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Jolla appoints new CEO, shifts Marc Dillon to head of software ahead of Sailfish launch in late 2013

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Jolla, the Finnish company that is rebuilding Nokia’s discontinued Meego operating system from its ashes, has advanced its plan to shake-up the smartphone industry after appointing Tomi Pienimäki as its CEO. Pienimäki begins his tenure on Monday, joining from logistics firm Itella where he was CIO. With startup experience under his...
Jolla appoints new CEO, shifts Marc Dillon to head of software ahead of Sailfish launch in late 2013

Linux creator named laureate for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

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Every two years, the Technology Academy of Finland recognizes individuals that have sparked "technological innovation that significantly improves the quality of human life, today and in the future" in the form of the Millennium Technology Prize. One of this year's laureates is none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds....
Linux creator named laureate for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize
Finally, a year when mobile doesn't seem like a two-horse race

First Ubuntu smartphones get one step closer with backing of Carrier Advisory Group

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The arrival of the first Ubuntu OS-based smartphone took one step closer today with the formation of the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group – a collection of operators around the world that want a say in the ongoing development of the Ubuntu smartphone OS. Canonical, the company behind the open source...
First Ubuntu smartphones get one step closer with backing of Carrier Advisory Group

How the Open Community Can Beat Facebook

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Well, the open community can’t beat Facebook. But companies using open technologies can – by building better products. Outside the echo chamber of web standards fanatics, the vast majority of web users don’t care about how the web works. They care about their user experience, where their friends are, and...
How the Open Community Can Beat Facebook

Like Ubuntu Linux? This week, help make it better

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It's no secret that Linux offers an increasingly compelling alternative for business users in this mobile-influenced computing era, complete with desktop interfaces and a variety of user-experience options designed for solid desktop productivity. Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution is surely among the more popular flavors with business users, of course,...
Like Ubuntu Linux? This week, help make it better
HP is hiring 53 engineers to ramp up open source development of webOS

Microsoft makes list of top Linux kernel contributors

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Has Microsoft figured out a cure for cancer? The company, whose CEO Steve Ballmer once famously compared Linux to that disease, is now one of the top 20 contributors of code to the open-source operating system’s kernel, according to a new report out this morning from the nonprofit Linux Foundation. It’s...
Microsoft makes list of top Linux kernel contributors

Linux certificate program launches in North America

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There's no doubt that demand for IT professionals with Linux skills is growing rapidly, and earlier this year I wrote about a brand-new certification program targeting newcomers to the open source operating system. At the time, the Linux Essentials program from the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) was gearing up...
Linux certificate program launches in North America

An Interview with Millenium Technology Prize Finalist Linus Torvalds

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The Millenium Technology Prize, awarded every two years, is a Finnish award designed “to improve the quality of life and to promote sustainable development-oriented research, development and innovation.” Sir Tim Berners-Lee won the prize in 2004. The finalists this year are Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who has been contributing to the...
An Interview with Millenium Technology Prize Finalist Linus Torvalds

Asus Talking Up iPad Rivals

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Elizabeth Woyke, reporting for Forbes: Asus is about to roll out its own iPad rivals. In an interview with Forbes, Shih revealed that Asus is planning to release “at least two” tablet PCs in the coming months. […] Shih said one Asus tablet will likely run Google software, such as...
Asus Talking Up iPad Rivals

4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

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Is Dell becoming an open source company? Yes, but it is not exactly being planned that way. It is bubbling up like most open source projects do. But in many respects the move to open source is also by design. Dell does not want to be a box maker anymore....
4 Ways Dell Is Becoming An Open Source Company

Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

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Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple executive who took over handheld maker Palm and moved with it to Hewlett-Packard in a 2010 acquisition, has left HP effective today, AllThingsD has learned. Rubinstein is said to have no immediate plans, and had completed a 12- to 24-month commitment to stay with HP...
Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

Die, SCO, Die

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“We’re either right or we’re not. If we’re wrong, we deserve people throwing rocks at us.” – Former SCO CEO Darl McBride in 2003 It’s taken nearly a decade, but SCO’s hard-fought, but ultimately ludicrous, legal campaign against Linux is finally winding down, seemingly for good. The company, now...
Die, SCO, Die

Will your next digital camera run Android?

