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Comment Good linux device (Score 3, Informative) 396

A few months ago I bought a WeTab from these people, and it rocks. I don't know if it's already shipped to the U.S.A., as I'm in Europe, but the specs look really good: 2 USB ports, 1 mini HDMI, the usual audio out jack, and a proprietary port (for a dock) on the bottom, but unused at the moment (the company hadn't produced a dock yet). It runs a WeTabOS, which is basically MeeGo + a graphical interface known as 4tiito, and that OS can easily be replaced by whichever flavour of GNU/Linux you'd like (MeeGo, Ubuntu, ...), and I think someone could also try cramming windows on the SSD. The processor is an Intel N450 at 1.66Ghz, with 1Go of DDR2 RAM. There's also a webcam, a SIM port... Basically everything you would need. At less than the price of an iPad (I paid mine about 460 euros, while the iPad here is 499 euros).
Desktops (Apple)

Submission + - Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Mac OS X 10.5.6 Benchmarks (

An anonymous reader writes: Phoronix has posted an article with benchmarks of Ubuntu 9.04 versus Mac OS X 10.5.6. Of the 29 tests that were ran using their software, Mac OS X had won 17 of the tests with some of them being by a very significant margin. FTW: "Ubuntu 9.04 really performed sorely when it came to the 2D and 3D graphics performance, audio encoding, floating-point arithmetic, SQLite, Crafty, PostgreSQL, and the Sunflow Rendering System. Mac OS X 10.5.6 on the other hand did much worse when it came to the compilation tests (although we were using GCC 4.2.1), OpenSSL, and Java SciMark."
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - Hacking Wireless Routers (

Emanuele writes: "Wireless routers are very cheap and have been widely deployed in SOHO and public WiFi hotspots. Many routers can be upgraded or enhanced by different firmware distributions. People can use a router as the perfect platform to learn embedded Linux. Recently I am interested in building my hotspot with the wireless router."

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