands-on sessions for developers on how to build Web applications.
May 30, 2008 1:34 PM PDT
Microsoft's backward route to ODF support
The changes Redmond's own OOXML underwent in becoming a standard make it more difficult for the company to support OOXML, rather than ODF, in Office 2007.
(By Tom Espiner of ZDNet UK)
May 23, 2008 7:15 AM PDT
Mono offers open-source spin on Silverlight
First public release of Novell's Moonlight will compete with products from Adobe, Sun, and Apple.
(By Matthew Broersma of ZDNet UK)
May 22, 2008 1:48 PM PDT
Red Hat publishes Fedora 9 preview
"Most critical release" of freely available Linux distribution is last public release before final version's launch in May.
April 22, 2008 9:18 AM PDT
Census for open-source apps kicks off
Project expects to offer the first detailed look at how businesses are using open-source software and how widespread it's become.
(By Matthew Broersma of ZDNet UK)
April 18, 2008 7:59 AM PDT
U.K. may make last-minute U-turn on OOXML
Microsoft's Office Open XML may win last-minute favor from a key British standards body, but Microsoft would need more votes to change before OOXML becomes a standard.
March 27, 2008 12:54 PM PDT
Gaps found in Microsoft Exchange API documentation
Companies providing alternatives to Exchange are expressing concern over missing information in recently published APIs for Microsoft volume server products.
March 10, 2008 11:16 AM PDT
IBM denies re-entering PC market with Russian deal
Big Blue says it's not getting back into the PC market, despite selling "Microsoft-free" PCs running Linux and OpenOffice in Eastern Europe.
March 10, 2008 8:40 AM PDT
Linux tool speeds up computer forensics for cops
Australian students build Linux-based tool that allows investigators to collect forensic data without compromising its integrity.
March 6, 2008 8:29 AM PST
Making sense of Microsoft and open source
The software giant's latest move offers a nice dose of kumbaya to open-source developers, but it goes only so far.
February 21, 2008 5:48 PM PST
EU regulators cool on Microsoft open-source move
Announcement won't affect its antitrust investigations against the software giant, says European Commission.
February 22, 2008 1:13 AM PST
Canonical distributes Parallels via desktop update
Ubuntu users will get access to Parallels Workstation for Linux via the operating system's built-in update tool.
February 6, 2008 11:02 AM PST
LiMo chief talks rivals, Nokia, and mobile Linux
Morgan Gillis discusses the LiMo Foundation's first mobile Linux platform release and why it matters that Nokia bought Trolltech.
February 4, 2008 3:40 PM PST
Key mobile Linux platform out in March
The LiMo Foundation's mobile Linux platform will be released next month, but the API is available to developers immediately.
February 4, 2008 9:01 AM PST
Torvalds: Linux ready to go green
Developer of the Linux kernel says improvements in power-management, energy-diagnosis tools are in the offing.
January 31, 2008 7:01 AM PST
U.S. open-source group opens chapter in Europe
Consortium of companies working on software interoperability cites Europe's abundant open-source projects.
January 30, 2008 9:00 AM PST
The house that social networking built
The Open Architecture Network's Cameron Sinclair talks about harnessing next-generation Web technologies to proliferate affordable housing around the globe.
Open-source housing for needy
March 13, 2008 10:51 AM PDT