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OLPC high-school release adds Gnome desktop

June 15th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has announced a high school-focused version of its low-cost XO laptop which includes the Gnome interface.

Ubuntu for tablet PCs in the works

June 10th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Canonical is preparing a version of Ubuntu Linux aimed at tablet PCs, a company executive said this week.

Dual-screen Kno tablet runs Linux

June 7th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Kno has unveiled a giant (literally) dual-screen tablet PC that it is hoping will make inroads into the educational arena.

ARM, allies invest in Linux for smartphones, tablets

June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Chipmaker ARM and a group of allies have joined forces to back a non-profit Linux company to develop tools for cellphones, tablet PC and similar small devices.

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.

Microsoft's new anti-Linux patent strategy

May 27th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Patent threats from Microsoft against Linux are not new. But now that bastion of proprietary software appears to have a new, more insidious, strategy in its quest to undermine open source software. It is now getting its partners – companies that want to and need to be on its good side – to license Linux [...]

Android leads Linux mobile sales higher

March 11th, 2009 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Google’s Android operating system gave Linux-on-mobile sales a healthy boost in the fourth quarter of 2008. In its latest report on the state of smartphones, IT analysts Gartner said that Linux-based mobile sales increased from 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2007 to 3.2 million units at the end of 2008. This was despite a general slowdown in growth for the entire smartphone sector over the same period.

Symbian open source by 2010

December 8th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Nokia finalises Symbian deal and foundation says 2010 is the target date for releasing a full open source version of the operating system.

Nokia eyes Linux for high-end phones

December 3rd, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Mobile market leader Nokia says it is looking to use Linux for more of its high-end mobile phones.

Open source phone runs free

June 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Open source phone maker Openmoko ships the Linux-powered Neo FreeRunner to distributors.

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