Linux Netbooks

Low-end laptops: the rise of the Chromebook

Some Windows experts, such as Paul Thurrott call Chromebooks a joke. Certain industrial groups, such as NetMarketShare, claim they still see virtually no use of Chrome OS . Both should wake up and smell the Chrome OS coffee. Chromebooks have been selling like hot cakes on a cold morning for …

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Biggest Chromebook Fan: Linus Torvalds

Google’s already popular Chromebooks are becoming more popular than ever. Not only has HP recently joined the sale of these Linux-based lightweight netbooks , but now Acer, HP and Samsung Chromebooks are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Part of the reason for this wider availability …

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Toshiba Thrive 7, another netbook – Sorry, tablet

Are non-Apple tablets the new netbooks? Let’s look at the evidence: Same OS everywhere? To verify. (Windows XP on netbooks with some early Linux machines; Android everywhere plus BlackBerry’s Playbook). Basic hardware, the only variations being minor differences in processor, camera sizes, and ports? To verify. Lowest prices? Check, check, …

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Why Linux netbook crashed and burned

A friend of mine, Tom Henderson, asked me recently: Who killed the netbook? His well-thought-out answer blames a combination of smartphones; expensive but lightweight computers like the MacBook Air; and the rise of tablets. I think all of these played a role, but I put more blame on Microsoft and …

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Asus ships Ubuntu 10.10 on three Eee PC netbooks

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Asus, a leading netbook maker, has announced that three Eee PCs will ship with Ubuntu Linux. Asus isn’t releasing any new netbooks to celebrate this momentous move – it is instead modernizing this year’s Eee …

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