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HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

There's a new bit of Samsung / Intel software in the house called Tizen made for the mobile market, and this week we're hearing that HTC is one of several hot off the blocks to release a smartphone with the system embedded. This news comes after Samsung showed off a very early version of some hardware running the first Tizen for a developer conference that took place the same week as this spring's CTIA 2012. With both Samsung and HTC on lock for a device with this software onboard, we're looking for what'll very possibly be a large release - relatively speaking, of course.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready for download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready for download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has landed today, offering enterprise users a secure and stable Linux operating system for their work environment. LTS stands for Long Term Support, with five years of guaranteed updates for the OS, as well as the option to purchase commercial support. The latest version of Ubuntu brings support for Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol 7.1, plus desktop virtualization for Citrix and VMWare.

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Linux Google Drive tipped for May

Linux Google Drive tipped for May

The cloud storage system known as Google Drive has informally been confirmed by a Google Docs Community Manager by the name of Theresa Wu. In a quite simple comment on Google+ this week she noted that the teams are indeed hard at work on a bit of desktop integration for the Linux environment, noting that the community should only have to "sit tight" and their prayers would be answered soon.

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Valve talks Steam client for Linux

Valve talks Steam client for Linux

Valve has been using its Steam client to distribute digital copies of some of its coolest video games for a long time. Valve's Gabe Newell is talking about the rollout of the Steam client and source engine to Linux. Rumors have circulated for a while now that Valve was working on porting that software out for Linux gamers. Interestingly, Valve apparently has plans for Steam outside of gaming.

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NVIDIA Tegra 3+ and LTE revealed

NVIDIA Tegra 3+ and LTE revealed

This week NVIDIA has revealed a roadmap which shows the future of their mobile processor line including an upgraded Tegra 3 called T3+, with code-names Wayne and Grey splitting off in the third quarter of 2012 with LTE. Grey specifically will have access to LTE data speeds, with Tegra and Icera hardware being part of this sector for NVIDIA. The folks at NVIDIA have also shown their intent to work with such platforms as Linux, Windows, and Windows Phone in their Tegra line.

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Raspberry Pi computers ready for delivery

Raspberry Pi computers ready for delivery

The first batch of Raspberry Pi computers is finally ready for delivery. The credit card-sized Linux computer costs only $35 and is designed to encourage children's interest in programming. UK distributors have confirmed receiving shipments and will soon send out invitations for purchasing to customers who pre-registered. A school in Leeds received the first delivery today.

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Microsoft creates open source subsidiary

Microsoft creates open source subsidiary

It's still interesting to me that Microsoft is very active in the open source community. Open source operating systems at a glance would seem to be something very much at odds with what Microsoft does with its popular Windows operating systems for servers and computers. With so many enterprise customers using Microsoft servers along with open source servers running operating systems like UNIX or Linux, Microsoft has to work with open-source standards.

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Qbo robot up for pre-order on April 18th

Qbo robot up for pre-order on April 18th

We know that you’ve all be waiting for the adorable little Qbo robot, and you could have one in your hands very soon. The open source robot will be available for pre-order on April 18th on the TheCorpora website (the store will go live on the same day). The robot is designed to be tinkering and experimented with, being powered by Linux and some x86 internals.

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Microsoft lands on top 20 Linux kernel contributor list

Microsoft lands on top 20 Linux kernel contributor list

We all know that when the bread-and-butter software offerings at Microsoft is its Windows operating system. The company goes out of its way to protect the software and its dominating market position. With that in mind, it will come as a big surprise to many people that Microsoft has made the list of the top 20 Linux kernel contributors for the first time ever.

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