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Tag: Linux

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0: the Latest in Plug-and-Play Computing

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0: the Latest in Plug-and-Play Computing
We always heard ridiculous things about the future. In fact, I’m sure that I’ve heard that in the future, computers will be as small as a power plug. Well that’s actually partly true. Marvell has been producing plug-sized computers for a while.

New Olpc Xo-3 is a Thin Tablet That’S Pure Vaporware, or is It?

New Olpc Xo-3 is a Thin Tablet That’S Pure Vaporware, or is It?
This new OLPC looks quite amazing. It’s an ultra-thin tablet PC that’s supposed to be released in a few years. Is it pure vaporware? Even though the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project had a bunch of setbacks and price hikes, it doesn’t stop getting more ambitious.

The Geekiest Wedding Cake Ever. Really.

The Geekiest Wedding Cake Ever. Really.
I know–at first glance, this wedding cake topper doesn’t look all that geeky. It’s Katamari Damacy; that’s actually getting pretty common for wedding cakes of all types. But wait! There’s more. The Katamari theme is only the beginning.

Microsoft (Mis)Educates Best Buy Employees About Linux

Microsoft (Mis)Educates Best Buy Employees About Linux
A Best Buy employee recently posted screenshots of what he claims is part of a training program about Windows 7. The screenshots show some Windows vs. Linux comparisons. You probably know where this is going. The employee is overclock.net

Mvix Ultio 1080p Linux HD Media Player Happy to Play Torrents and Just About Any Other Digital Video You Can Throw at It

Mvix Ultio 1080p Linux HD Media Player Happy to Play Torrents and Just About Any Other Digital Video You Can Throw at It
This nifty little media player claims it can play just about any video format you can throw at it. The Mvix Ultio 1080p Media Center not only can play a ton of codecs, but can stream video from many web-based video services as well.

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug
This weensy little computer is so small that you might accidentally misplace it if you’re not careful. The oddly-named Marvell Sheevaplug (I think I went to college with him) is about the size of your average gadget’s power adapter, but it actually contains a complete computer (sans video output).

Judith: Simple Game, Haunting Narrative

Judith: Simple Game, Haunting Narrative
Can you imagine a simple, pixelated game that lasts no more than a few minutes, but still manages to stick with you after you’ve finished? It’s rare when a long, commercial game can produce an emotional response; to see a tiny free game do it the way Judith does is impressive.

Luxeed U5 Color-Changing LED Keyboard Available for Pre-Order Adds Mac, Linux Support

Luxeed U5 Color-Changing LED Keyboard Available for Pre-Order Adds Mac, Linux Support
Remember the oh-so-cool Luxeed LED multicolor keyboard? This colorful desktop keyboard is about to get a new update for 2009. Now Mac and Linux users can get in on the polychromatic action thanks to the new Luxeed U5 keyboard, which improves on the original Luxeed by adding multi-platform support.

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc
A few months back, I reported on a guy who turned his old Sinclair ZX81 computer into a PC. When I wrote that post I was convinced that there would be no way that anyone could cram a modern PC into the even more minuscule Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook Price Drop to $199 (One Day Only)

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook Price Drop to $199 (One Day Only)
I just got this deal in my e-mail and had to give it a mention. If you’ve been thinking about picking up one of those  compact netbook computers, today is the day to get your grubby little hands on one.

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk

ROM Check Fail!… Retro Arcade Games Go Berzerk
Have you ever loaded up a retro arcade game with MAME, only to be greeted with an error message about those bad ROMs you downloaded 2 years ago? Well one enterprising developer decided to take that idea and actually turn it into a game.

Pandora Open Source Handheld Design Gets Updated

Pandora Open Source Handheld Design Gets Updated
Remember the Pandora open source handheld gaming console? Well after a long wait, it looks like the portable gaming system is getting closer to production from the looks of this revised design rendering I spotted over on the Open Pandora blog.

Wi-Far Out: Wi-Fire USB Range Extender

Wi-Far Out: Wi-Fire USB Range Extender
Wireless connectivity is the bees’ knees. In most cases however, you have to give up some of your connection speed for the convenience and neatness of being wireless. Sometimes it’s the router’s fault, but I think you’ll agree with me that the built-in receiver/transmitter in most computers, especially the ones in laptops, could be better.

Lunchbox Linux Firewall Keeps Network, Bologna Secure

Lunchbox Linux Firewall Keeps Network, Bologna Secure
The other day, I came across this Cold war-era Geiger Counter PC casemod, and passed along the erroneous notion that it was created by some Russian modder. In fact, it was built by a guy named Andy over at widefault, right here in the good old US of A.

Black Box Server Casemod Should Survive a Plane Crash

Black Box Server Casemod Should Survive a Plane Crash
I’m not sure why nobody ever thought of this before, but I think it’s a cool idea. This clever casemod took the shell from an old flight data recorder (a.k.a. “Black Box”) and transformed it into a Linux server.

Pandora: Open Source Linux Gaming Handheld

Pandora: Open Source Linux Gaming Handheld
While the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS have cornered the mainstream handheld video game market, there’s still plenty of room for systems for those of us who don’t mind getting our hands a little bit dirty.