Microsoft gives go-ahead to open-source Web services

Microsoft is pledging not to assert its patents pertaining to nearly three dozen Web services specifications--a move designed to ease concerns among developers by creating a legal environment more friendly to open-source software.

Linux: the new OS celebrity

The mobile industry is a lot like Hollywood. Celebrities hop in and out of the fame limelight at startling speeds; just like various technologies in wireless. Right now, WiMAX is the darling of mobile infrastructure, and who in short-range wireless doesn’t get giddy at the mare mention of ultra-wide band? At last week’s Mobile Application Platforms and OS (MAPOS) conference in London, hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media, there was no doubt who the current darling of handset software is: Linux.

New Senior Vice President to lead Xandros' global sales campaign

With solid experience in sales and sales management at Sterling Software, Oracle, and most recently as Senior VP of Worldwide Sales for Kintera, Inc., a leading provider of online fund raising solutions to nonprofit organizations, Jeff brings to Xandros a wealth of experience in SMB, channel, enterprise, and application service provider sales activities.

Beta Version Of Tresys Brickwall Enterprise For Linux Released

Tresys Technology released a beta version of its Tresys Brickwall Enterprise Client for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). This is the second offering in the Tresys BrickwallTM Security Suite of software that makes using and managing the power of SELinux easier. The Tresys Brickwall software allows administrators to configure fine-grained network access control for individual applications without having special knowledge of SELinux.

People Behind KDE: Allan Sandfeld Jensen

Behind KDE is featuring Allan Sandfeld Jensen. He is a KDE core developer, mostly active for KHTML and KDE multimedia. After reading the interview you will know what his personal "carewolf" looks like, together with all other personal things you have to know about this developer.

Is PHP The Cure For The 'Broken' Web?

Those are the words that Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, said to kick off his keynote at the php|works conference under way here.

He said the current state of the Internet includes a litany of broken items, but with a little help from PHP there may well be some hope for the Web yet.

Create your own Planet

Major open source projects like GNOME, KDE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and Apache all have something in common -- they all have Planet feed reader sites set up to aggregate developer blog feeds. The Planet software was developed to power Planet GNOME and Planet Debian, but now it's being used by dozens of open source projects. With just a few simple steps, you can set up a Planet aggregator to watch your favorite blogs or to help publicize your favorite project.

Give Linux one more chance -- this time you won't regret it

If you have an old PC lying around (or even a brand new one), this may be the time to give Linux another try.