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Intel, Via hardware crypto not to be trusted

[UPDATE] In light of government attempts to subvert products and standards, both Linux and FreeBSD add extra entropy/randomness to the output of Intel's and Via's opaque hardware-based random number generators. Smart move.

December 12, 2013 by

Foxconn backs Firefox OS play

Can the open-source, Linux-based Firefox mobile operating system become a mobile-space player? The question is far from answered but Mozilla has a new supporter: major electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn.

June 3, 2013 by

Adobe drops AIR for Linux due to lack of interest

Linux's failure as a desktop operating system has prompted Adobe to abandon its direct support for the Linux version of AIR, the Adobe Integrated Runtime, which runs programs such as the BBC's iPlayer and Tweetdeck, a Twitter client. In a blog post today, Adobe's Director of Open Source and Standards said: "we will be focusing on supporting partner implementations and will no longer be releasing our own versions of Adobe AIR and the AIR SDK [Software Development Kit] for desktop Linux".

June 15, 2011 by

GP software vendors offered e-health funds

The National E-health Transition Authority (NEHTA) yesterday put out a call for clinical desktop software suppliers to test and tweak standards for the planned electronic health record at implementation sites in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

November 19, 2010 by

Opening up the cloud

The cloud isn't just about commercial software and enterprise systems. The open-source world has its services too. Linode has been offering virtual Linux servers for years. Now the OpenStack project provides open source, open standards software for building reliable cloud infrastructure.

September 26, 2010

Amadeus systems to sit on Linux by 2012

Airline IT systems and transactions business company Amadeus yesterday announced it will completely migrate its commercial airline transaction processing systems onto Linux by 2012, saying proprietary platforms were "very limiting" and criticised the lack of open standards in the industry.

August 4, 2010 by

Nokia's MeeGo smartphone OS 'appears' on YouTube

A video has appeared on YouTube that purports to show Nokia's implementation of the upcoming MeeGo mobile operating system.The MeeGo Linux distribution, announced in February, is the child of Nokia's Maemo OS — as used in the N900 smartphone — and Intel's netbook-centric Moblin distro.

August 3, 2010 by

Open source NFS client on tap for Windows?

Microsoft has sponsored research at the University of Michigan to develop an open source Network File System client for Windows.Michigan's Center for Information Technology Integration also developed the open source Linux-based reference implementation of NFSv4 that is currently included in all Linux distributions, Microsoft said.

April 22, 2009 by

Revving up the electric-car industry

At the Green:Net conference in San Francisco, John Clark of GridPoint and Richard Lowenthal of Coulomb Technologies discuss how the largest obstacle for next-generation electric cars is standards. The executives believe that standards in IT infrastructure and the power grid are necessary for any successful large implementation.

March 26, 2009 by

What is behind the Kaiser-IBM deal?

IBM is now in a position to drive open standards throughout healthIT, thanks to its own ability to scale, its position within the open source world, and the Kaiser contract, which covers 8.6 health consumers.

March 17, 2009 by

Microsoft supports punk'd open source

If your open source company is willing to admit Microsoft owns Linux, acknowledge the legitimacy of its proprietary standards, and put "whatever Microsoft wants" at the center of all your business plans, then Microsoft will let you live in its world.

February 25, 2009 by

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