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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]