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Microsoft Cloud Bet?: $11M Land Deal for Giant Data Centerview story

http://thevarguy.com – Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing and Xbox Live to gain more processing power? Microsoft's big cloud computing bets on Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox Live and Bing? Get this: Microsoft will pay $11 million to buy 200 acres of industrial land in rural Port of Quincy, Wash., to build a second data center there. read more (IT news)

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TalkAndroid Staff Picks: Best Android Phone for 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With Android, there is never a shortage of phones, but only a handful can be considered for the best of the year. It’s never an easy pick, but that isn’t a bad thing because it means Android fans have choice. Last year, each of us here at Talk Android made our picks for 2012, so we decided to do it again for 2013. (IT news)

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What Happened In Desktop Linux In 2013? Not Muchview story

http://thevarguy.com – Much like the overall IT industry, the Linux community shifted its focus to mobile and cloud computing. Desktop Linux saw few significant developments in 2013. Instead, Linux momentum was in the cloud, Big Data, mobile and embedded devices. read more (IT news)

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Archos To Launch A Line Of “Pebble-Like” Smartwatches For iOS And Android At CESview story

http://techcrunch.com – Archos just dropped a huge smattering of CES news in advance of the huge annual tech show, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas. (IT news)

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Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce. Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce Edition Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. (Distributions)

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Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE. Linux Mint 16 Petra KDE Edition KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. (Distributions)

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The Genius Of Linux Is Community, Not Technologyview story

https://www.linux.com – How did Linux spread to every corner of the world of technology? After all, Linux never truly realized its initial promise as an old-school desktop operating system destined to take down Microsoft and Windows. 2013 was the year of Linux in everything. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin declared that Linux's ubiquity has reached every corner of computing. (Software)

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I cannot get wifi with my toshiba satellite c55-aview story

http://askubuntu.com – I am very new to computing and I wanted to use linux and figured Ubuntu is a good place to start learning. On installation I was able to see the option in my network manager that would give an option for mobile networks but that is not wifi and then many of the options disappears after a couple of days. (HowTos)

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Amazon Raises Its Game Against Alibaba, Will Expand AWS Cloud Services To China In 2014view story

http://techcrunch.com – Another step ahead for Amazon in its bid to become the world’s biggest cloud computing platform for businesses, and to specifically take aim at a big regional competitor in Asia, Alibaba: today it announced that it would extend its Amazon Web Services suite of products to China beginning with a limited preview in early 2014. You can apply for early access on the AWS China homepage here. (IT news)

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Chris' Introview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi all, I'm a new(ish) member here and wanted to take a few minutes to post an intro. Like others here I am a Linux enthusiast (of course) and have been 'toying' with it for quite some years now. My earliest years were during the golden age of home computing, that is the 8-bit era. I ran the Tandy Color Computer 2 first, and then upgraded to the Coco 3. (HowTos)