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The wonderful wizard of open-source

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Gaming

pocketgamer.co.uk: First impressions of the new console are incredibly favourable. It's smaller than the GP2X, and is only moderately bigger than Nintendo's famously dinky Game Boy Micro.

ASUS N10J - Netbook or Notebook?

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk/blog: By sheer chance and very good fortune, I now own an ASUS N10J netbook. Or notebook. The N10J came preloaded with Windows Vistaster Business, it should be no surprise to anyone that it runs like a terminally ill DOG. I have installed a variety of Linux distributions on it.

Group test: Linux netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

tuxradar.com: Netbooks may be on the cheaper side of computing, but as we're all watching our pennies now, making the right choice is essential. We've brought together all the netbooks we could get hold of - most of which are bundled with Linux - for a comprehensive test. We're looking at:

Shuttle X27D review

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Hardware
SUSE

pcadvisor.co.uk: Shuttle puts a dual-core Intel Atom processor into one of its smallest chassis to create the Shuttle X27D. Our Shuttle X27D sample was supplied with openSUSE 11, a mature and reasonably user-friendly Linux operating system.

PC maker Everex closes up shop in the US

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Everex was one of the first companies to offer a netbook in the US.

5 Ways to Use Your Old PC

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earthweb.com: Don't throw away those old PCs yet. Whether you're cleaning out or upgrading the computers in the office or at home, you should be able to find something to do with them.

Google Chrome OS Netbooks Could Arrive This Year

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Google
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Chrome OS may give Eric Schmidt reason to leave Apple’s board, but he declined to acknowledge Microsoft as a competitor

Dude I Got a Dell

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Hardware

meandubuntu.wordpress: After a very long wait, my Dell Inspiron Mini 10 finally arrived today! Huzzah! I wanted to get a little netbook, and I had two criteria:

Demise of the solid-state Linux Netbook

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Linux
Hardware

news.cnet.com: Back in the day, Netbooks ran Linux and packed solid-state drives. But Windows XP and big hard disk drives have prevailed.

Did Microsoft force Asus to axe Linux?

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft

guardian.co.uk: Microsoft is right to warn about the danger of a serious monopoly in search because of Google's dominance. Maybe it is time to apply Microsoft's enlightened approach to monopolies to what is happening in its own backyard.

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Leftovers: Software

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    Whether you plan to work on a book, a screenplay, or better structure your dissertation, you’ll probably see apps like Scrivener recommended. If you’re running Windows, macOS or even Android then you’re spoilt for choice, with various competing proprietary apps at varying price points readily available. On Linux the choices are somewhat limited.
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    Version 0.98 of the GNOME-aligned GStreamer-powered Pitivi non-linear video editor was tagged today as the newest development milestone. The main feature addition of Pitivi 0.98 is now supporting customizable keyboard supports! Aside from finally supporting customizable keyboard shortcuts for this open-source video editor, a lot of warnings were fixed from GTK 3.22, and there has been a lot of other bug fixing. Bugs around Pitivi's timeline were primarily targeted by this release.
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  • iPerf As Another Network Benchmark Is Now Available Via The Phoronix Test Suite
  • Chromium-Based Vivaldi 1.6 Browser Enters Development, Brings Tab Stack Renaming
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard informs us about the availability of a new snapshot for the cross-platform, Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser, which promises to let users name tab stacks. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.6.682.3 marks the beginning of the development of Vivaldi 1.6, the next major version of the popular web browser, and it looks like it has been rebased on Chromium 55.0.2883.64. Besides fixing a bunch of regressions, the new development release implements an option under Settings -> Tabs -> Tab Features -> Tab stacking -> Allow Tab Stack Renaming, which lets you rename or name tab stacks.

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