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Meet Utilite, new Raspberry Pi rival

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zdnet.com: CompuLab's soon-to-be-released inexpensive ARM-powered Utlite PC can run Android or Ubuntu.

Also: Raspberry Pi: the Perfect Home Server

A Beaglebone, a Blender, a Board, and a Swarm.

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thinkmoult.com: Hardware isn’t generally my thing. When it comes to software, I like to break and create. But in my opinion, hardware should just work. But even though that’s another story altogether, it did explain my apprehension when I greeted the UPS guy one morning delivering a BeagleBone Black.

The Sounds of Raspberry

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drdobbs.com: I've been talking about using Linux-based systems for embedded use lately. One very popular system is the Raspberry Pi.

How to Upgrade Your Linux PC Hardware

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linux.com: So there I was with a perfectly good desktop system running various flavors of Linux, and then I says to myself, I said "Self, it's time for an upgrade!" My old system ran on an AMD Phenom X3, a mere 4GB RAM, and a ragtag gaggle of external audio interfaces and multiple printers, all housed in a nice quiet Antec case.

How to buy a laptop pre-installed with Linux

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everydaylinuxuser.com: Since the introduction of Windows 8 there have been more and more questions appearing on the /r/linux, r/linuxquestions and /r/linux4noobs sub-reddits at Reddit asking how to install Linux on laptops that come with UEFI secure boot enabled.

Matchbox computers: Small is beautiful (and powerful)

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computerworld.com.au: If you like to build your own PC or just want something extremely portable, these tiny devices can be very useful.

The upcoming XO Tablet

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  • The upcoming XO Tablet: A parent's perspective
  • Inventors Seek to Save Art of Handwriting With Linux Pen
  • The Open Source Automobile
  • TOP500 leaders announce new supercomputer benchmark

My Excellent $199 Chromebook Adventure

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groklaw.net: I impulsively bought one of the $199 Acer C7 Chromebooks, specifically to find out if I could successfully put pure Linux on the Android laptop. I know Android runs on Linux, the kernel, but I wanted KDE, which is what I normally run. I wanted both, and I thought it'd be fun.

The Linux Desktop Beauty Pageant, Round Eleventy

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linuxinsider.com: Well the Fourth of July may have come and gone for another year here in the Land of Stars and Stripes, but for Linux fans, every day is Independence Day.

Novena open source laptop trades Raspberry Pi headers for power

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h-online.com: Former Chumby developer Andrew "bunnie" Huang has shared more details about his Novena open source development laptop on his blog.

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