Sony add PS3 support to the Linux kernel

OSNews is reporting that Sony have apparently written code to specifically allow the Linux kernel to run a lot easier on the PS3.

People have already had success running Yellow Dog and Fedora Core on the PS3, but with a bit of luck, this hack should make it even easier to get Linux on your PS3.

Makes a change from a certain next-gen console manufacturer who I'm guessing are ...

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Sun Java is now officially GPL

I really wish I hadn't missed this announcement (unfortunately I got side tracked by something else and missed the live webcast), but, nevertheless, Sun has now officially published the J2SE (Java 2 Standard Edition), J2ME (Micro Edition) and the J2EE (Enterprise Edition) under the GNU General Public Licence (version 2).

What this means for those not acquainted with Java is that Linux distributors (and other free software projects) will ...

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Aftermath of the Microsoft-Novell deal

In case you didn't get the news, yesterday, Microsoft signed a deal with Novell, meaning that:

As part of the deal, all future litigation against Novell will be halted, including patent infringement disputes. Microsoft will begin offering sales support and technical support for Novell SuSE Linux, an open source operating system available in several versions, including OpenSuSE (community developed) and SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (Novell developed, includes proprietary applications ...

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