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It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A...Mouse?

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linuxjournal.com: If there's one complaint we in the Linux world hear more than anything, it's "My [whatever] doesn't work with Linux." The unfortunate truth is that, while their infrastructure is likely Linux powered, the majority of device manufacturers aren't thinking about the desktop version when designing their wares.

Seagate Unveils Filesharing Hardware For The Home

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informationweek.com: DockStar is a hardware device designed to allow sharing documents and files over a home network and the Internet. The DockStar interface works on Macs, Windows, and Linux PCs with Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari browsers.

Archos 5: The Linux Internet tablet for everyone

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blogs.computerworld: I didn't expect much from the Archos 5 Internet tablet -- and I was surprised. This Android Linux powered device is more than just another would-be iPod Touch competitor; it's a powerful touch computer in its own right.

My new laptop is here! My preciousss!

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dedoimedo.com: I've bought myself a new laptop. I'm so very pleased with it that I decided to write an article and show off my latest toy. It's also a great lesson in Linux, since the machine runs four operating systems, with the fifth on the way. So if you're in a mood for some ego-centric eye candy, do take a look.

Nano notebook design sports Mobile WiMAX

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linuxfordevices.com: Via announced a Linux-compatible notebook reference design that packs a 1.3GHz Nano processor along with optional Mobile WiMAX, GPS, and cellular connectivity.

Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone

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  • The Palm Pre gets a Little Brother - the Pixi

Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors.

Foxconn working on 'sub-£100' ARM-based Linux netbooks

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reghardware.co.uk: Will ARM-based netbooks retail for under £100? The Taiwanese contract manufacturer behind the Foxconn brand seems to think so.

Intel P55 Chipset Preview On Linux

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phoronix.com: This morning Intel has introduced their new mainstream desktop chipset, the Intel P55, and has brought forth the Core i5 processor family along with new Core i7 processors for use with this new chipset and socket. Intel sent us out a review kit of this new hardware so we are already able to comment on its Linux compatibility.

Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker Mini Netbook Hands-on

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linux-netbook.com: The PC-Z1 NetWalker by Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp is a mini-netbook with a 5" touchscreen (1024x600px) display that runs Ubuntu 9.04 or more precisely Ubuntu Smartbook Remix.

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