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Spark answers

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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!

2012 Linux Computer Buyer’s Guide

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Linux
Hardware

maketecheasier.com: With the coming of a new year, it is time to take a look at the Linux computer offerings and see which distributions you can get shipped to your doorstep.

Raspberry Pi's Nonchalant Graphics Stack For Linux

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phoronix.com: Many were talking yesterday about why the forthcoming $25/$35 Raspberry Pi system won't ship in kit form, but of more interest to Phoronix readers out of that blog post would be the details concerning their Linux graphics driver stack and what they will be supporting.

Radeon HD 7950 Launches, Linux Support Questionable

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phoronix.com: AMD released the Radeon HD 7950 today as the second "Southern Islands" graphics card following the release of the Radeon HD 7970 one month ago, but how is the Linux support for the new AMD Radeon GPUs?

The Reveal

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KDE
Hardware
  • aseigo: The Reveal
  • New KDE tablet to liberate Linux enthusiasts from walled garden
  • New Open Tablet Will Come with Linux and KDE Preinstalled
  • $265 Spark tablet runs Plasma Active Linux software
  • 7-inch tablet to come with KDE's Plasma Active interface
  • First open tablet released by KDE developer
  • Can a $265 Tablet Help Fuel Mobile Open Source Development?

Raspberry Pi – Size doesn’t Matter

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brajeshwar.com: Raspberry Pi, a newly launched credit-card sized computer, weighing about 45g, can be plugged into your TV and a keyboard. The main purpose of this innovation, by the Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charitable one;

Nouveau For A $10 NVIDIA Graphics Card?

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Software

phoronix.com: In this article is a look at the state of the open-source Nouveau Gallium3D driver on low-end NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware. In particular, a $10 USD NVIDIA retail graphics card is being tested under Ubuntu Linux on both Nouveau and the proprietary NVIDIA driver and is then compared to a wide range of other low and mid-range offerings from NVIDIA and AMD.

Graphics hardware in $25 Raspberry Pi Linux box outperforms iPhone 4S GPU

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arstechnica.com: The Raspberry Pi Foundation is building a low-cost Linux computer with a 700MHz ARM11 CPU. The board, which is roughly the size of a pack of playing cards, entered the manufacturing stage last month.

Open source Pandora handheld gaming console finally up for pre-order

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Gaming

liliputing.com: The OpenPandora project is an open source project to create a handheld gaming console using open source designs and open source software. The group has found a new company to produce Pandora systems and plans to begin mass production in February.

Is a $35 PC the Future of Computing?

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datamation.com: As the economy continues to recover, many companies are seeking ways to streamline efficiency without spending a fortune. One area of efficiency that has seen a significant boost recently is low cost computing.

Lessons Learned, Not Always Easy

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk: I've spent most of my time recently working on two or three of my new (or not so) sub-netbook systems, with surprising results. This information might be useful to others who are looking at such systems:

XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

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Software

raspberrypi.org: We wanted to keep the fact that XBMC is running beautifully on Raspberry Pi at least moderately quiet until Gimli and Davilla from XBMC had unveiled their demo at Scale 10x this weekend. Now they have done it.

Interview with Milan Kazarka

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Gentoo
Hardware
Interviews

gentoo.org: Milan is from Foresight Media s.r.o, who produce interactive Touch Tables, that run Gentoo Linux. One of the products are a low cost alternative to Microsoft's Surface.

The Ben NanoNote – The World’s Smallest Linux Laptop?

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Hardware
Gadgets

omgubuntu.co.uk: Measuring at less than 100mm wide and 17mm thick with a dinky 3″ screen, the Ben NanoNote might just be the world’s smallest Linux laptop for the traditional definition of the word.

Arch-ing ARM: Running Arch Linux On The NVIDIA Tegra 2

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The CompuLab Trim-Slice is quite an interesting dual-core ARM Tegra 2 device. This nettop/desktop-oriented system ships with Ubuntu 11.04 by default, but it is also well supported by Arch Linux. In this article are some tests of the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.0GHz system running under Arch.

Ubuntu TV: the case for Unity

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu TV: the case for Unity
  • Tiny Cotton Candy Computer Runs Android 4.0 ICS, Ubuntu
  • Raspberry Pi makes the sub-$100 PC a reality

A First Look at New Ubuntu Laptops and PCs from CTL

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Hardware
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: I had the opportunity yesterday to visit CTL Corp located in Portland, Oregon and sit down with Erik Stromquist, Executive VP and COO and Michael Tupper, Director of Business Development.

Raspberry Pi bids for success with classroom coders

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Linux
Hardware

bbc.co.uk: With the machine about to start its first major production run, could it be the right tool to revitalise computer science in schools?

The 7 Best Servers for Linux

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serverwatch.com: Linux systems are an elusive quarry. The prevailing assumption is that when you purchase a new system, you want Windows. That isn't always the case. While it's much easier to find factory-produced Linux systems than it was just two years ago, it's still no easy task.

Raspberry Pi Lands eBay Bidding Up To $2,700 USD

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tomshardware.com: The Raspberry Pi beta boards that are currently auctioning on eBay are reaching bids of up to $2,700 USD. The retail version will sell for $25 and $35 USD.

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