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Multimedia on the Raspberry Pi with omxplayer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 17 2012 @ 01:47 PM EDT
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The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board, designed to inspire a new generation of computer users to become interested in programming. However, this single-board computer also has lots of potential to be used in different areas.

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First Steps with the Raspberry Pi Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 08:25 PM EDT
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The Raspberry Pi received an extraordinary amount of pre-launch coverage. It truly went viral with major news corporations such as the BBC giving extensive coverage. Not without reason, it is groundbreaking to have a small capable computer retailing at less than the price of a new console game. There have been a number of ventures that have tried to produce a cheap computer such as a laptop and a tablet but which never materialised at these price points. Nothing comes close to the Raspberry Pi in terms of affordability, which is even more important in the current economic climate. Producing a PC capable of running Linux, Quake III-quality games, and 1080p video is worthy of praise.

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6 of the Best Android Mobile Devices Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 07 2010 @ 07:58 AM EST
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Android is the name given to a mobile operating system using a customised version of the Linux kernel. It was first released in late 2008. The platform enables developers to write code in the Java language, controlling the device via Java libraries developed by Google.

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CrunchPad tablet coming soon for around US $300 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 02:45 PM EDT
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Presumably still months before any Apple “MacBook iTablet” will appear, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s “CrunchPad” will go on sale, booting through Linux into a Webkit based browser for what could be the best low-cost cloud computing touch-tablet experience thus far – and it’s sure to be very quickly hacked!

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Low-power ARM9 SBC supports Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 18 2009 @ 02:46 PM EDT
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Glomation announced an ARM9-based single-board computer (SBC) that consumes only 0.25 Amps. The 3.75 x 3.5-inch GESBC-9G20 is equipped with an Atmel AT91SAM9G20 system-on-chip clocked to 400MHz, and offers Ethernet, USB, and serial connections, among other I/O, says the company.

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Panel PCs run Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 02:20 PM EDT
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Borg Displays announced two touchscreen panel PCs designed for home control, energy management, kiosks, and digital signage. 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, the company says.

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Dell spins lower-cost netbook Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 01:51 PM EDT
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Dell has announced a lower-cost version of its popular Mini 10 netbook, which runs Ubuntu Linux. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v sells for $300, offering a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270, 10-inch display, 120GB or 160GB hard drive, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam, the company says.

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Netbook runs on AA batteries Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 04:31 PM EDT
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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). The "Gecko EduBook" has an 8.9-inch display, has an easily reconfigurable modular design, and will cost under $200, says NorhTec.

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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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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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