I had the opportunity to test drive a friend's Asus (Google) Nexus 7, the latest entry into the tablet space. It has an attractive price point, a clear display and most of the tools that you would expect from a tablet. But despite this, there are some serious limitations that might have you think twice about adopting this device as your go to tablet. more>>
I was recently contacted by Earl Malmrose of ZaReason, who wanted
if I'd like to review ZaReason's new Linux-based desktop computer, built
around the new Intel 6-Core processor and quad channel memory. more>>
For the past several years, I've used a custom-built file server at
my house. I've upgraded it many times, but it began life, as near
as I can recall, in April 2000. When I say "upgraded", I mean the
internals have been swapped completely on at least two occasions among
other things. more>>
After waiting like Job for the pre-installed Linux machines we deserved, we've arrived at a literal Garden of Eden full of worthy choices. A compelling new offering is the Zorin PC, a new mini-laptop that runs its own Linux distro, Zorin OS. more>>
700MHz processor, 256MB of RAM. It doesn't seem that long ago since I was running a desktop PC like that. However, these are the specs of a new keyring-sized computer to be released by a UK not for profit company. They hope to be able to sell it for $25 dollars a pop, and best of all, it runs Linux. more>>
The folks at Recompute have taken the notion of "Going Green" to a whole new
level. They've made computer cases out of recyclable cardboard. We had
the pleasure of speaking with Recompute's Brenden
Macaluso and took one of their computers for a test drive.
Here's what we found:
A review of a USB drive might seem like a silly notion, but when the
USB drive is barely bigger than the USB port itself, it seems worth
mentioning. I recently was sent a LaCie MosKeyto USB drive, and
I must admit, it's even smaller than I expected it would be. In fact,
the cover to the Flash drive is actually bigger than the drive itself!
Recently I decided I needed a new guitar amplifier for my studio. Its sole employment would be studio work, so I looked for a small lightweight amp with a good sound, high-quality digital effects, and amplifier/cabinet modeling. Of course I'm always on the look-out for hardware that can be edited from a computer running Linux, and did I mention that a low cost would be nice ? more>>
One hundred forty-seven dollars and thirty-nine cents—that is the cost
for replacing a power supply for an old MiniITX computer system I found
in my office. Mind you, the entire unit cost about $199, and that was five
years ago, but still, the cost for a replacement power supply is absurd.
Often you may not necessarily know what kind of
hardware you have—you may have a no-name box from a smaller
company or a used machine. This month, I present the tools you can
use to find out what you have installed.
At a recent local LUG I regularly attend, Braddock Gaskill gave a wonderful presentation on an open source 8-bit computer he had created. This was his first public debut of the device and every person in attendance was enthralled. more>>
What do you call an 802.11bg mesh router with a single FXS port that automatically forms a peer-to-peer network and relays telephone calls without landlines or cell-phone towers? A Mesh Potato, of course. more>>
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
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