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Does Android Count in the Big Linux Scheme of Things?

When judging the success, or lack thereof, of Linux, many proponents of Linux often cite the success of the Android mobile operating system. After all, a majority of smartphones in the world now run Android, which has Linux as its

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Honeycomb, Google’s New Android for Tablets

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUGNCIozp0 Those hardware manufacturers who rushed to push out Android-based tablets should have just waited.  At CES this week, Google unveiled Honeycomb, their latest Android version that is particularly designed for devices “with large screens”, and by large, they mean

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6 Undercover Linux Devices

Linux has quietly inserted itself into the hands of millions of people without them evening knowing it.  Linux and free software supporters have long dreamed of the day when people would readily adopt Linux on their desktops and laptops, but

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Windows Phone 7…Is It Just Me?

Am I the only one who is not impressed with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7?  Compared to the iPhone and various Android incarnations, the interface seems so boxy and bland.  Even the name is unimaginative.  But I suppose I should not

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Dell Streak Tablet to Hit Stores This Week

If swirling online rumors are correct, Dell’s new Android-based tablet could be released as early as Wednesday, while some blogs claim the release will be Friday or later. The tablet is a 5″ computer that will run Android 1.6 upon release, with

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The Year of the Linux Desktop Mobile Phone

Since its creation, over fifteen years ago, free software and open source advocates have longed for the day when masses of people around the world would adopt GNU/Linux or Linux (depending on who you ask). There is little doubt that

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