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Will 2014 Be the Year of the Google Chromebook?

Research out of Asia provides two scenarios for the Chromebook in 2014. One shows it taking a not-insignificant chunk of the global notebook market. [Read more]    ...

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DRM Bochs Graphics Driver Still Being Developed

While we're still waiting on 3D/OpenGL guest acceleration for KVM/QEMU guests, a Bochs DRM kernel driver is still being developed for the virtual VGA adapters using the Bochs DISPI interface on QEMU...

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An Open Source, $2000, Metal 3-D Printer

A group of scientists recently released a complete Open-source metal 3-D printer: This paper reports on the development of a <$2000 open-source metal 3-D printer. The metal 3-D printer is controlled with an open-source micro-controller and is a combination of a low-cost commercial gas-metal arc welder and a derivative of the...

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Acer C720 Chromebook Delivers Fast Ubuntu Performance

The Acer C720 was recently released as the latest Google Chromebook selling for just $199 USD. I have been running the Acer C720 Chromebook recently but not with Chrome OS and instead Ubuntu 13.10 Linux. This Chromebook with a Haswell-based dual-core Celeron CPU runs Ubuntu Linux rather nicely. Here are...

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NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Linux Driver Again

Last week NVIDIA updated one of their legacy Linux GPU drivers for supporting decade-old GPUs. Today, they've put out another legacy Linux driver release...

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Dell Announces the Chromebook 11, Its First Chrome OS Laptop

There's a new competitor in the Chromebook market: Dell. This morning, Dell unveiled its first Chrome OS notebook, the Chromebook 11. The sub-$300 laptop is being targeted at schools and students, and will be available next month in both the US and UK. While it's sleek and black on the outside, on...

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