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Articles tagged with: linux

Windows 8 Will Hit The Market In October

Windows 8, Microsoft’s next major operating system for PCs, tablets and laptops will be released next month to the manufacturers. The Operating System’s key features were developed keeping touch screen devices in mind. It’s more tablet-friendly than any other OS available up to date…

Linus Torvald Disses NVidia For Not Supporting Linux

Linus Torvald, the man behind the Linux Kernel, expressed his frustration and anger with NVIDIA at an interview in Finland. Watch the video in which he says is “the worst trouble spot” that he ever had to work with, before giving the finger to the camera. [00:49 video in the full post]

Essentially, Linus Torvald is unhappy about the fact that NVIDIA does not support or does not provide drivers for Linux.

Microsoft Extending It’s Deal With SUSE

Around five years ago, Microsoft made an arrangement with SUSE to work on Interoperability between Windows and Linux. The agreement was for around 5 years, but now Microsoft has extended it’s deal with SUSE.

The duration of the extended agreement is again of a period of 5 years i.e. the deal will go on till 2016. Microsoft will also invest an amount of $100 million in the new SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates.

SUSE was founded in the year 1992. It’s main focus was to deploy enterprise wide solutions for Linux.

IBM HPC Cloud Solutions For Maximizing Profits

IBM seeks to help companies use their high-performance computers more efficiently with new software that links separate pools of resources into a single private cloud. Usually, organizations with intense engineering operations have separate server farms used by individual groups of engineers, leaving computing resources unused.

With this in mind, IBM is currently making HPC Management Suite for Cloud software available after having just used it internally. Over 3,000 engineers around the world shared resources as they developed the POWER7 processor family, claiming to have cut costs in half and reduced the design cycle by six months as a result of the software.

Google Releases Chrome V.12 (Stable)

Google has recently announced the final stable release of its Google Chrome browser version 12.0.742.91. The browser is now available for all three major operating systems; Windows, Linux, and Mac. The announcement of the latest version included the roll out of the hardware accelerated 3D CSS and a new Safe Browsing feature.

The stable version of Google has removed the antiquated Google Gears support and we are now able to see many behind-the-scene changes. For one, the development team has enabled binary packages for supported Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora.

Most Powerful Tablet: Intel Core i7 + 8GB RAM + 320GB HDD

Who the heck cares about Windows 8 running on a tablet PC when you’ve got a tablet that is more powerful than most desktops out on the market? Meet the Sahara Slate PC i500 from Tablet Kiosk. This is the James Bond of all tablets, people. Running an Intel Core i7-640LM vPro at 2.13GHz, this puppy maxes out at 2.93GHz, while using 25 watts.

The twelve inch tablet features 8GB of RAM and has 320GB of storage space, allowing you to store a large number of HD videos, high res photos, or whatever you want to keep on there!

Texas Instruments Introduces OMAP4470, Not a Robot

Texas Instruments has just announced another member of the OMAP 4 family, and it’s a boy! Meet the OMAP4470, a 1.8GHz ARM processor. The new chip is powered by two 1GHz ARM Cortex A-9 MPCore engines, and two 266MHz ARM Cortex-M3 cores.

Texas Instruments believes that the multi-core structure will allow for faster web browsing and more efficient power usage. The goal is to compete with Nvidia’s quad core chips and Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge line. While some may think this goal is a bit far fetched, you have to commend Texas Instruments for having such a goal!

Windows 8 Exclusive: Press Event In Taipei

Microsoft showed Windows 8 at a press event in Taipei, displaying an entirely new tile-based interface that Microsoft hopes will be better suited for flood of tablet PCs. Microsoft stated that it has designed Windows 8 to work equally well with either touch input (for those who have all-in-one touchscreen PCs or tablet PCs) or mouse and keyboard input.

The interface can also receive input through swipe gestures on touch screen devices. Windows Explorer and Windows desktop will still be there, so don’t worry about Windows changing too much.

HTC Desire With Linux Ubuntu Installed!

If you loved every bit of the HTC Desire, but were hoping for something more ‘desktop-y’, a guy named Bergfex from XDA developers, got the Android phone to boot to Linux Ubuntu, natively. To do the hack, the user must put zip files in specified places (such as the root of one’s SD card and on the desktop). The phone must then be put into bootloader mode. The user is then required to connect his or her phone into a desktop computer and restart it to get the old ROM loading.

So you may be asking, well how does Ubuntu work on a phone, is it buggy?

Meet The First Google Chrome Desktop

By now, most of you have heard about Google Chrome and its debut as a chromebook. Google Chrome is an operating system that is cloud-based, meaning that all your data and files are stored on the Internet, in a database. Since Google realized that most people mainly use the internet with their computers, they designed an entire operating system around the Google Chrome web browser, and you get Chrome OS. Chrome OS is an open-source project (anyone can edit) and was originally called Chromium.