Chinese PC users getting Dells loaded with Linux

Novell and Dell announced an expansion of Linux offerings with the addition of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 installed on Dell OptiPlex 330 and 755 commercial desktop PCs in China. The systems will be available later this year.

First Open Source Native App for iPhone Contact Synchronization

Funambol today announced it has released an open source native app for iPhone contact synchronization. The Funambol plug-in for iPhone synchronizes the iPhone's address book with contacts from popular sources such as Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, GNOME Evolution and SyncML servers such as the Funambol server.

Fedora 8 Released

Fedora 8 has been released. This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies such as...

What's up at the OpenDocument Foundation?

The OpenDocument Foundation, founded five years ago by Gary Edwards, Sam Hiser, and Paul "Buck" Martin (marbux) with the express purpose of representing the OpenDocument format in the "open standards process," has reversed course. It now supports the W3C's Compound Document Format instead of its namesake ODF. Yet why this change of course has occurred is something of a mystery.

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.