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Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 20th Ed. (Que)

Besides our fealty to Linux, there may be nothing else besides tinkering with our PCs that defines our Linux geek identity. Therefore, we know that books like Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, now in its 20th edition, will appeal to many of our readers. more>>

Luakit Extensible Micro Browser

Fellow control freaks, if you enjoy having dominion over just about every aspect of a program, I think you'll like this. Inspired by projects such as uzbl, and developed by fellow Perth-boy Mason Larobina, luakit is the Web browser for those who like the element of control. According to the Web site: more>>

jEdit: a Text Editor and More

jEdit is a cross-platform text editor written in Java. more>>

Webian Shell: Prototype Web-Based Shell

Webian Shell is a web-based shell that is designed to run full-screen and function as the primary user interface for your computer. At the moment, it's still at the proof of concept stage, but 0.1 is runnable without making any modifications to your system. As it features some interesting ideas, it's worth having a play around with. more>>

D-Link's Boxee Box

How does the Boxee Box stack up as a living-room entertainment unit? more>>

Barnes and Noble's NOOKcolor

NOOKcolor: E-reader or Internet tablet? more>>
Illumination Software Creator's User Interface

Radical Breeze's Illumination Software Creator

It runs on Linux! It runs on Flash! It runs on Android! It's Illumination Software Creator! more>>
Giada Slim-N20

Giada Slim-N20

I've put everything from a full-tower PC to a homemade embedded mini-ITX computer in our living room connected to our television. They've all done their jobs, but nothing has looked as sleek as the Slim-N20. more>>
Jolicloud

Jolicloud

Legacy hardware, man up with Jolicloud. more>>
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in Amazon EC2

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in Amazon EC2

Don't be afraid of the cloud! Let Canonical and Amazon pick up the tab. more>>

ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11

With the arrival of the NVIDIA ION GPU, you can build a media server that will fit in the palm of your hand. And, of course, it runs Linux. more>>

Barnes and Noble's Nook

For some retailers, e-books now are outselling paper books. E-book readers put a library in your hand—it may be time for you to make the plunge into e-books. more>>

Chinavasion Pico Projector

A Wi-Fi-enabled pico projector that runs Linux? Find out what our Hack Editor thinks of the hackability of this device. more>>
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