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Intel drops MeeGo, backs new OS project
— 9:28 AM on September 28, 2011

Looks like MeeGo is about to join webOS in the graveyard of mobile operating systems that didn't quite make it. Intel announced this morning...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Survey: Linux still gaining traction in the enterprise
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2010

These days, I don't hear many industry analysts talking about the "year of Linux on the desktop"—that'd be a bit hyperbolic, with Linux distributions commanding...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Ubuntu 10.10 adds paid app store, new netbook goodies
— 9:29 AM on October 11, 2010

The people at Canonical are still sticking tightly to their biannual release schedule for Ubuntu, it looks like. The latest version of the operating system,...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Ubuntu designer shows user-tracking UI
— 4:46 PM on September 20, 2010

Could your PC serve you better by knowing its position relative to you? Ubuntu interface designer Christian Giordano experimented with the concept last week,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

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No Linux version of Steam in the works, says Valve
— 5:10 PM on August 23, 2010

So much for that Linux version of Steam we'd been led to expect by a hidden code snippet. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Valve's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Dell confirms Chrome OS aspirations
— 4:02 PM on June 22, 2010

We already had some evidence that Dell was planning a Chrome OS netbook, but a recent statement by company executive Amit Midha sure sounds like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Acer, Dell, HP could be cooking up Chrome OS systems
— 6:00 AM on June 15, 2010

Just because Chrome OS systems weren't anywhere to be seen at Computex doesn't mean they're not coming. In fact, the folks at Download Squad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Acer denies imminent Chrome OS netbook launch
— 6:00 AM on May 18, 2010

We may not see a Chrome OS-powered Acer netbook at Computex next month, after all. Shooting down recent whispers from the rumor mill, Engadget...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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Acer to reveal shiny Chrome OS products next month
— 8:59 AM on May 14, 2010

When Google unveiled Chrome OS last year, it said the stripped-down, Linux-based netbook operating system would become available in the second half of 2010....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Ubuntu 10.04 brings new user interface
— 5:02 PM on April 29, 2010

About every six months, Canonical comes out with a new version of its hugely popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu 10.04 is now available for download...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Steam might be headed to Linux, as well
— 5:12 PM on April 23, 2010

We already know Valve intends to provide a version of its Steam software, not to mention ports of its entire game catalog, to Mac...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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Oracle completes Sun buyout
— 10:28 AM on January 27, 2010

Well, that's it—Sun Microsystems is no more. As the Associated Press reports, Oracle has completed its acquisition of the software and server maker, taking...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

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EU greenlights Oracle-Sun merger
— 6:00 AM on January 22, 2010

Oracle's acquisition of Sun looks set to go forward, after all. The European Commission threatened to blackball the deal last November, but as InformationWeek...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

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Linux is alive and kicking on netbooks
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2009

Despite the rise and apparent dominance of Windows-powered netbooks in North America, Linux-based netbooks remain very popular globally, according to ABI Research figures quoted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Acer aims to launch first Chrome OS netbook next year
— 8:49 AM on December 2, 2009

We've known since the beginning that Google aims to release Chrome OS for public consumption in the latter part of next year. What we...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Linux-Unix

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Dell offers early Wi-Fi support in Chrome OS
— 6:58 AM on November 30, 2009

Last week, we wrote about how Engadget got Chrome OS up and running on a Dell netbook using a USB flash drive. It looks...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Chrome OS boots quickly from a USB thumb drive
— 6:00 AM on November 25, 2009

You don't have to run Chrome OS on a speedy solid-state or mechanical hard drive to enjoy swift system startups on a netbook. Using a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Google could merge Android, Chrome OS eventually
— 12:40 PM on November 23, 2009

Android and Chrome OS are pretty different animals right now. The former has allowed Verizon executives to stop losing sleep over the iPhone's AT&T exclusivity,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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