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Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 now available for well under $300

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MDV The Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 netbook is made from a different mold than most of the mini-laptops available today. It shuns the usual Intel Atom processor for a 900MHz Loongson CPU and it ships with a custom version of Mandriva Linux.

HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez Entertainment Notebook

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Hardware It came preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. You can imagine how thrilled I was with that. NOT. I then set about installing (or trying to install) various Linux distributions.

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A...Mouse?

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Hardware If there's one complaint we in the Linux world hear more than anything, it's "My [whatever] doesn't work with Linux." The unfortunate truth is that, while their infrastructure is likely Linux powered, the majority of device manufacturers aren't thinking about the desktop version when designing their wares.

Seagate Unveils Filesharing Hardware For The Home

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Hardware DockStar is a hardware device designed to allow sharing documents and files over a home network and the Internet. The DockStar interface works on Macs, Windows, and Linux PCs with Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari browsers.

Archos 5: The Linux Internet tablet for everyone

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blogs.computerworld: I didn't expect much from the Archos 5 Internet tablet -- and I was surprised. This Android Linux powered device is more than just another would-be iPod Touch competitor; it's a powerful touch computer in its own right.

My new laptop is here! My preciousss!

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Hardware I've bought myself a new laptop. I'm so very pleased with it that I decided to write an article and show off my latest toy. It's also a great lesson in Linux, since the machine runs four operating systems, with the fifth on the way. So if you're in a mood for some ego-centric eye candy, do take a look.

Nano notebook design sports Mobile WiMAX

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Hardware Via announced a Linux-compatible notebook reference design that packs a 1.3GHz Nano processor along with optional Mobile WiMAX, GPS, and cellular connectivity.

Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone

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  • Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone
  • 10 things I think I think about Palm's Pixi webOS smartphone
  • The Palm Pre gets a Little Brother - the Pixi

Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks

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Hardware Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors.

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Phoronix on Graphics

  • Intel Pentium G4400: Benchmarking A ~$60 Skylake Processor
    This CPU certainly isn't meant for any really demanding workloads, but could serve as a potential Linux desktop with basic accelerated graphics via the HD Graphics 510. The Pentium G4400 is still rated to drive up to three displays and can handle 4K via HDMI/DP. Like the other Skylake processors with HD Graphics 530, the hardware can support up to OpenGL 4.4 / DirectX 12 but under Linux the current Mesa driver still only has full OpenGL 3.3 support with the GL 4.x support being a work-in-progress.
  • AMDGPU With PowerPlay Compared To AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver
    With earlier today showing new OpenGL performance numbers for how the Nouveau driver with working re-clocking compared to NVIDIA's proprietary driver, here are some benchmarks to show how the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver with PowerPlay patches compare to AMD's Catalyst driver for the R9 285 (Tonga) and R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics cards.
  • NVIDIA Developer Still Working On PRIME Synchronization
    NVIDIA continues to be working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this multi-GPU method. There will be support for this functionality within the proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver.
  • Playing With Intel Skylake OpenCL On Ubuntu 15.10
    As it's been a while since last playing with Intel's Beignet project, the open-source effort to allow OpenCL compute capabilities on HD/Iris Graphics under Linux, I decided to try it out on an Ubuntu 15.10 system this weekend with a Skylake processor.

Opinion: Why open source is the future of MBaaS

The open-source advantages of Linux have spurred enterprise adoption of the OS. For many of the same reasons, an open-source Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) framework is also the right choice for enterprise companies looking to support their branded apps. Read more

GIMP 2.10 Development Started, Will Bring GEGL-Based Tools, OpenEXR Support

After turning 20 years of activity, the GIMP developers have been happy to announce that the development cycle of the upcoming GIMP 2.10 open-source and cross-platform image editor software has started with the immediate availability of GIMP 2.9.2. Read more

Kwort Linux 4.3 Is Based on CRUX 3.2, Adds Chromium 47.0 and Linux Kernel 4.1.13

David Cortarello of the Kwort project has announced today, November 27, the release and immediate availability for download of the Kwort Linux 4.3 computer operating system. Read more