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Why corporations have an interest in linux

Author: JT Smith

TechWeb explores the motives behind corporate backing of linux.

Category:

  • Linux

Judge rules linking to illegal material illegal

Author: JT Smith

PC World is reporting about a precedent setting ruling, stating that knowingly linking to illegal material on a website is illegal under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

The problem with computer virii

Author: JT Smith

Focusing on the “I love you” virus, CNet details some of the problems that have led to mass virus problems on the internet.

Legal precedents and Napster

Author: JT Smith

CNet discusses legal precedents as they relate to the Napster case and the Circuit (appeals) court.

Sony to power Vaio notebooks with Transmeta chip

Author: JT Smith

Sony Corp. will use processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Transmeta Corp. in certain models of its popular Vaio notebook PCs due out by year’s end, the EE Times reported. Sony expects to sell two million Vaio notebooks this fiscal year, double last year’s unit sales, said a company spokesman.

Open Source library ICU released

Author: JT Smith

IBM announces version 1.6 of the Open Source International Components for Unicode. Submitted by Steven R. Loomis

Opinion: Common desktop standard is bad news

Author: JT Smith

“I’m also not against the commercialization of Linux, but I want it to be in an open and honest fashion … To me, the GNOME Foundation is really nothing more than an attempt by large vendors to impose their agendas on the Linux community and stifle both innovation and community involvement.” From an opinion piece by Kevin Richard at LinuxPlanet.

Category:

  • Linux

Review: Debian GNU/Linux 2.2

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPlanet
reviews
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, and likes what it sees.

Category:

  • Linux

Linux culture clash: Developers vs. corporations

Author: JT Smith

From a story at TheStandard.com: “Hardware and software companies are tripping over one another to praise the virtues and business prospects of Linux. But profiting from this free, open-source operating system means navigating the freewheeling culture of unpaid developers and programmers. And within that culture, increasing ‘corporatization’ is exposing tensions between those who are taking Linux mainstream and those who want to cling to its anti-establishment roots.”

Category:

  • Linux

Transmeta hopes to raise $200 million in IPO

Author: JT Smith

One of the chip maker’s biggest investors includes Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, whose Vulcan Ventures investment vehicle currently holds a 7 percent stake equal to 3,954,333 shares, Reuters reports. Transmeta, based in Santa Clara, Calif., has applied for a Nasdaq listing under the symbol “TMTA” and will have the IPO jointly managed by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Deutsche Banc Alex Brown.
In other news: Transmeta has begun shipping its latest notebook chip, the Crusoe 5600 processor to computer makers, CNet
reports
.

Category:

  • Open Source