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Ubuntu Linux finds its way to the ARM-based Samsung Chromebook

by: Robert NelsonOctober 23, 2012
Coming by way of a "Hack your Chromebook" night at Google, Olaf Johansson, a Googler, managed to get Ubuntu Linux installed and running on his ARM-based Samsung Chromebook.
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Linux and cars combine for an awesome futuristic combo

by: nathanSeptember 24, 2012
Marty Mcfly was supposed to have gone to the future and seen flying cars. It's 2012, and we're just now talking about open-source OS running the apps in our GPS-signal locked driverless vehicles. Does something smell bad here or is it just me?
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Intel starts Clover Trail club, no Linux allowed

by: Joe HindySeptember 17, 2012
With the announcement of Clover Trail, Intel has announced that the new chip set will not support Linux. This, sadly, also means no Android as Android is based on Linux. Because of some special Windows 8 features, the chip will be off limits to those wanting to run practically any open source software.
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Android grandfather Linus Torvalds reviews the Nexus 7: “so far, very positive”, skinning Android is like “pee in the snow”

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, open source luminary, and uber-geek, has took to Google Plus to express his opinion on the hot new Nexus 7. Spoiler – he is pretty impressed with Google’s first tablet, which he calls “solid”; the impression is “so far, very positive.”

Torvalds, who was most recently in the news for giving Nvidia the middle finger, discusses some of the key features present on (or missing from) the Nexus 7. The missing rear-camera doesn’t faze him too much, and he brings up the same reason ASUS raised to justify the absence of the feature: in that price-range, a camera would have been ”pretty nasty”.

The creator of Linux (the open source system [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300: Setting up and running Ubuntu Linux on your phone

by: Alvin YbañezJuly 10, 2012

Your Android device is like a mini computer running on a Linux kernel. Ubuntu, which is  also a flavor of Linux, is generally for desktop PCs, netbooks, and laptops.  Since Ubuntu relies on the Linux kernel, is it possible to run Ubuntu on an Android device?

XDA Developers member tiborr answers that question by sharing a guide on how to setup and run Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, which, because of its awesome quad-core power and more-than-enough storage, is capable of running Ubuntu.

Using the Ubuntu Installer app and his edited script, the said developer was able to run the computer-based Ubuntu on a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.

Quite a few [...]

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Galaxy S3 Ubuntu installation possible, if you got the urge for some Linux

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

In case you haven’t heard this a million times so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, on top of which you’ll find Samsung’s own user interface called TouchWiz 4.0. But that may not be enough for certain Android fans, especially those of you that would like to run Linux on this high-end device.

Some Android developers found a way to install Ubuntu on the Galaxy S3, so if you’re not afraid to go through such procedures, which could void your warranty in the process and may lead to various annoyances, then you should definitely check it out. Nevertheless, we remind you that we’ll never advise you to root [...]

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Samsung gives money to boost Linux adoption as it joins the board of the Linux Foundation

by: Gary SimsJune 6, 2012

Samsung is very well known for the successful use of Android on its smartphones. In fact, Samsung is using Android so effectively in the Galaxy S3 that it has been able to knock the iPhone 4S off the top position in the uSwitch Tech’s Mobile Tracker chart in just a few days of availability.

Like all modern operating systems (mobile or desktop), Android is made up of different components, including a user interface (touch based) and an underlying core called a kernel. Since Android’s core components and kernel are based on Linux, this makes Samsung one of the largest Linux companies in the world.

In recognition of this, Samsung has upgraded its membership [...]

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Strength in numbers: Android’s legacy

by: nathanMay 11, 2012

Android. We know the name but do we truly understand the ideals behind it?

A few points to mull over before we begin this piece:

Android is Google’s brainchild. Android is property of the public. Android is, and has been, a boon to mobile manufacturers, app developers, and retail outlets.

Think about the above for a moment. Imagine a world without Android. Would we still have diversity in the market? Would Windows Phones have Android’s market dominance in a competitive battle with iOS? I surmise it wouldn’t but let’s backtrack for a moment. Google develops each release of Android. However, leaked ROM’s, forks and mods are by and [...]

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Ubuntu on Android and How it Will Change the Landscape of Computing

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 22, 2012

Next week, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Canonical will show the world Ubuntu on Android, its next move in the strategy to expand the reach of Ubuntu Linux across multiple devices.

The Ubuntu on Android project aims to unleash the computing power of modern smartphones, by enabling them to act as fully-fledged PCs. Just think about it. Any Tegra 2 device has enough brainpower to compete successfully with older laptops. And the upcoming quad-core chips will put even more computing oomph right into your pocket. So why not take advantage of your Android device and use it as a PC? All you need is a dock to connect to a monitor, plus a Bluetooth keyboard and a [...]

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Raspberry Pi GPU is Twice as Powerful as the iPhone 4S GPU

by: LucianJanuary 25, 2012

Remember Raspberry Pi, the tiny $25 computer that’s launching very soon, and promises to revolutionize the world? It seems its GPU comprehensively beats the Tegra 2 GPU and is even twice as powerful as the iPhone 4S GPU. At the heart of the device it’s a Broadcom BCM2835 chip that comes with a 700 Mhz CPU, and this ultra-powerful GPU. A Broadcom employee had this to say about it:

“I was on the team that designed the graphics core, so I’m a little biased here, but I genuinely believe we have the best mobile GPU team in the world at Broadcom in Cambridge”.

He was also not very impressed with the Tegra 2 GPU:

“What’s [...]

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