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Vye Jolibook review – best in class open source computing?

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Hardware

linuxuser.co.uk: If you’re looking for an original take on small-form-factor open source computing then you’ve come to the right place…

Debian vs Ubuntu — My Personal Opinion and Experience With Both

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Ubuntu

garryconn.com: I am not a very experienced linux user by any means. Over the last year I have tried a slew of different Linux distributions. My two favorites are Ubuntu and Debian.

The Quest Of Finding Linux Compatible Hardware

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While Intel is often looked at as being the most Linux and open-source friendly company among the major IHVs, as shown today in Intel's Linux Sandy Bridge Graphics Still Troubling, even in 2011 there are still serious Linux hardware issues to overcome.

Own an Old Computer and Dislike Puppy? Meet MiniNo:

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: When talking about old computers and a Linux distro to make them usable again, most people think "Puppy Linux." However, there might be people who might not be comfortable with Puppy. So, for those who don't feel comfortable with Puppy there is an alternative...GALPon MiniNO Linux.

Cybercom Group Joins Linux Foundation

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OSS
  • Cybercom Group Joins Linux Foundation
  • Nexenta Systems Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee
  • Gevent Joins the Software Freedom Conservancy

lca2011 is Going Ahead!

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the lca2011 team: Some great news - the lca2011 team and Linux Australia have made a joint decision that lca2011 will go ahead!

MoonOS 4 Neake

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: It’s been quite a while since I last looked at MoonOS. The last review covered version 3.0, this time around it’s MoonOS 4.0. MoonOS is another Ubuntu-based derivative, so if Ubuntu appeals to you then MoonOS 4 might be right up your alley.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 388

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Introducing Zorin OS 4
  • News: The Arch way, Debian installer RC, SimplyMEPIS boot problems, Ubuntu Unity 2D, Mint on Banshee, OpenIndiana release proposal, PC-BSD 2011 plans
  • Statistics: OSDisc.com sales in 2009 and 2010
  • Questions and answers: Creating a swap file
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6, DEFT Linux 6, PelicanHPC 2.3
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2011, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6
  • New distributions: KeeP-OS, Parsidora, Porteus, Sn0w L1nuX
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Lane Fox promises sub-£100 PCs

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Hardware

theregister.co.uk: Martha Lane Fox is promising £98 computers to tempt the last remaining digital refuseniks in UK to get online.

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Snappy Ubuntu Core takes off in a quadcopter

Erle Robotics has launched an Ubuntu Core “Snappy” version of its open source Linux and ROS-based Erle-Copter quadcopter, with Erle-Copter app store access. The “Erle-Copter Ubuntu Core Special Edition” is functionally almost identical to the Erle-Copter quadrotor drone announced by Erle Robotics in December, but instead of the usual Debian Linux distribution, it offers one of the first implementations of the lightweight new Snappy version of Ubuntu Core. Read more

There's No Plans for Ubuntu Phones Based on Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Says Canonical

Now that Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is open for development, and the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 takes place these days between May 5-7 on the UbuntuOnAir channel, the Ubuntu Phone team announced plans for the next Ubuntu Touch development cycle. Read more

Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi. French technology firm Armadeus Systems has been selling Freescale i.MX based modules for years, including the circa-2009, i.MX27 based APF27. For the new “APF6_SP” computer-on-module, Amadeus has turned to Freescale’s Cortex-A9 i.MX6 SoC, which it had previous adopted for its APF6 COM. The feature set on the APF6_SP is very similar, with one major exception: the addition of an Altera Cyclone V GX FPGA. Read more