Linux

Steam-for-Linux-1

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 of [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
ubuntu 1

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 information [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

Ubuntu on your smartphone?

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Phone
cuboxpro

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 800MHz [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Computer Gear, News

Try a Taste of FXI Cotton Candy

FXI Cotton Candy

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 personal [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
Ubuntu Appearance Preferences

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. Within the growing market [...]

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Posted in: Tablets, Ultra Portables
Gdium Liberty Netbook from EMTEC

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 for [...]

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