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A cat-proof Linux-friendly netbook…?

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openattitude.com: This here is the Samsung NB30, a semi-ruggedized netbook with one of those new Pine Trail Atom processors. I bought one over the weekend as a cat-proof alternative to my aging Eee PC. I like it so far, but there’s one big problem —

A Linux Home Entertainment Center

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linuxjournal.com: I decided to cut the apron strings with my television provider over a year ago. I get all of my content off the internet now. I thought I'd share my system specs with you and tell you a little bit about how I've got it configured.

Joojoo ripped for another failing, this time it’s a GPL violation

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liliputing.com: Oh, Fusion Garage… Lately it seems the only good news which surfaces about your JooJoo tablet is the result of someone who doesn’t work for you doing something awesome with it — like installing Windows 7 on it.

Chumby, the Next Generation

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linuxjournal.com: The folks over at www.chumby.com still sell the original Chumby device, but they've come out with a new model, the Chumby One. I'm rather fond of the numbering scheme they chose, because that would mean the original Chumby is number zero. If the next model is the Chumby 10, they will get extra geek points!

Attack of the Cosmic Rays

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blog.ksplice.com: RAM in modern computers is susceptible to occasional random bit flips due to various sources of noise, most commonly high-energy cosmic rays. A few weeks ago, though, I encountered some bizarre behavior on my desktop, that honestly just didn’t make sense.

hal’s day of reckoning

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kmandla.wordpress: I have been waiting for this for about a year and half now, and today, finally, I get this on my Arch system.

Nokia needs a MeeGo phone to fight Android. Right now.

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It’s an odd thing for yours truly to witness the Linux community, usually somewhat measured in their praise for any one thing, collectively wet themselves over Android. This isn’t at all a knock against Google’s mobile OS (or the Linux community, necessarily), but quite the opposite — for FLOSS phone users Android is their saviour from the iPhone.

And these are the people that Nokia needs to reach. Immediately…

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Gaming box lets Linux play the slots

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linuxfordevices.com: Acrosser announced a PC that can run Linux inside arcade gaming consoles or slot machines. The ACE-S8700 includes golden finger and ccTalk interfaces, a VGA output, four serial ports, plus an intrusion logger and up to 512KB of battery-backed static RAM.

epic moment: free and fast graphics at last

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vizzzion.org/blog: Well, epic for a Free software geek. I’m now running openSUSE on my desktop, which has an AMD RadeonHD 4350 card. So, what’s the epic moment?

10 ways to dodge Linux hardware issues

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve been grappling with Linux hardware problems, take heart: Jack Wallen has some strategies for resolving common issues — or avoiding them in the first place.

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