Yahoo to launch open source program

Yahoo Inc. said Monday it will launch an open source program aimed at advancing research and development of systems software for distributed computing.

PHP 5.2.5 Released

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.5. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.2.x branch with over 60 bug fixes, several of which are security related. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

Wine 0.9.49 Released

Wine 0.9.49 features new improvements to copy protection and also GLSL is now default. As always, lots of error corrections.

$200 PC Not what was expected, but a wonderful surprise!

"Checkout the rave reviews on this $200 Linux PC. Great PC for surfing the net indeed! Surprising how people can so like Linux when it's offered as a mainstream choice on the PC they purchase."

Linux wins Nigerian school desktops back from Microsoft

Mandriva had closed a deal in mid-August to provide a customized Linux operating system and support for 17,000 Intel Classmate PCs intended for Nigerian schools, but found out last week that the company deploying the computers for the government, Technology Support Center (TSC), planned to wipe the computers' disks and install Windows XP instead.

Announcing the First openSUSE Board

The openSUSE board has been setup to lead the overall project. The board will: act as a central point of contact, help resolve conflicts, communicate community interests to Novell, facilitate communication with all areas of the community, and facilitate decision making processes where needed.

Fedora Linux 8 hits back at Ubuntu

The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux project has released version 8 of its operating system with a host of new features aimed at raising the bar over rival Ubuntu.

New Windows refurbisher program fights piracy, Linux

Microsoft Corp. on Friday introduced a new pilot program to encourage refurbishers to install legitimate copies of Windows XP on used PCs. Some resellers "are saying, 'We're just going to ship this stuff out with Ubuntu Linux,'" said Adam Braunstein, an analyst with the Robert Frances Group.