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Startup’s Shape-Shifting Linux Netbook Boasts 15 Hours of Run Time

There appears to be a new netbook maker on the block. Always Innovating has announced a new touchscreen netbook that purports to offer users four devices in one. The new Touch Book from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup weighs in at less than two pounds with an 8.9-inch screen and has a battery l...

Citrix Gives Enterprises Free Path to Attainment of Xen

Would an enterprise be more likely to deploy a virtual solution if it were free? That is the question Citrix has asked with the unveiling of a new version of its XenServer virtualization platform that the company will offer free of charge at the end of March. The software, available to any user for ...

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Are Open Source Games Ready for the Big Time?

Whether you're talking about the Wii, the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3, the video game industry is on a record-setting pace for revenue in 2008. Consumers have scooped up billions of dollars worth of game consoles, accessories and big-budget titles. With sales set to top $22 billion in 2008, accord...

Adobe Gives Linux Devs a Blast of Fresh AIR

Adobe announced Thursday the official launch of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) 1.5 for Linux operating systems. AIR, a component of Adobe's Flash platform, enables Web developers to use HTML, JavaScript, ActionScript and Flex, a free open source framework, to create Web applications outside of t...

Mozilla Boosts Stealth, Speed in New Firefox Beta

Mozilla released the second beta for its Firefox 3.1 Web browser to testers Monday. The latest release comes just seven weeks after the open source software maker launched the first beta of the version currently in the works. "So, even before the release of Firefox 3, we'd already been working on wh...

IBM Takes Dead Aim at Microsoft With Virtual Linux Desktop

IBM has teamed with Virtual Bridges and Canonical to offer a new Linux-based virtual desktop solution. The three companies announced the general availability of Virtual Linux Desktop Thursday, calling it a cost-effective alternative to Microsoft's desktop software. VLD runs open standards-based e-ma...

Making the Browser the First Stop

Good OS, developer of the gOS Linux operating system, announced its latest endeavor Monday, dubbed "Cloud." The new operating system, unlike most OSes, actually boots into a browser. From there, the user may surf the Web or go to a traditional Windows or Linux operating system. The new OS integrates...

Yahoo’s Zimbra Connects the Campus to the Cloud

The Yahoo-owned open source messaging software firm Zimbra announced Tuesday that it's taking its act into the cloud. Universities and other educational institutions can now access the Zimbra Collaboration Suite via Yahoo's worldwide infrastructure. Formerly, Zimbra was managed by users on-premise; ...

OSS Gaming: Ready for the Big Leagues?

Whether you're talking about the Wii, the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3, the video game industry is on a record-setting pace for revenue in 2008. Consumers have scooped up billions of dollars worth of game consoles, accessories and big-budget titles. With sales set to top $22 billion in 2008, accord...

Devs Test Drive Firefox 3.1 Beta

Mozilla on Tuesday released the first beta of the next version of its browser, Firefox 3.1. The beta includes an enhanced Smart Location Bar, a new tab interface and what should be a faster JavaScript engine, dubbed "TraceMonkey." Developers also included improved Web standards in the Gecko layout e...

Could Android Grease Motorola’s Wheels?

Nearly a week after T-Mobile, HTC and Google unveiled the G1, the first handset running the open source Android mobile platform, another handset maker is reportedly preparing a large push to incorporate the nascent mobile software system into its upcoming devices. A report Sunday stated that Motorol...

The Android Awakens

After months of speculation and anticipation, T-Mobile and Google on Tuesday unveiled the G1, a new smartphone manufactured by HTC and the first commercially available handheld to run Google's Android mobile operating system. "[This launch] is a very important milestone event for ... Google, T-Mobi...

Mozilla Introduces New Ubiquity Mashup Machine

Mozilla Labs launched a new prototype Tuesday aimed at giving Internet users new ways to create mashups of online content. Dubbed "Ubiquity," the technology is Mozilla's solution what it sees as a common and time-consuming problem Web surfers face when they try to compile information from the Web. "...

Firefox to Gulp JavaScript Faster With New TraceMonkey Feature

Mozilla has announced the launch of a new feature for its Firefox Web browser designed to make it perform faster. Called "TraceMonkey," the feature is an evolution of Firefox's SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine and will be built into Firefox 3.1, according to the company. To increase JavaScript speeds ...

Hackers Get Under Red Hat’s Skin

Red Hat issued a security advisory Friday notifying customers that some of its servers were compromised last week due to a network attack. The company called the advisory critical and said it sent out the alert primarily for those who may obtain Red Hat binary packages via channels other than those ...

Microsoft Pumps Another $100M Into Novell Deal

Microsoft is bumping up its monetary investment in its controversial partnership with Novell. Styling the deal as a so-called incremental investment increase, Microsoft will buy up to $100 million in Suse Linux Enterprise Server support certificates. The certificates are sold and exchanged for IT su...

Mozilla Looks to Grass Roots for Next Wave of Browser Innovation

Mozilla has announced its new Mozilla Labs Concept Series and issued a call for participation from anyone interested in submitting a concept, idea or mock-up. The new initiative, Mozilla said, is intended to makes it easy for anyone interested to contribute to the development of the online experienc...

Who Polices Virtual Worlds?

Law and order is one of the cornerstones of a civilized society. Establishing rules of conduct, spelling out acceptable and objectionable behavior, defining the consequences for anyone who violates those laws and deciding who will enforce them are all essential to maintaining peace and harmony. In t...

Open Web Foundation to Play Freedom Cop for Net Specs

The Open Web Foundation introduced itself to the world last week at OSCON, the Open Source Convention, held in Portland, Ore. The consortium of individuals and Internet companies is an effort to build a home for community-driven specifications on the Web. The organization follows open source models ...

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Firefox 3: Good Browsers Come to Those Who Wait

Tuesday was D-Day for Mozilla with the scheduled launch of the third version of Firefox, its open source Web browser. The company had billed the day as "Download Day" and aimed its sights on setting a Guinness World Record for the most downloads of an application in a 24-hour period. Over the weeken...

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