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Device update: The latest multifunction innovations

By Kevin Shockey
September 23, 2010

Illustrating how quickly manufacturers are innovating, we look at new multifunction devices from HTC, Entourage, and Dell.

Device update: The latest multifunction innovations

By Kevin Shockey
September 23, 2010

Illustrating how quickly manufacturers are innovating, we look at new multifunction devices from HTC, Entourage, and Dell.

Avoiding Linux Installation Problems on the HP Mini 110 and Mini 210 Netbooks

Avoiding Linux Installation Problems on the HP Mini 110 and Mini 210 Netbooks
By Caitlyn Martin
June 13, 2010

I first ran into what turns out to be a recurring problem when I installed Pardus 2009 last fall. The installer would lock up... Since then I have run into an almost identical problem in openSUSE11.2, Slackware 13.1 and SalixOS 13.1... It appears that the wireless chipset as implemented in these netbooks conflicts with the ssb module, causing the system to freeze.

iPad falls short on cloud integration

By Edd Dumbill
April 5, 2010

The iPad is an amazing piece of hardware, but it's still a 1.0 device. At the top of the "to be improved list" should be a simple mechanism for synchronization and cloud access.

Flash Development on a Netbook

By Jesse Freeman
March 29, 2010

Advanced Flash Tactics or AFTs are techniques that come from deep within the Flash Art Of War, the oldest Flash military treatise in the world. In this AFT I will go over - Flash Development on a Netbook. A...

A Prism for Jolicloud: Web-Centric Desktop Apps

By Dale Dougherty
February 26, 2010

I recently bought a netbook and installed Jolicloud, a Linux/Ubuntu distro designed as a replacement for, or companion to, Windows. Jolicloud was a revelation, something fresh and new in the seemingly snail-paced world of desktop computing. The bold idea of Jolicloud is that the browser is the operating system. It's all you need and you don't need to even think...

Linux Regaining Netbook Market Share

By Caitlyn Martin
December 5, 2009

ABI Research published some new data last month and the results may surprise you. They place the 2009 market share for Linux on netbooks at 32% with 11 million units preloaded with Linux shipping this year.

Five Things to Consider When Buying a Netbook - Tips from J.D. Biersdorfer, Author of Netbooks: The Missing Manual

Five Things to Consider When Buying a Netbook - Tips from J.D. Biersdorfer, Author of Netbooks: The Missing Manual
By Sara Peyton
September 2, 2009

People buy new gadgets for every imaginable reason. In J.D. Biersdorfer's case, an apartment renovation prompted her to purchase one. "I wanted to have an extremely portable PC with me when I was living out of a duffel bag and sleeping on people's couches while my own place was unlivable," explains the author of O'Reilly's Netbooks: The Missing Manual. "It turned out to be a great solution because many of my friends have wireless networks (or neighbors that have unsecured wireless networks), so I could stay linked to the Internet even while couch surfing all over the city." Based on her personal experiences and research for the book, J.D. offers five important things to consider when buying a netbook.

Apple has secretly released a Tablet Computer: It's called iPod touch

By Mark Sigal
July 14, 2009

Because the iPod touch is often overshadowed by its noisier sibling, the iPhone, we sometimes forget that Apple's first REAL foray into tablet computing, has already sold 15M+ units.

Low End Linux Netbook Prices Continue To Drop

By Caitlyn Martin
June 29, 2009

It almost goes without saying that you won't find anything that runs Windows at anywhere near these prices. Oh, and no, that doesn't mean that Linux is somehow inferior as Windows fans would want you to believe. It is, however, free of charge.

Linux To Regain 50% Netbook Market Share

By Caitlyn Martin
May 21, 2009

Stephen Lim, the General Manager of Taiwan based Linpus Technologies, made the surprising prediction that Linux will regain 50% market share from Windows on netbooks by next year.

A Linux Netbook Done The Right Way: the Sylvania g Netbook Meso

A Linux Netbook Done The Right Way: the Sylvania g Netbook Meso
By Caitlyn Martin
April 1, 2009

In just over two months of use so far I have been very impressed with the Sylvania g Netbook Meso. None of the issues, hardware or software, that I encountered with the original g Netbook, are seen in the somewhat newer model. The Meso has proven to be an upgrade in performance, in reliability, and most definitely in the area of software.

Improved Linux Screen Space Management With PekWM

Improved Linux Screen Space Management With PekWM
By Caitlyn Martin
March 7, 2009

PekWM offers an additional solution: window grouping. It allows a variety of different applications to be grouped together in a single window. Most everyone is familiar with tabbed browsing by now. Window grouping takes this one step further. When window grouping is used in PekWM the title bar in the window manager is segmented with each section effectively acting like a tab.

Finding Linux Systems Where They Never Were Found Before

By Caitlyn Martin
September 10, 2008

Up until very recently every system, desktop and laptop, in their catalog ran Windows and sported a Windows logo in the ad. While the majority still do a half a dozen laptops, all low-end netbooks, are sold with Linux preinstalled and the Tux logo is prominently featured in some of the ads.


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