VIA Creates Compact Thin Server, Pushes Linux

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| Finally, X86 clone chip maker and Mini-ITX system board maker VIA
| Technologies has introduced a small form factor motherboard based on its
| low-power C7 processor that has a large number of on-board SATA ports and two
| Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Via opens up to the Linux community

Via announces COM Express modules

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| The COM Express computer-on-module specification has gained a high-profile
| advocate, as Via announced it will begin producing its own products
| compatible with the format. The Eden- and C7-based modules will
| target "larger OEMs only" in gaming, healthcare, and industrial automation,
| says Via.


Linux-VIA love match announced

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| VIA HAS HERALDED its strong desire to collaborate...


Via reaps benefits of Wal-Mart tie-up

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| The PCs are made by Everex, and sold cut-price using Via's C7 processor and
| UniChrome integrated graphics, and come with Linux pre-installed, as well as
| OpenOffice, Google Apps, FireFox and Skype.
| Via has said in a statement that it thinks the C7 processor will shortly
| become its main product line, as its continues to fall behind in the chipset
| market, having failed to agree a license with Intel to create new chipsets.

VIA and FIC to keep up with price of EeePC

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| The CE260 called NanoBook, which was developed by VIA in co-operation with
| VIA fellow affiliate FIC, is planned to be marketed in the U.S. by FIC
| subsidiary Everex from 2008. According to Taiwanese online service DigiTimes,
| FIC estimates that 50.000 to 60.000 CE260s will be sold via OEMs in the first
| quarter of 2008. DigiTimes states a price of less than 450 US dollars for the
| Windows XP version; a Linux version could be even cheaper.

VIA's Linux support - will it finally happen?

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| This afternoon while I was surfing the web instead of paying attention to the
| lecture I was sitting in I came across a new posting on the MTube device over
| at While the short video included there isn't really all
| that interesting after you've seen the photos from the gallery a comment made
| by VIA's Bjorn Stromberg did manage to grab my attention. Asked about which
| operating system the MTube runs own he replied:
| "Yeah, it runs linux, they've got a simplified interface set up for specific
| applications. I'll be posting more details about the software part of the
| MTube when I have some more time."

Via unveils "ultra mobile device" reference design

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| Via Technologies on June 6 unveiled the NanoBook Ultra Mobile Device
| (UMD) reference design -- a UMPC-like device, but with a full
| QWERTY keyboard.

2D/3D graphics chipset targets mobile devices

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| In the past, Via has offered Fedora Core drivers for Chrome9
| implementations in its P4M900 and K8M890 chipsets, and 2D
| acceleration may also be available through pure open source
| drivers such as OpenChrome... Again, however, taking advantage
| of the chip's 3D acceleration likely involves dealing with a
| binary-only Linux driver from Via.