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$100 card converts old PCs into Linux thin clients

Igel has released an add-in card that enables old desktop PCs to be turned into Linux thin clients on the cheap. The "Igel TC Card" costs $100 and requires a computer to have an available PCI slot and an IDE interface, the company says.
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WiFi cards to offer Linux drivers

Socket Mobile has joined the trend of offering Linux support for WiFi cards by announcing Linux drivers for its Go Wi-Fi SDIO WLAN cards and modules.
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With no $10 laptop in sight, India buys 250,000 OLPCs

The government of India has signed an agreement with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and will purchase 250,000 of the organization's XO laptops. The machines will be distributed to students throughout the country. India's decision to embrace OLPC is a bit unexpected in light of the country's past antagonism towards the project.
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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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