Microsoft aims to double user base with $3 Windows and Office

Microsoft has launched an effort to double its user base to 2 billion by 2015, offering students in developing countries entry level versions of Windows and Office for next to nothing. It's also an effort to keep users in poorer nations hooked on Windows and away from Linux.

GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initative

The GNOME Foundation announced today the creation of the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE), and a software platform for user experience development across a wide range of device profiles.

Red Hat to Bring Open Source Philosophy to Campus

North Carolina native Red Hat will collaborate with the University of North Carolina system and private sector to help advance research.

Ubuntu 7.04 Released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.04 of the Ubuntu family of distributions.

OLPC XO Theft: Vandalizing Education

Why should we be concerned about the XO and crime? Probably because the extent and pervasiveness of crime in the developing world is something not always understood from outside.

Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 2.0.0

The Mozilla Corporation has released Thunderbird 2.0.0.

Startup commercializes open-source microkernel

The open-source OKL4 microkernel, developed by Australia's Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology (NICTA), is about to receive a strong commercial push. Open Kernel (OK) Labs, a NICTA spinoff, is setting up its U.S. headquarters in Chicago and is rolling out a commercial support package for OKL4.

Leading Software Group Honors Novell Linux and Management Solutions

Novell's Linux and enterprise management services took home top honors for Best Open Source Solution and Best Asset Management Solution at the 2007 CODiE awards, the annual program led by the Software Industry and Information Association (SIIA) to recognize innovation in the software industry.