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Zippy, cloud-based Linux distro off to fast startview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – A new fast-booting, cloud-oriented, & Peppermint OS& Ubuntu variant has been downloaded 25,000 times in its first week. Meanwhile, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone CentOS has been released in version 5.5, adding features such as improved KVM virtualization and expanded WiFi support, and pioneering Linux distro-maker Mandriva is up for sale.... (Embedded)

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Dual-core Atom for netbooks?view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Intel will launch its first dual-core Atom processor for netbooks and other mobile devices during the third quarter, Fudzilla claims. The N550 will be clocked at 1.5GHz, have 512KB of second-level cache per core, and offer an 8.5 Watt TDP, Fuad Abazovic writes.... (Embedded)

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South African netbook runs Ubuntu Linuxview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – South Africa-based mobile provider Vodacom has begun selling an Ubuntu Linux based netbook. The Linkbook, which was developed by a South African company of the same name, is equipped with 16GB of flash storage, HSDPA, WiFi, two USB ports, and an 8.9-inch display, says Vodacom.... (Embedded)

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HPC servers pack more than 1,800 coresview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Appro announced a pair of 1U servers aimed at small- and medium-sized HPC (high performance computing) deployments. The Tetra 1326G4 and 1426G4 combine Intel or AMD processors with Nvidia Tesla M2050 GPU (graphics processing unit) cards, offering up to 24 CPU cores and 1,792 GPU cores plus as much as 3TB of storage, the company says.... (Embedded)

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Video analytics chip speeds upview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Texas Instruments (TI) announced a DaVinci video processor with & smart analytics,& claimed to offer three times the video performance of its predecessor. Designed for video surveillance and security applications, the DMVA2 supports 720P video at 30fps and 1080p at 15fps, and is offered with an IP camera reference design from Appro.... (Embedded)

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Automation appliance offers four ESD-protected COM portsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Lanner announced a compact, fanless communications appliance for SCADA systems, industrial automation, and power management environments. The Lanner LEC-3000 runs on a Via Eden processor clocked at up to 1GHz, and supplies two gigabit Ethernet ports, four external USB 2.0 ports, and four COM ports with ESD protection, says the company.... (Embedded)

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VXL fires thin client fusilladeview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – VXL announced more than a dozen new & Itona& thin clients with Via processors, including seven models that run Linux. The mid-range Itona TC1536 runs on a 1GHz C7-M CPU, the C32 and C35 run on a 1GHz C7, and the C35S, D35S, D51S, and E35 run on a 1.6GHz C7, the company says.... (Embedded)

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Android 2.2 said to run 450 percent faster, offer USB/WiFi tetheringview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – AndroidPolice claims to have tested a pre-release version of Android 2.2 (& Froyo& ), and says it's up to 450 percent faster than Android 2.1, thanks largely to the addition of a JIT (just in time) compiler. The operating system upgrade will also offer USB tethering and WiFi hotspot support, says TechCrunch.... (Embedded)

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Tablet has dual cameras, RFID readerview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Arbor Technology announced a seven-inch tablet PC that offers a 1.1GHz Intel Atom processor and 4GB of flash storage. The ruggedized Gladius G0710S has a touchscreen display, gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n networking, dual cameras, a RFID reader, and the ability to survive four-foot drops, according to the company.... (Embedded)

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Sony's Linux lock-out on PS3 brings three lawsuits, riles Air Forceview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Sony's removal of the Playstation 3's & Other OS& option will cause higher support costs for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and other research institutes using arrays of PS3s for high-performance computing, says ArsTechnica. Meanwhile, three lawsuits have been brought against Sony over the offending PS3 update, says IGN.... (Embedded)

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Verizon launches LG's first U.S.-bound Android phoneview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. have launched the first U.S.-destined Android smartphone from LG, previously promoted with the movie & Iron Man 2.& The mid-range LG Ally offers a 3.2-inch touchscreen, slider QWERTY keyboard, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, S-GPS, and a 3.2-megapixel camera, says Verizon.... (Embedded)

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Linux-ready 32-core SoCs offer real-time power optimizationview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Cavium Networks announced new versions of its Octeon II family of multicore system-on-chips with between 8 and 32 MIPS64 cores. Supported by a Linux SDK, the Octeon II CN68xx/67xx SoCs are equipped with 85 L3-L7 application and security acceleration engines, virtualization features, 100Gbps of connectivity, and new & real-time& power-optimization technology, says the company.... (Embedded)