angry tapir writes: "Tablets running on Intel's upcoming Atom chip code-named Clover Trail could come with the Android OS, adding another OS option for the processor platform in addition to Windows 8, according to Intel. "Intel has plans for another version of this platform directed at Linux/Android; however we are not commenting on the platform specifics or market segments that at this time. Stay tuned," a spokeswoman said. It has previously been reported that Intel wouldn't support running Linux on the chip."
angry tapir writes: "The IDG News Service recently had a chance to speak to JB Straubel, chief technology officer for Tesla, about the Model S all-electric car, its design and technology, and his outlook on electric vehicle technology. He also shed a little light on the car's Linux-based software system."
angry tapir writes: "Just over two months after its last major release, Linus Torvalds has posted the newest version of the Linux kernel, which supports new graphics processors from Nvidia and Intel, improves file system functionality and comes with a new security module. "I think the 3.4 release cycle as a whole has been fairly calm. Sure, I always wish for the [release candidates] to calm down more quickly than they ever seem to do, but I think on the whole we didn't have any big disruptive events, which is just how I like it," he wrote, in an email announcing the release. "Let's hope the 3.5 merge window is a calm one too.""
angry tapir writes: "Linux vendors are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited by local attackers to gain root access on the system. The vulnerability, which is identified as CVE-2012-0056, was discovered by Jüri Aedla and is caused by a failure of the Linux kernel to properly restrict access to the "/proc//mem" file."
angry tapir writes: "When it comes to the fast-moving business of trading stocks, bonds and derivatives, the world's financial exchanges are finding an ally in Linux. As late as 2007, Wall Street exchanges were still largely run on Unix, such as HP's AIX and Sun Microsystems' Solaris. Over the past few years however, Linux crept into this market, showing up first in ancillary systems and then running a few core exchanges. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext is run on a Linux system that can generate 1,500,000 quotes and process 250,000 orders every second, offering acknowledgments of each transaction within two milliseconds."
angry tapir writes: "Asus has displayed a MeeGo based netbook call the X101 at the Computex tradeshow. It features a 10.1-inch screen, Intel Atom N435 processer, and will cost US$199. The company also displayed a "smartphone / dumb tablet" hybrid — a tablet that acts as a dock for a smartphone — as well as a tablet equipped with a 3D screen"
angry tapir writes: "New open source projects have been launched by KDE developers aimed at bringing a consistent user interface across a varied of touch screen interfaces like tablets and entertainment devices and take data integration to a new level. The new Plasma Active and Contour projects were developed to offer a new user experience for tablets, smartphones and set top boxes."
angry tapir writes: "Canonical has not yet built an Ubuntu Linux distribution for tablets and will continue development of the OS for PCs and netbooks, company executives have said. Fast growth in tablet shipments has not affected Canonical's focus on netbooks and the company wants to push Ubuntu into more low-cost laptops."
angry tapir writes: "An increasing number of contributions to the open-source Linux kernel are coming from mobile and embedded equipment vendors, according to an annual report about to be released by the Linux Foundation. Since version 2.6.30 of the kernel, released in June 2009, Nokia has submitted 1,173 patches, or about 2.3 percent of all the changes to the kernel. AMD has submitted 860 changes, about 1.7 percent of all the changes, and Texas Instruments has submitted 775 changes, or about 1.5 percent of all changes. While the number of changes these hardware manufacturers have submitted remains relatively small, it is growing, and reflects an evolution in the Linux kernel user base, the report argues."