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ZaReason's New Linux Netbook

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linuxplanet.com: Cathy and Earl Malmrose founded ZaReason several years ago. ZaReason is a Linux OEM that has long intrigued me for a number of reasons: they encourage customers to open their boxes and tinker, they specialize in OEM Linux boxes, and they demonstrate that there is still room for independent shops in the rough-and-tumble world of computer retailing.

The best netbook ever?

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education.zdnet.com: Netbooks, in a variety of applications, are certainly among my favorites. After all, they’re cheap, they do most of what we need them to do, they fit well in backpacks, they’re cheap, and, oh yeah, they’re cheap.

Dell Prepares Ubuntu Encore

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workswithu.com: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux strategy has hit a couple of bumps in recent weeks. But The VAR Guy has done some digging and learned that Dell and Canonical are working on a few surprises that could bolster Ubuntu’s presence in PC markets around the globe.

NetWalker, Sharp's Latest Ubuntu Netbook... Hands-On

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Here's the latest Ubuntu powered ultra compact netbook with a 5” WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen, the NetWalker aka PC-Z1-W. This little baby is powereb by a i.MX515 Freescale CPU @ 800MHz, with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory,

Rugged fleet computer runs Linux

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linuxfordevices.com: Octagon Systems announced a ruggedized Linux-ready mobile computer for police, taxi, medical, trucking, transit system, and mesh security network applications.

long-awaited Linux based media player device ready to ship

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linuxtech.net: The Popcorn Hour C-200, the latest 'Networked Media Tank' device from Syabas (the makers of the popular A-100 and A-110) is finally ready.

An Open Letter to Michael Dell: Why I have no choice but return my Ubuntu Inspiron Mini 10

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I bought an Inspiron Mini 10. I have no choice but return it. And now I can’t stop wondering: how could Michael Dell get it just so wrong?

Order a High Powered Linux Workstation on the Cheap

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blog.eracc.com: I just finished reading Paul Ferrill’s article at Linux Planet titled Build a High Powered Linux Workstation on the Cheap. Most people do not get “shivery” over putting together “sexy” hardware like we hardware geeks do. This is where the system builders such as ZaReason, System 76 and Penguin Computing enter the picture.

Nokia N900 shown off in all its Linux-based loveliness

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crave.cnet.co.uk: Nokia's press department can put up their feet and take the rest of the summer off, because Mobile-review.com has done a bang-up job of launching its new Internet tablet, the Nokia N900.

Linux and my search for the perfect MP3 player

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linuxcritic.wordpress: Like many music lovers, I became enamored with the concept of having my entire music library at my fingertips at any time, so the MP3 player as a concept really appealed to me. However, as a Linux user, there are some hurdles in choosing a portable digital music device.

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