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Giving ATI a second glance

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zdnet.com.au/blogs: For those of us running Linux desktops, a graphics card decision can make or break a system in ways no commercial OS user can fathom.

Five Best Linux HTPC Motherboards

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linuxtech.net: Are you planning to build a Linux HTPC front-end or a stand-alone Linux HTPC, but are you unsure which motherboards would be best suited? Well look no further.

Open source "touch book" shipping worldwide

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apcmag.com: A new open source netbook has separate tablet and keyboard sections and is shipping for $US399 globally.

Why I built a Ubuntu PC out of an Old Carpet Cleaner

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networkworld.com: PC cases come in many form factors, but they're all basically boxes that lack personality. This doesn't have to be the case (pun intended), as my Carpet Cleaner PC very well proves. Yes, this is a working Ubuntu PC built out of an old Bissell Carpet Machine.

Dell’s Inspiron 15n With Ubuntu

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itnewstoday.com: I decided to get a Dell. Not just any Dell, an Ubuntu Dell. I ended up with an Inspiron 15n, and I thought I would take the time to write up a quick blog about it.

Fit-PC2 review: The world’s smallest desktop PC

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roytanck.com: The Fit-PC2 is the world’s smallest fully functional desktop PC. It’s about 1/4 the volume of a Mac Mini, and it still has all the necessary connections and features to be used as a home or office computer.

Will Smartbooks Replace Netbooks?

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guardian.co.uk: Could netbooks be replaced by smartbooks? Yes. But will they? Maybe. The general idea is to run smartphone software such as Google's Linux-based Android and Microsoft's Windows CE (AKA Windows Mobile) on portable computers with 7in-10in screens.

IBM, Novell to slash Linux prices for mainframes

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theregister.co.uk: With System z mainframe revenues down 39 per cent - and MIPS mainframe capacity shipments off 20 percent in the second quarter - IBM is keen on boosting mainframe sales. And it wants to use Linux as a lever.

Active Media Products Introduces Penguin Bootable Linux USB Drive

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Ubuntu

hartware.de: Active Media Products (AMP), manufacturer of SSDs and WWF series USB drives, today announced immediate availability of a bootable Linux USB (BLU) drive that is compatible with Windows® 7 and benefits WWF. These new penguin BLU drives are preloaded with the full installation of Ubuntu Linux 9.0.4.

Jim Zemlin: Personal computers will be free like phones

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infoworld.com: Look for personal computer users to soon get their hardware in the same way that they get their cell phones: for free as part of telecommunications service subscriptions, the executive director of the Linux Foundation said on Friday afternoon.

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