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Lenovo's MeeGo Netbook: Hands On

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pcmag.com: But there have been signs of life here at Computex 2011, beginning with Asus's launch of the EeePC X101. And now there's the Lenovo Ideapad S100, which was spotted in the wild running a version of MeeGo that's actually usable. Let's take a closer look.

How Unity, Compiz, GNOME Shell & KWin Affect Performance

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phoronix.com: In this article are the first results of this testing of Unity with Compiz, the classic GNOME desktop with Metacity, the classic GNOME desktop with Compiz, the GNOME Shell with Mutter, and the KDE desktop with KWin. These configurations were tested with both the open and closed-source NVIDIA and ATI/AMD Linux drivers.

Asus Eee PC X101: $200 netbook that will run MeeGo Linux or Windows 7

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liliputing.com: Asus is getting back into the Linux netbook game with the introduction of the Eee PC X101. The company is positioning the new netbook as a thin and light model, measuring just 0.7 inches thick and weighing just 2.1 pounds.

Intel Sandy Bridge On Fedora 15 Is Decent

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phoronix.com: For those Intel "Sandy Bridge" hardware customers that may be trying out the recent release of Fedora 15, the experience is decent and is in much better shape than the troubling support in Ubuntu 11.04.

A Boxee Box review: Recent updates and questions of openness

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opensource.com: The Boxee Box, available since November 2010 with firmware recently upated to 1.1, is a winning compromise that makes a Linux-based HTPC easy enough for the least technical user.

Is North Korea really making its own PCs?

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  • Is North Korea really making its own PCs?
  • North Korea Fakes Manufacture of $80 American/German Netbook

In depth: Raspberry Pi, the computer on a stick

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electronicsweekly.com: Raspberry Pi is a tiny ARM-based single board computer that enables a TV to run Linux and scripting languages such as Python.

Mini-PC offers Chrome OS, modular design

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desktoplinux.com: Xi3 Corp. announced the first desktop PC based on Google's Chrome OS, based closely on its Linux-ready Xi3 Modular Computer mini-PC. The ChromiumPC offers a modular design, including a swappable processor board with a single- or dual-core x86 processor, as well as two upgradable I/O boards.

Digital Foosball Offers Open Source Awesomeness

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OSS

wired.com: Foosball tables, that ever-present staple of dot-com startups, YMCA rec rooms and your parents’ basement, have long been in need of a digital upgrade. Now, a German interactive firm has devised a way for you to spruce up the play behind those miniature plastic soccer players.

Desktop Linux: Hardware that aims to break the final frontier

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Ubuntu

ubuntumanual.org: To break the barrier vendors need to bundle Linux or its derivatives with their hardware. It seems Ubuntu has now made them think along those lines and Ubuntu preloaded PC's have started to trickle in. Lets have a look at some of them.

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