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Fonality Sends Open Source Relief to US Gulf Coast

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thevarguy.com: Fonality, which specializes in open source phone systems, is answering the U.S. Gulf Coast’s call for help following Hurricane Ike. Fonality CEO Chris Lyman (pictured) had a rather intriguing disaster recovery idea following a chat with The VAR Guy. Here’s the scoop.

Cortex-A8 gaming handheld runs Linux

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linuxdevices.com: OpenPandora.org will start taking orders this month for its developer-friendly Linux-based handheld gaming device. Set to ship in November, the $330 device runs Angstrom Linux on an ARM Cortex-A8 processor with OpenGL 2.0 graphics and a 4.3-inch, 800x480 touchscreen.

The First Three Netbooks To Consider

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linuxloop.com: Wading through the numerous netbooks available today can be challenging, so you might want to at least start with this list of the first three netbooks to consider.

An Open-Source Radeon HD 4670? Sort Of.

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phoronix.com: The kind folks at Sapphire Technology had sent out the ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card upon its release. The Radeon HD 4780 retails well under $100 USD and has 512MB of GDDR3 memory with a 128-bit interface.

4 new mini-laptops -- which is smallest, lightest, best?

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computerworld.com: To see what all the excitement is about, I got my hands on four of the latest minis available: the Sylvania G Netbook, the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC, the Acer Aspire and the Asus Eee PC 1000. These four mini-notebooks offer portability, low prices and a Linux operating system. How do they compare?

Video front-end comes with Linux drivers

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linuxdevices.com: Nuvation is shipping a "video front end" reference design that digitizes multiple analog video streams, tiling them for display on a 1080i monitor. The Multichannel Video Front-End (McVFE) uses Texas Instruments (TI) video decoders and a Xilinx Spartan 3A FPGA, and ships with Linux drivers.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Review

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tabletpcreview.com: Dell offers the Mini 9 with either Windows XP or a customized Ubuntu Linux operating system. Our pre-production unit came equipped with Ubuntu, and the Dell-developed custom interface is point-and-click easy and acts similar to Windows ... only easier (if you don't try to install new applications).

$98 Linux laptop makes Netbooks look pricey

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cnet.com: Move aside OLPCs and Intel Classmate PCs, there's a new cheapo notebook in town. For a mere $98, Chinese manufacturer HiVision is offering a Linux-based laptop, the NB0700, which makes even Netbook buyers look like big spenders.

Free Linux Laptop with every inkjet printer?

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itworld.com: I am bit slow between the ears sometimes. Sometimes things take a long time to sink in and when they do, I have a "duh!" moment. I had one recently in an outlet of well known, computer chain store.

Review: Acer Aspire One

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