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Linux game console adds GPU, accelerometers

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linuxfordevices.com: GamePark Holdings (GPH) is readying a new version of its GP2X handheld game console running open source Linux games.

Affordable Android-powered iPad-like Tablet Computers Galore

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junauza.com: While browsing through dealextreme.com, a popular online shop for electronic products here in Asia, I was really surprised to see several iPad-like tablet computers that are sold for as low as $99 (US).

Travels With Teo: Linux Netbook Hits the Road

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linuxplanet.com: A couple of months ago the nice ZaReason people sent me their Teo Ubuntu netbook to review. I was favorably impressed and gave it a positive review. Then they let me take it on my vacation, so little Teo traveled 2500 miles with us. This was the ultimate portability, performance, and battery test. How did Teo do?

Big distributions, little RAM 2

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thelinuxexperiment.com: As a follow up to my previous post I have decided to re-run the tests, this time with the updated distributions (where available of course). Again I will be testing all of this within VirtualBox on ‘machines’ with the following specifications:

Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion

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  • Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion
  • Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
  • More on netbooks, devices and everything (Plasma)

Five of 2010’s Linux-Powered e-Book Readers

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junauza.com: Nearly two years ago, I did a guest post here by featuring 10 Linux-powered e-book readers. Consider this an update.

The Embedded Linux GPU Mess & How It Can Be Fixed

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Earlier this week Qualcomm released an open-source 2D/3D kernel driver for their Snapdragon SoC that's found within the Nexus One, Dell Streak, and many other mobile phones. However, it was just the kernel driver that leveraged their own driver design and no open-source user-space driver, which leads to a dirty mess. David Airlie, the DRM maintainer within the Linux kernel, will not accept open-source kernel drivers that is only used by a closed-source component and as such there's been a lengthy mailing list discussion over the past few days.

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The tech behind my comedy troupe.

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openattitude.com: Asiansploitation, a local comedy troupe I’ve been directing since 2008, had their first-ever performance at The Toronto Fringe Festival last night. And I dare say it went pretty well. So today I thought I’d highlight some of the tech that has made our latest revue possible…

5 Little Linux Computers

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linuxplanet.com: This month we take a look at a number of small form factor PCs that either come with Linux or would make a perfect fit for your favorite Linux distro. Each of the computers mentioned takes up very little space, but all deliver plenty of computing performance to handle everything from basic web browsing to watching videos.

HP’s new Linux enabled emailable printer - questions and answers

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itwire.com: Is wirelessly printing from your smartphone, iPhone, iPad tablet or other connected device, via email, something consumers and businesses will really want to do?

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