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Tech Heavyweights are Signing on to Create New Chromebooks

This week marks a significant move forward for Google's Chrome OS platform and Chromebooks--portable computers based on it. A series of new Chromebooks announced this week are based on new CPU technology from Intel. 

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U.S. School Systems Say Yes to Chromebooks

Throughout this year, market research news has been basically dreary for PCs and PC equipment makers. But, as sales of PCs slip, sales of new-generation devices are rising. Chromebooks, running Google's Chrome OS platform, have been one of the bright spots in the hardware market. Now, school systems around the U.S. are purchasing Chromebooks for students, a trend that Google could subsidize and one that is reminiscent of Apple's strong focus on the education market from years ago. If you stay tuned to news from U.S. school districts, you'll see that school systems are purchasing Chromebooks at a steady clip.

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Linux Can Work On The 2013 MacBook Air

As soon as Apple launched their Haswell-based MacBook Air I purchased the "ultrabook" for its long battery life, great build quality, and impressive design. However, running Linux on the 2013 MacBook Air has been a pain. It wasn't running cleanly but it looks like the major kernel booting problem comes...

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System76 Gazelle Pro: An Intel Haswell Laptop With Ubuntu Linux

System76 recently sent over their Haswell-based Gazelle Professional laptop that sports HD Graphics 4600, a fancy Intel SSD, 8GB of system memory, and a beautiful HD display. This Haswell Linux laptop has already been used for testing within a few Phoronix articles while now is a full look at this...

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First Solar-Powered Linux Laptop

A new kind of laptop, the SOL, is being designed for the great outdoors and it's powered by sunlight and it will be running Linux.

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