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Device support in Windows vs. Linux

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: One of the highly debated subjects with Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the operating system.

The PC Is Not Dead; Long Live PCs

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thevarguy.com: It seems like once a year an article or blog gets posted re-igniting the debate on the future of computing devices. Because I often speak about the future of technology, the topic is of great interest to me — especially when it comes to the future of PCs.

India's $35 Tablet- The Everything Killer

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Hardware

linuxjournal.com: On July 22 a $35 (or 1500 INR) hand-held Linux computing device was unveiled by Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development of India. In a tablet form-factor and using an unspecified variant of Linux, the cost should remain low while offering a wide range of functionality.

Build a $200 Linux PC

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extremetech.com: Times are still tough out there, but our needs and desires don't always flag just because the economy does. So we asked ourselves: What's the lowest point at which these two goals could intersect? We knew we wanted to aim low, almost ridiculously low—so we decided on what seemed like almost an unthinkable total: $200.

India Unveils $35 Laptop

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fastcompany.com: The happy man you see above is not the nine gazillionth owner of an iPad, but the Indian minister for HR Development, Kapil Sibal. What he's holding in his hand is, he claims, a $35 tablet that will give the OLPC a run for its money.

System76 second gen looking gorgeous

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  • System76 second gen Starling Netbooks look gorgeous
  • Asus Eee Pad abandons Windows 7 CE for Android
  • The webOS Tablet Gets a Name? HP Files "PALMPAD" Trademark
  • Is Asus prepping an Android tablet?
  • A tour of Jolicloud's netbook Linux OS

The Real Open Source Hardware Revolution

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computerworlduk.com: I recently wrote about the latest iteration of the Open Source Hardware Definition, which provides a framework for crafting open hardware licences. It's a necessary and important step.

Production Model Boxee Box Finally Shown Off

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nexus404.com: With more and more content being made available over the Internet and more and more television manufacturers cutting the prices of their hardware, it’s become almost a necessity to get some type of Internet connected set-top box.

NVIDIA Updates Two Of Their Old Legacy Drivers

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA has finally got around to issuing an update to two of their legacy drivers that allows those with old GeForce hardware to run it with newer Linux distributions using X.Org Server 1.8.

An Open Source 8-Bit Computer to Save the World

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linuxjournal.com: At a recent local LUG I regularly attend, Braddock Gaskill gave a wonderful presentation on an open source 8-bit computer he had created. This was his first public debut of the device and every person in attendance was enthralled.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
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