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Rough Going on the Way to a $100 Laptop

The former president of the One Laptop Per Child project stepped down from his position earlier this week as the non-profit continues restructuring and faces competition from the private sector. Walter Bender directed the MIT Media Lab for six years before joining Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC project ...

No Going Home Yet for PS3 Fans

Sony Computer Entertainment pushed back its open beta test for the launch of Playstation's Home, a 3-D virtual world, from the summer to the fall, marking the second time the company has delayed the launch of the product. Unlike traditional games, Home is a sandbox world designed to allow players th...

HP Joins the Crowd at the Low End

HP has jumped into the "mini-computer" market with an education-focused computer that costs less than $500. The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is part of a growing segment of the computing market that focuses on laptops that come with basic functionalities -- Web surfing, e-mail, instant messaging plus video ...

Sun Takes a Shine to Ubuntu for Servers

Sun Microsystems, one of the largest server makers, announced that it would increase the number of products certified for use with Ubuntu Linux, one of the fastest growing open source operating systems. The upcoming expansion -- which is expected to be detailed in the coming days -- is the latest de...

Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron Receives Its Beta Wings

The Ubuntu developer community moved its long-awaited upgrade, Hardy Heron, into beta release on Friday. Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system designed for general consumers. The development of the OS, first released in 2004, has been sponsored by Isle of Man-based Canonical and the company's own...

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SourceForge’s Larry Augustin: A Better Way to Build Web Apps

Larry Augustin strives for collaboration. Augustin and James Vera launched VA Research in 1993 with the hope of providing a Linux-based operating system for personal computers. After the company bought out its biggest rival -- Linux Hardware Solutions -- the company changed its name to VA Linux Syst...

Volunteer Computing and the Search for Big Answers

The Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley is nestled into the Berkeley Hills just off the fire trail where runners from around the area come to take on the brutal 3.5-mile climb. The lab, though, doesn't feel like it's part of Berkeley. It's located a few miles from t...

Sun Blazes Path to Hybrid Software Stack With MySQL Buy

Sun Microsystems has announced plans to acquire MySQL, maker of the popular MySQL database system, for $1 billion. Sun -- long a proponent and developer of open source systems -- agreed to pay $800 million in cash and assume liability for $200 million in stock options. The deal likely won't be compl...

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