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Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard

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Hardware

computerworld.com.au: The outspoken creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, called for laptop makers to follow the tablet world's lead in using the highest-resolution displays possible on mobile devices, in a post on Google Plus.

Is Valve Planning A Linux-based gaming console?

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Gaming

davestechsupport.com: Recently, Valve made an announcement that it will be porting Steam to Linux (with official support for Ubuntu Linux in particular) and is entering the Beta Testing phase as I write this. I believe Valve’s long term goal is to use Ubuntu as the basis for a new console system, similar to the Xbox.

Raspberry Pi primed for new OS after drivers are fully open sourced

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zdnet.com: Efforts to bring new operating systems like Risc OS and FreeBSD to the cheap Linux board have been given a boost by a decision to fully open-source drivers for its ARM-based SoC.

Raspberry Pi graphics code is now open source

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OSS

liliputing.com: The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released the source code for the graphics core of the mini-computer’s Broadcom BCM2835. That makes the Raspberry Pi the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip computer with vendor-provided open source drivers.

Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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techgage.com: No - your eyes are not deceiving you. Logitech has finally released a mechanical keyboard, going by the name G710+. It uses CHERRY MX Brown switches backed with sound dampeners, has 100% backlight coverage, includes six G macro keys and also dedicated media keys. Is it worth the higher-than-normal $150 price tag? Let's find out.

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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Ubuntu

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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Hardware

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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Hardware

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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Hardware

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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SUSE

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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Hardware
Software

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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Hardware

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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Linux
Hardware

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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Software
  • 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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Hardware

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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Hardware

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.

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