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  • Homemade Raspberry Pi tablet, PiPad, with wood finish and Linux OS will set your sweet tooth tingling
    Tablets

    Homemade Raspberry Pi tablet, PiPad, with wood finish and Linux OS will set your sweet tooth tingling

    By 14 January 2014

    Meet the Raspberry Pi tablet, named PiPad by its owner and creator Michael Castor. The tablet was built by maker-enthusiast Castor as a Maker Faire project. He used a 12V, 10-inch touchscreen with a 5V HDMI to LVDS adapter, since the Raspberry Pi runs...

  • Google Chrome apps become more meaningful thanks to native Windows functionality
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    Google Chrome apps become more meaningful thanks to native Windows functionality

    By 5 September 2013

    Google has released a substantial update to Chrome apps with a new "For your desktop" feature. First available on Windows and Chromebooks, Chrome apps will no longer feel like they're a web app, carrying a native feel instead, if the developer chooses...

  • Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Raspberry Pi
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    Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Raspberry Pi

    By 1 August 2012

    The Raspberry Pi  - a tiny, inexpensive, Linux-based computer designed to teach kids and adults programming techniques - is to get a port of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. One of the project's team has been working on getting the open source operating...

  • Microsoft no fan of 'big boobs', deletes hidden code
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    Microsoft no fan of 'big boobs', deletes hidden code

    By 23 July 2012

    Microsoft has had to change some software code it has been using for a while after it was discovered that a hexadecimal string hidden inside spelt the phrase "big boobs". The code in question connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft's HyperV virtualisation...

  • Ubuntu 11.04: an OS for your mum
    Laptops

    Ubuntu 11.04: an OS for your mum

    By 20 May 2011

    The world is a big place, and it seems of no coincidence that Canonical’s offices sit 27 floors up in the Millbank Tower with a 360-degree view of it right in the middle of London. Canonical is the parent company of the most popular distribution free,...

  • Ubuntu 11.04 brings Unity to Linux
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    Ubuntu 11.04 brings Unity to Linux

    By 29 April 2011

    Canonical, the business side to several open source Linux platforms, has announced the arrival of Ubuntu 11.04. The release, which has the codename Natty Narwhal, brings with it a number of key features, most notably the introduction of the new Unity...

  • Ubuntu wants Unity across PCs
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    Ubuntu wants Unity across PCs

    By 26 October 2010

    Canonical's founder Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that Ubuntu versions in the future, starting with 11.04, will be ditching the Gnome desktop environment in favour of the Unity platform that is present on the current netbook version. The announcement...

  • Ubuntu 10.10 flies Linux into the cloud
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    Ubuntu 10.10 flies Linux into the cloud

    By 7 October 2010

    Canonical, the business side to several open source Linux platforms, has announced the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10. The release, which has the codename Maverick Meerkat, brings with it a number of key features, most notably cloud integration and compatibility...

  • MeeGo heading for your BMW
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    MeeGo heading for your BMW

    By 26 July 2010

    MeeGo, the joint Intel/Nokia OS hosted by the Linux Foundation, has been chosen by the GENIVI Alliance to be the system for its next release of its in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The Alliance, which includes the BMW Group, Delphi, GM, Intel, Magneti-Marelli,...

  • Spotify for Linux previewed
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    Spotify for Linux previewed

    By 12 July 2010

    Penguin people rejoice - because Spotify has finally made its way onto Linux. It's just a preview version for now, and as such is unsupported, and there's no local file support either. Plus, you'll have to be a Spotify Premium user to be able to use it...

  • Linux tablets incoming
    Tablets

    Linux tablets incoming

    By 11 June 2010

    Canonical boss Chris Kenyon has stated that a version of Ubuntu specially designed for tablets could be coming our way in early 2011. Ubuntu is a Linux OS based on the Debian GNU and can currently be found on PCs, netbooks, servers and mobile devices...

  • Chrome 5 takes Mac and Linux versions out of beta
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    Chrome 5 takes Mac and Linux versions out of beta

    By 26 May 2010

    Google has removed the beta tag from the Mac and Linux versions of its Chrome browser following the release of Chrome 5. The update also means a refresh for the Windows based browser and a raft of new features. The most exciting update is the multi machine...

  • Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives
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    Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives

    By 30 April 2010

    Open-source operating system creator Canonical has announced that Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx, has been let out into the wild, and is available for download. The announcement follows 2009's release of Jaunty Jackalope and Karmic Koala, and signifies...

  • Sony software update 3.2.1 hacked
    Gaming

    Sony software update 3.2.1 hacked

    By 8 April 2010

    When he is not busy jailbreaking Apple iPhones, coder GeoHot seems to be doing the same to the PS3. Following Sony's decision to remove Other OS, ie Linux, support from the latest PS3 software update, the coder has found a way for gamers, or should we...

  • Sony ditches support for Other OSes on PS3
    Gaming

    Sony ditches support for Other OSes on PS3

    By 29 March 2010

    Sony has announced that it will remove the ability to install a secondary operating system on the PS3 on Thursday. The company will be launching the latest firmware update, PS3 firmware 3.21 on Thursday and with it disabling the feature that has been...

  • Ubuntu Linux gets visual makeover
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    Ubuntu Linux gets visual makeover

    By 4 March 2010

    If there was ever a bit of software in dramatic need of a little bit of sexing up, it'd be Linux. For some time, the open-source OS has had a little bit of an image problem - seen as the operating system of choice for beardy coding types. That image wasn't...

  • Nokia and Intel announce MeeGo
    Phones

    Nokia and Intel announce MeeGo

    By 15 February 2010

    8 months after Nokia and Intel announced a partnership to work together the company has launched MeeGo.   Rather than a handset with a Moorestown chipset as found in the LG GW990 announced at CES, the collaboration will instead be a software platform...

  • iTablet launches from UK company
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    iTablet launches from UK company

    By 5 February 2010

    In its own words "hot on the heels of Apple's latest product launch", UK company X2 Computing has launched the "iTablet" range of Windows- or Linux-based tablet PCs. Due to start shipping in April 2010, in wording reminiscent of Apple's marketing speak,...

  • Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet
    Phones

    Freescale unveils 7-inch "smartbook" tablet

    By 4 January 2010

    The "smartbook" concept is due to be turned into a real world, next-gen product with the news that Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled a "tablet reference design". Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen (said to be four times the viewing area of a typical smartphone)...

  • State-of-the-art "First ELSE" Linux-based touchphone unveiled
    Phones

    State-of-the-art "First ELSE" Linux-based touchphone unveiled

    By 24 November 2009

    The "First ELSE", described as a new "state-of-the-art mobile device" from Israeli design house Emblaze Mobile has finally been unveiled at a London launch event which Pocket-lint attended. The First ELSE focuses on a "unique user experience" with the...

  • VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app
    Home Cinema

    VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

    By 20 November 2009

    A small startup from Poole has created an app that aims to make it easier to share your digital media collection between your various gadgets. It's called Skifta, and allows you to shift content between a number of devices with just one catch - they have...

  • Moblin 2.1 released for netbooks
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    Moblin 2.1 released for netbooks

    By 5 November 2009

    The Moblin Linux project, which aims to create a user-friendly, lightweight and media-rich interface for mobile devices, has announced the release of version 2.1 for Intel Atom-based devices. A video overview of version 2.0 is on Youtube, and there's...

  • Parallels Desktop 5 software arrives
    Gaming

    Parallels Desktop 5 software arrives

    By 4 November 2009

    Parallels has launched a new version of its operating system virtualization software. Parallels 5 allows you to run Windows, Linux, OS/2 Warp, or whatever other operating system takes your fancy from the comfort of your Mac desktop. The company reckons...

  • 33 geek graffiti masterpieces
    Gaming

    33 geek graffiti masterpieces

    By 23 October 2009

    Whether it's a work of graphical beauty or just a quick scrawl, graffiti is made all the better when it's got a touch of the geek. Below you'll find 33 fine examples ranging from some nice clear stencilling to some fairly obscure coding references and...

  • VIDEO: Dell Mini 10v gets Ubuntu Moblin Remix
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    VIDEO: Dell Mini 10v gets Ubuntu Moblin Remix

    By 24 September 2009

    Dell is offering a Mini 10v netbook running an "Ubuntu Moblin Remix" for developers. Moblin, an open source project, created by Intel and the Linux Foundation, is optimised for mobile devices. It boasts a user interface focused on using the internet,...