Purism Announces Most Secure Laptops, Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon 700 Mobile Phones, Red Hat Honors Open Source Educators

News briefs for February 28, 2018.

Purism announced yesterday that it has added "tamper-evident features" to its laptops, making it the "most secure laptop under customer control". The laptops are integrated with Trammel Hudson’s Heads security firmware, giving users full control of the boot process.

Today Red Hat honored eight higher education instructors for their "continuing efforts to incorporate open source philosophies, methods and tools into their academic work". See the full list here.

Qualcomm yesterday announced the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 Mobile Platform Series, which promises to offer advancements in AI, camera, performance and battery, and connectivity.

Nokia is trying to make a comeback with a secure version of Android in its new smartphones. See the ZDNet article for more info.

Canonical recently announced that Ubuntu Core will be deployed across Rigado's Edge Connectivity gateway solutions: "Rigado's enterprise-grade, easily configurable IoT gateways will offer Ubuntu Core's secure and open architecture for companies globally to deploy and manage their commercial IoT applications".

Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads.

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