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OpenMandriva has put out their Lx 2013.0 release for those still hoping to relive the glorious Mandrake and Mandriva days.
The Android market is awash with tablets. Whether it's higher end devices like Samsung's Note line, cheap and cheerful offerings based on Nvidia's Tegra, or kid-friendly slates like Polaroid's 'Kids Tablet,' there is literally something for everyone, and it seems that Nintendo is keen to throw its hat in the ring.
Intermec unveiled a rugged, Android-ready handheld computer designed for field service applications. The CN51 is equipped with a 1.5GHz, dual-core TI OMAP4 SoC, a 4-inch, 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, IP64-rated sealing, 12-hour plus battery, and options including 1D and 2D barcode scanners, keypads, GLONASS-ready GPS, cellular, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few hours ago, November 20, that the first maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.
Linus Torvalds has closed Linux 3.13 merge window two days early by releasing the Linux 3.13-rc1 on Friday instead of the usual Sunday release cycle.
The Stir Kinetic Desk promises to be a piece of office equipment for the modern age of sensors, the quantified self, and lots of trans fat. On the other hand, its sticker price may shock you into rigor mortis before obesity will. Check out our hands-on.
Really Simple Software has begun accepting pre-orders for the second generation of its Linux-powered networked DVR. The new model, known as “Simple.TV by SiliconDust” and priced at $250, adds a second TV tuner and is expected to ship by the end of the year, by which time Android and iOS apps for both generations of the product will be available for free download.
Fans of the MATE desktop environment, which is a fork of Gnome 2, will be happy to know that MATE is scheduled to be included in the official Debian repositories. Early 2012, it was requested that MATE be included in said repositories, and almost 2 years later, it appears we’re almost there.
As a kid, and some ten years before he started using Linux, Eduard Bachmakov dreamed of one day being involved in open source software. He didn't really know how code worked, but thought the idea of collaborative global development, free of corporate interests, was cool. He started by playing around with virtual machines and dual boot, but didn't make the full switch to Linux until he got to college, he said.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 optimizes performance, stability and scalability across physical, virtual and cloud environments
Android 4.4 KitKat interface
Android looks better than ever with visual interface enhancements such as transparent status and buttons bars. This means you can see your wallpaper cover the whole screen. The background to the app menu is also semi-transparent rather than solid black. If you're listening to music, the lockscreen shows full-screen album artwork which just looks great.
Whereas Raspberry Pi was the pioneer of very small Linux systems, the Arduino is the 800-pound gorilla in the micro-controller arena.
Qualcomm's upcoming Toq smartwatch will be available from December 2nd. The company, better known for its processors that power most smartphones, will sell Toq directly from its own website, and no retail partners have been announced. The watch will interface with Android smartphones via Bluetooth and an app that will be made available from Google Play.
We're pleased to announce PyPy 2.2, which targets version 2.7.3 of the Python language. This release main highlight is the introduction of the incremental garbage collector, sponsored by the `Raspberry Pi Foundation`_.
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