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The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics

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phoronix.com: We are still working on the first part of our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS benchmarks that are set to be published early next week, but so far there is one easy conclusion to draw from the completed tests:

What Do You Want From NVIDIA's Next Driver?

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  • What Do You Want From NVIDIA's Next Driver?
  • Nvidia Will Unify Desktop, Laptop Drivers

AMD FirePro V3800 & FirePro V5800

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phoronix.com: This morning AMD is expanding their selection of new FirePro products based upon the Evergreen architecture with the introduction of the FirePro V3800 and FirePro V5800, which are to address the entry-level and mid-range workstation segments, respectively.

Dell may be working on convertible netbook tablet

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  • Dell may be working on convertible netbook tablet, ARM-based netbook
  • New Dell leak shows Android-based Athens, Sparta smartbooks
  • Dell Sparta and Athens leak

SilverStone HDDBOOST

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phoronix.com: SilverStone advertises the HDDBOOST as being a unique product to build a "virtual super storage solution." by combining a solid-state drive with a hard drive.

Lexicon Alpha works with Linux

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soundsoflinux.blogspot: Recently I had a chance to put my hands on Lexicon Alpha usb recording interface and I must say I was surprised to discover that it works out of the box with Linux.

The SmartQ V7 is here

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happyassassin.net: So, first impressions: yes, it really really *is* the Anti-iPad. The whole thing just exudes rough edges.

Sharp updates NetWalker to be Linux tablet

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geek.com: In August last year Sharp introduced a new device it referred to as an ultra-compact netbook. It was named the NetWalker, and went to market in September. Several months later and Sharp has decided to update its NetWalker range with an even smaller device.

Linux-ready netbook touted for eight-hour battery life

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linuxfordevices.com: ZaReason is shipping a Linux-ready, 10-inch netbook that uses the Intel Atom N450 processor and is claimed to offer eight hours of battery life.

Meet my new Linux rig

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Meet my new Linux rig -- a $750 all-in-one that has sent my $4,000 Mac Pro to the curb.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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