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December 26, 2012
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2012’s Top five Linux stories with one big conclusion

2012 didn’t see any single large Linux news story. Instead, we saw many small Linux stories that, when added together, led to Linux becoming the single most important operating system of all. Here’s the count-down to the top of the … Continue reading

November 29, 2012
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Dell XPS 13 laptop: The Ubuntu developer edition arrives

Several months ago, Dell told me about their plans for a killer Ubuntu Linux developer notebook computer, Project Sputnik. The planning is done and this top-of-the-line programmer’s laptop, the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition is ready to ship for $1,549. … Continue reading

November 27, 2012
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With Google readying its own Nexus Chromebook, will it marry Chrome OS to Android?

The China Commercial Times (Chinese language link) reports that Google has placed hardware orders with Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek to produce a Chromebook with a 12.85-inch touch display. Could this be the start of Google merging Android and Chrome … Continue reading

November 23, 2012
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Linux Foundation UEFI Secure Boot key for Windows 8 PCs delays explained

James Bottomley, Parallels’ CTO of server virtualization, well-known Linux kernel maintainer, and the man behind the Linux Foundation’s efforts to create an easy way to install and boot Linux on Windows 8 PCs with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Linux Foundation support for booting Linux on Windows 8 PCs delayed

By design, Microsoft has made installing and booting Linux on Windows 8 PCs with UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot troublesome. Many of the major Linux distirbutors, including Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu,  have proposed different ways of addressing this … Continue reading