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mintBox runs on a Linux variant operating system

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ubergizmo.com: It seems that the folks behind the hugely popular Linux Mint operating system have come up with an announcement that you will soon be able to pick up a Mint-branded computer that is aptly known as the mintBox.

Vivaldi nearly here

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aseigo.blogspot: After another long "getting the details sorted" session on the phone with our manufacturing partner this morning, it looks like I'll be able to sign the purchase order sometime next week so that the first shipments of Vivaldi tablets can be put together.

A Linux user’s Nook experience

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linuxgrrl.com: I’ve been trying to pare down my possessions in a manner Leo Babuta and Erin Doland would most certainly approve of over the past couple of years. A love of books doesn’t work so well with having few possessions.

vivaldi ordering delay

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Hardware
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aseigo.blogspot: We had expected to be able to pull the lever on orders for Vivaldi by a couple of days ago. Last month there were some developments that have consequently pushed back the project by about a month.

Can Willow Garage’s “Linux for Robots” Spur Internet-Scale Growth?

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xconomy.com: Robot builders have a lot to learn from Internet entrepreneurs. That’s one of the main arguments you’ll hear from the engineers at Willow Garage, a unique startup in Menlo Park, CA, that’s developing hardware and software for a new generation of personal robots.

Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder

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arstechnica.com: The Star Trek tricorder has become a reality, thanks to the hobby project of a cognitive science researcher. Dr. Peter Jansen has developed a handheld mobile computing device that has a number of sophisticated embedded sensors.

Mozilla 'Boot to Gecko' prototype hardware demonstrated

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zdnet.com: It seems that Mozilla is serious about going up against Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Ubuntu's Bold Mobile Gambit

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): There's no denying the magnitude of Linux's impact on the world of personal computing so far, but you know something has changed when headlines like the ones we saw last week begin appearing.

Ubuntu Linux Unveiled for Android Phones

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pcmag.com: For years, tech pundits have speculated about the merging of phones and desktop computers, with Motorola's line of Webtop accessories only the latest in a series of products. Now Canonical has stepped in with what could be the most comprehensive attempt yet:

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