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Q&A with Mentor Graphics’ John Cherry: Android or Embedded Linux?

As we discovered last week, Linux pros don’t think Android is the new embedded Linux. Android does, however, have a lot of great uses in embedded projects and many features that even hard core embedded Linux developers can envy.

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Intro to Embedded Linux Part 1: Defining Android vs. Embedded Linux

Is Android the new embedded Linux? Of course not, said Karim Yaghmour, OperSys founder, during the panel discussion on this topic at the Android Builders Summit last month in San Francisco.  It was a question meant to spur discussion, he said, that’s all.

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Mandriva 'Back in the Game' With Enterprise Software

Though Mandriva has been a popular Linux desktop distribution for many years, the company early last year found itself in a tough spot financially. Since then, Mandriva has undergone some major changes, adopting a new enterprise focus and creating an independent nonprofit foundation to carry on the Mandriva open source community work.

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Contest Winner Bjarne Rosengren Will Follow Tux to LinuxCon New Orleans

Embedded developer Bjarne Rosengren has never been to the Southern United States. But he’s got a better idea of the fun that lies ahead at LinuxCon in New Orleans this September – and the chance to go -- thanks to Tux.

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100,000 Facebook Fans Contest Winner: IT Pro Richard Clinker

The Linux Foundation’s Facebook page surpassed 100,000 fans this month and to celebrate we awarded one of our most loyal fans with a $100 gift certificate to the Linux.com store and a free pass to LinuxCon North America in New Orleans or LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Linux Jobs in 2013, a Q&A with Dice's Alice Hill

The job market for Linux professionals this year is even better than it was in 2012. Ninety-three percent of hiring managers surveyed said they plan to hire at least one Linux pro in the next six months -- up from 89 percent last year, according to the 2013 Linux Jobs Report released last week by Dice and The Linux Foundation.

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Linux Fans React to Rumor of Microsoft Office on Linux

The Linux Foundation asked its Twitter followers to weigh in on the rumor that Microsoft might port Office to Linux. Responses ranged from enthusiastic to skeptical to opposed, to just plain hilarious. Here's a collection of some of their tweets.

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The People Who Support Linux: Student Damien Levac Gives 3 Tips for Developing Games on Linux

Valve’s upcoming release of Steam for Linux is the best news student and game developer Damien Levac has heard since he started using Linux three years ago. Not only will it raise the profile of Linux as a gaming platform to rival Windows and OS X, he says, it also reinforces his belief that Linux is the best programming environment for games.

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The People Who Support Linux: Brazilian Developer Hacks Health Care with BeagleBoard and Android

A few years ago, Brazilian developer Daniel Neis Araujo couldn’t imagine building open source health care equipment that could compete with traditional and respected proprietary solutions. But recent advances in Linux and the open hardware movement have allowed a faster development pace and a lower cost of entry for startups in the telemedicine field, in particular, he said.

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Open Source Cloud News Roundup: Week of Nov. 12

This week in open source cloud news headlines ZDNet steps out with a series predicting the winners and losers in cloud computing. One key measurement of success is how much companies are in tune with the open cloud movement. Amazon could be in trouble there, says TechTarget, and needs to adjust its strategy to account for open source momentum. Also in the news this week: CloudStack is a contender; Rackspace's OpenStack distribution has new features; and Nebula offers the hardware component to OpenStack software.

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