Linux Netbooks

Install Linux as if it were in 1989

A common example of how much computing power is available to almost everyone today is comparing a smartphone to the Apollo guidance computer. This classic computer was the first to use integrated circuits, so it’s pretty obvious that most modern technologies would be orders of magnitude more powerful, but we …

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The great Windows 11 computer shutdown experience

There was a time when a new version of Windows was very important, like the launch of Windows 95 for which the tones of the Rolling Stones start Me Up could be heard in all kinds of media. Over the years that excitement died down, ultimately leaving us with Windows …

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I miss the netbook that made me feel cool for a summer

Graphic: Gizmodo (Photos: Shutterstock, Getty Images) I have never owned a netbook, but I played with them constantly during my internship at Maximum PC magazine. I worked on it in 2009, at the height of the netbook’s popularity. The idea of ​​a small laptop with the basic functionality of my …

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What to do with an old laptop: 10 smart ideas

So you’ve finally made the switch to a whole new laptop – or maybe you’ve finally got rid of the clutter – and now you need to deal with an old laptop. What should I do with this? It depends on your situation, how old your laptop is, and how …

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Virtual Offices – The Future of Computing | Shells.com AMA

@shellsShells.com Shells gives you a powerful 1-click virtual desktop environment in the cloud! Collaborating and partnering with more than 10 Linux distributors to create a seamless virtual desktop experience, Alex is CEO of shells.com, a new virtual desktop cloud computing solution that simplifies the virtual desktop experience. The platform allows …

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Onexplayer One-netbook Laptop Review

The Onexplayer is a bit odd in the PC world, in that it’s a touchscreen laptop PC with built-in gamepad controls. Think of it as a high-end Nintendo Switch, but running Windows and built from PC hardware you know and love, and you’re not far off. Born from an incredibly …

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Yes, bring back the netbooks | Boing boing

the netbook reminding the end had me check out what’s on offer in the world of small but typable laptops, and I’m sad to say there isn’t much to choose from. Most of the readily available options are either too large (such as the 11 “Asus L210 or various 11.6 …

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Remember Netbooks – The Verge

There’s an Apple event next week, and it seems pretty likely we’ll see updated models of the iPad Pro and maybe the iPad Mini. Which is great, because it reminded me of the Eee PC, which was either one of the greatest fleeting successes in tech history, or a collective …

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The 5 Lightest Web Browsers – March 2021

For many, the go-to web browsers are Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Edge, and Mozilla Firefox, all of which do a great job of meeting your browsing needs, but they are also quite demanding and consume a lot of system resources. These popular browsers can put extra strain on your CPU, …

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Chromebook vs Laptop: What’s the Difference?

This can be amazing when you think about how computers have evolved over the past two decades. By comparison, a quality musical instrument from 20 years ago is still a quality instrument today. It may even have increased in value. Again, a good car from two decades ago is an …

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The case of expensive Chromebooks

Yesterday I noticed that the Samsung Galaxy 2020 Chromebook was available for $ 699, a reduction of $ 300. I suggested that there was a key question for you to ask yourself before deciding between it and the current model, the Galaxy Chromebook 2, which has a $ 699 configuration. …

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What is a netbook and should you buy one?

For those who have never bought a laptop computer, this may seem like a very simple task. I mean, it’s just a laptop, right? Not really. For those of us who have shopped, we know that there is a wide variety of types of laptops. Some that the majority of …

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How to install the KDE desktop environment on Ubuntu

This screenshot tutorial shows the steps for installing the KDE Plasma desktop environment on Ubuntu Linux. In the world of Linux desktop environments, the dominant ones are GNOME and KDE. There are several other desktop environments, but these two are the leaders. Ubuntu used to have the Unity desktop in …

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One-Netbook A1 ultra portable laptop review

One-Netbook A1 Offers One-Netbook A1 The last few years have seen the return of some old trends: vintage vinyl and retro video games, for example. We can now add netbooks to this list as the cheap and compact form factor of the 2010s is making a comeback thanks to competing …

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Linux Mint 20.1: Practice

Linux Mint 20.1 is here: release announcements for Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce are all very similar, of course, but there are specific release notes (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce) and What’s New docs (Cinnamon, MATE) , Xfce) for each version. Linux Mint 20.1 MATE. Image: JA Watson The Linux Mint 20.1 beta …

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OneGx1 Pro Mini Gaming Laptop Now Available For $ 1,360 & Up

The One Netbook OneGx1 Pro is a small gaming laptop with a 7-inch Full HD touchscreen, support for optional gaming controllers that can be attached to the sides of the laptop, and an Intel Core i7 processor. 1160G7 Tiger Lake with Intel Iris Xe graphics card. This is basically a …

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One Netbook’s next mini laptop packs a 10.1-inch screen and a Tiger Lake processor

One Netbook launched a line of mini laptops with screen sizes ranging from 7-inches to 8.4-inches and a variety of features including stylus support, 360-degree hinges, full-size ports and detachable game controllers. So what’s the next step? The company is growing and accelerating. One Netbook has started teasing its next …

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Best USB Bootable Distributions of 2021

Cut distributions aren’t just designed for aging hardware. In fact, there are several lightweight distros that have been pruned, tuned, and optimized for booting from USB. Best USB Bootable Distributions There are several uses for inserting Linux distributions into a USB drive. For example, they can be very handy when …

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A 7-inch Netbook A1 laptop with Ethernet and COM port for IT professionals

