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NVIDIA Anti-Aliasing, Linux & Lenvik

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phoronix.com: Recently via email we were asked to run a comparison of the different anti-aliasing and image rendering options between the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA Linux drivers and hardware. Well, we have now.

Netbooks and where the future takes them

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raiden.net: Netbooks seem to be a growing trend in today's market. They're a low budget computer that allow you to do basic stuff like surfing the web, writing documents and a little more. However, are they really useful for those whose computer needs are more than surfing the web?

Retro delight: Gallery of early computers (1940s – 1960s)

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royal.pingdom.com: We often think of computers as a very modern phenomenon, but there were actually plenty of computers around 50 years ago. They just weren’t an everyman commodity, instead limited to goverment and corporate use. And they certainly weren’t small. Some of them had imaginative names.

JooJoo Linux-based Tablet PC Unleashed

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  • JooJoo (supposed-to-be-CrunchPad) Linux-based Tablet PC Unleashed
  • CrunchPad Federal Lawsuit Filed

Ubuntu-ready Dell desktop looks like a nettop

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Ubuntu

linuxfordevices.com: Dell announced new Ubuntu Linux-ready OptiPlex desktops, including a power-efficient model claimed to be the "world's smallest fully-functional commercial desktop."

Reviewed: SheevaPlug development kit

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tuxradar.com: Is it possible to cram a whole Linux server into something the size of a plug? Apparently it is - Marvell has combined gigabit Ethernet, flash storage and an ARM CPU with a full install of Ubuntu to produce the tiniest Linux server we've seen for some time.

The Quest for an Ubuntu Netbook

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workswithu.com: I recently came into the market for a new Ubuntu netbook, and have been scouring the Internet looking for the best deal. It’s been a fun experience, but also one replete with frustration at certain large computer vendors with byzantine websites that treat Linux as a dirty word.

Dell Brings Adamo Design to Budget Laptop

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pcworld.com: The V13 laptop, which is priced starting at US$449, measures 0.65 inches (16.5 mm) at its thinnest point, weighs about 3.5 pounds, has a 13.3-inch screen, and comes with the Ubuntu Linux OS.

CrunchPad reborn as JooJoo

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cnet.com: Monday morning, former TechCrunch partner Fusion Garage revealed details of its plans to release its Linux-based Web browsing tablet.

The Phoronix 2009 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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phoronix.com: For the month of November we ran the 2009 Linux Graphics Survey, which is a survey in regards to X.Org and the Linux graphics stack that we have been hosting annually for the past three years. This year there was 13,836 results submitted and we have now had the time to go over these results and are publishing all of the numbers today.

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