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Fedora Linux 18 beta finally released

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 28/11/2012 - 06:05
The latest version of Fedora has just moved to beta and it includes the GNOME 2.x fork MATE desktop as well as the GNOME 3.x desktop.
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With Google readying its own Nexus Chromebook, will it marry Chrome OS to Android?

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 28/11/2012 - 05:08
A report from Taiwan states that Google is working on its own house-brand Nexus Chromebook with a touch screen. This, in turn, suggests that it might run a mixture of Android and Chrome OS.
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GNOME: Can this Linux desktop be saved?

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 26/11/2012 - 08:10
After taking a design path that sent many of its users running to other desktops, GNOME seems to be giving its users what they want: a GNOME 2.x style desktop. But, is it too late? Will GNOME fans come back?
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Linux Foundation UEFI Secure Boot key for Windows 8 PCs delays explained

ZDNet Open Source - sam, 24/11/2012 - 04:43
Thanks to Microsoft, the Linux Foundation's program for booting Linux easily on Windows 8 PCs protected with Secure Boot is still stuck in neutral.
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Linux Foundation support for booting Linux on Windows 8 PCs delayed

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 21/11/2012 - 01:52
Thanks to Microsoft's implementation of secure boot, installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs is tricky. Unfortunately, the Linux Foundation's plan to address this problem has been stalled.
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Samba 4 now planned for release on Dec 11

ZDNet Open Source - sam, 17/11/2012 - 01:14
The first open source Active Directory server with SMB3 support, now due in mid December, is ideal for business desktop and storage needs. Samba 4 was a big beneficiary of antitrust orders forcing Microsoft to open up key protocols.
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Verizon gets out of the Android and BlackBerry app business

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 13/11/2012 - 04:37
Ever wonder why the phone carriers spent so much time on their own software apps and stores? So did Verizon, and, after due consideration, they're dropping out of the Android and BlackBerry app business.
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Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

ZDNet Open Source - ven, 09/11/2012 - 10:43
If you buy a Windows 8-powered HP consumer PC, or from any other PC vendor, you'll get no help from them if you decide you'd rather have Windows 7. And Linux? Forget about it!
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Big-time gaming coming to Linux

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 07/11/2012 - 08:46
It used to be that the Linux desktop’s one real adoption problem was that it had comparatively few games. Now, with the Steam for Linux beta release, that's changing.
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Android tablets beat out Apple iPad mini's graphics

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 06/11/2012 - 08:07
Well-known graphics expert finds that both the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 have better displays than Apple's newly launched iPad mini.
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HP doubles down on Linux

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 06/11/2012 - 03:09
Linux Foundation announces HP has become a Platinum Member of the Foundation.
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Samba 4 is now slated for release on November 27

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 31/10/2012 - 11:16
After a multi-year effort, the much anticipated Samba 4.0 platform, with new support for Microsoft Active Directory, is now slated for release on November 27
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Android 4.2's four best new features

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 31/10/2012 - 04:06
There's a new version of Android, Android 4.2, coming from Google and here are its best new features.
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Does OpenOffice have a future?

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 29/10/2012 - 02:55
The Apache Software Foundation has made OpenOffice a top-level project but will that be enough to make OpenOffice matter? Should OpenOffice remain an independent open-source project?
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Nice iPad mini Apple, but I'm keeping my Nexus 7

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 24/10/2012 - 07:54
The new iPad Mini looks nice enough, but Google Nexus 7 nice? I don't think so.
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Cloud Apache OpenOffice plans to be discussed next month

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 24/10/2012 - 00:28
OpenOffice's graduation to a top-level project at Apache now clears he way for faster cloud innovation, especially as Microsoft Office 365's debut nears. Plans for "Cloud Apache OpenOffice" will be discussed at ApacheCon Europe in weeks
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How to get the Chromebook's free goodies

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 23/10/2012 - 01:39
If you have a Chromebook, any newer Samsung Chromebook, you can get a free 100GBs of Google Drive storage and 12 free Gogo in-air Wi-Fi passes. Here's how to get them.
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Review: The ARM-powered Samsung Chromebook

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 22/10/2012 - 07:40
The new ARM-based Samsung Chromebook is far more than an amazingly cheap, good lightweight laptop. It will revolutionize how we use PCs.
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Ubuntu moves some Linux development inside

ZDNet Open Source - sam, 20/10/2012 - 00:28
Ubuntu is going to do some Linux development behind closed doors for the next release, and that's not a big deal.
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Ubuntu Linux 12.10 review: Better, but slower

ZDNet Open Source - jeu, 18/10/2012 - 05:11
The newest version of Ubuntu Linux is almost here and it's looking pretty good, but it also has some quirks and it's slower than I'd like.
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