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Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux, Intel's Haswell

The $1250 XPS 13 Developer Edition has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS.

Orange backs off 2013 plan for Tizen smartphones

Operator Orange no longer wants to predict when the first Tizen phones will arrive, and Samsung Electronics is also mum on its progress.

Two top PC games gain Linux support ahead of SteamOS

Valve's console-esque PC for the living room is nearing reality, and its mere promise is already convincing developers to take a chance on Linux gaming.

Linux 4.0 may have only bug fixes, no new features

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has proposed that Linux 4.0 should be dedicated to stability and bug fixing.

SteamOS could really help desktop Linux adoption, says Torvalds

For Torvalds, Valve's Steam efforts could be a big opportunity to drive desktop Linux because it could force the various desktop Linux distributions to standardize their technology.

Apple's free OS is no threat to Linux at all, says its creator

Apple's move to offer its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, for free isn't going to affect the Linux operating system at all, its creator Linus Torvalds said.

Open source needs more tech-savvy lawyers, Linux Foundation says

Open-source software adoption is outstripping the legal knowledge of parties involved in open source projects who have difficulty dealing with copyright, patent, licensing, and compliance issues, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

Open Virtualization Alliance joins the Linux Foundation

The Open Virtualization Alliance has joined the Linux Foundation as a collaborative project to deepen its ties with the Linux community.

Just one killer exclusive could make Linux gaming take off, says Battlefield 4 boss

But who will be the first to take the plunge?

Facebook open-source cache squeezes more from flash disks

Facebook continues to push the boundaries of storage and server technology in order to more quickly serve its billion users, and the results are being offered as open-source technology that can also benefit other companies.