Microsoft has released a new version of Skype, its popular VoIP program, for Linux.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Who says you need a few million bucks to build a supercomputer? Joshua Kiepert put together a Linux-powered Beowulf cluster with Raspberry Pi computers for less than $2,000.
If you want an old-style, hard-working, windows, icons, menus, and pointer desktop, then what you want is Linux Mint 15.
Mint isn't just an outstanding Linux desktop, it's the best new desktop operating system of any kind available now.
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Does Linux really need another application packaging and installment system? Ubuntu will be adding another one for its Ubuntu Touch smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft has had trouble getting people to use its Windows Phone operating systems, however, it might make as much as $3.4 billion on Android phones.
See if for yourself: With one major software update, the Barnes & Noble HD e-reader has been transformed into an excellent, low-end Android tablet.
The recent Google app store software update has turned Barnes & Noble's HD e-reader into a good, low-end Android tablet.