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Building the worst Linux PC ever

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Linux
Hardware

hackaday.com: Linux is generally considered the go-to OS for under powered computers. Wanting to challenge the preconceived notion that Linux requires ‘a computer made in the last 20 years,’ [Dmitry] built the worst Linux PC ever around a simple 8-bit microcontroller.

Vivaldi tablet with KDE Plasma Active dissected

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KDE
Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a 7 inch tablet and open source KDE Plasma Active software. The €200 tablet is expected to start shipping in May, but the folks behind the official Vivaldi user forum at OpenTablets.org got their hands on an early unit — and they’ve ripped it apart to see what makes it tick.

Designer creating new versions of Raspberry Pi

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zdnet.com: The $35 mini-Linux computer is off to a great start and its designer plans for more.

New, High-End Laptop Offers Linux Preinstalled

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Linux
Hardware

pcworld.com: Last week Linux-focused vendor ZaReason launched a brand-new Linux laptop targeting the high end of the market, and it looks pretty attractive. Here's a quick rundown.

KDE Spark Tablet Renamed to Honor Classical Composer

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KDE
Hardware

ostatic.com: Remember that Spark tablet that is to run KDE for the interface? Well, Aaron Seigo today announced "an adjustment in our naming scheme."

Linux Netbook Sales: Suffering From More Market Shrinkage?

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Hardware

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy thinks Linux Netbooks may have fallen into a pool filled with chilly water. The apparent result: Continued market shrinkage.

Raspberry Pi's $25 PC to Be Back on Sale in a Month

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Hardware
  • Raspberry Pi's $25 PC to Be Back on Sale in a Month
  • Zemlin praises $25 Linux computer: a Windows license costs more than four
  • With Raspberry Pi and Cotton Candy, Linux Launches a Revolution
  • Raspberry Pi interview: Eben Upton reveals all

Talking Spark tablets with KDE developer Aaron Seigo

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KDE
Hardware
Interviews

liliputing.com: The Spark tablet will be the first 7 inch tablet to ship with Mer Linux and KDE Plasma Active software when it launches in May. Seigo and KDE developer Zack Rusin stopped by Liliputing HQ recently to talk about the project.

£25 Raspberry Pi PC Sells Out in Minutes

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Raspberry Pi – a £25 computer – went on sale this morning and sold out within minutes.

Raspberry Pi retailers toppled by demand as $35 Linux computer launches

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Hardware
Web

arstechnica.com: The Raspberry Pi foundation attempted to launch its $35 Linux computer on Tuesday evening, but the organization's retail partners couldn't cope with the massive demand. Two British electronic component distributors that intended to sell the product were unable to do so--their websites went down.

Five Things You Can Do With the New Raspberry Pi

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Hardware
Software

gizmodo.com: The Raspberry Pi is here at last —now what can you do with it? Here is our pick of the project ideas that you can try with your Pi.

Why tablets aren't selling so well.

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ardchoille42.blogspot: Short answer: Price

Long answer:

Dear tablet manufactures, the reasons I haven't purchased a tablet:

The Linux Setup - Terrence O’Brien, Engadget

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Linux
Hardware
Interviews

mylinuxrig.com: I suspected Terrence O’Brien was a Linux user when I started noticing he seemed to be behind just about all of Engadget’s Linux coverage. It turns out I was right about Terrence. Not only that, he gets a lot of work done through his Ubuntu setup. Also, his dream setup is pretty great. I think I’m stealing it for my dream.

Multimedia: A Linux Achilles' heel

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Linux
Hardware
Software

techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen takes on one of the problems with Linux as a desktop environment — multimedia. His most recent experiences collide with his past to conclude the Linux desktop does have an Achilles’ heel.

Raspberry Pi school computer to run cut-down Fedora

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Hardware

computerworlduk.com: Early adopters of the Raspberry Pi $25 computer will be offered a cut down and customised Fedora ‘remix’ compiled to run on the system’s ARM microprocessor, it has been confirmed.

The Problem with Tablets and the Spark Solution

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metaverse.wordpress: Like many of you, I got a tablet as a gift this last December. It’s pretty nice. I read Wired on it now, check news, post tweets occasionally. But it’s moderately frustrating that I can’t really do anything worthwhile on this machine.

Ready for Another Linux Tablet? Meet the Rugged Trimble Yuma

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcworld.com: Now, the latest news appears to be the Trimble Yuma, a rugged tablet from SDG Systems that now runs Ubuntu Linux.

Spark answers

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KDE
Hardware

aseigo.blogspot: I'm going to attempt to answer as many questions about the Spark tablet as possible here. The questions I'll be answering are ones found in comments in my blog, on discussion sites around the Internet and that came in by email or irc. Let the fun begin!

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