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Howto: Pick out an old computer

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kmandla.wordpress: I got an unusual email the other day asking what to look for in a computer if seeking out an old one on purpose — in other words, “What’s the best way to pick out an old computer?" Here’s what I would do.

Rugged laptops (finally) run Linux

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linuxfordevices.com: EmperorLinux has started reselling three rugged "Panasonic Toughbook" laptops (and one rugged tablet) with Linux preinstalled:

Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 now available for well under $300

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liliputing.com: The Emtec Gdium Liberty 1000 netbook is made from a different mold than most of the mini-laptops available today. It shuns the usual Intel Atom processor for a 900MHz Loongson CPU and it ships with a custom version of Mandriva Linux.

HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez Entertainment Notebook

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: It came preloaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. You can imagine how thrilled I was with that. NOT. I then set about installing (or trying to install) various Linux distributions.

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A...Mouse?

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linuxjournal.com: If there's one complaint we in the Linux world hear more than anything, it's "My [whatever] doesn't work with Linux." The unfortunate truth is that, while their infrastructure is likely Linux powered, the majority of device manufacturers aren't thinking about the desktop version when designing their wares.

Seagate Unveils Filesharing Hardware For The Home

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informationweek.com: DockStar is a hardware device designed to allow sharing documents and files over a home network and the Internet. The DockStar interface works on Macs, Windows, and Linux PCs with Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari browsers.

Archos 5: The Linux Internet tablet for everyone

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blogs.computerworld: I didn't expect much from the Archos 5 Internet tablet -- and I was surprised. This Android Linux powered device is more than just another would-be iPod Touch competitor; it's a powerful touch computer in its own right.

My new laptop is here! My preciousss!

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dedoimedo.com: I've bought myself a new laptop. I'm so very pleased with it that I decided to write an article and show off my latest toy. It's also a great lesson in Linux, since the machine runs four operating systems, with the fifth on the way. So if you're in a mood for some ego-centric eye candy, do take a look.

Nano notebook design sports Mobile WiMAX

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linuxfordevices.com: Via announced a Linux-compatible notebook reference design that packs a 1.3GHz Nano processor along with optional Mobile WiMAX, GPS, and cellular connectivity.

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