If you think selling Linux is easy, why not beat Dell to it?

Dell's latest launch has really taken off. Unfortunately for Dell's crumbling profitability, it's a website called IdeaStorm, not a new PC. IdeaStorm is designed to get ideas and feedback from Dell users, and the mechanism is much the same as Digg: people make suggestions and everybody votes for the ones they like best.

Linux Nvidia Drivers 9755 Released

The latest Version, 1.0-9755, of NVIDIA graphic drivers for linux was released with support for Quadro FX 4600 and Quadro FX 5600 and for NVIDIA SLI with GeForce 8800, Quadro FX 4600, and Quadro FX 5600. Download links within.

Time to start casting the Linux "Switch" commercials

Open-source software proponents may end up owing Microsoft a big, ironic thank you for finally getting Vista out the door. Release of the new version of Windows has forced IT folks in the public and private sector to make some serious plans about their upgrade paths, and that could be working in favor of Linux.

Microsoft patch stops Linux on Xbox 360

Microsoft has quietly released a fix for a security vulnerability that could let Xbox 360 owners run their own applications or operating systems on the console.

The update corrects a problem with a tamper-protection mechanism on the Xbox 360. Hackers had discovered a way to break through the shield and run their own software, including operating systems such as Linux, on the games console.

HP Sees Huge Linux Desktop Deals

Hewlett-Packard is closing custom deals for thousands of desktop PCs running Linux, which has the company assessing the possibility of offering factory-loaded Linux systems, an HP executive said.

GNOME Launch Box version 2 Released

GNOME Launch Box is an application launcher inspired by QuickSilver, more information is available on the project homepage.

Legally Speaking: What GPLv3 Means for the Microsoft-Novell Pact

With Antoinette (Toni) Tease, a registered patent attorney who practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology law. She currently serves as chair of the information technology (IT) division of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law section. Ms. Tease spoke to us regarding this article about the Free Software Foundation's efforts to prevent future agreements like that recently struck between Microsoft and Novell.

Project Darkstar, Open Source Plans

At the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced plans to open source Project Darkstar, a online game server platform written entirely in Java technology. The company also announced the opening of registration for the Darkstar Playground, which will enable developers to create a wide variety of games that can be provisioned through a single server platform. Information on these and demonstrations of games running on the Darkstar platform will be on display at Sun's booth #738 in Moscone Center.