Galileo Gives Gadget Makers Great Power

Intel on Thursday announced Galileo, a microcontroller development board made jointly with open source hardware company Arduino for the education and maker markets. Based on Intel’s recently announced Quark system on a chip, the Galileo board will be available by the end of November for less than $60, said Intel spokesperson Kari Aakre.

Steam Machines: Valve Announces New Living-Room Hardware That Runs SteamOS

Valve has announced a new category of living-room hardware today, that will be running Steam OS and will be available in multiple configurations. Only 300 of these boxes will ship this year though, for testing purposes.While in testing, the new “Steam machines” will be free of charge for 300 lucky Steam users that are eligible […]

Pair / Unpair Logitech Unifying Devices In Linux With Solaar

The Logitech Unifying receiver supports connecting up to six compatible wireless mice and keyboards however, only the device that comes with the receiver is already paired (and thus, only that device will work out of the box with the receiver).Logitech provides a tool for pairing additional devices to the Unifying receiver but it’s only available [...]

Intermatrix U7: The First Ubuntu Touch Tablet Available For Pre-Order, To Ship In October 2013 [Updated]

It looks like the first Ubuntu Touch tablet will ship in October 2013 (estimated). The news doesn’t come from Canonical so I’m not sure how legit this is, but from a website that advertises “Intermatrix U7 and U10 Ubuntu Tablets” as the world’s first Ubuntu tablets.Enthusiasts can already pre-oder the Intermatrix U7 (with U10 probably [...]

I-Nex: Tool To List Hardware Information In Linux, Similar To CPU-Z

I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux [...]

Open Source Handheld Console GCW-Zero: OpenDingux, Kickstarter

GCW Zero Kicksterter is a project to create a spiritual successor to the low-cost Dingoo A320 handheld gaming console.

Thanks to SiENcE for pointing this out!

This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Enable TRIM On SSD (Solid-State Drives) In Ubuntu For Better Performance

TRIM allows the OS to “inform a solid-state drive (SDD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally”. Without using TRIM, the SSD speed decreases after a while so if you have a solid-state drive that supports TRIM, you should enable it so your SSD remains fast over [...]

New Hardwareinfo Utility for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian

New Hardwareinfo Utility for Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint/Debian Hardwareinfo is an new utility to show detail information of your system hardware and software. It is only compatible with Linux and available in deb(Debian Package). It can display Hardware information like: Ram, CPU, Graphics adapter, HDD, CD/DVD, USB Devices, Ethernet/Wireless, Sensors, Motherboard and List of other hardware [...]

How To Find Out Maximum Supported RAM Or Number Of Available DIMM Slots In Linux

If you need a quick way to find out how much RAM your Linux system supports or to determine the number of DIMM slots available, you can use a command line tool called “dmidecode”.To find out the maximum RAM capacity and the number of RAM slots available, use the following command:sudo dmidecode -t 16The output [...]

Get HDMI Working With Nvidia Optimus On Ubuntu By Using Bumblebee And Synergy

HDMI doesn’t work with Optimus hybrid graphics chipsets under Linux for most laptops, even if you use Bumblebee, but there is a way to get HDMI to work: by using a separate session.Using the instructions below, you’ll get an LXDE session (you can use XFCE or others, but the instructions below are for LXDE) to [...]

NVIDIA Releases 295.20 Linux Drivers

NVIDIA this morning formally released the 295.20 display drivers for Linux x86/x86_64. Among the highlights to the NVIDIA 295.20 update are Tesla X2090 support, color depth 30 (10 bits per component) support for the GeForce 8 series and newer, improved performance for interactive tools in Mudbox, and many bug-fixes. Details in full and download links […]

LinuxDevices acquired …

LinuxDevices’ publisher, Ziff Davis Enterprise, has been acquired by a Californian company — as yet undisclosed, but rumored to be Foster City-based QuinStreet. Future plans for the site have not yet been announced … At this point, the future of LinuxDevices.comis uncertain. What we can say for sure is that it has been a pleasure […]

One Laptop per Child To Unveil XO 3.0 Tablet At CES

The One Laptop Per Child program’s XO-3 tablet will be revealed next week at CES, according to the project’s founder, Nicholas Negroponte. The XO 3.0 features Marvell’s Armada PXA618 SOC processor and Avastar Wi-Fi SOC, with 512MB of RAM. It can run Android and other Linux operating systems like Fedora. The version that will be […]

Build a Linux Home Web Server For Under $250

Now-a-days pretty much everyone and their hipster grandmother is blogging, publishing web articles or sharing some sort of digital content…

Leading PC makers confirm: no Windows 8 plot to lock out Linux

The drumbeat from Linux advocates about a key security feature in Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 is getting louder. They call it an anti-Linux plot. But the two leading PC makers disagree with them. I’ve got exclusive details. The campaign to spread FUD about Windows 8 is picking up momentum. In the past week, high-profile Linux […]

New $89 open-source hardware runs full Linux OS

An open-source hardware group on Monday announced a US$89 credit-card sized motherboard based on an ARM processor that could be used for robotics, gaming and medical devices. BeagleBoard’s BeagleBone development board is targeted at the open-source hardware community, which includes hobbyists and engineers writing code for hardware with open-source specifications. Some BeagleBoard projects include bringing […]

AMD Catalyst 11.10 Linux Driver Released

On the last day of the month, AMD has released Catalyst 11.10 as their October 2011 proprietary Linux driver update. AMD Catalyst 11.10 / fglrx 8.90 series has “early look” Ubuntu 11.10 support (even though it’s been in since the fglrx 8.89 series), production-rated support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7, and 2D performance improvements […]

NVIDIA Publishes Linux Patches For Tegra 3

Just as the Linux 3.2 kernel merge window opened, NVIDIA published a set of patches that enable support for their Tegra 3 (Kal-El) processor. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 (Kal-El) is the forthcoming quad-core platform that’s derived from the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore and boasts a 12-core NVIDIA GPU with 3D stereo support. This is a very […]

India’s $35 Tablet ‘Aakash’ Launched, Runs Android 2.2

India’s much talked about US$35 tablet running Android 2.2 Froyo is finally launched. World’s cheapest tablet will be called ‘Aakash’ and it’s exact price is Rs.2,276. At current rates, final cost will be around US$50, which still makes it the world’s cheapest tablet. If the price point of this Android tablet impressed you already, specifications […]

Pondering the Prospect of a Completely Open Linux Tablet

Well, the tablet craze continues apace, putting Linux — in the form of Android — into the hands of countless new users every day. Go tablets! Of course, much as we here in the Linux community are fiercely proud of Android and the success it has achieved, there’s no denying that the software isn’t as […]