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Linux Throws a Bit of Android Into 3.3 Kernel

Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, announced version 3.3 of the kernel Sunday. Among the most noteworthy changes found in 3.3 is the merging of kernel code from the Android project. Linux 3.3 also includes support for a new architecture, the Texas Instruments VelociTI Very Long Instruction Word ar...

Tech Heavies Join Forces for Better Gadgetry Through Linux

A group of high-tech firms, led by ARM, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments, have formed a nonprofit organization to promote the use of Linux software on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. To that end, the organization, called "Linaro," will develop t...

Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era

There's a pieced-together monster shaking up the campus of Stanford University this fall, and it's named after the legendary, lumbering creature that Halloween nightmares are made of. Rather than parts of human corpses, however, this monster was cobbled together from a Texas Instruments system on a ...

Nokia: The Mobile Future Is Wide Open

Nokia is getting in the game of open source cell phone software with its newly acquired Symbian platform. Nokia -- which had already owned 48 percent of Symbian -- bought the remaining 52 percent of the company Tuesday and immediately shifted the product to a royalty-free model. Several leading cell...

LiMo and Android: Is This Town Big Enough for Both?

Sparks flew at the GSMA mobile telephony conference in Barcelona, Spain, as members of the LiMo and Android consortiums demonstrated their products and announced new developments. LiMo, a consortium of 32 major firms, including mobile phone companies, unveiled 18 commercial handsets and several prot...

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Sussing Out Who the Real Linux Contributors Are

The recently released Who Writes Linux kernel contributor list reveals that some of the usual supporters of Linux -- Red Hat, SUSE, IBM, Intel, Oracle -- remain firmly behind the open source OS. There has also been a lot of attention on the other contributors, which now include Microsoft. What I fin...

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Reading Between the Linux Contributor List’s Lines

The recently released Who Writes Linux kernel contributor list reveals that some of the usual supporters of Linux -- Red Hat, SUSE, IBM, Intel, Oracle -- remain firmly behind the open source OS. There has also been a lot of attention on the other contributors, which now include Microsoft. What I fin...

Samsung’s Nexus Striptease – Fascinating or Freakish?

The Android community is abuzz with speculation about Samsung's plans for its Unpacked event on Oct. 11 at the upcoming CTIA Enterprise & Applications Conference to be held in San Diego. Some rumors suggest Samsung will unveil the latest item in the Android Nexus family of smartphones, while others ...

Is Dell Taking a Shine to Chrome?

Dell reportedly is talking with Google about the possibility of using the search giant's Chrome OS on its laptop computers. Dell wants to be a "leader" when it comes to implementing Chrome and Android, said Amit Midha, Dell's president for Greater China and South Asia, who confirmed that talks betwe...

Maemo Edges Out Symbian in Nokia’s N900 Smartphone

Three months after Nokia announced its N900 smartphone, the device has arrived in the United States. The N900 runs on the Linux-based Maemo platform, and Nokia's hype around it raises questions about whether the company plans to replace its older Symbian platform with Maemo. Meanwhile, rumors that N...

Are Android Phones Motorola’s Road to Redemption?

Motorola's long-awaited Android phones are about to hit the market at last -- one will reportedly go to Verizon, the other to T-Mobile. None of the three companies will comment on the devices, but the blog "Android and Me" has posted what it says are tech specs on both devices. The Verizon device, c...

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The State of Collaborative Web Publishing

A long time ago -- meaning, of course, three or four years in Internet time -- wikis came to represent the best of the true democratic, user-generated nature of the Web. The collaborative writing/editing of a wiki meant that all voices could be heard, but majority rule would prevail. This segment's ...

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Smartbooks: Embracing Linux With Open ARMs

Asus notwithstanding, netbooks have received a great deal of attention in the Linux community for their role in gaining wider acceptance for our favorite operating system. So, when Freescale and Qualcomm recently debuted a line of what they call "smartbooks" at Computex -- prominently featuring ARM...

Whither Wikis? The State of Collaborative Web Publishing

A long time ago -- meaning, of course, three or four years in Internet time -- wikis came to represent the best of the true democratic, user-generated nature of the Web. The collaborative writing/editing of a wiki meant that all voices could be heard, but majority rule would prevail. This segment's ...

Startup’s Shape-Shifting Linux Netbook Boasts 15 Hours of Run Time

There appears to be a new netbook maker on the block. Always Innovating has announced a new touchscreen netbook that purports to offer users four devices in one. The new Touch Book from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based startup weighs in at less than two pounds with an 8.9-inch screen and has a battery l...

LiMo Foundation Unleashes Mobile Platform

The LiMo Foundation has launched the first release of its Linux-based mobile handset software platform. There are 18 handsets from various manufacturers that are ready to use the platform, Andrew Shikiar, Director of Global Marketing for the LiMo Foundation, told LinuxInsider. Handsets are in the wo...

ARM Lends a Hand to Form Mobile Linux Initiative

Research forecasts that Linux will be the top operating system for mobile computing began to look a little more fully baked with the announcement by ARM that it will collaborate with six vendors to finesse a standards-based, Linux-based platform for next-generation mobile devices. The company, known...

PalmSource Debuts Linux Platform for Handhelds

Access subsidiary PalmSource on Tuesday announced its much-anticipated Linux-based operating system for handheld devices. The Access Linux Platform will bring full compatibility to devices with a Linux core. The ALP Software Developer Kit is scheduled for release to licensees by the end of 2006. The...

Sun and Capgemini Launch RFID System

Sun Microsystems and Capgemini yesterday announced the launch of a jointly developed Radio Frequency Identification system. The system is designed to help enable retail and consumer packaged-goods companies to comply with RFID mandates issued by a growing number of retailers, such as Wal-Mart, Targe...

McNealy To Bet the Company on ‘Corona’ CPU

The standard chip-making process, based on using lithography to etch circuits in silicon and other materials, has been in use since the mid-1970s, with change expressed mainly in increased manufacturing precision as decreases in the wavelengths used allowed the development of ever smaller components...

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