Canonical Ports Ubuntu on ARM Platform

Nov 18, 2008

End of last week ARM Ltd and Canonical Ltd announced that they would port Linux to the ARMv7 processor architecture. If all goes well, the two collaborating firms should provide further hardware manufacturers with the basis to develop new, energy-efficient mobile devices, especially for the popular netbooks and so-called hybrid computers.

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Intel Updates C++ and Fortran Compilers for Linux

Nov 18, 2008

Chipmaker Intel has reworked its proprietary Linux compilers. The Intel C/C++ compiler version 11.0 now supports the mobile processor Atom. The same version of the Fortran compiler now supports the Fortran 2003 language standard.

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Transtec Actualizes Linux Server on Shanghai CPUs

Nov 13, 2008

Computer vendor Transtec has actualized its Calleo 330 server series on the new 45-nonometer Opterons from AMD. All Calleos now come with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.

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Creative Puts X-Fi Drivers under GPL

Nov 08, 2008

It might have been in an inconspicuous place on their Forums page where Creative Labs announced a new version of the Linux drivers for the Sound Blaster X-Fi and X-Fi Titanium series, but for owners of these sound cards, this news created somewhat of a sensation. The source code is not only readily available, but it's licensed under GPL v2.

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Dell Renews Recall of Risky Notebook Batteries

Oct 31, 2008

The computer manufacturer Dell has announced a further recall of potentially dangerous notebook batteries. The recall of the Sony built batteries began in 2006.

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HP Netbooks Sport Their Own Linux Interface

Oct 30, 2008

HP is now entering the second round of the Netbook match. As advertized, Atom instead of VIA, slimmer, more affordable and most importantly, available with Linux.

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IBM Targets Small Business with z10 Mainframe

Oct 25, 2008

Aimed at small to mid-sized businesses, the Systems z10 Business Class (BC mainframe is IBM's leaner, cheaper version of the high-end mainframe released in February.

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Wind River Tinkers on Android for Kyocera

Oct 23, 2008

Kyocera Wireless Corporation (KWC) uses Android software for its own mobile platform. The embedded Linux firm Wind River has engaged itself as an integrator.

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