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Linux, Symbian and open source looks to be the future for Nokia as it approaches a head-on clash with Google. Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 25 2008 @ 03:01 PM EDT
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Nokia is extending its knowledge base in the free Linux operating system as the mobile software battle with Google hots up.

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Android Walks Out of the Mist Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 24 2008 @ 02:58 PM EDT
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The first phone to implement Google's Open Source Android mobile platform — the eagerly-anticipated T-Mobile G1 — made its maiden voyage today, launching to the expected fanfare and with the surprise appearance of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin — on rollerblades.

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DVR prototype runs uClinux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 23 2008 @ 02:52 PM EDT
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Minsk, Belarus-based Promwad Innovation Company says it used uClinux to create a digital video recorder (DVR) prototype. Based on an Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) Blackfin BF533 DSP (digital signal processor), the "JPEG2000 DVR" prototype encodes images in the Motion JPEG2000 format.

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Fanless touchpanels run Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 23 2008 @ 02:15 PM EDT
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Avalue Technlogy has announced a pair of fanless touchpanel computers that run Linux. The 10.4-inch LPC-1001 and 12.1-inch LPC-1201 have Via Eden processors, CompactFlash storage, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA outputs, and optional 2.5-inch hard disk drives, says Avalue.

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3.5-Watt thin client runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 22 2008 @ 02:58 PM EDT
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Chip PC Technologies announced a Linux version of its compact thin client. Based on an RMI Alchemy Au1250 processor, and running on a claimed 3 to 3.5-Watts of power, the Xtreme PC LX offers onboard multimedia acceleration, domain authentication, and Active-Directory-based management, says the company.

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Nova Navigator "cloud computer" runs Linux, Windows Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 22 2008 @ 02:33 PM EDT
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TechNovus' Nova Navigator aims to bring cloud computing to the masses, with a cheap Intel Atom PC designed to run apps over the Web.

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Toshiba releases Linux netbook Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 18 2008 @ 02:54 PM EDT
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As we tipped two months back, Toshiba has stepped into the netbook ring. But this is no heroic vaulting over the ropes – the company’s NB100, released overnight in Europe, is a carefully-placed ginger step onto the canvas.

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$98 Linux laptop makes Netbooks look pricey Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 11 2008 @ 11:33 AM EDT
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Move aside OLPCs and Intel Classmate PCs, there's a new cheapo notebook in town. For a mere $98, Chinese manufacturer HiVision is offering a Linux-based laptop, the NB0700, which makes even Netbook buyers look like big spenders.

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Lenovo confirms ditching Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 10 2008 @ 01:57 PM EDT
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A day after it denied ditching pre-installed desktop Linux, PC giant Lenovo has confirmed to Stephen Vaughan-Nichols of Practical Technology that "customers will no longer be able to order Lenovo ThinkPads and ThinkCentres with pre-installed Linux via the lenovo.com website."

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Mini-ITX board targets graphics-rich apps Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 09 2008 @ 02:40 PM EDT
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Ibase Technology has announced a mini-ITX single-board computer (SBC) with an Intel 945GC Express chipset. The MI940 is equipped with an LGA775 socket supporting Intel Core 2 Duo or Pentium processors, and it provides a gigabit Ethernet controller, USB and serial ports, and other interfaces.

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