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  • News: Firefox launched five years ago today

    Mozilla's web browser Firefox celebrate its fifth birthday today.

  • News: Linux OS for netbooks gets a boost

    Canonical yesterday updated its Linux distribution for netbooks, simplifying the interface and adding new programs that the company says will make it easier for users to access and use web content.

  • News: Windows 7 is 'excellent', says Ubuntu creator

    Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd., the maker of the most popular desktop Linux alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, not only claims to be "delighted" that Windows 7 is out, but calls the new operating system an "excellent release."

  • News: Ubuntu 9.10 release candidate available

    Canonical on Thursday made available the Release Candidate of its latest Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu 9.10, on the same day Microsoft launched the long-awaited Windows 7.

  • News: Intel backs Linux OS for nettops

    Intel has expanded the scope of Linux-based Moblin by porting the OS from netbooks to mobile devices and desktops, where it could compete with Microsoft's Windows OS.

  • News: Linux Moblin netbooks to be announced at IDF

    A new Linux netbook based on Moblin will be introduced this week, and it may represent a new way that the Linux community is approaching the mass market

  • News: MySpace opens Qizmt tech to recommend friends

    MySpace yesterday released as open source a technology called Qizmt that it developed in-house to mine and crunch massive amounts of data and generate friend recommendations in its social-networking site.

  • News: Netbook OS: Windows, Linux or Chrome?

    As netbooks head into the enterprise, questions about the best OS - Windows, Chrome or Linux - for that market are beginning to arise.

  • News: Microsoft forms new open-source foundation

    Microsoft has founded and is providing the funding for a new foundation aimed at bringing open-source and proprietary software companies together to participate side by side in open-source projects.

  • News: Microsoft rivals buy 22 patents to defend Linux

    A group of Linux proponents will purchase patents formerly held by Microsoft in an effort to defend distributors of the open-source OS against the ongoing threat of patent litigation from the software giant.

  • Opinion: Beware: the Linuxification of Windows has begun

    The recent appearance of Linux UI conventions under Windows is polluting and perverting the Microsoft OS experience. From the simplest open source utilities to the most polished commercial offerings, the stench of Linux is now permeating many of my favourite programs.

  • News: OpenOffice blasted for copying Office 2007 ribbon

    The open-source faithful are lambasting a proposed overhaul of OpenOffice.org's user interface, with critics saying it would "ape" Microsoft Office's controversial Ribbon layout.

  • News: The 10 best free Windows software programs

    If you run Microsoft Windows, you owe it to yourself to try these 10 killer open source apps as they'll improve your PC experience no end.

  • News: Microsoft finally admits Linux is a threat to Windows

    Microsoft for the first time has named Linux distributors Red Hat and Canonical as competitors to its Windows client business in its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • News: Tutorial: Set up Ubuntu Linux on a Windows PC

    With the average netbook struggling to run Vista, we reckon Ubuntu Linux is a more suitable operating system. Here, we explain how to install it on your Windows machine.

  • News: Microsoft accused of violating GPL over Linux

    Code Microsoft released for the Linux kernel this week under the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) was in violation of that licence before Microsoft made it available, according to an open-source network engineer.

  • News: Microsoft embraces Linux in shock move

    Microsoft, which has been at war with the Linux community over the years, has made a massive u-turn and released 20,000 lines of Linux code to the Linux kernel community.

  • News: Ubuntu Linux maker slams Google Chrome OS

    Canonical, maker of the Ubuntu Linux PC operating system, is not worried about Google Chrome OS. The Ubuntu vendor is defiant that it can maintain its edge in the desktop Linux space despite Google's coming Chrome operating system.

  • News: Analysis: Google Chrome to hurt Linux, not Windows

    Google's new PC operating system Google Chrome is set for a titanic battle with Microsoft's Windows, but the biggest losers could be other Linux OSes currently enjoying success on netbooks, industry analysts said.

  • News: Google partners with HP, Acer on Chrome PCs

    Google is working with several companies to develop PCs around the new Google Chrome OS, including HP and Acer, the company said in a blog post last night.



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