These PCs-on-a-stick run Ubuntu Linux

A developer by the name of AndrewDB is currently in the processing of modding Ubuntu Linux so that it runs on inexpensive PCs-on-a-stick powered by Rockchip RK3066 processors.

PengPod preps Linux+Android tablets for Jan launch

PengPod has confirmed that it will be shipping 7 and 10 inch tablets with support for Linux and Google Android this January.

Bonobo Extreme 17.3-inch gaming laptop runs Ubuntu

Extreme gaming laptops are typically associated with Microsoft's Windows operating system, rather than OS X  or Linux.

Netflix arrives on Ubuntu - with a fix

Ubuntu is without a doubt one of the most popular flavors of Linux, as the operating system is fully capable of running smoothly even on outdated or anemic hardware.

Early XBMC Linux builds ported to Allwinner A10 devices

We've covered a number of PCs-on-a-stick in recent months, all of which have the potential to function as an uber-mini Android-powered media centers.

Devs port Ubuntu to Rockchip (RK3066) devices

Rockchip’s stalwart RK3066 can best be described as a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip with clock speeds up to 1.6 GHz.

Slax is bare bones modular Linux

Slax can best be described as Linux-based operating system that runs off a CD or USB flash drive.

Hackable set-top boxes get hardware update

Mele is a company that designs Android-powered devices for streaming media, such as the A1000 Android/Ubuntu-powered set-top box which can be modded to run multiple operating systems. 

VIA ARTiGo goes quad-core



VIA has rolled out a revamped x86-powered ARTiGo that offers support for Windows and various flavors of Linux.

ChrUbuntu hits Alpha for ARM-powered Chromebooks



Samsung’s $249 ARM-powered Chromebook may be one of the most anticipated devices of the years for devs, modders and Linux enthusiasts.

Video: Ubuntu Linux hits Google's Nexus 7



It’s no secret that Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth wants the highly versatile Ubuntu loaded and running on mobile devices like tablets.

OpenELEC is a DIY Linux HTPC

If you're in the market to build a home theater PC, you might want to check out the first stable release of the Linux distribution OpenELEC version 2.0.

PCs-on-a-stick: Is their niche too small even for them?

In recent months there have been almost a dozen announcements about new ultra-small, ultra-cheap, ARM-based, PCs-on-a-stick, but I wonder if there really is a big enough market for these pint-sized PCs.

Wandboard is a $69 i.MX6 dev board



The folks at Wandboard are rolling out a new Freescale i.MX6 Solo/Dual based ARM Cortex-A9 development board with a 1Ghz processor.

Steam Linux beta begins next week

The much anticipated Linux version of Valve's digital download platform Steam will reach beta mode next week.

Android-powered Cubieboard is already sold out

We first covered the Android-powered Cubieboard - which is targeted at devs and modders - last week.

UPuter Pi wants to be a Raspberry clone

The wildly popular ARM-based AllWinner A10 chipset currently powers a number of uber-mini Android PCs, including the Goosberry, MK802, Hackberry A10, Mini Xplus and Z902.  



Raspberry teases Gertboard for the Pi



The Raspberry Pi - which launched back in February - is an uber-mini PC powered by a 700 MHz ARM111 processor, 256MB of memory and an SD card slot for storage.

This Rikomagic ARM netbook runs Android & Linux


The Allwinner A10 chipset - which features an ARM Cortex-A8 processor - currently powers a number of Android devices, including the MK802 PC on a stick, the ZaReason tablet and Hackberry A10 dev board.

Valve's Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a "catastrophe"

Valve chief Gabe Newell has some tough words for Microsoft's new operating system.