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HP Mini Classmate PC Breaks Cover at Computex

HP Mini Classmate PC Breaks Cover at Computex

Are you one of the many just getting out of school? Or, perhaps you've been out of school for years, but you still wait patiently for all those back-to-school specials for other reasons. It's a great time for deals, surely, but it's also a great time to see what companies are working on for their appropriate markets. For example, we've got here the HP Mini Classmate PC, which, as far as we can tell, looks crafted as much as possible to be for the kids out there in need of a laptop.

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Google junk Windows after security breach

Google junk Windows after security breach

The biggest fall-out from Google's Chinese hack incident back in January could be on Microsoft's bottom line, as the search giant moves to vanquish Windows PCs from employee desks.  According to the FT's sources, Google is giving staff a choice between OS X and Linux, with one unnamed employee saying that "we’re not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort."  Google have declined to comment, but according to other employees "getting a new Windows machine now requires CIO approval."

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Realease Shogo Tablet is 10 Inches of Developer Goodness

Realease Shogo Tablet is 10 Inches of Developer Goodness

You might've looked at that title a few times, thinking we made a typo. Well, we didn't. Realease (real-ease) have just pulled the curtain off a brand new 10-inch tablet that runs on Linux, and is predominantly designed for all the developers out there that would like a more mobile way to design things. It's got a few options to make any tablet fan out there happy, so let's just dig right into it.

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Excito Bubba Two: home server the size of a paperback

Excito Bubba Two: home server the size of a paperback

All the way back in early 2007 we mentioned Excito's Bubba super-compact home server, a palm-sized FTP, media and backup store, and now the company has updated things with the Excito Bubba Two.  As before, it's pretty darn small - 4.5 x 1.8 x 7 inches - and, since the enclosure is fanless, quiet too; choose an SSD model and it's silent.  For basic users it can be as straightforward as plug-and-play, whereas for those who prefer tinkering the full Debian Linux underpinnings are available to muck about with.

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HTC HD2 Android hack work-in-progress [Video]

HTC HD2 Android hack work-in-progress [Video]

Love the HTC HD2 hardware but hate Windows Mobile?  A full port of Android for the smartphone isn't quite ready yet, but the gang over at xda-developers are certainly one step closer to it.  They've managed to get Linux to boot on the smartphone, and to load - and play - a 720p HD video from the command line.  Currently they're not having much luck with a GUI, but the hack paves the way for a full install of Android on the 4.3-inch Snapdragon-based device.

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Ubuntu headed to tablets, STBs and embedded car platforms

Ubuntu headed to tablets, STBs and embedded car platforms

Expect more Linux-based touchscreen tablets, mobile devices and set-top boxes over the next couple of years, as Canonical prepare to push touch functionality in their Ubuntu distribution.  According to director of business development Chris Kenyon, the OS manufacturer is targeting "the digital home or something you carry around" - though not smartphones - with new builds that prioritise finger-friendly UIs and stripped down packages that boot quickly and offer speedy access to core mobility functionality.

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Intel bringing tablet & ultra-thin netbooks to Computex

Intel bringing tablet & ultra-thin netbooks to Computex

Intel has promised to deliver its alternative to the iPad and other ARM-based tablets at Computex 2010, with Mooly Eden - vice president of the company's PC Client Group - taking to the stage at the Intel Investor Meeting to show off a new ultra-thin dual-core netbook reference design together with a tablet.  According to Eden, Intel "are going to design silicon" for the tablet segment and will "actively participate" in the market.

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Flash delay and tablet hysteria to blame for smartbook shortage reckons ARM

Flash delay and tablet hysteria to blame for smartbook shortage reckons ARM

Lenovo's Skylight smartbook launch delay was rumored to be so that the company could rework the software and make it more competitive against the iPad; according to ARM, that reworking could predominantly be happening in Adobe's labs.  The company's VP of marketing, Ian Drew, told ZDNet that smartbooks had "stalled" because of Adobe's delay in bringing Flash Player 10 and AIR support to ARM chipsets; "Our target is mostly internet machines — it becomes sort of a requirement that they run the internet" he highlighted, before going on to suggest that would-be smartbook manufacturers had been "confused" by the flurry in tablet form-factor devices.

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