New Atom CPU: First Details

Jun 12, 2009

The new netbook processor from Intel is the N450, its I/O handled by the NM10 controller chipset. The CPU under the codename Pine Trail should be released in October 2009.

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First Driver for USB 3.0

Jun 09, 2009

After a year-and-a-half's worth of work, Intel hacker Sarah Sharp announced that Linux will be the first operating system supporting USB 3.0.

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Notebook Minimalism

Jun 08, 2009

The new version of xPUD, a 50 MB Ubuntu-based mini-distro from Taiwan, promises to provide perfect netbook support.

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Ubuntu 9.04: New Intel Graphics Drivers

Jun 08, 2009

There is hope for Ubuntu users with Intel graphics. As it appears, the current 2D drivers solve most of the recent graphics problems with Intel chips, according to Ubuntu developer Bryce Harrington in a developer mailing list. Jaunty users should profit it from them as well.

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Acer Targets Android Netbooks for Late Summer

Jun 05, 2009

Notebook maker Acer is of the opinion that Android will be spreading its wings in the netbook market over the next two years.

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Intel Buys Embedded Specialist Wind River

Jun 05, 2009

Chipmaker Intel has paid around $900 million for Wind River's know-how in things embedded and mobile.

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Asustek Retracts, Puts Qualcomm Android Eee PC on Ice

Jun 04, 2009

June 1 Qualcomm presented its new superflat Eee PC with Snapdragon chipset and Xandros or Android to the public. But the enthusiasm waned shortly thereafter.

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Microsoft Patent: More Money for Less Functions

May 21, 2009

With U.S. Patent 7,536,726, Microsoft has been granted a patent with which they hope to make a successful business model out of a potentially severely restricted operating system.

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