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Raspberry Pi delivery delays leave buyers hungry (and angry)

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zdnet.com: Many RS Components customers who purchased the credit card-sized computer in the summer are still waiting for their Raspberry Pi to arrive, with some facing waits of up to six months.

Two new Asus laptops offer an Ubuntu Linux option

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pcworld.com: As the arrival of Windows 8 draws ever nearer, it's not surprising to see the debut of a flurry of devices featuring the new OS.

Raspberry Pi doubles the RAM, but resists price hike

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zdnet.com: Rather than add a more-expensive Raspberry Pi, the cheap Linux device's backers have bumped up the memory in the current Model B to 512MB as standard.

Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan

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wired.com: In a chat with tech lovers at Slashdot on Thursday, Torvalds compared the hard drive to Satan. Yes, Satan — as in “Get thee behind me, Satan.”

Linux Does Beer: Raspberry Pi Moonlights as Dutch Brewmeister

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wired.com: Beer is as old as civilization itself, but beer brewers are still finding new ways of improving the way the stuff is made. Case in point: BrewPi, a fermentation temperature control system powered by the tiny Rapsberry Pi computer that’s taking the tech world by storm.

My Raspberry Pi Adventure

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lcorg.blogspot: I had been hearing a lot about the Raspberry Pi computer which appeared to be very similar to the BeagleBoard but only costs $35. That price, being clearly in impulse-buy territory, appealed to my computer buying impulses.

'Cotton Candy' Linux PC-on-a-stick ships at last

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Gadgets

pcworld.com: There's been a seemingly endless parade of tiny, Linux-powered PCs. It's nothing short of a revolution in computing, as I've noted before, and recently one of the earliest contenders to be announced.

Linux and the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C

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jospoortvliet.com: I bought a new laptop, a Samsung series 9: the 13" NP900X3C. Quite a nice piece of hardware. For all Linux users who decided to buy this really nice piece of hardware or are still deciding, you can find below tips and tricks on getting the most out of it.

Using Raspberry Pi as a Photo Station

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linux-magazine.com: Although Raspberry Pi (RPi) is not powerful enough for heavy-duty image processing, you can still put it to some photography-related uses.

The Raspberry Pi gets a turbo mode

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h-online.com: The Raspberry Pi Foundation has performed testing on the effects of overclocking and overvolting, and is now providing what it calls a "turbo mode" for the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.

Intel's new Clover Trail chip will support Android & Linux

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zdnet.com: There have been rumors that Intel's new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, would only support Windows 8, but not Android or Linux. We now know that the chip will support these open-source operating systems as well.

Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware

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liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software. But the project has run into some speed bumps.

NVIDIA Releases Lower-Cost Kepler Graphics Cards

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  • NVIDIA Releases Lower-Cost Kepler Graphics Cards
  • NVIDIA Performance: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux 12.10
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Review

Intel Clover Trail Atom chip won't work with Linux

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theinquirer.net: Intel has confirmed that it will not provide support for Linux on its Clover Trail Atom chip.

Meet the Raspberry Pi Supercomputer--with Lego!

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ostatic.com: As we've noted, when it comes to the top open source stories of 2012, it's clear that one of the biggest is the proliferation of tiny, inexpensive Linux-based computers at some of the smallest form factors ever seen.

The System76 Gazelle Professional: Just How Good Is It?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The Gazelle Professional is the flagship laptop from Ubuntu computer maker’s System76. I’ve spent the last month testing it, having blindly invested a thousand pounds into a finely tuned version of the laptop after hearing great comments about it. Was it worth the money?

Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

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pcworld.com: There seems to be no end in sight to the march of the tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs arriving on the market this year, and recently two more contenders were added to the mix.

Buying A Printer For Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

matthartley.com: In this article, you will find fantastic printers for every budget. Even better, you can get them shipped right to your door and in many cases, it will be cheaper than you might find elsewhere.

The Linux Setup - Jos Poortvliet, openSUSE

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SUSE

mylinuxrig.com: I targeted Jos Poortvliet for an interview because I’ve been hitting up a bunch of openSUSE people. The 12.1 release is so fantastic, I’ve become very curious about the people who work on openSUSE. Jos’ interview doesn’t disappoint, with tricked-out hardware and a KDE-centric workflow that includes vertical and horizontal monitors.

Raspberry Pi gives users what they asked for: MPEG-2 and VC-1 support

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zdnet.com: After the lack of MPEG-2 and VC-1 caused an outcry among fans using the cheap Linux computer as a media centre, Raspberry Pi puts up licences for the video codecs on sale.

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