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Some Issues I found with Dual Monitors in KDE

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doknowevil.net: I use dual monitors and heavily use the expo compiz plugin (equivalent to kwin’s ‘desktop grid’). However, the behavior in KDE is a bit odd to me.

World's first $99 laptop

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  • Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android
  • Vodacom unveils low-cost Linux netbook
  • 3rd Gen Killer NIC: Killer 2100
  • Grace Digital Audio Has A Slick, Pandora-Centric Linux Radio

Where is the Linux 'smartbook'?

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cnet.com: The smartbook has yet to emerge from pre-product purgatory, though a couple of high-profile devices are due soon.

Finally a graphics card for Linux that works flawlessly with compiz and is lightning fast

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deathwing00.org: After years of struggling and looking around, I have finally found a graphics card that works flawlessly when running compiz under Linux and that processes all the effects at lightning speed. I've never seen something like this for that reasonable price!

AMD Radeon HD 4290 On Linux

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phoronix.com: Last week we delivered benchmarks of the AMD Athlon II X3 425 processor running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS while this week we are continuing in benchmarks from this triple-core budget processor as we try out its gaming performance when paired with an AMD 890GX motherboard boasting integrated Radeon HD 4290 graphics.

Storage Technology for the Home User

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linux-mag.com: Sometimes you just have to get excited about what you can buy, hold in your hand, and use in your home machines. Let’s look at some cool storage technology that the average desktop user can tackle.

8 Great Linux Routers, from SOHO to Enterprise

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linuxplanet.com: The Linux and the open source community doesn't just create great desktop and server solutions. They also create worthy router solutions, many which are open, free, and/or Linux-based.

Phenom II X6 Performance Under Linux Below Expectations

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ubuntu-user.com: In testing the Phenom II X6, Linux Magazine noticed that AMDs new processor doesn't have the full performance under the current Linux kernel.

We have an early Linux tablet video

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theinquirer.net: FUSION GARAGE has announced the availability of its Joojoo tablet in the UK, and The INQUIRER went along to the launch for a walk-through of the Linux handheld device and obtained an exclusive demonstation video.

AMD Athlon II X3 425 On Linux

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phoronix.com: One of AMD's low-priced offerings is the Athlon II X3 425, which is a triple-core AM3 processor that can easily overclock past 3GHz and is priced to sell at around $70 USD.

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FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

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