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Valve has released Steam for Linux

on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Hooray!  Valve has finally released the popular gaming platform, Steam, for Linux users. Right now it’s only supported under Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, using the Unity, Gnome or KDE desktop environments.  Steams says that more Linux distributions will be fully supported if/when time permits.  Perhaps they will include other popular distributions such as LinuxMint (a fork ofRead More…

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Ubuntu on Phones preview now available

By: Paul Grunwald
on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

IOS and Android finally have some real competition! Ubuntu has announced that the Touch Developer Preview will be available at the Mobile World Congress. The first phone to be supported with Debian Linux derivative operating system will be the Nexus 4. Other phones will, including existing models, will be support later in 2013. Detailed informationRead More…

Ubuntu on your smartphone?

on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

What do you use on your smartphone: iOS, Android, Windows? Well if Ubuntu has its way, it’ll become another major player in the smartphone market as well. It’s a pretty long video, but well worth a watch (the best phone interface info is between 6:20 and 13:45). What do you reckon? I think I want


Is that a computer in your pocket, or is it just a CuBox Pro?

on Monday, January 7th, 2013

Don’t really want to purchase a new Mac or PC in your next round of hardware upgrades?  Well the  CuBox Pro is an open source mini computer that  will support Linux-based distributions such as Ubuntu,  Debian or even Android. This little box is only 2″ square, weighs in at 3.2 ounces and yet packs an 800MHzRead More…

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Try a Taste of FXI Cotton Candy

on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Posted in: Android related, News

We first reported a prototype of the FXI Cotton Candy in November 2011, and a new updated version is now available for pre-order for $199 with limited availability in March 2012. As a quick reminder, the Cotton Candy is a self contained USB memory stick sized computer device that allows users to connect to personalRead More…

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HP Mini 1000 Netbook – Running Linux

on Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I’ve wanted something like a netbook for a long time — and I’ve gone through a lot of PDAs, phones, and other portable devices without quite finding it — so when Julie decided to do a team review of the HP Mini 1000 I was excited to give it a try.

Gdium Liberty Netbook from EMTEC

Spotlight Gadget – EMTEC Gdium Liberty Netbook

on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

It’s another new netbook, but with a twist: this one isn’t based on the PC architecture, but on a 900 MHz 64-bit MIPS CPU (that means no Windows XP or Vista, ever) and Linux. It also has no internal storage, using form-fitting USB keys preloaded with the operating system instead. It could be ideal forRead More…