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Weekly news wrap-up: Microsoft loses Lindows fight, Sun to charge for StarOffice

- By Grant Gross - A judge has ruled against an injunction Microsoft is seeking against Lindows.com, the company that's trying to make more Microsoft programs work in Linux. Microsoft alleges that Lindows is violating its Windows trademark, but our own Jack Bryar notes dozens of other cases where...
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Real-Time and Linux, Part 2: the preemptible kernel

"By improving the kernel, and not changing or adding to the API, applications can run more responsively by merely switching out a standard kernel for the improved one. This is a big benefit. It means that ISVs need not create special versions for different real-time efforts. For example, DVD...
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Open Source hardware

Embedded.com: "Hardware design's growing abstraction might lead you to think open-source development is just around the corner. Jim [Turley] says that's not the case." Categories: Open Source Forums
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IBM Linux Scholar Challenge: Jeanna's story

"Jeanna Matthews, assistant professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, had only six students in her Advanced Operating Systems class last year. All of them entered the IBM Linux Scholar Challenge. Four of them won. And won big: IBM ThinkPads for themselves and an IBM...
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Where, oh where is SAIR?

- by Tina Gasperson - The SAIR Linux/GNU certification body has been keeping a low profile since it was absorbed into Thomson Learning. Not only that, but Thomson has been tight-lipped about the program - incommunicado. Whether that's due to typical corporate confusion about who's babysitting what...
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Linux in Residential Gateways makes fiscal sense, says Arcturus

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Red Hat: Linux served at vertical data center dinn

Michael S. Mimoso writes "Major Linux vendors like Red Hat are finding success penetrating data centers in vertical markets like the financial industry. Financials often grow their own applications in-house and it's easier to port those C and C++ programs and entire solution stacks to Linux in...
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Saving an old laptop with Knoppix

by Peter Johansson An old laptop of mine fubared its Linux partition beyond (easy) repair so I decided a clean install was the way to go. When I went to install a recent Debian system I had trouble with PCMCIA under the 2.2 kernel, and XFree gave me a blank screen under 2.4. Knoppix, however,...
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