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Intel Feels Fury of OLPC Scorned

The strained relationship between the One Laptop Per Child organization and Intel has come to an inglorious end with Intel resigning and OLPC claiming the chipmaker "contributed nothing of value." Intel and OLPC announced in July they would work together "to bring the benefits of technology to the d...

Wikia’s Search Philosophy: It Takes a Village to Challenge a Giant

Amid warnings by its creators that users shouldn't expect much yet, an alpha version of open source-based Wikia Search launched Monday with the goal of eventually becoming a user-regulated challenger to Google and other search engines. Created by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, Wikia Search i...

VC Funding for Open Source: A Tough Sell

Open source software developers who were active in the late 1990s might find themselves yearning for those good old days, when venture capital flowed like wine at Napa Valley party. Maybe they forgot the hangover that settled in once the bubble burst. Paul Sterne, CFO of Open-Xchange, likes to point...

Oracle Challenges VMware With Virtualization Play

Taking on entrenched players in the virtualization realm, including VMware, Oracle has unveiled a new server virtualization software product that it claims is much more efficient than its competitors' offerings. Oracle is touting the product, Oracle VM, as being faster, cheaper and scalable. It was ...

Red Hat Tests On-Demand Waters With Amazon Deal

Open source computing company Red Hat is testing the waters for delivering its Enterprise Linux operating system on a pay-as-you-go online basis through Amazon's Web services system. The deal, in private beta testing, means companies can use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the Amazon Elastic Compute Clo...

Sun Charts 4th Profitable Quarter, Sets Sights on Growth

Sun Microsystems announced modest increases in revenue and profit for its first quarter of 2008 and said continuing the growth remains its "top priority" for the rest of the year. The company, now in its 25th year, reported first-quarter net income of $89 million, which equates to 3 cents per share....

Mozilla’s Firefox to Trot Onto Mobile Devices

Firefox creator Mozilla is "serious" about creating a version of its browser for use on mobile phones, according to a company official who said the company's goal is to "rock" the mobile Web. Mozilla is constantly being asked about its plans for a mobile browser, Mozilla engineering vice president M...

Red Hat Sees Plenty of Black Ink in Q2

Open source software provider Red Hat reported strong revenue growth for its second fiscal quarter and announced there are now more than 3,000 applications certified to run on its Enterprise Linux operating system. The company saw $127.3 million in revenue for the quarter, an increase of 28 percent ...

Business Explorers Warned to Steer Clear of Second Life

Companies that want to take advantage of virtual worlds should think twice about Linden Lab's Second Life and consider better-controlled online worlds, said tech consultancy Gartner. "Media hype and enthusiasm for virtual worlds must be tempered with a realistic assessment of the security and risk-m...

Gambling in Second Life? Don’t Bet on It

Linden Lab, the creator of the massive Second Life online virtual world, is facing heat from its customers after this week's decision to ban gambling from the pseudo-reality realm. The comments filed by members on the Second Life blog, where the gambling ban was announced, range from concerned to ma...

Microsoft Gets Foot in Mass. Office Door

In what could be a victory for Microsoft and a blow to the open source community, the state of Massachusetts has added Microsoft's Office Open XML standard to its list of potential standards it will allow for government use. The inclusion of Office Open XML came in the latest version of Massachusett...

Mozilla Exec Burns Apple’s Pie Chart

It's not Apple's release of a Windows version of its Safari Web browser that concerns Mozilla COO John Lilly. It's Apple founder Steve Jobs' apparent view of a Web browser market shared, for the most part, by two companies: Apple and Microsoft. In a "John's blog" entry published last Thursday, Lilly...

LG Joins Microsoft’s Open Source Protection Club

Microsoft and South Korea's LG Electronics have announced a patent cross-licensing deal, similar to one Microsoft recently signed with Novell, that allows LG to use Microsoft technology in its products while giving Microsoft access to LG's intellectual property. The deal means LG can use Linux in it...

Is OLPC Putting a Band-Aid on a Gaping Wound?

Originally billed as the "$100 laptop," the novel notebooks designed for the One Laptop per Child effort are now going to cost about $140. Quanta Computer, a Chinese company that is building the devices, said it received an order last month for the first million, but it remains unclear which nation ...

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