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Android PC vs Hackberry A10

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

No doubt that they will eventually go mainstream, but for now, these boards are a hacker’s delight.

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FSFE launches Campaign For A Free Android

https://fsfe.org

This campaign can help you to regain control of your Android device and your data. It collects information about running an Android system as free as possible and tries to coordinate the efforts in this area.

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Meet Mobster Bill Gates, the Man Who Charges Open Source Software even if is free Android Linux

http://www.wired.com

Yes, Microsoft is demanding — and in many cases, receiving royalties — from companies selling devices that run Android, an operating system based on Linux. This shows that its place in the world remains complicated. Though it’s moving to the web, it is still very much a company that makes money selling software — and it still has an interest in protecting this business.

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Previous Article Barnes & Noble Blows The Lid Off Microsoft's Android Patent Squeeze

http://www.networkworld.com

B&N claims that all of these [exposed patents] are "trivial" and "insignificant" in terms of Android's use. They claim Microsoft is using these patents for minor functionality to hold Android hostage. It is not just licensing fee's either, ...

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IT People should just say no to Clueless Reporters....

http://linuxinstall.net

After weeks of stupid stories and FUD about Android fragmentation and it's being unmanageable in the corporate world the folks at linuxinstall.net respond. If you think Android is fragmented and the worse thing in the world give them a chance to open your eyes and change your mind.

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Replicant: Making Android truly free

http://memeburn.com

Nearly everybody knows that Android is built on top of a Linux kernel, so that should mean that it is good old-fashioned open-source software, right? Actually, that’s not the case. […]

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Is Android really free software?

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Google's smartphone code is often described as 'open' or 'free' – but when examined by the Free Software Foundation, it starts to look like something different

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Let Barnes & Noble know that the Nook is defective by design

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Things have changed and now the Nook represents a real threat to users because of its invasive DRM, close relationship with DRM champions Adobe, and because of its use of the Android operating system -- which might lead many to think the Nook is not defective by design.

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List of Companies that Pay Royalties to Microsoft for Using Android OS

http://www.techdrivein.com

According to Microsoft, Google's Android OS is infringing on many of its patents and hence those manufacturers who use Android for their devices owe royalties to Microsoft.

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Android: Sued by Microsoft, not by Linux

http://www.itworld.com

Microsoft's attempts to bring down Android via litigation rather than innovation continued apace today, as the software giant filed another patent lawsuit against an Android client, this time top US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble, which sells the Nook e-reader.

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Steer clear of Android Market and its DRM

http://www.fsf.org

Google recently made headlines after they identified some malware being distributed through the Android Market. Not only did they stop distributing those apps, but they used their "remote kill switch" to remove the apps from phones where they were already downloaded. This is a kind of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) that all computer users should avoid.

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New High Priority Project: PowerVR drivers

http://www.fsf.org

FSF added a new project to High Priority Projects list: Writing free software drivers capable of 3D acceleration for the PowerVR engine. This is a critical project, because PowerVR is being used in many new and popular platforms, such as Android/Linux tablets and phones, and netbooks. Currently it requires proprietary drivers in order to access many video features.

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R.I.P Microsoft Windows?

http://compaspascal.blogspot.com

Microsoft is usually very good at presenting new products years ahead of the actual launch - but there continues to be a very remarkable absence of a single strategy for support of Windows applications or Windows as a well integrated desktop.

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Black Friday 2010 GNU/Linux Tablet Deals

http://beginlinux.com

Last year I was happy to see several Linux netbooks included in the Black Friday madness. This Friday Linux-based tablets will be available in stores like Target, Kmart, Best Buy, and Toys R Us, just to name a few. Here's my list of the top Black Friday Linux-based tablets deals along with their specs and where you can find them.

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Telstra violating open source licence, claims developer

http://delimiter.com.au

Telstra could be about to receive an avalanche of complaints from the global open source software community, after a local developer accused the company over the weekend of violating the terms of the popular GNU General Public License

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