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The Linux Lock-out Debate Returns: Will Some Windows 8 Devices Eschew Linux?

Late last year, in response to the extended brouhaha over its reported effort to implement a specification called Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) that could make it impossible to run Linux on Windows 8 PCs, Microsoft officials responded with a long post that explains exactly what kinds of flexibility UEFI (Secure Boot) will offer.

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Texas Instruments Demos OMAP 5 Processors

TI (Texas Instruments) used this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to demonstrate its freshly minted OMAP 5 processor, which it claims will be the first ARM Cortex-A15 product on the market. Shown off on an Android 4.0 smartphone reference platform, the SoC (system on chip) will support both tablets and...

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Arch-ing ARM: Running Arch Linux On The NVIDIA Tegra 2

The CompuLab Trim-Slice is quite an interesting dual-core ARM Tegra 2 device. This nettop/desktop-oriented system ships with Ubuntu 11.04 by default, but it is also well supported by Arch Linux. In this article are some tests of the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.0GHz system running under Arch.

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Tizen OS Alpha Released, May Debut on Samsung I9500 Smartphone

The Linux Foundation's Tizen project has previewed an alpha version of its MeeGo and LiMo-based mobile operating system and SDK. The HTML5-oriented release -- including components from the carrier-backed WAC interoperability standards and the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries -- follows rumors of Intel-based Tizen tablets, plus a screenshot leak that suggests...

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Diminutive, Linux-based Raspberry Pi Computer Heads to Production

The tiny motherboard seen in the photo here forms the core of the Raspberry Pi computer, which has generated a lot of interest, as we originally noted here. Last month, as both CNet and Business Insider noted, the Raspberry Pi ultra low-cost computer was moving toward the manufacturing stage.

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