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Why ARM based Smartbooks might fail…

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liliputing.com: There are two major trends in the netbook space today. On the one hand, PC makers are putting out ultraportable laptops with bigger screens and keyboards and faster processors. The other trend is the blurring of the lines between netbooks and smartphones.

ZaReason Ion Breeze 3770

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phoronix.com: Last week we published an in-depth article looking at the NVIDIA ION Linux Performance using a nettop device that contained this chipset with GeForce 9400M graphics rather than the usual Intel 945 graphics. In this review we are taking a closer look.

Fit-PC2: Ubuntu Desktop In A Tiny Box

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linux.com: I have been working with the Plug Computer for a while now and have first hand experience with the diminutive size of the current crop of nano Linux machines. The latest Compulab Fit-PC2 offering carries on that fine tradition of micro-miniaturization.

Palm Pre Is Beautiful

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  • Palm Pre Is Beautiful to See and Use

  • Palm Pre runs Doom, smartphone-loving space marines rejoyce
  • My top 5 wish list for the Palm Pre
  • Is our love for Palm clouding our Pre judgement?
  • Palm Centro and Linux

ATI Brought Me Solutions As Well As Problems

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customdistros.com: I’ve been wanting to get a new, or at least different graphics card for a little while now. My past experience has been with NVIDIA cards and not with ATI so I figured I would be learning a thing or two with this card, especially with how it works with Linux.

10 of the coolest and most powerful supercomputers of all time

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pingdom.com: For decades, supercomputers have helped scientists perform calculations that would not have been possible on regular computers of that time. This post pays tribute to some of the most powerful supercomputers the world has seen, all the way from the 1970s until today.

The USB Penguin: For the Linux Nerd in Your Life

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i4u.com: Do you know someone who hates every commercial operating system with a passion that borders on the manic? Do they own a fleet of laptops, netbooks, and desktop PCs all loaded up with different Linux distros? If so, your holiday shopping just got a heck of a lot easier.

NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA's ION platform is designed to provide superior graphics performance and quality than what is available with the Intel 945 graphics that up to this point were all that was available in Atom-based products.

Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

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  • Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

  • Google Android - Better For Netbooks Than Windows 7
  • Linux and Windows battle for netbooks
  • The incredible, expandable Linux netbook
  • How the $0 Netbook Might Just Help Save the Media Industry
  • Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform?

Cray sells Opteron-Linux super to Swiss boffins

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theregister.co.uk: The Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) in Lugano has coughed up some serious Swiss francs to buy a Cray 141.6 teraflops XT5 system, dubbed Monte Rosa.

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