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The rise of the all-conquering Liliputer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 28 2008 @ 03:00 PM EDT
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The number of models of "Liliputer" - low-cost ultraportable PCs running Windows or Linux - has exploded to more than 100 in less than a year, according to Liliputing.com, a site put together by the freelance journalist Brad Linder.

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PMPs run Linux on ARM Cortex Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 21 2008 @ 02:37 PM EDT
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Archos announced a new line of portable media players (PMPs) that run on ARM Cortex processors. The Archos 5 and Archos 7 (pictured) offer 4.8- and 7-inch touchscreens, respectively, and include WiFi, hard drives, HD (720p) video playback, and an optional 3.5G cellular connection.

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IBM targets Microsoft with open source PC Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 14 2008 @ 04:01 PM EDT
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IBM has laid out plans for a Microsoft-free PC by joining up with Canonical/Ubuntu, Novell and Red Hat to bring Linux systems to market next year.

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Mini-notebook shipments up sharply Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 14 2008 @ 03:03 PM EDT
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A Gartner study estimates 5.2 million mini-notebooks will ship this year, rising to 8 million units in 2009. Gartner pegs Linux and Windows XP as the two dominant operating systems (OSes) in the segment, which could hit 50 million shipments annually by 2012, says Gartner.

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5TB NAS server runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 13 2008 @ 04:00 PM EDT
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Qnap Systems announced a new member of its "TS" family of Linux-based network-attached storage (NAS) devices. The five-bay, hot-swappable TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB RAM, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports.

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Geode ETX module runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 13 2008 @ 03:53 PM EDT
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UK-based embedded device manufacturer Datasound Laboratories (DSL) announced an embedded module based on Kontron's ETX "computer-on-module" form-factor spec. Based on an AMD Geode LX800 clocked at 500MHz, the Linux-compatible LX800-ETX Module supports displays with resolutions up to 1600 x 1200.

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Dell shipping five Hardy Heron systems Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 12 2008 @ 02:55 PM EDT
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Dell is shipping two new laptops with widescreen LCD displays and Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) operating systems with DVD playback. Additionally, the largest U.S. PC maker has started offering Hardy Heron on three models previously available with the earlier Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu release.

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Netbooks spark Linux redesigns Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 11 2008 @ 03:58 PM EDT
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Netbooks made an impact at this year's Linuxworld, a sign that these lightweight machines may bring the Linux OS to a larger audience.

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Lightweight Linux Desktop Proves Popular with Netbooks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 07 2008 @ 04:57 PM EDT
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LinuxWorld is under way in San Francisco this week (see Wiredís coverage) and gOS, the Linux distro that made a splash after Walmart started selling gOS-equipped PCs, is back with a new release.

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32GB flash chips target mobile devices Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 07 2008 @ 04:30 PM EDT
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Toshiba has announced new NAND flash memory devices said to offer the highest densities ever. The 32GB devices use chips built on 43 nanometer process technology, integrate controllers for standard interfaces, and target mobile phones, handhelds, and PNDs (personal navigation devices).

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