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Voodoo Envy 133 unboxing and impressions

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Hardware

engadget.com: HP's Voodoo Envy 133, first announced in June, has struggled a bit off the blocks, with manufacturing problems. Like the MacBook Air before it, this laptop is about looks first, function second. It only takes 5 seconds to boot and you're in a Linux environment with Firefox, Pidgin, Skype and some crappy photo and music apps.

Linux on laptops

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Hardware
  • Is Toshiba ACPI Permanently Broken?

  • Ubuntu on HP mini note
  • Our second Linux laptop has a real keyboard

AspireOne: a review

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Hardware

tommorris.org/blog: On Sunday, I purchased an Acer Aspire One - a 120Gb Linux machine in 'Sapphire Blue'. Ever since some of my friends started using Asus Eee machines, I'd been thinking about buying a 'netbook.'

7 Days of M1530: First Impressions

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: It’s been four days now since I got my Dell XPS M1530 pre-installed with Ubuntu. I am ready to give some first impressions. Here is what I have noticed so far:

Apple may mix up netbooks, Linux still looks good

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blogs.the451group: There are some indications that yes, indeed, Linux netbooks may have to fear Apple Netbooks. They should. While I’m bullish on the opportunity for netbooks that are based on Linux, that is based partly on the fact that Linux faces really only one competitor, which is actually a ‘retired’ OS (Windows XP). An Apple netbook with iPhone-like connectivity and touch functionality would be formidable.

HP 2133 Mini-Note broken by own updates

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SUSE

venturecake.com: We’ve recently been casting our eye over HP’s 2133 Mini-Note. We thought we’d check out reports on how Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop performs on the beast. Generally quite well, it seems - with one exception.

Broadcom Switches to the Light Side: The Start of a New Era?

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OSS

workswithu.com: As anyone familiar with the Linux wireless scene before 2006 knows, Broadcom, which manufacturers the wireless chipsets found in many laptops, was for a long time synonymous with everything evil about closed-source software. That’s changing. Here’s how.

Intel Provides Temporary e1000e Fix

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phoronix.com: Last night Intel folks posted a patch protecting the card (marking the memory read only, and disabling the possibility to set it read/write until next reboot). That means that it's now much safer to use e1000e with this patch applied than disabling it.

Build It: A Sub-$250 Desktop PC

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcmag.com: Why spend more than you should on a cheap PC that you buy retail? In less than 30 minutes, you can build an ultra-low-budget Linux PC that can handle a multitude of everyday tasks.

10 Cool Products For An Open Source World

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OSS

crn.com: From mobile phones to network infrastructure to fun desktop applications, here's a look at 10 products that embrace Linux and other open source ways of life.

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