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CES 2012: free Ubuntu TV has service and revenue fees

As expected, Canonical showed a version of its Linux-based Ubuntu operating system for TV sets at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, along with an in-car entertainment system. Ubuntu TV sets could appear this year, to compete with Google TV sets running Android -- which so far have failed in the marketplace -- and the widely-predicted Apple TV.

January 9, 2012 by

Western Digital gets to business with NAS

Its first foray into the small business Network Attached Storage (NAS) market, Western Digital's new WD Sentinel DX4000 stands out mainly by virtue of its use of Windows Server 2008 R2 Essentials rather than Linux, as on most other NAS boxes.The hardware is pretty unremarkable, Western Digital opting for a dual-core Intel D525 Atom to drive its appliance supported by 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

December 22, 2011

Lovefilm drops Flash, kills Linux support

The UK online film provider Lovefilm is dropping Adobe's Flash as its delivery technology in favour of Microsoft's Silverlight.The move will mean no more Lovefilm access for those running Linux/Unix systems or older Macs that use PowerPC chips rather than Intel.

December 2, 2011 by

Qualcomm, TI, Nvidia offer new ARM chips for Windows 8

Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, two of the biggest suppliers of ARM-based processors in the smartphone market, have announced chips intended to run Microsoft Windows 8. Their arrival (probably) next year will help answer a number of interesting questions about the relative power, performance, and price of Intel and ARM chips, and the efficiency of modern versions of Windows compared with the Linux-based Google Android operating system.

June 3, 2011 by

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