The U.S. chip producer Atheros has decided to forward the development of Linux drivers for the 802.11a/b/g-WLAN chip by making the Hardware Abstraction Layer code (HAL), available under an open source license.more »
A bug in the series 2.6.27-rc Linux kernel can permanently damage Intel's e1000e Gigabit Ethernet card. Linux distributor Mandriva offers a few suggestions -- and not only to its own customers.more »
The openSUSE project warns owners of systems containing the Intel e1000e gigabit Ethernet card against using the actual Beta 1 of openSUSE 11.1 instead of the Linux kernel version. The Linux version can permanently damage the card.more »
In a New York press conference, Google and T-Mobile partnered with hardware vendor HTC to announce the release of the first mobile phone for Google's Android platform.more »
At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, (August 29-September 3), Chinese hardware vendor HiVision showcased a Linux laptop that is to cost a mere $98.more »
Dell plans to put more netbooks on the market soon, starting with the Inspiron 910.more »
Starting shortly, Dell will be supplying its Linux computers with Ubuntu 8.04.more »
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.