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"Its availability is especially timely for the burgeoning Internet of Things market, opening the door to a whole host of new open-source design opportunities and applications that were previously out of reach using existing Arduino boards."
FreeBSD 10.0 was originally slated to ship as stable in November, but that didn't happen and now it doesn't look like this major BSD operating system update will be ready to ship until sometime in 2014.
This year's list of the top 10 cool Linux-based gifts has dropped the price limit from $500 to $400, with seven candidates falling below $300. If your budget runs a bit higher, there are plenty of other embedded Linux goodies out there, and if the sky's the limit, you might try the 2014 Motor Trend Car of the Year: the Cadillac CTS. Like the 2013 winner, the Tesla Model S, the CTS features a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment system. (See Jim Zemlin's recent blog "Automotive Linux Leaves Microsoft and Blackberry QNX in the Dust.")
The Genode project has released version 13.11 of their OS framework. This time, the focus lies on exploring new ways for bringing existing protocol stacks to the Genode world. FUSE-based file systems and the Linux TCP/IP stack have become available as user-level libraries, and the improved Qt5 port covers QML. Hardware-wise, the new version extends the support for Exynos-5, Raspberry Pi, and ARM TrustZone.
CyanogenMod is the best known Android alternative and back in September it was said to be an Android unifier, not a forker . A while later (when it was becoming a well-funded company, CyanogenMod Inc.) it made everything easier to set up  and later it got banned from Google’s so-called ‘app’ store [3,4] (which can involve censorship, just like Apple’s).
As GNU/Linux matures, attracting developers and improving freedom-respecting drivers, the threat to proprietary gaming platforms increases
The primary mission of the Raspberry Pi has always been to teach kids how to code the same way the BBC Micro did. In this issue we have another ten fantastic projects you can use it with, but for the Raspberry Pi foundation this is just a happy side-effect of the way they’ve created it. It also doesn’t hurt that these kind of practical applications can get children interested in technology as well.
Linux Deepin is one of those unique Linux distributions for the desktop whose developers crafted a special desktop environment for it. Called the Depth Desktop Environment (DE), Linux Deepin’s DE is built atop GNOME 3 technologies, but with an interface that’s customized to provide what the developers consider a more user-friendly interface for desktop computing.
Ever since spotting a major Linux kernel power regression and increased Linux power usage followed by automatically locating the power regressions, there's requests every so often from Phoronix readers interested in new power-use benchmarks of the kernel.
Canonical made a brave move earlier this year by jumping into the mobile OS race. Since then Ubuntu Touch has generated a good amount of interest in the mobile os news circle. Mark Shuttelworth announced last month that household brands are interested in Ubuntu Touch. All we know that development of Ubuntu Touch has been going on at a frantic pace. So, what’s the current situation with the mobile os? Is Ubuntu Touch ready to handle the daily chores like the established iOS and Android or the new players like Sailfish OS and Firefox OS ? Lets find out.
The team took 6 months to work on the Linux Mint 16 Petra and is basically an incremental development over the latest and greatest Linux open source technologies. Some of the improvements in Linux Mint 16 are related to Login Screen, USB Stick support, software manager, performance, artwork and system improvements, and improvement to the main components.
...this year on Phoronix I alone have written 236 full-length articles and 2,637 news articles on top of my full-time development work on Phoronix Test Suite and its commercial arm and my other business ventures.
Expectations have certainly become high for Valve's Steam Machines. Softpedia thinks that Valve could indeed defeat Microsoft and Sony in console gaming.
Several years ago it seemed like the dream of GNU/Linux as a gaming platform was elusive, especially after Sony had stabbed GNU/Linux users (on PS3) in their backs. Seeing a sort of comeback — where major games are ported to GNU/Linux faster than we can keep track of and consoles are launched which are based on GNU/Linux — is a truly refreshing change that will definitely accompany the ascent of the Free desktop. No more will “gaming” be an excuse for avoiding GNU/Linux as a desktop platform.