Dell to pre-install Linux, but for real this time

"Since launching Dell IdeaStorm a little more than a month ago, one idea has risen to and stayed at the top: better support for Linux. We have heard you and appreciate the direct feedback. On March 13, we responded by launching a Linux survey asking for your feedback on what you need for a better Linux experience. Thank you to the more than 100,000 people who took the survey. Here are some of the highlights from the survey:"

KDE 4.0 the holy grail of Desktops ?

A couple of weeks back, I was greeted by the news of a very interesting project having been moved to KDE base. The project in question is a file manager named Dolphin. What is unique about this file manager is that it is light weight, is simple to navigate without overwhelming the Computer neophytes but at the same time does not sacrifice much functionality.

Mandriva participates in Intel's Classmate PC project

Mandriva strengthens Intel's contribution to education by actively participating in Intel's Classmate PC project. Several technology companies joined forces to produce Classmate PC, a portable computer for students in developing countries.

Hands On With The First iDen Linux Phone

Nextel's iDen network isn't dead, Motorola says. To prove that they're still innovating in iDen phones, they showed a surprise new handset today at CTIA: the i876, the first iDen phone based on Motorola's new Linux/Java platform.

Open source and the numbers game

The emergence of open source is transforming the consensus understanding of the dynamics of both software development models and the business of software in general. Intertwined with this change is a need to formulate new methods for measurement and analysis. As a result, relying on traditional tools and approaches will continue to produce incomplete and vague coverage of the industry as a whole.

Dell: Linux Driver Support is Key

Dell recognizes the importance of open source, GPL-licensed drivers which are maintained upstream in They allow users the widest choice of Linux distributions, effectively taking the specific hardware and distribution out of the decision-making process and let you focus on solving your business problems. We will work with our hardware partners to develop, test, and maintain Free drivers, and continue to make progress towards that goal for all drivers.

ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver 8.35.5

The 8.35.5 will be the last release in which the packages will be made available for XFree86 version 4.3, as well as 6.8. One of these two versions must be installed before installing the AMD Catalyst Linux software suite.

Torvalds 'pretty pleased' about new GPL 3 draft

Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project and a major figure in the open-source programming movement, said Wednesday he's "pretty pleased" with changes in a third draft of the General Public License (GPL) released Wednesday.