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Crowdfunded EOMA68 computer-on-a-card shows signs of life (100 cards ready for testing)

Most modern laptops are designed to be used and then discarded, or at best recycled when their time is up. Some models allow you to upgrade the RAM or storage, but many do not. Even fewer have user-replaceable batteries. And almost none allow you to upgrade the processors, display, or other hardware. That’s one of […]

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New options added to EOMA68 PC card crowdfunding campaign

It’s been a little over a month since Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a free and open source modular PC system which includes an EOMA68 PC card (with a processor, memory, and storage) and a series of accessories including desktop and laptop docks. The campaign has raised over $60,000 so far, […]

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Crowdfunding begins for modular EOMA68 PC system (laptop, desktop, upgradeable PC card)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton has been developing the EOMA68 modular PC system for the past five years… and now he’s finally ready to begin selling hardware. The first devices include a $65 computer-on-a-card that’s designed to fit into a laptop or desktop PC case. You can reserve some of the first devices by making a […]

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Interview with EOMA68 Libre laptop developer Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton

The EOMA68 Libre Laptop is a notebook powered by a removable, upgradeable PC card. It’s the the latest iteration of a concept that developer Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton has been working on for the past five years. But if all goes according to plan, you might actually be able to buy one this year. Leighton is […]

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EOMA68 Libre Laptop features upgradeable CPU card

Over the last decade or so, it’s gotten more difficult to upgrade personal computers. Most smartphones and tablets, many laptops, and even some desktops have processors and other components that aren’t meant to be replaced. But for the past few years the folks at Rhombus Tech have been working on the EOMA68 project to build a modular […]

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EOMA-68 PC-on-a-card goes dual-core, supports Debian Linux, has new accessories in the works

Rhombus Tech‘s EOMA-68 project involves cramming all the key components of a PC onto a small board out the size of an old-school PCMCIA card. Then you can slot that card into a desktop, laptop, or tablet dock to function as the brains of a computer, and when you want to replace or upgrade you […]

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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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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 […]