Dell's March To Linux PCs Won't Be A Walk In The Park

In preinstalling Linux on consumer PCs, Dell's biggest challenge will be finding a full set of open source drivers for the hardware that will run with the new machines, says Dell's software architect on the project.

IBM VP Scott Handy on Big Blue's Big Plans for Open Source

There's less concern about which OS you're on and, in fact, we're not going to cap it, we're going to see what happens with our users. We don't have a target, but I expect Linux usage will go up," said Scott Handy, vice president for Linux and open source at IBM.

Proof of concept virus for iPods running Linux

Kaspersky Lab has discovered the first virus designed to infect iPod portable media players. The virus, which has been named Podloso, is a proof of concept program which does not pose a real threat.

Debian 4.0 (Etch) Released

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch, after 21 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of eleven processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME and Xfce desktop environments. It also features cryptographic software and compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.1 of the LSB.

Community Casting Call

Now is a perfect time to remind you that Linuxlookup is seeking individuals interested in contributing back to the Linux community.

Battlestar Galactica open source project is frackin' sweet

Now you can actually make the call yourself. The open source Beyond the Red Line project based on Battlestar Galactica has finally released demos of the game for the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

ChainBuilder ESB for Linux has HL7 and TCP IP support

Bostech Corporation announces ChainBuilder ESB for Linux's milestone release, which includes HL7 message format and TCP/IP Protocol support.