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Logitech C270 Webcam and Linux

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: After years of having an audio-only computer, I finally succumbed and bought a USB webcam, so that I can do video calling through Skype.

Motorola Xoom Tablet: The Business Review

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thevarguy.com: Is the Motorola Xoom – a Google Android-powered tablet – ready for business users and channel partners? David Courbanou, my peer here at The VAR Guy, wasn’t all that impressed with early Xoom 2 chatter. But I’ve spent recent days using the original Xoom. iPad lovers cover your ears:

Harddrives for Video Editing on Linux

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gnuski.blogspot: I like to shoot and edit video (on Debian GNU/Linux, of course on KDE, using the wonderful KDEnlive Video Editor), but in video editing, there is always a bottleneck.

Computers provide path for humanity to others

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Ubuntu

lvrj.com: The Blind Center of Nevada has a fantastic program to handle that. It is part of the three R's: reduce, reuse and recycle. There is a very green solution that can extend the useful life of any PC. It's called Ubuntu.

Linux on Mainframes - an IBM update

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zdnet.com: Many Linux proponents appear to equate Linux with the use of industry standard X86 systems. IBM demonstrated that its Mainframes are a growing portion of the market.

ZaReason CEO Sounds Off on Linux, Hardware ‘Compatibility’

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thevarguy.com: Canonical’s “Ubuntu Friendly” hardware-validation program, which officially debuts next month along with Ubuntu 11.10, should make life a little easier for people with computers that don’t get along so well with Linux. But what if your computer is designed from the ground up to run Linux flawlessly?

ZaReason Working to Release First True Open Source Tablet

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thevarguy.com: There’s no denying the open source world lags far behind the proprietary universe when it comes to tablets and touch-enabled devices. But as ZaReason CEO Cathy Malmrose explained recently, that may soon change.

Government To Launch $35 Tablet On Oct 5

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techtree.com: The long awaited $35 (Rs 1735) dream tablet promised by the Indian government will finally see the light of the day as the launch date has been fixed for October 5.

Last Call For The X.Org/Linux Graphics Survey

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phoronix.com: It's your last chance to participate in the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey.

Samsung NP-P580 Notebook and Linux, of Course

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zdnet.co.uk: I have been looking for a replacement for my main notebook/desktop system for quite a while now. It will soon be four years old, the fan is getting noisy, and it has developed a nasty tendency to hang every once in a while. Last week I finally found a good candidate -

The Most Comprehensive AMD Radeon Linux Graphics Comparison

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phoronix.com: Last month I alluded to a 40-way graphics card comparison being worked on at Phoronix. This includes 28 of the 40 graphics cards, with GPUs as old as the Radeon X800XL and as new as the AMD Radeon HD 6950.

10 Cool Devices That use Linux

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mashable.com: The Linux operating system is not just for nerds. Even though you may not realize it, chances are you probably have a version of Linux running right under your nose.

This Is What Started AMD's Open-Source Strategy

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OSS

phoronix.com: While AMD's open-source strategy was announced on Phoronix on 7 September 2007, it was on 17 September of the same year that the Novell/SUSE developers did their first public release of their xf86-video-radeonhd driver.

Rugged Linux field computer acts as mission-critical video server

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linuxfordevices.com: Harris Corp. announced a multimedia-enhanced PC designed for a variety of mission-critical military and public safety applications. The compact, ruggedized Falcon III RF-7800N-CP Mobile Computing Platform (MCP) runs Linux on a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

NVIDIA Has A New Driver

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  • NVIDIA Has A New "Long-Lived" Linux Driver
  • The Fight Over Merging Drivers Back Into X Server
  • The Proposal For Nouveau GPU Command Scheduling
  • Testing EXT4 & Btrfs On A Serial ATA 3.0 SSD

Chucking MeeGo: Asus Eee PC X101 tested with Windows, Ubuntu, Chromium

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liliputing.com: The Asus Eee PC X101 is an inexpensive netbook with 1GB of RAM, an 8GB solid state disk, and a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom N435 processor. Asus expects the X101 to sell for $199. The Eee PC X101 ships with MeeGo Linux instead of Windows.

Ready for Gnome 3.2? no more suspend on laptop lid close

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justinstories.wordpress: Gnome 3.0 was revolutionary, but at the same time there were some stupid mistakes. One of the biggest complaints about the gnome 3.0 was that (for laptop users) when the laptop lid was closed, the desktop went to suspend mode.

Bodhi Linux Powered Tablet/Netbook Give Away

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I'd like to offer a little bit of incentive to send us a donation. Starting today for every 5$ you donate to the Bodhi project your name will be entered in a raffle to have a chance to win a less than one month old Dell Inspiron Duo tablet/netbook hybrid pre-configured with Bodhi Linux.

What is The HeliOS Project?

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linuxlock.blogspot: The HeliOS Project accepts broken or decommissioned computers, refurbishes them, then gives them to Central Texas kids that cannot afford them. Since 2005, The HeliOS Project has distributed 1329 computers to local area children.

Good Wireless-N USB device

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I've found a good Wireless-B/G/N device that plugs in via USB and works well on newer Linux setups.
http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2011/09/wireless-n-on-linux-usb-device.html

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