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Dual-booting Ubuntu Nexus One tutorial released [Video]

Dual-booting Ubuntu Nexus One tutorial released [Video]

Servers are getting smaller, but they're still not quite as compact as your cellphone; now, thanks to a new tutorial, your Google Nexus One can double up as your test web server.  NexusOneHacks has persuaded Ubuntu to live in harmony with Android 2.2 on the Google smartphone, producing a dual-boot device that allows you to run regular Ubuntu/Linux code.

Video demo after the cut

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SurfaceInk 12.1-inch Ubuntu tablet design gets video demo

SurfaceInk 12.1-inch Ubuntu tablet design gets video demo

SurfaceInk may not be a name you're familiar with, but the product development firm may well have a tablet you want.  They've been showing off their latest prototype, a 12.1-inch 1280 x 1024 capacitive slate running Ubuntu on Freescale's i.MX51 800MHz Cortex A8 chipset, and which they're currently trying to persuade manufacturing partners to adopt.  ARMDevices caught up with the company recently, grabbed some footage of the unnamed reference design, and also found out about SurfaceInk's future plans for smaller versions.

Video demo after the cut

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu seems to have a nice road map for their updates schedule, and sure enough, here's another one. Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" has just hit the market, available for download right now. There's plenty of changes to be had, along with the standard fixes and adjustments to the OS, there's surprises to be had by the latest edition of Ubuntu. Plus, "Lucid Lynx" is almost as cool as "Karmic Koala," so that's worth it.

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Dell Studio XPS notebook now comes with Ubuntu

Dell Studio XPS notebook now comes with Ubuntu

It looks like Dell is diversifying their operating system options for people that buy the Studio XPS 13.3-inch notebook in that the notebooks now come with Ubuntu, a Linux-based operating system. So for those that want to avoid Vista, this might be a good option for you. 

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SmartQ 7 MID unboxed

SmartQ 7 MID unboxed

More new images of the SmartQ 7 MID have emerged from China, including unboxing photos (which you can see in the gallery after the cut) and this comparison shot between the 7 and the SmartQ 5 with its 4.8-inch touchscreen.  Both MIDs are ARM-based and run Ubuntu

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ARM netbook & MID chips coming; new deal with Ubuntu backers

ARM netbook & MID chips coming; new deal with Ubuntu backers

With AMD set to announced their netbook chipset strategy today, they're not the only three-letter company looking to take a bit out of Intel's Atom.  ARM have released details of their own plans, collaborating with Canonical - the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu - to optimize the Linux distro for the ARMv7 architecture.  ARM chips, such as the Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9, are already found in multimedia and internet enabled devices like Archos' recent Internet Media Tablets, and the company believes that this - together with the chipsets' low power demands - will make them a force to be reckoned with in netbooks.

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