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  • Tiny Linux plug PC offers a Cloud computing alternative

    Linux-based plug computers such as the Sheevaplug have been drawing fresh attention for some time already, but on Monday MimoMonitors launched the new MimoPlug, a tiny, cube-shaped contender that's designed as a desktop PC alternative for cloud computing applications.

  • Greenpeace: Apple the top environmental offender in tech

    Apple has long prided itself on the environmental consciousness behind its products, and consistently aims to get greener. But according to Greenpeace's report measuring the amount and type of energy consumed by top tech companies' data centers, Apple is doing a poor job with its energy consumption.

  • ARM Servers Are Coming, But Won't Be Cheap

    Although the x86 architecture is as dominant as ever in the server and desktop space, there's a small number of people rooting for ARM chips to move in on the territory.

  • Three good reasons to buy an open-PC

    For many small business users, all the rational arguments for using open source software like Linux make a great deal of sense: It's free, customizable, compatible, and it's free of vendor lock-in, to name just a few.

  • Dreaming of an open source CES 2012

    It's been an interesting week watching all the many products coming out of this year's CES, with all their shiny new features and innovative appeal.

  • Vampire hunters: Devices reduce energy waste

    It's 1 a.m., and everyone in the house is asleep. The television is off. The computers are off. Your cell phones and MP3 players are plugged in but no longer charging. And all these products are still sucking electricity.

  • Save Serious Money With a Business Energy Audit

    Sluggish sales and hard-to-get loans may blight the business landscape, but cutting energy waste can bring a big payoff to a small company. To shave liabilities off your profit-and-loss statement, aim to slash your power consumption instead of your workforce or the crucial projects that could help your company expand.