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Raspberry Pi, The $25 Computer, Now Has Its Own App Store

[credit provider=”Flickr / Rain Rabbit” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6123975831/in/photostream/”] Raspberry Pi is launching its own app store.It will function almost identically as Google Play or Apple’s App Store, being a go-to place for people to share their homebrew games and utilities for others to download.
Raspberry Pi, The $25 Computer, Now Has Its Own App Store
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Tiny PengPod Thumbs Its Nose At Google With A $120 Tablet

[credit provider=”PengPod” url=”http://www.pengpod.com/about-us”] Android/Linux lovers are whooping it up now that a startup called PengPod reached its crowdfunding goal.PengPod promised to ship affordable 7- and 10-inch tablets if it could raise $49,000 by today.
Tiny PengPod Thumbs Its Nose At Google With A $120 Tablet
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Hewlett-Packard Plunks Down $500,000 To Help Linux—And Maybe Send Microsoft A Signal

[credit provider=”flickr/tracie7779″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/twobears2/5129655648/”] Hewlett-Packard has become a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation, the organisation responsible for Linux and other open-source software projects.A Platinum membership costs $500,000 a year and brings with it a seat on the board of directors and a say in which kinds of projects the group […]
Hewlett-Packard Plunks Down $500,000 To Help Linux—And Maybe Send Microsoft A Signal
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Twitter Puts Some Money Behind Linux, Boosting Its Developer Street Cred

[credit provider=”Martin Streicher via Wikimedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linus_Torvalds.jpeg”] The Linux Foundation today announced that it has a new big-name member: Twitter.Twitter is a big user of Linux. So the real-time information network has stepped up to become an official, paying sponsor of the organisation that oversees Linux.
Twitter Puts Some Money Behind Linux, Boosting Its Developer Street Cred
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Oracle Offers Free Software To Win New Linux Users

[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2267320808/9m1dxis8i287vq9rcgvx.jpeg”] Oracle has made an interesting offer to companies using a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Switch to our free Oracle Linux instead.It’s even being kind of funny about it — using some self depreciating language that plays on Oracle’s reputation for selling very expensive software. […]
Oracle Offers Free Software To Win New Linux Users
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Samsung Puts $500,000 Behind Its Secret Weapon Against Apple

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Samsung is ramping up its plans to best Apple’s iOS.The South Korean company will soon announce that it joined the Linux Foundation at the highest level, Platinum. This gives Samsung a seat on the Linux Foundation’s board.
Samsung Puts $500,000 Behind Its Secret Weapon Against Apple
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Linus Torvalds LOVES His MacBook Air

[credit provider=”Martin Streicher via Wikimedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linus_Torvalds.jpeg”] In an interview with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, TechCrunch’s Scott Merrill asks about Torvalds’s taste in computer hardware.Here’s what Torvalds had to say:
Linus Torvalds LOVES His MacBook Air
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This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple

[credit provider=”Flickr/Trancept” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trancept/4142043162/sizes/z/in/faves-osde-info/”] Sure Red Hat just crested the $1 billion-revenue mark with almost $150 million in profit while Canonical, maker of Ubuntu Linux, still isn’t profitable after seven years in business.Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says … so what?
This Wild Visionary Wants To Turn His Linux Company Into The Next Apple
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This Highly-Anticipated $25 Computer Is Officially For Sale

[credit provider=”Geek.com” url=”http://www.geek.com/articles/games/game-developer-david-braben-creates-a-usb-stick-pc-for-25-2011055/”] The Linux-powered Raspberry Pi computer is officially available for purchase, just barely making its February launch window.The device is pictured right and is approximately the same size as a credit card.
This Highly-Anticipated $25 Computer Is Officially For Sale
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THE BEST GEEK TATTOOS: These Folks Really Love Tech

[credit provider=”Flickr/vernhart” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/vernhart/1466093575/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Tattoos have been around almost as long as skin.There are as many reasons to get a tattoo as there are people. For instance, in the 5th century BC, they were used to transmit secret messages across enemy lines. A few thousand years later, sailors would tattoo a […]
THE BEST GEEK TATTOOS: These Folks Really Love Tech
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Microsoft Exec: If You Hate Microsoft, You Don’t Really Know Us

[credit provider=”Tim O’Brien” url=”http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1599655190/ProfilePic.jpg”] How do you convince a generation of people who have grown up thinking you are evil to change their minds and love you instead?That’s the job of Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien, general manager of Platform Strategy. He’s out to convince a new generation of application programmers to […]
Microsoft Exec: If You Hate Microsoft, You Don’t Really Know Us
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You Can Buy A New Computer For $35 Later This Month

