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Submission + - Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux (pcworld.com)

ClaraBow writes: I find it interesting that Dell has started selling a thin and light touchscreen laptop called the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which will have Ubuntu Linux OS and Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors, code-named Haswell.

The laptop, code-named Sputnik, has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS. It is priced starting at $1,250 and is available in the U.S.

Submission + - Happy 10th Birthday to the PowerBook G3 Pismo

NCTRNAL writes: For those of us who fell in love with the Mac long ago, tomorrow is a milestone. February 16th, 2010 marks the 10-year anniversary since the final model of the PowerBook G3 went to production. Sporting either a 400 MHz or 500 MHz G3 processor with floating-point, topping out at 1 GB of RAM and a stunning (at the time) 14.1" TFT display, these were the models that came with FireWire, USB 1.1, a 100 MHz system bus and a $3,499 price tag. For those like me who still own one, it's truly going to be a special day.


Submission + - Recall: MacBook Pro w/ NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT (apple.com) 3

An anonymous reader writes: Little known support article reported by Apple on May 29, 2009 states, "In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging defect. At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with these graphics processors were not affected. However, after an Apple-led investigation, Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor may be affected. If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within three years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty."

Products Affected
MacBook Pro, models with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processors

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