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Blatantly Supporting Linux. Sort of.

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blog.linuxtoday: More hardware manufacturers than ever support Linux in some way- they supply binary drivers, or support and sponsor FOSS drivers. Even better, some actually admit it publicly. Though some still act like you want to peek up their skirts when you ask about Linux.

Ultraportable laptops: Their rise and possible fall

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computerworld.com: For some users, the new generation of ultraportable notebooks comes close to embodying the Holy Grail for road warriors. Their laptop-like keyboards make them more usable for typing tasks than smart phones, but they are lighter and cheaper than traditional laptops. However, while pundits and technology journalists have lavished attention on these products, skeptics have raised questions.

Pandora project demoed on video, shows off hardware, Linux, and Quake 2

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engadget.com: It looks like the Pandora project is really coming together nicely. EvilDragon has just posted this video on the GP32x boards of a development model up and running. It's pretty exciting stuff if you're a homebrew fan (and we know you are), featuring demos of the device smoothly running.

Gigabyte EP45-DS3L & EP45T-DS3R

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phoronix.com: Today we are looking at two Intel P45 motherboards compliments of Gigabyte with their EP45-DS3L and EP45T-DS3R. The EP45-DS3L and EP45T-DS3R are just two of Gigabyte's motherboards bearing the P45 Chipset but in total they have eight different motherboards using this version of the Eaglelake Chipset.

Linutop 2.2: A desktop where smaller is better

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linux.com: A shift from multi-core power-gobbling monsters toward whisper-quiet systems with single-digit power consumption is rippling through the desktop market. This trend plays right into the hands of a Paris-based company called Linutop, which offers a miniature Linux-based desktop system.

Leaked: Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini Note) Specs and Release Date

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gizmodo.com: A few weeks ago we ran some rumored specs of Dell's answer to the Eee, the Dell Inspiron 910 (aka Mini Inspiron and Inspiron Mini). Now we've gotten our hands on the full (internal) 910 web documentation.

And: Linux netbook uses Chinese chip

Acer Aspire One A110

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reghardware.co.uk: Thankfully, Acer has taken a slightly more restrained view of what constitutes an SCC. Its Aspire One is available in just three basic flavours. On the desk in front of us, we have the least expensive, most basic model, the 8GB and Linux in MacBook-envy white, the most pure iteration of the SCC concept to date, in our opinion.

Will Netbooks Pave the Way for Linux?

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  • Will Netbooks Pave the Way for Linux?

  • Are “instant on” notebooks the future?
  • No retail channel for laptop Linux
  • First AMD-based "netbook"?
  • Will 'netbooks' crush laptop sales?
  • Netbooks A Linux Stronghold?

Dell’s comeback machine

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blogs.fortune.cnn: There are some surprises beneath the surface of the Latitude line as well. One is an optional Linux-based low-power mode called Dell Latitude On, which boots in two seconds.

Also: Dell Mini Inspiron Likely to Launch Today

RadeonHD Driver Switches To AtomBIOS

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phoronix.com: A month ago we had shared that the RadeonHD driver would be switching to AtomBIOS, or the ATI video BIOS abstraction layer used since their R400 series graphics cards, and today they have completed this code merger.

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