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Desktop Linux buy or rent and the home market

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blogs.zdnet.com: One important point about Paula’s story concerning IBM’s “Microsoft-free” Linux PC is that it’s a rental unit. What users get is a terminal.

Ilumina TV Runs On Ubuntu

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technology.inquirer.net: The Ilumina's basic component is its 32-inch LCD TV panel. Inside it are computer parts that run a scaled-down version of Ubuntu Linux operating system.

Asus nettop gets discrete graphics

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linuxdevices.com: Asus has announced enhanced versions of its Eee Box "nettop" computer. Targeting home-theater applications, the B204 and B206 include HDMI outputs, as well as discrete graphics circuitry from ATI, and could prove popular for Linux media center distributions like Boxee, MythTV, SageTV, Linux MCE, and others.

Whassup with Netbooks?

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blogs.zdnet.com: It has suddenly become fashionable to diss the Netbook. Some of the blame goes to Intel, which didn’t understand who its buyers might be.

StudioDave Does A Hardware Review And Meets Ubuntu 8.10

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linuxjournal.com: I found a contender at Best Buy, a Hewlett-Packard G60-125NR. This purchase was risky. However, I did find some reports indicating success with recent Ubuntu systems, and the machine's hardware seemed to be a near-perfect fit for my needs.

The history of PC hardware, in pictures

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royal.pingdom.com: We all use personal computers and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today.

Vladivostok Gives Free GNU/Linux Netbooks

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: I've written before about the increasing uptake of, and innovation around, free software in Russia. Here's another fascinating experiment, involving the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Services, which is giving students netbooks running the Mandriva distro.

Holiday Special: Dell Ubuntu Linux Netbooks At $299

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thevarguy.com: Attention Ubuntu Linux shoppers: Dell in newspapers today advertised Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks running Ubuntu for the bargain basement starting price of $299. Even The VAR Guy is opening his wallet and buying one.

Blockbuster box runs Linux

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linuxdevices.com: Blockbuster announced a branded version of a IP set-top box and media player from 2Wire that runs Linux on a MIPS-based Broadcom chipset. The Blockbuster version of the 2Wire MediaPoint digital media player is used to download videos from Blockbuster OnDemand via broadband.

The complete Christmas shopper's guide to Linux-based netbook

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itwire.com: Give a gift of a netbook this year; I will be. These ultra-light computing devices are versatile, affordable and appealing. But which one to buy?

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Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more