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PsychOS: A Crazy Cool Distro That Pushes Linux Limits

One of the great joys of constantly checking out new or obscure Linux operating systems is finding some insane innovations that stand out from the crowded collection of distros. The current release of PsychOS Linux, code-named "Insane," possibly might blow your mind. This distro is really an off-the...

Evernote for Android Could Make the Pen Mighty Again

Evernote this week launched handwriting capabilities in its app for Android, offering a long-awaited extension of some of the functionality it brought to iOS when it acquired Penultimate back in 2012. "Sometimes there's no better way to capture an idea than to write it down or sketch it out," wrote ...

INTERNATIONAL REPORT

Linux Revolution: Asian Countries Push Open Source

Asia is emerging as a key battleground for the open-source movement. The Japan-China-Korea partnership, announced last month in Osaka, is the latest in a string of initiatives to promote Linux. Two weeks earlier, Singapore hosted the second annual Asia Open Source Symposium, where 20 Asian countries...

IBM, Maersk Announce Global Blockchain Shipping Venture

IBM and A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Tuesday announced a joint venture to create a platform based on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, with the goal of creating huge efficiencies in the global supply chain. IBM and Maersk have teamed up to provide a more efficient method of standardizing shipping logistics using bl...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

Glaxo’s ‘Linux Approach’ – PR Stunt or Candle in the Gloom?

It's no longer uncommon to see Linux mentioned in the mainstream media, but a recent headline in The Wall Street Journal made this reporter stop and take pause. "Glaxo Tries a Linux Approach," reads the headline, referring to GlaxoSmithKline's recent decision to share some research data onlin...

LINUX BLOG SAFARI

FOSS Gems Sparkle in the Summer Sun

Perhaps it was the unofficial arrival of summer earlier this week; or maybe it's simply the overwhelming beauty of FOSS. Either way, Linux bloggers far and wide have seemed inspired to accentuate the positive, and to celebrate all that's wonderful about free and open source software. TuxRadar, for e...

OPINION

Linux Elitism: Fact or Fiction?

For users reared on GUI-oriented commercial operating systems, switching to open source POSIX-type OSes can be an onerous task. Whereas Linux, and FOSS in general, are built around the ideas of inclusion and sharing, the communities built up around the open source operating systems often face accusa...

OPINION

The Fuzzy Software Patent Debate Rages On

The European Commission recently tolled the death knell for the EU Software Patent Directive, or more precisely, the "Directive on the Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions." Like most Americans, I am fairly clueless about the EU political process, and I wouldn't presume to write about e...

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