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Wednesday - August 13, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Having taken criticism for using plastic for its high-end phone casings, Samsung has introduced a sleek new device with a metal frame. Now it's taking criticism for -- what else? -- imitating Apple. "Whether they'd admit it or not, this device takes a number of cues from what the iPhone has been for a number of years already," said tech analyst Ramon Llamas. [More...]

Tuesday - August 12, 2014
connected car android auto
The connected car brings OEMs and car buyers closer together than ever before. Until now, the auto dealer served as a conduit to the car maker. That will change with telematics connecting to a Big Data highway. Any OEM that does not take advantage of this connection will be at a big disadvantage. OEMs that do not do a good job with this connection will surely lose out. [More...]

Monday - August 11, 2014
Hang around for any length of time in the seedy bars and watering holes of the Linux blogosphere, and you'll soon realize that certain topics tend to recur with surprising frequency. The most obvious example, of course, is the Year of Linux on the Desktop -- a topic scientists have determined will surely outlive us all. The latest example to rear its head? FOSS documentation. [More...]

Friday - August 8, 2014
The Peppermint OS is built around a concept that may be unique among desktop environments. It is a hybrid of traditional Linux desktop applications and cloud-based apps. This innovative approach puts the latest release, Peppermint OS 5, well ahead of the curve. It brings cloud apps to the Linux desktop with the ease and flexibility of a Chromebook, and it supports installed software as well. [More...]

Wednesday - August 6, 2014
The OpenStack project continues to be something of a lightning rod and also something of a dichotomy in the industry. On one hand, it has drawn the involvement of hundreds of supporting vendors and more than 17,000 individual members. It ranks highly among priorities, particularly for private clouds. Yet critics are quick to point out issues, such as installation and implementation difficulties. [More...]

Tuesday - August 5, 2014
The Age of the Connected Car is dawning. The Linux Foundation is positioning an open source Linux OS to take the front seat in steering carmakers to adopting Automotive Grade Linux, or AGL, as the engine driving all in-car electronics. Today's automobile has from 60 to 100 sensors to control everything from climate to airbags and dozens of vehicle components. [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
Browsers have been a hot topic lately here in the Linux blogosphere, not just because of all the woes plaguing Tor in recent weeks, but also because of the increasingly worried mumbling about Firefox's future. It's been difficult to discern where a FOSS fan should turn, so it was with great relief that Linux Girl recently came upon an article dedicated to that very topic. [More...]

Thursday - July 31, 2014
Note-taking applications in Linux are a dime a dozen. It can be difficult to sort through the feature sets to find the best solution. MyNotex has a near-perfect combination of features and uniqueness to put it into a class of its own. MyNotex is a multipurpose tool to take notes, file documents, and manage information or research. It is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit Deb and RPM packages. [More...]

Wednesday - July 30, 2014
Samsung Z
Samsung has been doing just fine with Android, but it appears to want an OS of its own to fall back on, just in case. It appears to be a steep hill to climb, though. "I see this as a much tougher proposition than anyone realizes," said Gartner analyst Tuong Huy Nguyen. "It's even more difficult for Samsung, because their competency seems to lie in hardware and not so much on the software side." [More...]

Monday - July 28, 2014
If the Linux world has anything akin to royalty, Linus Torvalds surely must be its monarch. So what could be more natural than for the Linux-loving masses to want to see where he works and lives? Fortunately for FOSS fans, none other than the Linux Foundation has stepped up with an answer to that desire in the form of a video showcasing Torvalds' home office. Think it's tidy? Think again. [More...]

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