Charly's Column The sys admin’s daily grind: PowerTOP

Nov 12, 2008

Beep and power off! Large displays and faster CPUs seemingly wipe out the benefits of advances in battery technology. PowerTOP helps power hogs keep their laptops running without mains power.

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VMware Plans Virtualization for Mobile Phones

Nov 11, 2008

The virtualization specialist adopted the know-how for the product through its acquisition of Trango Virtual Processors

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Dell Renews Recall of Risky Notebook Batteries

Oct 31, 2008

The computer manufacturer Dell has announced a further recall of potentially dangerous notebook batteries. The recall of the Sony built batteries began in 2006.

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iKit: Linux Netbook as Ultra-Mini

Oct 22, 2008

After the glut of netbooks on the market, Imovio, an offshoot of U.S. company Comsciences, presents the iKit Multimedia Messenger, a palm-sized netbook with Linux.

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OSADL: Realtime Linux for the Atom Processor

Oct 16, 2008

OSADL, a consortium of Linux users in the automation industry, has released a realtime Linux kernel for Intel's Atom processor.

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Linux Kongress: Intel promotes intuitive access to Linux

Oct 11, 2008

In the closing speech of the Linux Kongress in Hamburg, Intel's CTO Dirk Hohndel appealed to the developer community to orientate themselves more strongly on the needs of users.

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Nvidia Updates Its Linux Graphics Driver

Oct 09, 2008

After a few beta versions and months of news blackout, Nvidia has now released a robust version of its proprietary graphics card driver for Linux. Driver version 177.80 is to include 25 enhancements, among them the highly awaited support for GeForce GTX series cards.

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Power Tests Reality and myth in the quest for green computing

Oct 01, 2008

Klaus sorts out fact and fiction in the debate on saving power with some real-world tests.

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