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3-Chip firms form venture to boost Linux push

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reuters.com: Electronic chip designer ARM has teamed up with five of its major partners to boost the use of free Linux software on cellphones, challenging Nokia's Symbian and Microsoft.

Hands-on with the Kno tablet

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news.cnet.com: While the iPad is the device that everyone is talking about, another tablet made its debut at D: All Things Digital on Wednesday.

Zonbu Desktop Mini Review

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reviewboard.com: It’s a clever concept, if not exactly a fresh one: Sell or give away a PC, then make your money on a monthly subscription fee.

Telstra’s Linux-based T-Box to launch mid-June

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itwire.com: Telstra today revealed it would launch its Linux-based T-Box integrated media centre set-top box from mid-June at a stand-alone price point of $299, with a sledload of free and pay-per-view content available and an associated revamp of its broadband plans in the works.

Nearly every supercomputer runs Linux

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itwire.com: Announced earlier today, the 35th list of the top 500 supercomputers contains few surprises, just that Linux has almost total domination of the list.

NVIDIA's 256.25 Beta Linux Driver Slows Things Down

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phoronix.com: Last week NVIDIA released their first 256.xx proprietary beta Linux display driver that brought many VDPAU improvements, installer improvements, support for new GLX extensions, various bug-fixes, and other enhancements. However,

NVIDIA 256 Beta Linux Driver Released

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA has rolled out its first beta in the expected 256.xx driver series for Linux, Windows, and other supported platforms.

Things to do with an old computer

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  • Things to do with an old computer
  • Your old computer, born again

Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux?

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blogs.computerworld: It wasn't even three-years ago that Asus took the concept of a cheap, small notebook and turned it into a revolution: the Linux-powered netbook. But, now, without any fanfare, Asus seems to have closed down its Linux lines at least in the United States.

The Novice Guide To Buying A Linux Laptop

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cyberciti.biz: All major laptop (notebook) hardware is supported by Linux. The crucial things to take into account when looking to buy a Linux powered laptops are as follows to avoid any hardware compatibility problems. Selecting correct specification is important.

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