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DIN-Rail PC Runs Linux on 150MHz SoC

Advantech has announced a box PC intended for DIN-rail mounting that uses the company's x86-compatible EVA-X4150 SoC (system-on-chip). The Linux-ready UNO-1140 has CompactFlash storage, two USB 2.0 ports, two 10/100 Ethernet ports, a VGA output, and either four or eight serial ports, the company sa...
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Power; Memory Usage Of GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce

Xfce, LXDE, and other desktop environments are often referenced as being lighter-eight Linux desktop environments than KDE and GNOME, but what are the measurable performance differences between them? Curious how much of a quantitative impact the GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE desktops have on netbook s...
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Open Source Hardware Takes Baby Steps Toward the Gadget Mainstream

The success of open-source software raises a tantalizing question: Could the same design philosophy work for tech gadgets?
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Major Linux 2.6.34 Kernel GPU DRM Updates

There's already quite a bit of code that has been merged into the Linus 2.6 Git tree for the Linux 2.6.34 kernel tree, but the first pull request for the DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) code has went in this morning. As was mentioned last week, the "vga_switcheroo" that allows for dual GPU switchin...
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GPU Switching Goes For The Gold: Mainline Inclusion

At the start of the month we talked about GPU switching coming to Linux in a crude form that allowed notebooks with dual GPUs (one being a low-power, low-performance integrated chip and the other being the more performance-oriented GPU that's power hungry) to be switched from without the need for a...
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