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Intelligent NIC downloads while host PC sleeps

Developers at the University of San Diego say they will demonstrate massive power savings for desktop PCs from embedding an ARM- and Linux-based Gumstix CPU into a network interface. The "Somniloquy" can handle file-sharing and long downloads independently, and only wakes a host PC when necessary.
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Linux Security Through Proxy Servers

Security is ever-present on the minds of many computer users, and proxy servers can help you along considerably. This article outlines what proxy servers are and how to use them to keep your computer secure. Overview The internet can be a scary place, even for the most conservative of web users.
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Packard on the state of Linux graphics

Keith Packard has posted an extensive summary of the state of the art in Linux graphics support and where things are going in the future. "In moving towards our eventual goal of a KMS/GEM/DRI2 world, we’ve felt obligated to avoid removing options until that goal worked best for as many people as possible.
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OLPC waves goodbye to AMD for new XO laptop, adopts VIA chip

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, which builds low-cost mobile computing devices for students in developing countries, has announced plans to update its XO laptop.
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Sunlit Oracle Could Become Formidable Hardware Vendor

Article Source InformationWeek
April 21, 2009, 2:05 pm

Industry analysts predict the Oracle-Sun combo will shift the balance of power in the data center software and hardware sector.

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Google's Android Hits Set-Top Box

The set-top box may be just the first non-phone device that uses Google's open source operating system. 

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