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The Linux 3.14 Kernel Already Has Many Exciting Features

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While the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window is barely half way over, there's already a ton of exciting changes to make this yet another very interesting kernel update. Here's some of what end-users can expect to see out of Linux 3.14 in terms of improvements and new functionality.

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Samsung brings accessory restriction on Note 3, inspired by Apple?

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Android brought openness to the smartphone ecosystem, with an open source operating system, embracing common connectivity standards and lot of customisability options in terms of hardware and software. Apple was on the other hand seen as having very tightly controlled ecosystem and many users moved to Android to experience some freedom. However, Samsung’s recent move to block third party accessory might alienate customers from associating the android device manufacturer from this notion.

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10 Things An 'Average Joe' Must Know About Linux

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Well, frankly speaking nobody is perfect, and in the current discussion not everyone is a tech-savy geek. But does that mean they don't have right to feel and enjoy the 'best' things in life (in this discussion, the same pertains to technology). Over the years, many people have switched from Windows to Linux primarily owing to freedom that the latter provides. But, the question remains- is the 'average joe' in you truly familiar with what Linux really is?

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Samsung coming up with multiple Galaxy Tab variants in 2014

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Samsung has revealed plans to expand its smartphone and tablet portfolio in 2014. At the company’s conference, Executive Director Hyunjoon Kim announced that Samsung will first “create a new tablet category” that will be aimed at businesses with a high-end, “high-resolution,” large screen tablet around 20-inches. He added that the company will produce many variants by modifying their Galaxy Tab series.

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GNOME Boxes 3.11.4 Adds a Logo for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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The GNOME Project has announced that another development release towards the GNOME Boxes 3.12 remote and virtual machine management application for the GNOME desktop environment is available for download and testing.

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Wireless enabled rugged box-PC runs Linux on Haswell

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Adlink has launched a compact, rugged industrial PC, featuring a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, dual MiniPCIe slots, a uSIM socket, and Linux support.

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The Future of OpenShift and Docker Containers

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A few months ago, Docker (then dotCloud) and Red Hat announced a partnership to collaborate around Docker, the excellent container management solution for Linux. At the time, the OpenShift team was heads down working on our 2.0 release, but we were already thinking about how we could use Docker to take application development and deployment on OpenShift to the next level.

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Kali and Quirky Reviews, Steam for Debs, and a Mageia Look

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Today's stroll around the Linuxhood proved quite interesting as usual. First up are reviews of two distributions that get few reviews, so those are quite welcome. Debian developers get a free subscription to Steam if they want. And someone nicked Zoltan gives a nice overview of Mageia and its place in the Linux distro landscape. Today's bonus is Matt Asay's assertion that the Linux desktop doesn't matter anymore.

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    In a previous article, I published a small userspace image and Linux kernel for the Zenwatch 3 that enables root access with SSH over USB on the watch. By now, I reached my initial goal to get AsteroidOS, the alternative Android Wear operating system, running on the Zenwatch 3. Similar to SailfishOS and Ubuntu Touch, AsteroidOS uses the original Android kernel - a patched Linux kernel - with a GNU/Linux userspace that, in turn, also uses some of the original, closed-source Android libraries to access certain hardware like the GPU. As the Android libraries expect a different software ecosystem, e.g., a different C library called bionic, we cannot simply call the Android libraries from within a common GNU/Linux application. Instead, we need an additional software layer that translates between the Android and the common GNU/Linux world. This layer is called libhybris.
  • How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux
    Harman Kardon, the company recently acquired by Samsung, has developed its very own Cortana speaker, which is very similar to the Amazon Echo but featuring Microsoft’s famous digital assistant. And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.
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  • The Numbers Article for Mobile in 2017 - All the Statistics You Could Ask For
    Mobile is the hottest industry. Banking and payments are rushing to mobile. Governments doing healthcare and education with mobile. Travel from airlines to taxis to trains and busses to hotel bookings is going mobile. Your driver's licence is migrating to the mobile phone as are your keys to your home. And all the other big tech stories from Internet of Things (IoT) to 'Big Data' analytics to Cloud computing - are all dependent on mobile. And next week we have the massive industry event in Barcelona, Mobile World Congress. My brand new TomiAhonen Almanac 2017 is now finished and is released today. So this is the perfect time to do my annual 'State of Mobile' blog of the major statistics. What are the big numbers. Lets start with reach. Yes, mobile is by far the most widely-spread communication technology humankind has ever witnessed.
  • Tizen Store Expands Its Service Coverage to 222 Countries
    The Tizen Store, as the name suggests, is the Tizen Application Store for developers to publish their free and paid for Tizen apps. In April 2015, we saw the store expand it’s coverage to include 182 countries, which was mainly for FREE apps, but we saw this as setting the foundation for providing paid for apps further down the road.

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