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AMD Radeon HD 4250 880G On Linux

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phoronix.com: Today we have a few benchmarks of the Radeon HD 4250 (880G) under Linux for your viewing pleasure.

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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Software

extremetech.com: Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

Building a better netbook

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Ubuntu

computerworld.com: The NB30, built around the low-power 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with integrated memory controller and graphics core with 1GB RAM, is pretty inexpensive at $379. But what did Samsung do? It decided the device should ship with Windows 7. So, what could improve on this situation?

where did all the Linux netbooks go?

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happyassassin.net: Mr. Telic holds out the netbook market as the counter to my theory that Linux is doing pretty crappily in the traditional operating system ‘market’. On the face of it, hey, that’s a pretty strong argument.

What Linux Hardware Upgrades Make Sense?

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Hardware

linuxplanet.com: While Linux runs great on most any hardware, it runs even better on a machine with ample memory and a recent CPU. Upgrade options abound for even the most hardware hacking averse. In this monthly roundup we'll take a look at options to get your Linux system running even better.

Device support in Windows vs. Linux

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Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: One of the highly debated subjects with Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the operating system.

The PC Is Not Dead; Long Live PCs

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thevarguy.com: It seems like once a year an article or blog gets posted re-igniting the debate on the future of computing devices. Because I often speak about the future of technology, the topic is of great interest to me — especially when it comes to the future of PCs.

India's $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

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Hardware

linuxjournal.com: On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux, the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality.

Build a $200 Linux PC

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extremetech.com: Times are still tough out there, but our needs and desires don't always flag just because the economy does. So we asked ourselves: What's the lowest point at which these two goals could intersect? We knew we wanted to aim low, almost ridiculously low—so we decided on what seemed like almost an unthinkable total: $200.

India Unveils $35 Laptop

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fastcompany.com: The happy man you see above is not the nine gazillionth owner of an iPad, but the Indian minister for HR Development, Kapil Sibal. What he's holding in his hand is, he claims, a $35 tablet that will give the OLPC a run for its money.

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