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Open source HD video drivers for Allwinner A10 chips on the way

Folks have been running Ubuntu, Fedora, and other GNU/Linux operating systems on devices like the MK802 mini PC for well over a year. While the Allwinner A10 processor that powers those devices isn’t the most powerful ARM-based chip around (not by a long shot), it’s inexpensive and provides enough power for basic tasks such as […]

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Lexibook Laptab is an Android tablet, notebook, kids computer

Lexibook has been making tiny laptops and small tablets for kids since at least 2008. Now the company’s combining the two, with the Lexibook Laptab. It’s a little computer that looks like a netbook, but which runs Google Android, features a touchscreen, and a hinge that lets you fold the screen down flat and use […]

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Vivaldi “Flying Squirrel” Linux tablet is making progress (still not ready to ship)

It’s been more than a year since KDE developer Aaron Seigo announced plans to build a tablet designed to run open Mer Linux and the KDE Plasma Active environment. The Vivaldi tablet project’s hit a few speed bumps since then, but this week the team has a mostly working prototype. The latest model is based […]

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Lilbits (4-22-2013): Microsoft might bring back the Start Button

One of the most noticeable differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft’s newest operating system replaces the classic Start Menu with a new full-page Start Screen. The Start button is also gone. Instead you can bring up the Start Screen using gestures or by pulling your mouse cursor to the lower left […]

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PengPod’s Linux-friendly tablets now shipping (to mixed reviews)

PengPod is now shipping its first tablets to customers. These are 7 and 10 inch tablets that can run both Google Android and Linux. When you first turn on a PengPod 700 or PengPod 1000 tablet, it will boot into Google Android 4.0, but there’s also an 8GB microSD card in the box which has […]

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Cloud Client $90 Allwinner A10 mini PC doesn’t skimp on ports

Mini computers with Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processors have been around for much of the year. They tend to look like USB sticks with just a few ports for connecting a TV, keyboard or mouse, and not much else. Since they’re generally designed to let you run Android apps on a TV, that might be […]

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This is what the Rhombus Tech PCMCIA-sized Allwinner A10 computer module looks like

Rhombus Tech has been working on a computer module featuring a low power ARM-based processor which can be slotted into a laptop, tablet, or other computer case. The idea is to produce a low-cost computer platform that supports open source software and hardware designs. Now the first photo of a prototype is available. What you’re […]

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PengPod raises more than $50,000, plans to ship Linux powered tablets soon

PengPod plans to start shipping 7 and 10 inch tablets with support for Linux as well as Google Android in January. The company, founded by Neal Peacock, has been raising money to help support software development for the tablets — and Peacock just wrote in to let us know the project has surpassed its initial […]

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PengPod hoping to ship inexpensive Linux tablets with 7, 10 inch displays

It’s not that tough to get Linux up and running on a variety of ARM-based tablets, notebooks, or mini PCs. But PengPod founder Neal Peacock wants to go one step further and offer a line of tablets and mini PCs that ship with Linux instead of Google Android. He’s running an Indiegogo campaign to raise […]