Lightweight 'Kite' tablet runs Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.0

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There's no shortage of Android tablets in the marketplace today, but devices that run Ubuntu Linux are still much harder to come by.


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Five notable new features in Fedora Linux 18 'Spherical Cow'

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After numerous delays along the way, the final version of Fedora Linux 18 “Spherical Cow” made its long-awaited debut on Tuesday.

Late last year I wrote about a few of the interesting features that had appeared in the beta version of the software, but now this finished release brings quite a bit more to the table.

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One more CES gem: a $55 mini PC that runs Android 4.1

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Last week saw a flurry of new products being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but one that didn't attract much coverage until the weekend looks pretty compelling.

It's yet another example of what I call the march of the tiny Linux PCs that's been going on for close to a year now, and it's got a diminutive price point to match its size.

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Red Hat takes the wraps off RHEL 5.9

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Red Hat on Tuesday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, a new update to the company's popular open source enterprise platform.


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Calling all GNOME 2 fans: Meet Fuduntu Linux 2013.1

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It's no secret that mobile-style interfaces such as Unity, GNOME 3, and even Windows 8's Modern UI have met with only a lukewarm reception among many desktop PC users.

That's why we've seen such a flurry of workarounds spring up for users of Windows 8, and it's why we've seen efforts like SolusOS and the MATE desktop emerge on the Linux side.

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The CuBox Pro: for $160, a tiny, open PC with 2GB of RAM

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One of the most striking tech trends of 2012 was the invasion of the tiny, inexpensive Linux PCs including the Raspberry Pi, the Cotton Candy, and increasingly innumerable others.

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I fully expect this trend to continue throughout 2013, as I've said before, and this week we got some fresh tangible evidence suggesting that it will.

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Samsung: Tizen Linux phones will arrive in 2013

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Hard on the heels of Wednesday's unveiling of Ubuntu Linux for phones, Samsung has now reportedly confirmed that it plans to ship new Linux-based mobile devices of its own later this year.

Rather than Ubuntu Linux or Linux-based Android, however, Samsung's handsets will be based on Tizen Linux, a mobile OS that was launched by the Linux Foundation and the LiMo Foundation in late 2011.

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