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Android, the ever popular Linux-based mobile operating system, has managed to work its way into smartphones, tablets, and embedded devices. Interestingly, the next step for Android seems to be taking over the digital camera market. Historically, digital cameras use proprietary firmware that is specific to the manufacturer’s products. Standardized (and...
Will your next digital camera run Android?

Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK

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A new clause in the Android SDK’s terms of service hints that Google’s open-source operating system might not be as free as developers, OEMs, and users might hope. This has led some bearded developers to claim that the Android SDK is now “proprietary.”These concerns stem from a new clause that...
Google attempts to stymie Android fragmentation by locking down the Android SDK
The irony of the Apple-Google battle: They're rivals despite having entirely different goals

Ecosystem, Timing Work Against Canonical's Ubuntu For Smartphones

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Canonical, the makers of the Ubuntu open source operating system, first hinted that it would be making firmware for smartphones in late 2011. The technorati were dubious at the time, knowing full well that smartphone OSes are difficult to produce and that Ubuntu may be ill-suited to small form factors....
Ecosystem, Timing Work Against Canonical's Ubuntu For Smartphones

China starts work on home-grown OS

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China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system built specifically for Chinese users....
China starts work on home-grown OS
Microsoft Cracks List of Top Linux Contributors
XBMC and Ouya team up on integrated Android media center
Court docs show Android made less than $550M for Google since 2008

NVIDIA working on Linux support for Optimus automatic graphics switching

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Linux godfather Linus Torvalds may have a frosty relationship with NVIDIA, but that hasn't stopped the company from improving its hardware's support for the open-source operating system. In fact, the chipset-maker is working on the OS' compatibility with its Optimus graphics switching tech, which would enable laptops to conserve...
NVIDIA working on Linux support for Optimus automatic graphics switching

Microchanneling: One Big Implication of Google TV

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As expected, Google TV was announced at this morning’s I/O keynote (here’s the video site). There’s so much to think about in this initiative. One strikes me as especially intriguing: This is a big boost for micro-niche video. Clearly, a ton of development has gone into the overall notion. Some...
Microchanneling: One Big Implication of Google TV

IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack In the Cloud

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The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: IBM. Big Blue announced today that all of its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud architecture. It’s good news for potential IBM customers because it means they...
IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack In the Cloud
Mozilla’s Boot To Gecko Becomes Firefox OS, Scores Support From Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, And More

ZaReason UltraLap 430 pairs penguin power with Ultrabook form factor

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Beauty shot of the UltraLap 430 Image by ZaReason The latest generation of svelte Ultrabooks paints a potent picture of performance and portability. Although Windows users have a wide assortment from which to choose, Linux enthusiasts have largely been left out of the party. There aren't many options for...
ZaReason UltraLap 430 pairs penguin power with Ultrabook form factor

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, YHOO, FB, AAPL)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come back to SAI all day for live news and analysis. Google will sell some ads on Yahoo. If you count iPads, Apple is now the world's number one PC-maker. Sean Eldridge, husband to Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, is running for congress. Silicon Valley...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, YHOO, FB, AAPL)

The Super Dorky Way Programmers Are Trying To Get People Interested In Linux

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It's Friday. That's the perfect day to have uncovered this weird gem: This week, Rebecca Black got her own version of Linux, RebeccaBlackOS. She's not the first teenybopper to get her own open source operating system either. RebeccaBlackOS follows Hannah Montana Linux and Justin Bieber Linux. Yes, these are...
The Super Dorky Way Programmers Are Trying To Get People Interested In Linux

Jolla signs first carrier deal with Finland's DNA to carry its upcoming Sailfish-powered phones

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Finish operator DNA is ready to give life back to MeeGo, the operating system abandoned by Nokia, after it announced plans to sell and help market smartphones from Jolla as soon as they are released in the country. Jolla is building devices powered by its Sailfish OS, which is based on...
Jolla signs first carrier deal with Finland's DNA to carry its upcoming Sailfish-powered phones
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