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Review: The Linux Powered Sandisk Sansa Connect PMP

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Raiden's Realm: The Sandisk "Sansa Connect" MP3 player is more than just your typical mobile music player. It's a complete multimedia experience the likes of which I haven't seen in a while. While some would say that it won't beat Apple's iPod, I really beg to differ.

Ubuntu's Free Software Laptop A No-Go?

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phoronix: Back in July, Mark Shuttleworth asked the community whether they wanted a high-end free software laptop. This theoretical laptop would "just work" with Linux through open-source drivers and everything down to the BIOS (and eventually, the firmware) would have a free software license.

First Impressions of the Eee PC Laptop from a Public Library Point of View

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blogs.pcworld: I have shown this laptop to hundreds of people who have visited the public library where I work. People universally comment that this laptop is very small and very cute. It is so light and rugged and well designed.

ASUS Radeon HD 3850 & 3870

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phoronix: Last month AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series as "enthusiast gaming performance for the masses" through the Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870, which are both sub-$250 graphics cards. To see how well these two PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards are able to perform under Linux, ASUS had sent out their EAH3850 TOP and EAH3870 TOP.

Review: Asus Eee laptop PC

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absolutegadget.com: We at Absolute Gadget are as happy as the proverbial Larry when our phones, MP3 players and general gadgety stuff gets smaller with each iteration. That’s why it’s nice to see Asus apply some common sense, in the form of its teeny and affordable Eee PC.

The ASUS Eee Linux PC from the outside in

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iTWire: I have one. I’m just one in ... well, quite a few thousand, really – but nevertheless, their supply has been surpassed by the demand. Yes, I’m talking about the ASUS Eee PC, the diminutive priced highly popular subnotebook which has brought Linux to the masses. Here are my complete first impressions and experiences, from the box through power on.

A sleek introduction of $299 laptops

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sfchronicle.com: Today, Asus Technology will unveil a $299 version of the Eee PC, a 2-pound laptop that stores data on flash memory, not a hard drive, and runs Linux, the open-source operating system, rather than Windows or the Mac OS.

Also: Jono Bacon: Small Is Beautiful

Life on the EEEdge: Daily life with Asus' tiny laptop

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computerworld: Like many gearheads, I've owned a lot of portable computers over the years -- and I've wanted to replace every last one with a smaller, sleeker upgrade. The Asus Eee came around, leaving a trail of effusive reviews and eager buyers. I started to feel the same old hope: Could the Eee be the Mini-Me of PCs that I've been searching for all these years?

Eee PC's sales success drawing a crowd

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computerworld.com: Sales of Asustek Computer's Eee PC have soared in its first few months on the market, but success may be its undoing. Rivals are already developing products to compete with the low-cost laptop PC, market researcher Gartner says.

Seagate releases workaround for Linux users

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the Inquirer: SEAGATE has issued a workaround for Linux users who want to use its Free Agent drives. He said that the drive "needs to return" to full power mode, which can be done by simply disconnecting the USB connector and plugging it back into the system.

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