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Iron Penguin: First open-source "Iron Man" suit within reach?

Building on the ground-breaking work of billionaire genius Tony Stark, the first Linux-powered Iron Man suits may soon be within the reach of homebrew builders.

Barnes & Noble turns its Nook HD line into full-powered Android tablets

Barnes & Noble seeks to revitalize its Android-powered Nook tablet line over arch-rival Amazon's Kindle tablets by adding Google Play and full Android app support.

Red Hat's Gluster community adds new open-source projects

Red Hat's Gluster open-source community has been all about its namesake, the GlusterFS, but now it's expanding to cover other open-source, software-defined storage technologies.

Google Glass's Android code now available

Ready to start programming for Google Glass? The tools are out there. While only a handful of Google Glasses are out, but Google has quietly released its Android-based core kernel code.

Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux for the average Joe or Jane

Hard core Linux fans won't care for it, but for the average user the new Ubuntu desktop Linux has a lot to offer.

Look out, Oracle: SkySQL and MariaDB join forces

Oracle's MySQL may be the most well-known open-source DBMS, but now MySQL's creators are together again with the merger of MariaDB and SkySQL.

Ubuntu Touch betas are ready for testing

Ubuntu Touch, the version of the Linux operating system for smartphones and tablets, is now available.

Open source software moves into all businesses

A Black Duck survey and the Linux Collaboration Summit both show that open-source software and the open-source method are moving well beyond where you think they live and into all businesses.

2014: The year of the Linux car?

You read that right: Not the year of the Linux desktop, the year of the Linux car. Major automotive companies are investing in making Linux their cars' operating system of choice.

Parallella: The $99 Linux supercomputer

Move over Raspberry Pi, here comes Adapteva's Parallella, a low-cost parallel chip board for Linux supercomputing.

Xen becomes a Linux Foundation project

Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.

Ubuntu 13.04 goes beta

In a few weeks, the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu Linux will roll out. Here's what to expect.

Why Windows fragmentation will blow Windows to smithereens (cough)

Android fragmentation will wreck Android for smartphones and tablets just as much as Windows fragmentation ruined Windows for the PC.

CyanogenMod Android privacy vs. developer wars

The chief developer of the popular alternative Android firmware CyanogenMod thought that requiring devices to report unique smartphone and tablet data would be an unqualified blessing. They reckoned without their users.

Why Torvalds loves the Chromebook Pixel: It's all about the display

The Google Chromebook Pixel's most well-known fan is Linux's Linus Torvalds. In recent Google+ posts, Torvalds explains exactly what he loves the most about the Pixel: Its remarkable display.

Google, business, & open-source patent protection

Google has just pledged that it won't sue other companies over open-source patents if they don't sue Google first, but this is actually a long established policy. Now, if only it could stop the patent wars!

Big business buys into big Linux

The Linux Foundation's latest enterprise survey shows Linux is continuing to grow by leaps and bounds.

Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod Android founder, leaves Samsung

One of the best-known Android developers is leaving Samsung for a new, as yet unknown, project.

Schmidt does not rule out Android and Chrome OS merger

Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt actually did not say that Chrome OS and Android would remain forever apart.

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