Windows 8 under attack from open software advocates

Software giant Microsoft is under attack again – this time by a Spanish group of open source users who have bitterly complained about the Redmond company to the European Commission.

ARM wants to replace cable boxes with HDMI sticks

There are a variety of cheap HDMI PCs-on-a-stick on the market today. Most are loaded with Google's popular Android operating system, allowing users to easily run apps and stream media on big screen TVs in the living room. 

$159 GCW-Zero is a Linux-based retro handheld console

The GCW-Zero can best be described as a portable console designed for playing retro games, say up until the advent of the original PlayStation.

Google's Pixel Chromebook is multi-OS friendly

Samsung's $250 ARM-powered Chromebook is famous for running multiple flavors of Linux, yet Google's flagship x86 Pixel is even more friendly to loading alternative operating systems than its predecessors.

Ubuntu for tablets is going live and mainstream

Everyone's favorite Linux flavor is coming to tablets, with a pre-release version of the OS slated to go live on February 21 for the Google Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

Linux-based Tizen hits 2.0 for mobile devices

The Linux-based Tizen operating system for mobile devices has officially hit version 2.0, with the relevant source code and SDK now available for devs.

PengPod ships Linux-friendly tablets

PengPod is currently shipping its first Linux-friendly (7 and 10 inch) tablets to customers who pre-ordered the device.

Vivaldi Linux tablet gets a hardware upgrade

We last checked in about the Vivaldi Linux tablet back in September. As you may recall, the device was originally slated to feature a Plasma Active user interface (UI), yet had encountered a number of hardware-related delays.

Ubuntu-powered smartphones to ship in October

We last discussed the Canonical Ubuntu-powered smartphone a few weeks ago when it was confirmed the devices would use all four corners of the screen to provide a more immersive experience.

Arctic debuts Linux-powered XBMC system

Arctic has introduced a Linux-powered system specifically designed to run XBMC's popular Media Center app.

Dev codes Wine Android port for Windows apps

Wine can best be described as a compatibility layer that allows users to run certain Windows apps on non-Windows operating systems like Linux.

NanoWatch is a clunky watch-phone mashup

Over the years, we've seen plenty of smart watches that promise all sorts of connected capabilities with your smartphone.

PicUntu powers this PC-on-a-stick

There are a number of PCs-on-a-stick that run Google's wildly popular and versatile Android operating system.

Norhtec's $90 Cloud Android mini-PC is powered by ARM

Norhtec has introduced a $90 cloud-centric mini-PC powered by an Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor. 

Zealz GK802 runs Android and Ubuntu Linux

The $100 Zealz GK802 is powered by an ARM-based Freescale i.MX6 quad-core processor paired with 1GB Of RAM and 8GB of storage.

Linux Ubuntu is the latest smartphone OS

Canonical has introduced a smartphone-specific version of Linux Ubuntu which uses all four edges of the screen to render a more immersive UI experience.

Giada debuts ARM-powered desktop PCs

Giada is well known for manufacturing small-form factor desktop computers. However, up until now Giada's PC desktops have been primarily powered by x86 chips and designed to run Windows or Linux as the default operating system.

Bodhi Linux runs on Google's Nexus 7 tablet

Google's Nexus 7 is quite the versatile device, as it is capable of running various flavors of Linux and Chromium, as well as its native Android operating system.

Steam for Linux is now in public beta

Valve has rolled out a public beta of Steam for the open-source Linux operating system.

Huang designs an open-source laptop

Laptop powered by open operating system and designed around open hardware.