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Here's Everything Microsoft Is Letting the Government See

Philip Bump and Rebecca Greenfield | The Atlantic Wire | July 11, 2013

For the first time, The Guardian is detailing how a tech company works with the National Security Agency to share user information under the NSA's PRISM program. Unfortunately, that tech company happens to be Microsoft, the one that makes the operating system used on 92 percent of computers in the world. Read More »

In Their Own Words: Unix Pioneers Remember The Good Times

Julie Sartain | InfoWorld | August 20, 2013

We caught up with the pioneers who brought us the Unix operating system and asked them to share some memories of the early days of Unix development. Read More »

Linux Moves Into Space Station

James Goode | Linux News | May 31, 2013

Laptop computers essential to the day-to-day operations of the International Space Station (ISS) crew will be switching operating systems from Windows XP to Linux, according to published reports. Read More »

Mobile Giants Forced To Reckon With Emerging Markets

Jon Fortt | CNBC | February 25, 2013

This, in a nutshell, is the challenge that faces the entire mobile industry: Growth opportunities lie in emerging markets, where a new price-sensitive middle class is booming. To win the next phase of the computing race, the heavyweights will have to rethink their approach. Read More »

One Small Step For NASA, One Giant Leap For Open Source

Katherine Noyes | LinuxInsider | May 28, 2013

"Space: the final frontier." These may be the opening words of the Star Trek series so loved by geeks far and wide, but lately, they've been on the tip of more Linux bloggers' tongues than ever. Why? Because Linux recently scored a major victory some 230 miles up in the sky... Read More »

Real-World Raspberry Pi

Werner Hein | Linux Magazine | April 23, 2013

The single-circuit-board Raspberry Pi computer, only as big as a credit card, makes it easy to gain experience with embedded Linux systems. We’ll show you some hands-on examples of how to use the Raspberry Pi in an everyday environment. Read More »

Samsung Tizen-Based TVs Could Hit Market In 2014, CEO Says

Shara Tibken | CNET | September 12, 2013

Boo-Keun Yoon, co-CEO of Samsung and head of the consumer electronics business, tells a German publication that the company is working on televisions running the open source operating system. Read More »

Samsung Wants Tizen To Be On Everything

George Kesarios | Seeking Alpha | September 12, 2013

I have long said that Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is in danger of being left stranded if for some reason Google (GOOG) decides to put restrictions on Android OS or simply keep it to itself. Read More »

Should Samsung Ditch Android?

Shane O'Neill | InformationWeek | October 23, 2013

Mobile analysts debate whether Samsung should free itself from Android and use its homemade OS, Tizen. Read More »

So Many Android Devices. Too Few Updates.

Robert Vamosi | Computerworld | May 28, 2013

Only 25 percent of Android handsets have Jelly Bean installed, according to developer.android.com. But nearly ten months after its initial release, shouldn't that adoption figure for Google's latest and most secure Android OS be much higher, especially given all the malware now targeting Androids?  Like most things it's complicated. Read More »

The Goldilocks Problem of Mobile Security - Usability vs. Security

The “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story begins with a girl tasting porridge. The first bowl is too hot, the second is too cold, and the third is “just right.” This article considers mobile device security for government and organizations. The theme is trade-offs between the usability of a mobile device and security for confidential organizational data such as conversations, messages, documents, images, and locations. The security, confidentiality, and integrity of communication are key. However, if the usability of mobile devices for end-users, administrators, and organizations is too challenging, then the availability of the data for productive work is lost.

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Tizen 3.0 UI Allegedly Spotted Running On A Galaxy S 4

Terrence O'Brien | Engadget | September 9, 2013

Tizen, the progeny of MeeGo, LiMo and Bada, hasn't exactly set the world on fire. But even if manufacturers and consumers aren't clamoring for yet another smartphone platform, that doesn't mean Samsung and Intel are simply going to let the OS wither and die. Read More »

UK's Security Branch Says Ubuntu Most Secure End-User OS

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | January 17, 2014

CESG, the UK government's arm that assesses operating systems and software security, has published its findings for ‘End User Device’ operating systems. The most secure of the lot? Ubuntu 12.04. Read More »

Where Linux Crushes Windows Like A Bug: Supercomputers

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | November 14, 2012

Linux is tiny on desktops, powerful on servers, mighty on Web servers, and rules over all on supercomputers. Read More »

Who Controls Your Smartphone? And How to Leverage Open Source to Prevent it from Spying on You

There are many things about today’s world that warrant us asking that question. Do you or the mobile vendor control your smartphones? If you are a consumer, small or medium business (SMB) -- the answer is the vendor...What if you are a large enterprise or a government agency? The answer is still the vendor...How can the user regain control? Not all vendors have locked devices and walled gardens. Google’s line of Pixel hardware, for example, is a mid-market solution whose bootloader allows locking and re-locking. Pixels support two versions of Android. Google Mobile Services (GMS), where free services are tied to data monetization and a UX like Apple and Samsung devices. Secondly, Pixels can run Android Open-Source Project (AOSP) code that shares the same strengths as the GMS build, but the customer controls the code base and updates. There are several companies that are selling AOSP operating system builds for Pixel and other unlockable/lockable mobile phones and tablets...

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