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How “open source” is the Minnowboard?

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jiscinvolve.org: This week, Intel announced the Minnowboard, a small embedded development board akin to the RaspberryPi, BeagleBoard and similar devices. The point that grabbed my attention is that it’s being touted as an “open source computer”. Just how “open source” is the Minnowboard?

32bit Vs 64bit. The War Continues

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unixmen.com: When AMD64 (AMD) and EM64T (Intel) CPU technology was new and ready for the prime market, there was much talk about whether the real-world was ready for 64bit computing in the consumer sector. Well, it’s now 2013 and we are still talking about whether 64bit computing is ready, as opposed to good old reliable 32bit.

Pwned again: An exclusive look at Pwnie Express’ newest hack-in-a-box

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arstechnica.com: The new Pwn Plug looks less like a DC power supply plug—the form factor of its predecessor—and more like a small Wi-Fi access point or router. But inside, it's really a Linux-powered NSA-in-a-box, providing white hat hackers and corporate network security professionals a "drop box" system that can be remotely controlled over a covert Internet channel or a cellular data connection.

Intel's first 'open-source PC' on sale for $199

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  • Intel's first 'open-source PC' on sale for $199
  • BeagleBone Black becomes a handheld classic gaming console
  • Creating a $99 parallel computing machine is just as hard as it sounds

IBM’s New Linux Box Combines the Best of Watson + Open Source

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siliconangle.com: IBM just pulled the curtains back on the PowerLinux 7R4, an open system that sports a scaled-down version of Watson’s brain.

A Second Helping of Pi

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things-linux.blogspot: In my last article I described how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a network attached storage (NAS) device and UPnP media server. By the time I was done with that project I was so impressed with the power and flexibility of the Pi that I decided to order another unit and set it up to replace my Linux Mint-based home entertainment system computer.

20 great years of Linux and supercomputers

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zdnet.com: Today, Linux rules supercomputing. It wasn't always that way. Here's how Linux moved from being Linus Torvald's hobby operating system to being the OS of choice for high-performance computing.

Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland

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linux.com: In less than two years the Raspberry Pi has sold more than 1 million units and become widely used and adored among DIY hackers and embedded professionals alike. It began in 2006 as a modest idea to provide a low-cost educational computer for students to tinker with. Now the $25 Linux-based single-board computer is the basis for all kinds of gadgets.

Rikomagic Linux ARM Mini PCs Launching Soon

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geeky-gadgets.com: Rikomagic UK is gearing up to launch a new line of mini PCs in the form of the Minix Linux ARM Mini PCs that will take the form of the MK802 III LE (Linux Edition) and MK802 IV LE

World’s cheapest computer gets millions tinkering

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livemint.com: It’s a single circuit board the size of a credit card with no screen or keyboard, a far cry from the smooth tablets that dominate the technology market. But the world’s cheapest computer, costing just $25, has astonished its British creators by selling almost 1.5 million units in 18 months.

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