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12 Hot Products To See At LinuxWorld

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Thousands of the Linux faithful will converge on San Francisco's Moscone Center next week (Aug. 4-7) for the LinuxWorld conference and expo and the accompanying Next Generation Data Center show. Everything from cool hand-held devices to data center-class servers -- and the open-source software to run them -- will be on display and put through their paces on the show floor. We've compiled info on a dozen products that either recently hit the market or are making their debut at the show.

This Neo Is The One

Openmoko (booth #1234) is promoting its recently-debuted Neo FreeRunner mobile device as the first open mobile computing platform. Utilizing GNU/Linux, the product comes with core software for dialing, SMS and recording contacts. Openmoko plans to unveil a suite of applications for the device at the show. Carrying a suggested retail price of $399, the 6.5-ounce Neo FreeRunner is available in 850 MHz or 900 MHz Tri-band GSM versions to match frequencies in different countries.

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