[credit provider=”Geek.com” url=”http://www.geek.com/articles/games/game-developer-david-braben-creates-a-usb-stick-pc-for-25-2011055/”] The first set of Raspberry Pi computers will be available for $35 on February 20, reports Ars Technica.The computer (pictured right) is a barebones device in every sense — you’ll have to supply your own monitor and Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, but after that you’ve got a […]
You Can Buy A New Computer For $35 Later This Month
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Linux Will Eat Oracle’s Lunch in 2012, Says Analyst

[credit provider=”Oracle_ImagesviaFlickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/oracle_images/5015810337/”] In 2012, a shocking number of enterprises will slink away from Oracle into the arms of competitors Red Hat and SUSE, new market research finds. This comes even though Oracle has its own flavour of Linux that is basically a copy of Red Hat’s.Worse, this is a […]
Linux Will Eat Oracle’s Lunch in 2012, Says Analyst
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Microsoft Is Being Forced To Love Its Enemy

[credit provider=”AP”] 2012 may be the year Microsoft transforms itself into a company with a future beyond the Windows desktop.Later this year, Microsoft will add technology to its cloud service, Azure, that will let users run Linux applications on Azure, reports ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. This underscores just how seriously […]
Microsoft Is Being Forced To Love Its Enemy
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ARM Breaks Into One Of Intel’s Strongholds

[credit provider=”Apple”] Chip designer ARM has long dominated the market for smartphones and tablets, leaving Intel scrambling to catch up.Now, it’s getting chance to break into one of Intel’s strongholds — server hardware.
ARM Breaks Into One Of Intel’s Strongholds
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Some Nokia Employees Are Still In Serious Denial About The Company

[credit provider=”fw42 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fw42/5823985066/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Some Nokia employees are demoralized about the company’s decision earlier this year to abandon Symbian and MeeGo and place a big bet on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform instead.As a result, the company’s software development centre in Tamere, Finland, clears out every day at 4 p.m., […]
Some Nokia Employees Are Still In Serious Denial About The Company
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Red Hat Is On Track To Become A $1 Billion Company

Red Hat has acquired Gluster, a company that uses software to tackle storage problems in a new way.We had the opportunity to talk to Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, about the acquisition, how Gluster’s product works, and what it means to be steering a company into the $1 billion […]
Red Hat Is On Track To Become A $1 Billion Company
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Developers Are Using More Macs Than Linux Machines

[credit provider=”We Have No Vision” url=”http://www.wehavenovision.com/?p=11″] A recent survey from Evans Data indicates that more North American developers are using Macs than are using Linux machines.Windows is sitting tight in first place, being the preferred environment for 80% of developers. Mac OS jumped from third to second, now controlling 7.9%, […]
Developers Are Using More Macs Than Linux Machines
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These 20 Amazing Indie Games Will Get You Through Your Workday

[credit provider=”arkworld/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/arkworld/2477643864/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] You spend too much money on video games.Indie developers build their games out of a driving sense of passion. They don’t care if you like them or not — their games are free or cheap.
These 20 Amazing Indie Games Will Get You Through Your Workday
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INSTANT MBA: Ask People To Call You An Idiot When You’re Wrong

[credit provider=”Red Hat” url=”http://www.redhat.com/about/companyprofile/management/whitehurst.html”] Today’s advice comes from Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s interview with ZDNet Asia:”I’m one that looks to seek consensus in decision-making. I’ve always told [employees] to call me an idiot if they think I’m doing something wrong, and many have!
INSTANT MBA: Ask People To Call You An Idiot When You’re Wrong
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Opera’s Browser Gets A Speedy Update — Here Are Our favourite New Features

[credit provider=”Wolfiewolf via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/herry/3341948095/#/photos/herry/3341948095/lightbox/”] Opera released a new new update to its web browser, version 11.10, today with a slew of speedy new features.We got a sneak peek at the latest version last week, and there are some nifty features in it that we love.
Opera’s Browser Gets A Speedy Update — Here Are Our favourite New Features
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From The Dorm Room To Your Smartphone: The Incredible 20-Year Story of Linux

[credit provider=”Oregon Live” url=”http://blog.oregonlive.com/”] Whether you use it every day or you’ve never even heard of it, Linux is undeniably important to computing history. It’s been around in one form or another since the early 90s and continues to be a relevant player in the world of computing.This year it […]
From The Dorm Room To Your Smartphone: The Incredible 20-Year Story of Linux
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A Geek In Hollywood: Linux Inventor Goes To Oscar Party

[credit provider=”Martin Streicher via Wikimedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linus_Torvalds.jpeg”] Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source operating system Linux, was invited to a pre-Oscar party on Saturday night, and blogs about his experience here.He and his wife Tove were got a kick out of asking famous stars who they were. Linus apparently […]
A Geek In Hollywood: Linux Inventor Goes To Oscar Party
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Today’s Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight

Software industry veteran Novell has found a buyer: privately held Attachmate is picking up the company for $2.2 billion. But more interestingly, a holding company led by Microsoft is paying Novell a separate $450 million cash payment for the rights to more than 800 patents.
Today’s Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight
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