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LINUX PICKS AND PANS

GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

The subject of this week's Linux Picks and Pans is a representative of a less well-known computing platform that coexists with Linux as an open source operating system. If you thought that the Linux kernel was the only open source engine for a free OS, think again. The Berkeley Software Distribution...

DEPLOYING LINUX

Got Linux? Add Proprietary Code

Migrating to the Linux platform is not an either/or proposition. Linux as a computing platform is so flexible that it offers users a have-it-your-way menu of software options. One option is the Linux desktop. Individual users in home computing, SOHO and SMB operations can choose from a variety of en...

BEST OF ECT NEWS

How Deep Are Android’s Linux Roots?

The Kindle Fire, the Android-based tablet Amazon revealed in late September, could well be the next step in the ongoing metamorphosis of Google's Linux derivative into a proprietary operating system. Even if Amazon does not lock down its altered Android platform, it clearly has created a major fork ...

How Linuxy Is Android?

The Kindle Fire, the Android-based tablet Amazon revealed in late September, could well be the next step in the ongoing metamorphosis of Google's Linux derivative into a proprietary operating system. Even if Amazon does not lock down its altered Android platform, it clearly has created a major fork ...

Tech World Mourns Loss of Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Unix

Legendary computer scientist and creator of the C programming language Dennis Ritchie has died at the age of 70, leaving behind a legacy that touches virtually every aspect of modern life. News of Ritchie's death was apparently first revealed to the world on Google+ by Rob Pike, a distinguished engi...

Alcatel-Lucent Aims to Rid the Planet of Monster Cell Towers

With lightRadio Cube, the engineers at Bell Labs sound like the slick designers at Apple. Part of a mobile and broadband infrastructure technology Bell parent Alcatel-Lucent unveiled Monday, lightRadio Cube packs a radio, amplifier, and passive cooling unit into a 6-cm cube that can fit in the palm ...

Roxxxy Sexbot: It’s Not Her Looks, It’s Her Personalities

The real world has finally caught up with the concept of a sex robot, something that's been immortalized in films ranging from "Westworld" to "A.I." and the fembots of "Austin Powers." And where else but the 2010 Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas would that vision be realized in the five-foot-se...

Alcatel Kicks Off Project to Make Telecom Nets 1,000 Times Greener

Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs on Monday launched Green Touch, a project aimed at making communications networks 1,000 times more more energy-efficient. The project's founding members include service providers such as AT&T; research labs such as the MIT Research Lab for Electronics and Bell Labs; an...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Bhaskar Rao: Conquering Space and Time With MIMO

Bhaskar Rao is known for his discoveries in the realm of space exploration. However, he's never ventured beyond the atmosphere of Mother Earth. His space-related technology expertise lies in innovative advances in the world of signal processing. His explorations resulted in the emergence of MIMO, or...

Judge Sides With Microsoft, Overturns $1.5B Patent Award

A federal judge has handed Microsoft a huge victory in years-old patent spat with telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent focusing on how personal computers running Windows play back MP3 music files, setting aside a $1.5 billion jury award granted after the software giant was found to have infringed on two dig...

Silicon and Optics: Hybridizing for Top Performance

Silicon is the lifeblood of electronics today, but in the photonics world -- the world of lasers and fiber optic transport -- it has had to play second fiddle to more exotic substances like indium phosphide and gallium arsenide. Researchers, though, are working to change that orchestration and reap ...

Microsoft Ordered to Cough Up $1.5B in Patent Case

A federal jury has ordered Microsoft to pay $1.52 billion to Alcatel-Lucent for infringing on two patents that convert audio into the digital MP3 file format. One of the largest patent awards on record, Microsoft has said the ruling could also impact companies that have licensed this technology, inc...

Alcatel, Lucent Make Merger Plans Official

Alcatel and Lucent announced Sunday they plan to merge in a US$13.4 billion deal that will create one of the largest telecom and Internet gear makers in the world -- and one that may face tough scrutiny from regulators. Exactly a week after acknowledging that they were talking about a possible deal,...

Microsoft To Appeal Denial of Its FAT Patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled against Microsoft in its attempts to patent and license a technology that forms the basis of several of its software programs. Though Microsoft was granted a patent for file allocation tables, or FAT, in 1996, that patent was challenged earlier this yea...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Grid vs. SMP: The Empire Tries Again

Two weeks ago I looked at IBM's forthcoming cell processor architecture and last week speculated about the impact it might have on the x86 desktop. This week, I want to go beyond that and look at the impact the cell architecture will have on the battle for server dominance over the next five years.

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