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Small size, small price, big impact

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aurorasentinel.com: Small, cheap, tough and perfect. That’s how local school districts are describing netbooks for educational use. Netbooks at APS run on Linux Ubuntu, that helps keep costs down.

Magazine’s Product Of Year Doesn’t Actually Exist

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wired.com: Popular Mechanics product of the year is the Crunchpad, from Tech Crunch’s Michael Arrington, and distinguished by being just as non-existent as the Apple Tablet! No, wait. The Sony Unicorn! Erm, Duke Nukem Forever?

Netgear router not open source, says coder

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news.zdnet.co.uk: Networking company Netgear has been accused of breaking open-source licensing conditions, by shipping a Linux-based router without source code.

Taiwan-based processor firm DMP Electronics launches $100 netbook

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digitimes.com: Taiwan-based DMP Electronics has launched a US$100 netbook, the Edubook, that will be shipped to overseas markets in component form to be assembled by partners in other countries to save customs duties or meet import requirements.

The Day The Netbook Died

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oreilly.com: Back in March I wrote a glowing review of my Sylvania g Netbook Meso, calling it "a Linux netbook done right." Last month everything changed.

Upgrading a Motherboard in Linux: Kernel Panic

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linuxplanet.com: I spent the weekend installing a new motherboard in my audio/video production computer. What should have been a 30-minute chore turned into a vexing showstopper.

A Netbook/UMPC hybrid from Sharp

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news.cnet.com: Part Eee PC, part Samsung Q1, the Sharp NetWalker comes off like a computer with an identity crisis. It sports a 5-inch touchscreen, a measly 512 MB of memory, and wireless LAN and runs Ubuntu.

802.11n WiFi router offers open source Linux platform

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linuxfordevices.com: The NetGear RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router with USB (WNR3500L) offers an 802.11n WiFi access point, boasting up to 300Mbps bandwidth, five gigabit Ethernet ports and USB storage access.

Can the x86 Just Keep Going?

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internetnews.com: Few technologies last 30 years, let alone become more dominant with each passing one, but the x86 architecture has done just that.

ECS A785GM-M Black

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phoronix.com: Back in March the open-source ATI Linux driver had gained support for an unreleased IGP known as the RS880, months before it would end up on the market and become known as the AMD 785G Chipset. With the 785G being the latest (and likely last) ASIC in the AMD 700 series, we decided to look at the ECS A785GM-M motherboard.

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