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FSF certifies ThinkPenguin USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip to be free software friendly

https://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The TPE-N150USB can be purchased from http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USB.

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ARM says its chips and GNU/Linux will sweep the industry

http://www.theinquirer.net

Vendors, according to ARM, are looking to standardize on one chip architecture and a single operating system such as GNU/Linux across their product lines. ARM claims it is the only one that scales from smartphones all the way up to servers.

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Update on the effort to defeat Restricted Boot

http://www.fsf.org

Think twice before purchasing Microsoft's new ARM-based tablet, especially if you are hoping to replace the new Windows RT operating system, with a free software operating system such as GNU/Linux or Android. These new devices ship with Restricted Boot, which prevents you from installing free software on the device.

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Open Hardware Journal

http://openhardware.org

The open hardware organization has published the first issue with the purpose of sharing the design of physical or electronic objects with the public. The right to use, modify, redistribute, and manufacture, commercially or as a non-profit, is granted to everyone without any royalty or fee. Perhaps this could be the beginning of the end of the firmware issues plaguing the free software community at the moment.

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4 Tools To Get Hardware Information In Linux

http://www.webupd8.org

lshw-gtk is a graphical user interface for lshw. It can display very detailed information for your computer's hardware configuration: processor, memory, graphics cards, devices connected to USB ports and so on.

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What the heck is FreeDOS?

http://www.ghodmode.com

I went to the Pikom PC Fair yesterday and I noticed several brands sold with “FreeDOS”. These brands include Acer, Asus, HP, and (I’m told) Dell. None of the sellers seem to know what FreeDOS is, and when asked about it most of them offer to install an unlicensed (illegal) copy of Windows 7 for free with the purchase of the computer.

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Sale of Linux powered Open-PC starts with three models and partners

http://blog.karlitschek.de

The first PC which is build by the free software community and not by a big company. Everybody can contribute. The Open-PC is using only free software and drivers. The good news is that they are not starting with one or two but with three manufacturing partners and models. They are working together with ARLT and greeniX in Germany and ThinkPenguin in the US

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AMD Joins MeeGo Linux Open Source Linux Project

http://blogs.amd.com

At the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD today announced it has joined The Linux Foundation’s MeeGo open source Linux project, and will provide engineering expertise intended to help establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices.

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Why You Should Only Buy Linux Pre-Installed on your Systems

http://www.geeksaresexy.net

Many Linux users are geeks, and vice versa, and geeks can build their own systems or at least install an OS, so why should we buy systems with Linux pre-installed? Why is it so important if the OS is free? Let’s talk about a little thing called “market share.”

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Criteria for Freedom Respecting Hardware Being Drafted

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that meet the criteria: respects your freedom.

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Legacy hardware for new age code-monkeys

http://geekybodhi.net

Leveraging existing distribution channels to streamline supply, is an age old business methodology. But can a downstream software distribution channel be used for upstream hardware collection? I don't see why not.

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Arduino announces new open/free hardware products

http://arduino.cc

Arduino is getting a new logo, has acquired its own USB Vendor ID, owns Arduino branded webstore, is launching two new board and announcing some upcoming products and also several upgrades to existing hardware.

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Why can't free software lead to hardware innovation?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In the past few years we've seen a lot of hardware-based innovation (or at the very least expansion). New products and markets have arisen built around hardware and its use. Smartphones, tablets, netbooks and gaming systems are all examples of markets that have expanded and some if not most of the products make use of free software.

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Running Linux on new OpenRisc simulator or1ksim 0.4.0

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How to install and run the new OpenRisc simulator or1ksim 0.4.0, and emulate a running Linux kernel.

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LiveUSB Drives: Why, How-to, and Where At

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What fills an entire CD, only fills 17% of a 4GB thumb drive ... In contrast to Live CDs, the data contained on a Live USB can be changed and additional data can be stored on the same device

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