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Why Don’t Linux-based Netbooks Have the Same H/W as Windows Ones?

http://www.nytimes.com

Our friends over at Ostatic have posed a good question, one I’ve thought about in the past. They are looking at the feasibility of Android-based netbooks, something we’ve covered here, and give a good case for open source netbooks. The problem they point out is that such netbooks, often running some flavor of Linux, usually have lesser hardware components than Windows-based netbooks.

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Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3

http://broadcast.oreilly.com

"On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman..."

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Can you help the Open Graphics Project?

http://www.fsf.org

"Timothy Normand Miller of the Open Graphics Project is looking for help with their effort to design hardware -- particularly wireless and graphics cards -- with fully published design documents [...] It's a big project and there are many different ways to help, but the immediate need is for someone to clean up the text on their wiki, both to improve the organization of the information there and t

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Linux Desktop Hardware Myths Explored

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.

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Free Linux Microprocessor*

http://www.embeddedtechjournal.com

In keeping with our theme of free stuff (see Embedded Technology Journal, January 27, 2009) we proudly chronicle the newest free alternative for embedded developers: a free Linux-compatible microprocessor. Never has so much been offered to so many for so little. Or something like that.

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Take that to the Open Source bank

http://www.itpro.co.uk

Think open source and you might think many things, but I doubt very much that banking will be towards the top of the list or even on the radar for that matter.

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2009 and still in fear of using new hardware in GNU/Linux!

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

When the GNU/Linux revolution started reaching the masses, around 2000, I predicted that by 2010 there would be full vendor support for the free operating system. Well, it’s 2009, and I have to admit it — I am feeling nervous....

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Resurrect your old PC

http://www.tuxradar.com

Rather than throw old hardware away because it can't cope with Vista's bloat, we show you how to put it to good use - read on to learn how to transform your old computer into a mail server, a fileserver, a web server, a spam blocker, a PC for kids and more!

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Why hardware manufacturers don't want to share specification

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

Harald Welte shares his interesting opinnion about why hardware manufacturers do not like and want to share their products's specfifications.

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This is not a review of gNewSense

http://insidesocal.com

A long thread at LXer about whether or not Debian should include unsourced binary blobs in its kernel had some commenters if not exactly singing the praises of totally free GNU/Linux distro gNewSense, then at least humming those praises.

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Created by MrSnippity 5 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 28 weeks ago
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Why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

http://www.techradar.com

"25 years after Stallman first set the GNU project in motion, what have these ideals achieved, and what can we do to ensure the future of free software? Linux Format spoke to him to find out..."

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Mplayer, FFmpeg Gain VA-API Support

http://www.phoronix.com

Nice article at Phoronix about adding VA-API (short for Video Acceleration API) support in mplayer and ffmpeg.

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Easy Guaranteed Computer Compatibility

http://www.linuxloop.com

Buying new computers, particularly laptops, can be a bit of a challenge for Linux users. Sure, you can just go buy any random computer, but you are not guaranteed compatibility. Yes, all the essential parts will almost certainly work, but you never know for sure without doing some research.

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The Truth About Linux Hardware Compatibility

http://www.intranetjournal.com

If there is one Linux myth that must be put to bed, it's that desktop Linux has terrible hardware support out of the box. This is compete nonsense. As a matter of fact, there has been talk that to the degree of mainstream support for hardware, it rivals anything seen with Windows or OS X. Again, this is with mainstream hardware.

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The great Microsoft Windows 7 laptop giveaway!

http://weblog.infoworld.com

Dear Microsoft: I'm writing in regard to your recent FREE LAPTOP COMPUTER giveaway program for members of the industry media/analyst community. It is my understanding that authors and pundits who are "friends" of Microsoft -– i.e.

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