The NSA contacted Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux/GNU, to ask about injecting surreptitious backdoors into the popular open-source operating system, his father has disclosed to the European Parliament.
Linus Torvalds has officially released the latest version of the Linux kernel, pushing the version number to 3.10, brings important ARM big.LITTLE support.
The operating system on the Sony PlayStation 4 that ensures all hardware and software work in tandem is in fact a modified version of FreeBSD 9.
Samsung’s upcoming Tizen platform (co-developed by Intel) is almost here, with leaked handset images indicating a launch some time in the next few months. But if you can’t wait, here’s a video showcasing Tizen on the Google Nexus 7. Trust a Google Nexus product to run it all (Yes yes, the HTC HD2 as well),
In an interesting session at Google I/O 2013 titled "Voiding Your Warranty: Hacking Glass", the revolutionary product from Google was demonstrated upon and loaded with Ubuntu. Now that's something!
Ekoore Python S3 is a 3-in-1 tablet. As eccentric as it's name sounds, this new tablet runs Windows, Linux as well as Android.
Half-Life 2, Valve’s claim to fame and often regarded as one of the best games ever made, has now been ported to Linux, and is available from the OS’ version of Steam.
Dell is releasing an Alienware x51 that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu Linux, and no versions of Microsoft Windows. The X51 has been sold since last year for $699, but the Linux version will be $599.
The Linux-based operating system Ubuntu is heading to smartphones, adding yet another rival to an already tightly-packed arena.
In a move that is sure to irritate some of the more hardcore Linux users Ubuntu has a teaser up on the site that would suggest that the next release is going to be a lot more touch-centric and geared to a mobile world.
At the ARM TechCon which is being held in Santa Clara, CA the company introduced its first processors based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. Under the name Cortex-A53 and -A57, the company plans to usher itself into the microserver era, where it won't face competition from Intel until 2016.
At the first day of Siggraph 2012, which is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Khronos group announced the new iterations of OpenGL API for conventional computers and consoles (OpenGL), as well as mobile devices (OpenGL ES).
Regional restrictions are single most common cause of content piracy. Today, we live in a internetworked world and for as long as you try to keep those borders closed, you'll have a potential legal issue. Until now.
With Intel having lost its opportunity with Google TV, the company is now re-focusing its efforts in the smart TV business towards its own Linux operating system – no not MeeGo, but rather Tizen. There will be a smart TV specific version called Tizen TV which will run on Intel's CE range of Atom processors,
It looks like Samsung may have another trick up its sleeves. It was just last week that the Korean manufacturer said that it plans to open source their Bada platform to rely less on Android operating system. And it looks like the company is collaborating with Intel and Linux groups to develop a new Linux software
This morning, Parallels announced their new Desktop 7 for Mac which claim to provide Mac OS X Lion user experience even on Windows platform which is running on Mac machines. The upgrade is available today for current Parallels Desktop users (you can purchase at Nubox booth at the COMEX Show 2011), while the retail package and
As we all already know, Microsoft is still the biggest company for PC operating systems, at least according to the amount of revenue it generates. A new study from Gartner Research reports that Microsoft had $23.848 billion in revenue from its OS business in 2010 which gave it a 78.6 percent share of the entire
Search engine giant Google has been ordered by the court to pay US$5 million for infringing a Linux patent. The Linux software is used by the company for its server platforms and extends to the Android mobile platform.
We have heard of various out-of-this-world claims made by the rumour mill when it comes to popular consumer electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets, but this particular one which has just come to our attention today is probably in a class of their own with regards to their credibility. That being said, does anybody fancy
Well, look at what we have got here. Apparently, AMD is starting to feel a little left out of the entire smartphone and tablet game, and has since taken steps to ensure that it does not lose out on too much of the rapidly shrinking pie while its rivals are busy churning out mobile-friendly products.