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February 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Maybe Microsoft does love Linux! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced this week that both Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core. Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
by sjvn01
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Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones?

Cyanogen, the company behind CyanogenMod, started small. It began as a group of developers that wanted to produce a high-quality alternative Android firmware. Today, it still stands behind a great Android alternative, but its ambitions now go so high as … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
by sjvn01
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HoloLens: Abracadabra! Microsoft unveils a great distraction

Oh my gosh! The world’s first holographic computing platform! Is this or is this not the best thing ever? Crowd around, yells the Microsoft barker, and marvel at HoloLens. See worlds leap up in your mind’s eye and settle onto … Continue reading

January 26, 2015
by sjvn01
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Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft has long used open-source software, like the BSD code behind its original TCP/IP network stack, they just didn’t admit it. That was in Bill Gates’ day. It’s a different story today. Recently , Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that … Continue reading