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A Reviewer Gets a Closer Look at the EVO Console

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Gaming What's the saying? "The road to ruin is paved with good intentions?" Though I am not a fellow Alabamian like reporter Dan Whisenhunt, I had my own reasons for hoping the Envizions EVO Linux Game Console would at least -- well, get a better review than it did.

Game over for Linux netbooks?

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  • Living with a netbook: Toy or tiny notebook?
  • Open Source Netbook Protection: Adeona

Netbook runs on AA batteries

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Hardware NorhTec announced a netbook that operates on eight AA batteries, has an internal power supply, and runs Linux on a 1GHz x86-based SoC (system on chip).

Panel PCs run Linux

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Hardware The 15-inch Protege 15 and 8-inch Protege 8 respectively offer 1GHz Via Eden or 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 processors, and both include gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Linutop 2 super small desktop PC

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Hardware French vendor Linutop's original model of its eponymous machine was the size of a Nintendo DS, with no on-board storage at all – it booted from a USB stick. It's now been replaced with the Linutop 2, essentially a rebadged Ion A603 MiniPC from First Computer – but with European support.

What was the first netbook?

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  • What was the first netbook?

  • Netbooks with 10-inch displays dropping below $300
  • Lenovo: Linux has no future on netbooks
  • The shape of the coming netbook revolution
  • Netbooks with Linux save some money but cause headaches
  • Linux netbooks expected to reach 50% market share

Toasting the birthday of the integrated circuit

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Hardware Jay Last and Gordon Moore, two of the most famous surviving men of the team that first created the planar integrated circuit, celebrate the IC's 50th anniversary at the Computer History Museum.

Dell Adds Ubuntu Option to Mini 10; Promises 2 GB RAM

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Ubuntu Dell has added Ubuntu as an option to its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, a Dell spokeswoman wrote in a blog post this week. Also on Dell's to-do list: a 2-Gbyte RAM option, and an ATSC TV tuner.

Watching your hard disks is a S.M.A.R.T. thing to do

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Software Almost every aspect of our daily and business lives are stored on hard disks. But the hard disk is a mechanical device with moving parts. You know what that means. Eventually they will fail.

Military-grade workstation braves the elements

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Hardware Intergraph announced a Linux-compatible workstation designed to withstand punishing environmental conditions for military, industrial, and marine applications.

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