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Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10 On An Old Laptop

Last week I shared how the open-source R500 driver can compete with the legacy Catalyst Linux driver on an old Intel laptop with ATI graphics, but how has the performance for other areas of the system changed with the latest Ubuntu Linux code? In this article are benchmarks from other...

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Intel Redefines Ultrabooks for the Ivy Bridge Era

For its new family of Core i-series CPUs, Intel has updated the specs required to earn one of its official ultrabook stickers. [Read more]...

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OLPC Gets Backing in Australia

For years, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative drew major headlines even as promises made by the initiative's organizers were routinely missed. The original idea behind OLPC was to create $100 computers that could arrive in the hands of poor kids all around the world. Too bad that $100 price point was never achieved, and other problems arose. The OLPC platform has stayed around, though, and now One Laptop Per Child Australia has received $11.7 million in funding from the Australian government to buy Linux-based XO (OLPC platform) laptops for 50,000 students. As Computerworld notes: "The funding will be used to purchase...

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Dell Announces Prototype Development Laptop with Ubuntu

Dell is experimenting with an Ubuntu-powered laptop aimed at cloud and mobile developers. The project is part of an internal Dell incubation fund and will not be for sale to customers any time soon...

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10-Inch Galaxy Tab 10.1 Takes Aim at Burgeoning Tablet Market [Tablets]

Aesthetic comparisons to the well-established iPad will be inevitable as the tablet market gets ever more saturated, so where the now official 10-inch Galaxy Tab 10.1 hopes to compete is on the inside. Let's take a peek.

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