Microsoft and Novell Celebrate Year of Interoperability, Expand Collaboration Agreement

One year after signing a landmark agreement to build a bridge between open source and proprietary software, Novell and Microsoft Corp. today unveiled continued strong momentum behind the agreement.

Automated License Systems Deploys Levanta’s Intrepid X

Levanta announced that Automated License Systems (ALS) has successfully deployed Levanta’s Intrepid X Linux Data Center Automation solution as part of their initiative to control their data center operational costs, streamline the system management infrastructure, and prepare for the anticipated growth in the coming months.

Linux Game Company Opens Doors

Sixth Floor Labs LLC, a Linux game development company, has launched their business today. Founded by Ethan Glasser-Camp and Carl Li, the company aims to improve Linux's desktop feasibility through the creation of high-quality games. Games are "sold" to the Internet community through the "ransom model" -- for one large payment, the product is released under the GPL and freed forever.

MySQL AB to Exhibit its Open Source Database at Oracle OpenWorld

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, will be exhibiting at next week's Oracle OpenWorld event, November 12-15 in San Francisco; Moscone South Hall, kiosk booth PSP32.

Skype 2.0 Beta for Linux, the Great Revolution

A new beta version of skype is available for linux. This version brings the most requested feature to Skype for Linux video calling, which makes Skype to support video on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Cray Introduces Next-Generation Linux Supercomputers

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. launched the Cray XT5(TM) family of supercomputers, marking a significant step toward Cray's vision of adaptive supercomputing. Incorporating all the benefits of the successful Cray XT(TM) line, the Cray XT5 massively parallel processor (MPP) system includes a new compute blade that quadruples local memory capacity, doubles processor density and improves energy efficiency for a significant reduction in total cost of ownership for customers.

EVE Online Available to Linux Users

CCP, one of the world’s largest independent game developers, and TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), a leading developer of software portability products for the electronic entertainment industry, today announced the availability of EVE Online, a leading massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), on the Macintosh and Linux platforms. With this release, EVE Online is now available on the most widely used operating systems – Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

Mozilla closing in on Firefox 3.0 beta

Mozilla is nearing a release of the first beta of Firefox 3.0, which is several months behind schedule, making a final version of the open-source browser this year unlikely.