Archive for May, 2010

Despite Intel backing, first MeeGo device will use ARM

May 31st, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , ,

Despite MeeGo Linux being a joint initiative between Nokia and Intel, the first MeeGo device to be shipped will be an ARM device and not an Intel one.

Acer's Android Stream comes online

May 31st, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Acer’s been hinting at entry into the Android smartphone market for some time now and now it is official. The Stream is the company’s first Android device. 

Finally, the real open source iPhone killer is here

May 31st, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Forget the Android devices, the Symbian ones and all the other iPhone-killers out there, this is the real deal. The device, which has freely available, detailed CAD design drawings, is guaranteed to kill the iPhone.

Kid-friendly Qimo Linux 2.0 makes a splash

I’ve written about Qimo before and now the child-focused Linux distro gets a new version.

Linux now runs more than 90% of top supercomputers

May 31st, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Linux has always been the top player in the supercomputing arena but now it is more popular than ever, running more than 90% of the world’s top supercomputers.

Kexi makes a comeback in KOffice 2.2

May 31st, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

More than three years after it was last seen in the KOffice 1.6 release Kexi, a Microsoft Access-like data manager, makes a return with the release of KOffice 2.2.0 release.

Mandriva-style control centre for Ubuntu

May 28th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

It’s called the Ubuntu Control Center (UCC) and it’s a clean, simple way to manage your Ubuntu desktop machine. Sure, it’s not a lot unlike the Gnome Control Centre, but it does have a cleaner look to it. And we all know that Mark Shuttleworth has been going on about how less is more.

Novell's woes continue as it sheds income

May 28th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

With its future in the balance, Novell’s latest results did little to boost the company. The company, which owns the SUSE Linux distribution, reported a $12 million drop in net income in the second quarter compared with the same period last year.

One Laptop Per Child project jumps on tablet bandwagon

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On the back of the growing popularity of tablet devices the One Laptop Per Child project is now hoping to produce a sub-$100 tablet device.

Tweetdeck adds support for open source social networks

A fan of TweetDeck but missing your Status.net friends? The good news is that the latest release of TweetDeck now has support for open source-based Status.net networks as well. Although still in testing it’s simple to set up and works like a charm.

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