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Mozilla Picks Winning Firefox Flicks

Mozilla named the winners of its Firefox Flicks video contest at the San Francisco International Film Festival last week. Nearly 300 Firefox fans submitted entries in the competition to promote the open source browser through short film. The grand prize went to "Daredevil," which will be short-liste...

Red Hat: Move to Linux Saved FAA $15 Million

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cut its datacenter operating and upgrading costs to the tune of US$15 million by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the open source software provider has announced. The FAA executed a major systems migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux in one-third of...

MySQL Launches Open Source Collaboration Site

Open source database developer MySQL has introduced MySQL Forge, a Web site and community directory designed to encourage MySQL users and developers to communicate, collaborate, and share MySQL code and applications. MySQL also announced new support for Ubuntu, a version of the Linux operating syste...

X-Win32 PC X Server Signs Up for Apple’s Boot Camp

X-Win32 is the first PC X server to support Apple Computer's Boot Camp software, claims StarNet Communications, a publisher of Windows-to-Unix/Linux connectivity software. Boot Camp lets users install Microsoft's Windows XP operating system and Windows-based applications on the latest Macintosh comp...

Linux Industry Applauds New Standard Base Release

Fourteen Linux vendors have united behind the Linux Standard Base 3.1 -- the first version of the LSB to include support for portable Linux desktop applications -- according to the Free Standards Group, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standard...

HP Offers New Software to Manage Linux on Blades

Hewlett-Packard has introduced new software designed to simplify the management of Linux on blade servers. The HP Control Tower, which is based on technology the company acquired with the purchase of RLX, provides deployment and monitoring capabilities for HP BladeSystem environments and features a ...

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CompUSA to Peddle Xandros Linux Desktop

Xandros, a provider of easy-to-use Linux alternatives to Windows, announced that retail giant CompUSA is now selling the Xandros desktop product in all of its stores across the United States. The Xandros product line offers home and business users a complete, stable, and secure alternative to costly...

Study Indicates Fragmented Open Source Market

The market for open source and Linux development is deeply fragmented with no clear leader, according to a recent survey. When more than 400 open source developers were asked to name the company that provides the best open source software offerings, Red Hat, Novell, IBM, Sun and several others were ...

Free Standards Group Opens Linux Certification Lab in China

The Free Standards Group announced this week the opening of a Linux certification lab in China. The lab will certify Linux distributions and applications to the Linux Standard Base and will be maintained by the FSG and the China Electronics Standardization Institute. It is the first certification au...

Markets Slip on Trade Deficit, Dollar Worries

U.S. stocks retreated today as investors reacted to comments made by Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan that suggested U.S. trade deficits could be putting the nation's economy at long-term risk. Major indices lost ground as surging oil prices and the weak dollar also kept markets in the red. A...

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Knight Steps Down as Nike CEO

Phil Knight stepped down today as president and chief executive officer of Nike Inc., the athletic shoe and clothing company he co-founded in 1972 with Bill Bowerman. Knight will be succeeded by William D. Perez, head of S.C. Johnson and Son, who will become CEO and director for Nike effective Decem...

Linux Vendors Partner To Further Standards

Linux vendors from Europe, Asia, and North and South America have teamed up to create a common core implementation of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 2.0. This implementation will serve as the core for each of the new consortium members' future Linux distribution products, the companies announced join...

RightNow, UCN Partner on Contact Center Solution

RightNow Technologies and UCN will team up to deliver an on-demand contact center solution, the companies announced today. The partnership will combine RightNow's on-demand CRM applications for customer service and UCN's hosted communications infrastructure for call centers in a system that will all...

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RightNow, Quris Partner on E-Mail Marketing Services

RightNow and Quris will partner to deliver e-mail marketing programs, the companies announced today. The joint offering will combine RightNow Marketing's technology platform with Quris's campaign management strategy and services. The companies maintain that by combining services they will be able to...

SBC, BellSouth To Acquire Yellowpages.com

SBC Communications and BellSouth today announced plans to acquire the online directory publisher Yellowpages.com. through the companies' Internet yellow pages joint venture. The deal, which could close as early as today, is expected to result in increased traffic for the Yellowpages.com Web site --...

Sleepycat Software Expands into Europe

Sleepycat Software opened the doors of its first European office today in the United Kingdom. The office marks the company's official expansion into European markets and will provide sales, marketing and support of Sleepycat's Berkeley DB, Berkeley DB XML and Berkeley DB Java Edition database system...

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A9.com Launches Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

Amazon subsidiary A9.com today released its new A9 toolbar for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. The toolbar enables Firefox users to search the Web using A9.com bookmarks, site history, A9 lists and A9 diary features. Users can download the A9 toolbar in less than two minutes from the A9.com home pa...

Microsoft Earnings Beat Estimates

Microsoft late this afternoon reported quarterly revenue and earnings that topped the company's expectations. Crediting stronger-than-expected PC demand from consumers and businesses, the Redmond, Washington company said it earned US$2.9 billion, or 27 cents per share, on revenue of $9.19 billion fo...

Red Hat Hires Sun’s Tegan-Padir

Red Hat today announced the appointment of Karen Tegan-Padir as Vice President of Desktop Infrastructure Technologies. Tegan-Padir was previously an executive with Sun Microsystems where she most recently held the position of Vice President of Engineering for J2EE platforms and Application Server pr...

Stocks Rise as Oil Dip Overcomes Earnings Blues

U.S. stocks posted gains today, with tech stocks especially strong, after a sharp drop in oil prices helped offset concern about the relative weakness of some key earnings announcements. Oil prices hit a new record high in early trading, breaking the US$55 level and apparently setting off a wave of ...

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