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ECS A785GM-M Black

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phoronix.com: Back in March the open-source ATI Linux driver had gained support for an unreleased IGP known as the RS880, months before it would end up on the market and become known as the AMD 785G Chipset. With the 785G being the latest (and likely last) ASIC in the AMD 700 series, we decided to look at the ECS A785GM-M motherboard.

R700, KMS, 3D, SSD, and other hardware

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gentoo.org/nightmorph: Yesterday, October 3, I made some big ol' changes to my workstation. I decided to try out the new video driver stack that all the kids have been talking about.

ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works

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linuxplanet.com: Netbooks of late have lost some of the charm and excitement marking their initial reception. ZaReason is one of the few and preloads Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on their Terra A20 netbook.

Lighthouse SQ7 & NetWalker PC-Z1

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Acer Aspire One Linux Netbook

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zimbio.com: Netbooks have very much become an integral part of our hyperconnected lifestyles. One of the most affordable netbooks on the market today is the Acer Aspire One lineup.

Howto: Pick out an old computer

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kmandla.wordpress: I got an unusual email the other day asking what to look for in a computer if seeking out an old one on purpose — in other words, “What’s the best way to pick out an old computer?" Here’s what I would do.

Rugged laptops (finally) run Linux

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linuxfordevices.com: EmperorLinux has started reselling three rugged "Panasonic Toughbook" laptops (and one rugged tablet) with Linux preinstalled:

Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 now available for well under $300

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MDV

liliputing.com: 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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zdnet.co.uk/blog: 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.

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New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more