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Linutop 2 super small desktop PC Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 01:43 PM EDT
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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.

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Linux pioneer dies in tragic circumstances Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 01:27 PM EDT
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The Linux community is poorer this week following the untimely death of Anthony Rumble, founder of Everything Linux and well-known member of the Sydney Linux Users Group.

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12 of the Best Free Linux News Aggregators Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 10 2009 @ 07:47 AM EDT
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A news aggregator is software which collect news, weblog posts, and other information from the web so that they can be read in a single location for easy viewing. With the range of news sources available on the internet, news aggregators play an essential role in helping users to quickly locate breaking news.

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BIOS flashing comes to Linux at last Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 07:30 PM EDT
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No more dirty DOS bootdisks need touch your pristine Linux box, now that a new Linux app FlashROM is on the verge of release.

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There's Way More to Linux than Ubuntu: 8 Distros Compared Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 04:02 PM EDT
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Yes, there is more to Linux than Ubuntu. As you are probably aware, there are many different types of Linux to choose from, even though not all get the attention they deserve.

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Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 02:29 PM EDT
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The TomTom case exposed a long-simmering problem resulting from the combination of patents, proprietary software companies and open source. Andrew Tridgell recently patched Linux’s VFAT implementation, but the cult of silence that surrounds intellectual property will bedevil open source projects for some time to come.

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Novell Supports Moblin Linux for Netbooks, Devices Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 01:28 PM EDT
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Eschewing its own SUSE Linux, Novell Inc. said today that it will back Intel Corp.'s Moblin Linux in the fast-growing market for netbooks and smartphones.

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Ubuntu distributor says Linux future doesn't lie in Windows compatibility Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 03:19 PM EDT
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Canonical's leader Mark Shuttleworth has recently chimed in on an important aspect of desktop computing when it comes to Linux. Going over the role that Linux plays on the desktop and where its future lies, Shuttleworth specifically commented on a question issued about Wine – which as many of you may know, is the most popular way of running Windows-based programs on Linux.

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How many desktop Linux users? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 02:50 PM EDT
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So how many desktop Linux users are there? If you believe in Net Applications' numbers it's just over 1%. If you want to buy W3Counter's numbers, 2.16% of users use Linux. Or, if you want to go by my own Web site, Practical Technology's AWStats statistics, 29.9% of desktop users prefer Linux.

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Linux development tools rev'd for multi-core SoCs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 06 2009 @ 02:32 PM EDT
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Tilera Corp. released version 2.0 of its Eclipse- and Linux-based Multicore Development Environment (MDE) supporting its massively multi-core MIPS/ RISC system-on-chips (SoCs).

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