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Build your own supercomputer: First $99 Parallella boards ship

Who says you need millions for a supercomputer? Not Adapteva, which has started shipping its $99 Parallella single-board parallel processing board.

Happy Birthday OpenStack! How did you grow up so fast?

In three years OpenStack has come out of nowhere to be one of the most popular cloud programs around. How did that happen? Jim Curry, one of OpenStack's founders, explains.

GitHub improves open-source licensing polices

GitHub, the popular open-source development community site, is finally getting its licensing act together. It's high time since Black Duck has found that 77-percent of GitHub projects have no declared open-source license.

Third-party app released to fix Bluebox Security Android hole

With OEMs still not releasing Google's fix for the security hole discovered by Bluebox Security researchers have released of a mobile application that fixes the vulnerability.

Eucalyptus 3.3 arrives with additional Amazon cloud features

The open-source Eucalyptus cloud project has just released a new version that's improved its Amazon Web Service cloud interoperability.

Linux 3.11: Linux for Workgroups

The latest Linux kernel is coming with new features and a tongue-in-cheek nickname and logo.

Meet Utilite, new Raspberry Pi rival

CompuLab's soon-to-be-released inexpensive ARM-powered Utlite PC can run Android or Ubuntu.

Android should embrace a Windows-style security update model

Google fixes Android's security problems relatively quickly, but the OEMs and carriers are painfully slow to implement them. Isn't it time for Google to take a page out of Microsoft's playbook and implement regular direct-to-user security updates?

Oracle to halt development of Sun virtualization technologies

Oracle will soon be announcing that it's discontinuing development of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Sun Ray software and hardware, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client product lines.

Android OEMs slow to roll out Bluebox Security patch

Google released the Bluebox Security fix days ago but only a handful of OEMs have released the patch to customers. On the bright side, there's now an Android app available to scan for the security hole.

PaRSEC: Designing software for the exascale supercomputer generation

Supercomputers are getting faster than ever, but the next generation, which will be able to do a quintillion floating point operations per second, needs software that can keep up.

Chromebooks: A bright spot in the dark PC market

Yes, the PC market is going to hell in a hand-basket -- except for the sub-$300 market where the Linux-based Chromebook is leading the way to growth.

Verizon backs Ubuntu smartphone

Verizon Wireless joins the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group. This move sets Verizon up to be the first carrier to bring the Ubuntu-Linux based smartphone to the US.

Red Hat will switch from Oracle MySQL to MariaDB, reports

Officially, Red Hat still isn't saying that MariaDB, instead of Oracle's MySQL, will be its default database management system in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. But off-the-record people close to Red Hat tell a different story.

Citrix goes all in for open-source XenServer cloud

XenServer, the first major open-source hypervisor, returns to its open-source roots with its latest Citrix release.

Fedora 19, Schrödinger's Cat, lives

Red Hat's latest community Linux, Fedora 19, is out and ready for cutting-edge Linux users and developers.

Microsoft-sponsored Outercurve Foundation turns to Apache for leadership

The open-source software foundation announced that Jim Jagielski, co-founder of the Apache Foundation and a Red Hat consulting software engineer, would be taking over as its President.

Ready to run desktop Linux PC: MintBox 2

Like Linux Mint? Want it in a plug and go PC? CompuLab may have the computer for you: the new MintBox 2.

Five simple ways to avoid Android malware

Android malware really is everywhere, but you can keep yourself safe by following some simple rules.

Microsoft's mobile strategy: Where Android, iOS and Windows 8.1 fit in

Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 aren't doing well, but Microsoft can still make out with some help from Intel and Windows 8.1 If its great ARM experiment doesn't work out, supporting Microsoft's key applications on Android and iOS won't hurt.
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