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Amazon pays Microsoft to use Linux

02/23/2010, Amazon.com joins a long list of companies that hand over some money to Microsoft each month while using Linux as part of a patent cross-licensing arrangement. Somehow, this deal with Amazon does comprise of open-source and Linux-based technologies, and...

BYD Snaptop concept smartbook powered by Snapdragon

02/17/2010, [MWC 2010] Qualcomm was demonstrating this Smartbook at Mobile. It is a concept, not a product, but its design is very interesting to look at. As you can see, there’s a small keyboard – but what you don’t see is that it can be snapped in...

Leeenux 2.0 now available

02/04/2010, Love Linux, but want something more lightweight? Perhaps the second edition of Leenux would suit you just fine, where it requires a mere 1.2GB of storage space and has a netbook-specific user interface, catering for devices with displays as small as...

Google Chrome Now Offers Extensions And Bookmark Sync

01/25/2010, Google has raised the stakes in the browser wars again, and this time, it has announced a new stable release of the Chrome browser (for Windows) which includes extensions and bookmark sync. One of the major features of Firefox is that you can add on...

Sneak peek of Intel App Store on Moblin

01/18/2010, Check out what the Intel App Store on Moblin looks like, where it does not resemble a direct port of the Windows version (whether it is a good or bad thing, we leave that up to the user as different strokes work for different folks). The interface has...

Emblaze Else On Show At CES 2010

01/10/2010, [CES 2010] CES 2010 seems to have some rather interesting things to check out; amongst them is the Emblaze Else, by Emblaze Mobile. Chances are that you haven’t heard haven’t heard of the company or the phone before. We actually did briefly...

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0

01/05/2010, [CES 2010] Marvell has just launched its Computer 3.0 platform based on the Armada 300 processor. New the system still uses an ultra-low power and thermal envelope, but manages to reach 2Ghz and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in 1.8″ hard...

GoToMyPC Now Can Take You To Your Mac

01/04/2010, Remotely controlling your computer has always been an amazing thing to be able to do, and now it seems that Mac users who want to use GoToMyPC on their Mac can do so in confidence, now that GoToMyPC has been officially launched for Mac, taking it out of...

Chrome Overtakes Safari In Market Share

01/03/2010, Google’s Chrome browser has only been around for a good 16 months, but it has already made its presence known on the market, specifically by overtaking Apple’s Safari and clinching the number 3 spot in the browser market share, relegating...

Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder runs on Linux now

12/30/2009, The Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder is one card that most netbook owners might want to consider, since it enables HD video playback on a netbook that runs off the Intel Atom processor alongside an integrated graphics chipset. Well, the Linux version of...

Linux does multitouch display as well

12/22/2009, Those who are interested in multitouch displays available on selected netbooks and yet are concerned about whether Linux is able to offer relevant support or not will be pleased to know that such a case is possible – as evident by France’s...

Nook Software Hacked

12/14/2009, If you’re one luckier folks to be able to get your hands on a Barnes & Noble Nook eBook reader, what would you do with it? Well, the folks over a Nookdevs spent quite a bit of effort into hacking the Nook system, and it looks like their rewards...

Archos To Release Developer Firmware

11/28/2009, It looks like Archos is quite supportive of developers, evidenced by its recent PR that confirms that the company is making a proof-of-concept “developer edition” firmware for its ARCHOS 5 and ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablets. The firmware will...

Dell Testing Chromium OS On Netbook

11/27/2009, It looks like Google’s Chrome OS might be getting some nice backing from Dell, as the company has confirmed that it’s maknig an experimental version of the Chromium OS for its Mini Inspiron 10v netbook. The OS is available as a USB key image...