Canonical preps Ubuntu for tablets

Canonical is reportedly prepping a tablet-specific version of its popular Linux flavor.

Linux smartphones to claim 33% market share by 2015

ABI Research has predicted that Linux-enabled smartphones - led by Google's Android - will comprise 33% of the global smartphone market by 2015.

Chip giants team up to promote Linux for consumer devices

Five chip makers have created a non-profit joint venture to boost investment in Linux and increase its presence in consumer devices such as cellphones, TVs and tablet computers.

64-bit version of Windows Firefox hits the 'Net

A 64-bit iteration of Mozilla's Firefox browser for Windows has been spotted in the wild.

Google bars staff from using Windows

Google has reportedly decided that Windows is just too much of a security risk, and is dumping the Microsoft operating system.

Google Chrome goes stable for Mac and Linux

Google has released a stable version of its popular Chrome browser for Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

Rooted HTC Evo 4G spotted in the wild

Three hackers have managed to successfully root the HTC Evo 4G 11 days before the smartphone's official release date.

Aoson MID runs 8 operating systems

Aoson has introduced a versatile MID that is capable of running 8 operating systems without modding, hacking, rooting or jailbreaking.

Seagate says 3TB drive requires 64-bit OS

Seagate has confirmed plans to release a 3TB hard disk drive later this year. However, the 3TB drive will only be recognized by 64-bit operating systems, such as Windows 7, Vista and Linux.

Aigo Walkshow MID runs Maemo Linux

A sleek Aigo MID running Nokia's Maemo Linux has been spotted in the wild. 

The Walkshow NX7001 - which boasts a compact smartphone form factor - is powered by a Marvell PXA310 806MHz processor, 128MB DDR and NAND flash.

ARM eyes lucrative server market

ARM is currently the undisputed heavyweight champion of the global mobile marketplace. However, the company has recently accelerated development of low-powered server chips in response to what it describes as "customer demand."

ARM says Flash to blame for smartbook delay

An ARM spokesperson has blamed Flash and the abrupt emergence of tablets for the lack of smartbooks in the mobile marketplace. 

IP shortage leads to increased Black Market demand

A severe shortage of IPv4 addresses has reportedly "raised the specter" of companies eventually being forced to obtain an address from the nascent IPv4 black market.

Canonical touts latest version of Ubuntu

Canonical has officially released the latest iteration of its popular Ubuntu Linux.

PS3 users launch class action suit over loss of Linux support

A group of Playstation 3 users have decided they aren't going to take  Sony's decision to drop Linux support lying down. A class action suit has been launched against the company accusing it of unfair and deceptive business practice and breach of contract.

Intel showcases Moorestown platform at IDF Beijing

Intel is showcasing its oft-delayed Moorestown platform at the annual developers conference in Beijing. 

UK PS3 owner gets £84 rebate for Linux deactivation

A resourceful guy in the UK thinks that Sony's disabling of the "Install Other OS" feature from the PS3 violates EU standards. Amazon, the e-tailer from which he bought the console, agrees.

Geohot restores PS3 Linux support

Serial hacker and modder George Hotz has successfully restored support for Linux on the PS3 (firmware version 3.21) by loading a custom generated PUP file.

Open-source Meego mobile OS hits primetime...well, almost

Watch out Android! You're not the only big boy in town with an open-source mobile operating system. Meego, a joint effort by Nokia and Intel, is trying to shake up the mobile community yet again.

Sony drops Linux support from PS3

PlayStation owners will no longer be able to install Linux on their machines if they go ahead with a new firmware upgrade due to arrive this week.