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August 11, 2013
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Canonical will win even if Ubuntu Edge doesn’t make its $32 million

Canonical , Ubuntu‘s parent company, made a bet. It wagered that there were enough visionaries out there to crowd-source 32-million dollars for the first Linux-powered combination smartphone/PC, the Ubuntu Edge. It seems that the company will lose that wager, but … Continue reading

June 27, 2013
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Microsoft’s mobile strategy: Where Android, iOS and Windows 8.1 fit in

This is not your dad’s Microsoft. In the last few months Microsoft has been refocusing on Web services and devices instead of its mobile operating systems, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 (WP8). Neither OS have been cutting the mustard in the market. … Continue reading

February 15, 2013
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Ubuntu smartphone developer preview arrives next week

It’s almost here! Six weeks after Canonical first revealed that they were throwing their Ubuntu Linux hat into the smartphone ring, the company announced that on February 21, they’ll be releasing the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu. According to Canonical, “Images … Continue reading

February 10, 2013
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Linux developers working on uniting Windows 8 Secure Boot fixes

Thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 8 UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot there was no easy way to boot Linux, or any other operating system, on Windows 8 PCs. Now, there are two ways, the recently released Linux Foundation (LF) … Continue reading

September 18, 2012
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Intel’s new Clover Trail chip will support Android & Linux

When the “news” came out that Intel wouldn’t be supporting Linux on its new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, I didn’t buy it. This next-generation Intel Atom processor was always meant primarily for Windows 8, but with its Intel’s x86 instruction … Continue reading