In an attempted preemptive strike on other would be number three smartphone OS makers, Firefox and ZTE has partnered up to bring an $80 Firefox OS, unlocked smartphone to all users everywhere via eBay.
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It looks less and less likely that Canonical will raise the $32-million it needs for the Ubuntu Edge. So what! It won't matter in the long run.
A new kind of laptop, the SOL, is being designed for the great outdoors and it's powered by sunlight and it will be running Linux.
Desktop Linux must be growing more popular. Someone's finally created what appears to be a semi-successful Linux Trojan.
Looking out for commercial Linux distributors, Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the 3.10 Linux Kernel will be supported for two years.
Android 4.3 added significant new security features, and Google has also added two other new security features to older versions of Android. Now, if only the carriers and OEMs would patch the Bluebox security hole every Android user would be happier.
Verizon and T-Mobile have announced that they'll be supporting the Ubuntu phone in the United States.
IBM continues to bet on Linux and open-source databases with its new PowerLinux 7R4 server.
Today, Linux rules supercomputing. It wasn't always that way. Here's how Linux moved from being Linus Torvald's hobby operating system to being the OS of choice for high-performance computing.
Canonical believes that Ubuntu can be one operating system and Unity the one interface you need for your PC, your smartphone, and your tablet. Here's how they'll do it.