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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The device runs on Google’s Linux distro Chrome OS, which always stays up-to-date. So unlike Microsoft’s Windows you don’t have to worry about paying for upgrades every time.
Intel’s Atom processors have been a significant presence in the embedded market, but have only recently begun to break into smartphones and tablets with 32nm Clover Trail+ Atoms, such as the Atom Z2580. Further product wins are expected soon from tablets running on the Atom Z3000 (Bay Trail-T) SoC, which uses the 22nm, 3D Tri-Gate “Silvermont” architecture. Yet, Intel’s mobile market share is still miniscule, and mobile ARM SoCs continue to advance as well. In addition, ARM is now digging into the Atom’s share of the general embedded market.
linuxinsider.com: With all the cornucopia of Valve-related announcements for gamers over the past few weeks, it may be difficult to imagine that the Linux world could have any more good news in store. That supremely encouraging gaming news, surely, was enough to last us a few good months here in the Linux blogosphere.
linux.com: With the advent of cloud and virtual data center computing, are the days of supercomputers approaching an end, making them nothing more than trophies for universities and nations to show off when they have their top-ranked systems running?
phoronix.com: At Red Hat they have struck up a partnership with NVIDIA to work on a new device-agnostic API for the Linux kernel that can benefit the graphics drivers.
omgubuntu.co.uk: The 4th generation of their Leopard Extreme series is a veritable beast of a machine, boasting the latest Intel Haswell processors, support for up to 64GB of high-speed RAM, and a choice of graphics cards that would struggle to so much as wheeze under Steam for Linux.
zdnet.com: Billed as the $35 computer, the Raspberry Pi, has taken the DIY world by storm. It's a cool project system but it's no $35 computer.
phoronix.com: There's hope that Fedora 21 will do away with non-KMS graphics drivers by default. A whole set of conventional (UMS) X.Org drivers are set to be retired in this first Fedora Linux release of 2014.
linux.com: Since Linux.com last surveyed the community-backed open source board scene in June 2012, some projects have faded, but a number of new boards have popped up to take their place. In fact, most of our top 10 Linux or Android-ready open source single board computers (SBCs) have shipped in the last few months.
laptopmag.com: What if it only took two hours out in the sun supply your laptop with 10 hours of battery life? That’s what the Ubuntu-driven Sol laptop aims to do, according to the folks over at WeWi Telecommunications Inc.
thelinuxexperiment.com: I live with Kayla, and had to jump in to help resolve an enraging problem we ran into on the Kubuntu installation with KDE, PulseAudio and the undesirable experience of not having sound in applications.
jiscinvolve.org: This week, Intel announced the Minnowboard, a small embedded development board akin to the RaspberryPi, BeagleBoard and similar devices. The point that grabbed my attention is that it’s being touted as an “open source computer”. Just how “open source” is the Minnowboard?