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Supporting Old Hardware In X Gets Brought Up Again

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phoronix.com: It's long been a topic of what parts of X.Org should be killed with fire. There's plenty of dated and obscure X.Org and Mesa drivers around for hardware that hasn't even been manufactured in years and are rarely used.

How to Buy a Ubuntu Computer

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  • How to Buy a Computer Preloaded With Ubuntu
  • Lean & Mean Dell Vostro V130 For Ubuntu Users
  • On Dell PCs, Ubuntu Plus Windows Could Be A Winning Combo

The good and bad news about Dell and Ubuntu

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blogs.computerworld: A friend of mine recently got a surprise. She was setting up her brand spankin' new Dell Inspiron m101z with its dual-core AMD Athlon processor and 4GBs RAM) with Windows 7 Home Premium. When, out of the blue she got an Ubuntu Light (PDF Link) v1.0 Setup window. What the heck?

Jolicloud Jolibook review

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engadget.com: The Jolicloud Jolibook. Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product.

Black Friday in the Linux Blogosphere

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linuxinsider.com: Black Friday is here, and Linux bloggers have visions of video cards, Blu-ray players and KVM switches dancing in their heads.

Asus announces eReader-notepad hybrid

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drivershq.com: PC manufacturer Asus announced a new device designed to compete with both eReaders and tablet devices.

Vandalizing Open-Source Drivers?

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phoronix.com: Somebody with root access to the FreeDesktop.org server decided to vandalize the RadeonHD graphics driver in this Git commit.

Black Friday 2010 Linux Tablet Deals

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beginlinux.com: As many of you know the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday,Black Friday Linux Deals on Netbooks and Tablets is the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. Deals on many different types of Linux netbooks, tablets and other cool gear have got me fine-tuning my Black Friday 2010 strategy and gearing up for some serious competition.

Nouveau Now Supports Overclocking Your GPU

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phoronix.com: While the Nouveau driver may not yet have a stable Gallium3D or DDX driver release nor does it have capabilities like stabilized power management or OpenGL 3.x, if you want to overclock your NVIDIA graphics card with this open-source driver, you can now do so today.

A Shiny New Lenovo Ideapad S10-3s

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: Well, I did it again. I got the chance to pick up a new Lenovo Ideapad S10-3s for a very good price. It came loaded with Windows 7 Stunted Edition. Bletch. So I just wiped all four partitions (I could delete the partition even though I couldn't change it), and started over from scratch.

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