Valve is taking its relationship with Linux to the next level.
“If there were a backdoor in Linux, you’d know it,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “The whole world can see every line of code in Linux.”
Steam Machines are coming with a new OS powered by Linux, Microsoft talks about its new competition.
The threat level is high for Microsoft and other console makers as Valve carries the flag of openness for gamers.
The Valve boss spoke to assembled Linux devotees about the future of the open-source operating system.
“I believe girls can be better programmers. Inspiring at least one human being is my dream,” said scholarship winner Nandaja Varma.
Ubuntu Edge, the innovative Linux-based smartphone-plus-PC, just passed $10 million on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Too bad the team set their goal at $32 million — and there’s just six days to go.
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A n ISS spokesperson told press the switch was made because ISS astronauts and cosmonauts needed an operating system “that was stable and reliable.” Ouch!
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Valve releases its digital-distribution service on the open-source operating system.
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After winning geek hearts and minds on the desktop, the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu is now aiming to take over your smartphone.
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Credit-card-sized computer Raspberry Pi now has an app store for games, programs, tools and tutorials.
Richard Stallman, the grand old man of open source software and president of the Free Software Foundation, is calling Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux “spyware” and calling on the open source community to uninstall the software, shun the company, and “give Canonical whatever rebuff is needed to make it stop.”
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Valve continues its march toward worldwide computer-game-based domination as it grants a small number of Linux users access to its popular digital distribution service.
On Monday, the company was serving 110 gigabytes of data per second, almost without a hiccup, not counting the livestreams — 170 thousand simultaneous streams of live video, pushed out over the Internet.
Valve updates its progress on the Linux version of its game download store.
Chief executive Gabe Newell talks about gaming innovations and life at Valve.
Remember Meego? It was the open-source phone project from Intel and Nokia that was going to displace Apple’s iPhone. And it’s not dead yet.
Raspberry Pi, the $25 Linux PC that fits in your hand and runs off AA batteries, is finally shipping in bulk today. One of the most amazing things about this little baby is the case mods: innovative, interesting cases that hobbyists and tinkerers are creating for the tiny credit-card-sized computer.
Raspberry Pi, the tiny computer that fits in the palm of your hand and can run quite nicely, thank you very much, off four AA batteries, is now shipping in volume for about $33.
Two of the biggest names in the open source world announced a partnership yesterday. Red Hat, the North Carolina based provider of open source software for the enterprise and 10Gen, the New York based company behind the increasingly popular NoSQL database MongoDB, are partnering to help developers deliver on the promise of big data and the cloud.
Soon Ubuntu Linux won’t just be a desktop OS for Linux nerds.
Remember that $25 computer about the size of a flash drive game developer David Braben unveiled in May? According to a video posted on Saturday, it can run games in high-definition, too.
Game developer David Braben has created a computer that’s about the size of a flash drive — and it’ll most likely cost less than your last date.
Adobe warned yesterday that its Flash, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader products all have a critical vulnerability that will allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
CloudBees, which offers cloud services for Java developers, just announced $4 million in Series A financing led by Matrix Partners with participation from individual investors, including JBoss founder Marc Fleury and JBoss/HP/Bluestone veteran Bob Bickel. CloudBees was founded by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey in August this year.
Enterprise software infrastructure provider Novell agreed to be bought out by Attachmate, another enterprise software provider, for $2.2 billion — or $6.10 per share — today.
To increase internal security, Google is reportedly in the midst of an effort that would make many IT professionals envious: It’s effectively banning Windows. Instead, the company is directing employees to use Macs or Linux PCs, according to the Financial Times.
In a surprising move this morning, Microsoft announced that it has formed a patent agreement with cellphone manufacturer HTC. The deal gives HTC coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for its Android phones, and Microsoft will receive royalties from the company in exchange.