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Linux Kernel 3.10 picked for long-term support

Looking out for commercial Linux distributors, Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the 3.10 Linux Kernel will be supported for two years.

Android's seven best new security features and one lingering security problem

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.

T-Mobile backs Ubuntu smartphone

Verizon and T-Mobile have announced that they'll be supporting the Ubuntu phone in the United States.

IBM releases new PowerLinux server

IBM continues to bet on Linux and open-source databases with its new PowerLinux 7R4 server.

20 great years of Linux and supercomputers

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.

Ubuntu: One OS, one interface, all devices

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.

Top 5 Features in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

This latest version of Android Jelly Bean has many good, new features for both developers and users.

Ubuntu Edge might just change the computing world

It looks like Ubuntu Edge will reach the $32 million goal that Mark Shuttleworth set to begin building the hybrid smartphone PC. But will it have a market? Could it replace the traditional PC?

OpenOffice 4.0 arrives

It may be trailing LibreOffice, but OpenOffice is still alive and kicking -- now with better Microsoft Office Open XML support.

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.
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