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Nouveau driver Test Day on Thursday 26th

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A Test Day is planned tomorrow (Thursday 26th) for the Nouveau driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

Is end of the golden age of Netbooks already near?

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Hardware Netbooks are everywhere. Coffeeshops, libraries — you name it, netbooks are in it. But will the $250 price tag soon be a thing of the past?

Freescale to tip the netbook scale to Linux

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Hardware A new netbook processor is in town and it promises to tip the scales to favor the Linux operating system. Jack Wallen gives you the scoop on what Freescale is offering and how they can make it better.

Logitech QuickCam Communicate Deluxe

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Hardware While a relatively simple device, web-cameras are still an area on Linux that can be problematic. The level of Linux support for USB web-cameras has improved quite a bit in recent years, and for many devices it is now a plug-and-play experience, but that is not the case for all devices.

ATI Linux Drivers Gain Support For Unreleased RS880

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Software AMD's current flagship offering when it comes to integrated ATI graphics is the Radeon HD 3300 / 790GX. As something new for consumers to consider, soon it looks like AMD will be introducing the RS880.

Arduino hardware hacking: Part 1

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Hardware Arduino is cool. It's cool because it's a tiny device - about three inches by two inches - that comes with a USB port and a programmable chip. It's cool because you can program it using a very simple programming language known as Wiring.

Realistic netbook expectations

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  • Will half-baked Ubuntu Linux netbooks ruin the OS for consumers?

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Smallest full-featured Linux PC ever?

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Hardware CompuLab is readying a full-featured Ubuntu Linux PC that draws six Watts and costs $245-to-$400. Measuring 4 x 4.5 x 1.0 inches, the Fit-PC2 would be dwarfed by a stack of three CD jewel-cases.

ASUS Eee Top Fails With Linux

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Hardware ASUS is among the few tier-one hardware vendors that understands Linux. Of the dozens of ASUS products we have tested over the years, it is hard to remember a product from ASUS that did not work well with Linux.

File-System Benchmarks On The Intel X25-E SSD

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Hardware Late last month we looked at the Intel X25-E Extreme SSD on Linux. We ran this high-performance solid-state drive within a System76 Serval Notebook and compared its performance to a Seagate Momentus 7200.2 SATA HDD.

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