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Could the Chromebook spark a desktop Linux revival?

Adam Turner Is Linux on the desktop worth a second look if Chrome gives an old PC a new lease of life?

Google releases Chrome for Macs, Linux

google chrome browser

Google released a version of its Chrome web browser for Macintosh computers in a challenge to Safari software Apple offers users of its machines.

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Computers

10% of desktop PCs now run Windows 8

Pete Pachal Microsoft Windows 8 is slowly but steadily spreading to more of the world's PCs, though its predecessor Windows 7 is still the version of choice for most users.

Computers

Raspberry Pi has no screen, no keyboard, but the $25 computer is hot

Raspberry Pi

It's a single circuit board the size of a credit card with no screen or keyboard - a far cry from the smooth tablets that dominate the technology market.

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Plex - the one media server to rule them all?

Plex.

Adam Turner If you want to watch everything, everywhere, is it worth messing around with anything other than Plex?

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Network storage - what's best for your home?

Google Oregon data centre

Adam Turner With so many NAS options it's easy to become paralysed by choice, so where do you draw the line?

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Imaging

Mac Retina eyes future

Many pluses: The latest Retina MacBook Pro has minuses but plenty of ticks.

Imaging The latest Retina MacBook Pro has minuses but plenty of ticks.

Post-PC

Google shines up the Chrome

Chromebook

Adam Turner More than a tablet but less than a PC, the Google Chromebook joins the growing line-up of post-PC devices.

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Tech

Don't fence me in

platform agnostic

Adam Turner It is possible to free yourself from the restrictions of the big three tech giants.

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Blended households - do you mix your tech?

Smartphone battle

Adam Turner Do your gadgets play nicely together?

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How to survive without Windows or Mac

Ubuntu gimp.

Imaging The geekprints remain all-too evident on open-source interfaces.

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Choosing your ultimate travel companion

HP's 11.6-inch Pavilion DM1-1408AU

Adam Turner What's the perfect gadget for your travel bag?

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Takes a workhorse to know one

Computer.

Bleeding Edge Another quarter, another assemble-it-yourself PC that outperforms costly pre-mades.

Can Microsoft's Surface hold its own in the tablet wars?

Surface

Adam Turner Without the ability to run desktop applications, why would I want Microsoft's Surface RT over an Apple or Android tablet?

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How Apple nixed the netbook

Farhad Manjoo We have Apple to thank for the demise of the netbook.

Google's Chromebook Pixel - an oxymoron priced to fail?

A Chromebook Pixel.

Adam Turner Does a stripped-down computer need a budget price tag?

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Wisdom shared in tribal lore

(From left) Judy Young, Ivan Radywonik, Isabel Collins and Dick Johnson belong to AUSOM, which was formed in 1979 and has more than 700 members.

Macman Clubs continue to thrive as forums for sharing the love of Apple products.

Hands on

Hands on: Acer C710 Chromebook

Acer C710 Chromebook

Adam Turner Brimming with potential and priced to sell, Acer's stripped-down Chromebook is the perfect travel companion.

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What would you do with palm-sized computer?

Raspberry Pi.

Adam Turner The tiny Raspberry Pi is brimming with potential.

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Is the Raspberry Pi lost on the iGeneration?

Raspberry Pi.

Adam Turner Have we been trained to simply sit back and consume?

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