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* NEWS FROM LINUXWORLD:

SpikeSource CEO: Linux all grown up, 08/10/07: The recently concluded LinuxWorld Conference & Expo looked like any other big tech industry conference as the logos of HP., Intel, Dell, IBM and other big names filled the exhibit hall at San Francisco's Moscone Center. That's a change from LinuxWorld shows of a decade ago, when open source was a renegade, even subversive, concept.

Linux looking to conquer apps, data center, edge, 08/13/07: Having secured mainstream acceptance, the Linux community now stands poised to take on its next challenge: complementing the operating system with the applications, data center technologies and edge devices desired by corporate customers.

U.K. Linux users lose to U.S. and Europe, 08/13/07: U.K. users are used to paying over the odds for PCs compared to their U.S. counterparts, but when it comes to Linux, it seems that they come off worse compared to the rest of Europe too.

VMware virtual appliance a threat to the OS, 08/09/07: The virtual appliance model could be a major threat to operating systems from major vendors such as Microsoft, says a cofounder of VMWare.

HP turns to Linux for data center of the future, 08/08/07: HP's ambition to build the "next-generation data center" depends on Linux and open source, an HP executive said at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Wednesday.

Novell CEO: Linux needs work to move to next level, 08/08/07: In order for Linux to prosper it needs to develop a broader base of applications, avoid fragmentation, address data center needs and expand its market, according to Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian.

Dell offers Ubuntu Linux as an OS option on PCs, 08/08/07: Dell hopes to push the open source Linux operating system into the corporate desktop environment using virtualization so alternative Linux operating systems can more easily be run alongside Windows systems from Microsoft.

Motorola sees Linux as its mobile mainstay, 08/08/07: Motorola is betting big on Linux for its mobile phones, planning to install the OS on 60 percent of its handsets within two years.

LINUXWORLD - Oracle opens up latest Linux enhancements, 08/08/07: Oracle is busy at LinuxWorld, Wednesday opening up its latest work with the Linux community to improve the enterprise capabilities of the open-source operating system.

LINUXWORLD - Linux group adds open-source attorneys to team, 08/08/07: The Linux Foundation Wednesday revealed that two attorneys well-known in the open-source community will make up the legal team for the group, which is aimed at protecting the interests of Linux in the community.

SaaS rival to Microsoft Project goes open source, 08/07/07: A young maker of Web-based project management software is jumping headfirst into the open-source world as a way to woo users from the dominant, but possibly vulnerable, Microsoft Project.

* MICROSOFT UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS EVENT

Your questions answered about Microsoft VoIP: Microsoft Subnet blogger Rand Morimoto is a speaker at the Microsoft Unified Communications event in San Francisco. What questions do you have for Microsoft about their convergence products? Morimoto will get you the answers.

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