We’ve seen plenty of Intel-powered mini laptops with a 6-9 inch screen over the past couple of years, mostly from GPD and One Netbook, but also from CHUWI. Most models are smaller versions of ultrabooks with wireless-only connectivity, but last year the GPD MicroPC 6-inch mini laptop added an Ethernet …

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What to do when your computer does not start

If you are getting the Blue Screen of Death on startup, it could be the result of a bad app, driver problem, or some other hardware quirk causing issues during startup. If you can, Google the shutdown code that appears and see if it gives you any insight into what’s …

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Purism Launches Security-Focused Librem 14 Linux Laptop

(Image: purism) If you’re not a fan of Windows 10, or if Apple’s decision to switch to ARM laptops has you less than thrilled, Purism has a laptop you might want to consider instead. Purism is a company created to produce “liberty-respectful, privacy-oriented and security-oriented products”, and its latest product …

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Linux on the OneGx1 mini laptop: run Ubuntu 20.04

the A OneGx1 Netbook mini laptop is an unusual small computer with a 7-inch display, an Intel Core i5-10210Y quad-core processor and a physical design clearly inspired by gaming laptops. It supports an optional set of gaming controllers. detachable set that can clip onto the sides of the device. And …

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Netbooks: the next generation – Chromebooks

Netbooks are dead, long live the Chromebook. Lewin Day wrote a real trip to Nostalgia Lane Netbook earlier this month. This is required reading, go check it out and come back. You are back? Good. Today, I’m arguing that the Chromebook is the rightful heir to the netbook crown, and …

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Crostini | Hackaday

Netbooks are dead, long live the Chromebook. Lewin Day wrote a nice trip to Nostalgia Lane Netbook earlier this month. This is required reading, go check it out and come back. You are back? Good. Today, I’m arguing that the Chromebook is the rightful heir to the netbook crown, and …

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Croutons | Hackaday

Netbooks are dead, long live the Chromebook. Lewin Day wrote a nice trip to Nostalgia Lane Netbook earlier this month. This is required reading, go check it out and come back. You are back? Good. Today, I’m arguing that the Chromebook is the rightful heir to the netbook crown, and …

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Dynabook Portege X30L-G – Review 2020

The Portege brand has long been synonymous with high-quality ultralight laptops, and this is as true today under the Dynabook banner as it is under Toshiba (although these days you can buy a 15.6-inch Portege, this which seems to be a contradiction in terms). The 13.3-inch Portege X30L-G is incredibly …

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Netbooks: the forgotten form factor

Long ago, before smartphones were ubiquitous and restaurant kids were quiet with horrible iPad games, there was a beautiful time. A time when the end user could cheaply buy an x86 computer in a compact, portable shell. In 2007, the netbook was born and took the world by storm – …

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Linux: no need to be afraid of the penguin

Windows is the best operating system for computers. Linux, while for the most part free, open source, more resistant to viruses and easier to use, is having a hard time. These two versions facilitate the change. The penguin is struggling. Even after all these years, the Linux operating system mascot …

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Linux for everyone shines on the LXDE desktop

Linux for everyone could very well be a unifying Linux distribution that provides a common computing platform. LFA is a distro developed by Swedish software engineer Arne Exton of Exton Linux, the same developer who distributes ExTix Linux. The Swedish Linux Society hosts 16 Exton distributions. The Exton Linux distros …

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One Mix 1S ​​Yoga Mini Laptop Linux Review

the One Mix 1S ​​Yoga the mini laptop comes with Windows 10… but like most modern PCs you can also use a different operating system. And like most mini laptops I’ve tried in recent years, the out-of-the-box experience is probably flawed. I loaded a few different GNU / Linux distributions …

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Lenovo joins the netbook party | IT PRO

Lenovo has announced the launch of two new netbooks, the IdeaPad S9 and the S10. The models will sport 8.9-inch and 10.2-inch screens, respectively, offering a resolution of 1024 x 600. The machines will be powered by Intel Atom and will come with 512MB or 1GB of RAM and an …

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Can Linux Reclaim Netbooks?

In a world seemingly filled with pessimism and stories of failing revenues, pink slips and ever-tightening budgets, the computer industry has found itself somewhat of a salvation. Launched by Asus with its Eee PC line, the netbook as we now call it has been a revelation. These compact, low-powered machines …

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Buyer’s Guide to the 10 Best Netbooks

A year ago, there was still a lot of buzz around netbooks. Those tiny little machines were still the new kids in the neighborhood who had brutally crushed the ultra-portable laptop party. In doing so, they had given everyone the opportunity to put a computer in their bag, without making …

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Can netbooks get cool again?

Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called GPD Pocket, which is currently funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the main advantage of the Pocket is its size – with a 7-inch screen the problem is really, really small – and its price, a reasonable price …

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7 cool ways to reuse an old laptop

Ok maybe not this old. Matt Flynn Everything old is new again. This doesn’t just apply to bells and cassettes (seriously, cassettes are making a comeback), but also your old technology. You have already learned to reuse an old tablet; Now let’s focus on that laptop that you have kept …

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Prepare my new Asus X540S notebook for Linux

The Asus X540SA laptop I am trying to run Linux on. Image: Asus A number of my laptops and netbooks have recently moved on to other homes and other purposes, so I’ve been looking for something new. Last weekend I saw an advertisement for an Asus X540SA for a ridiculously …

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Turn That Old Tablet Into A Linux Laptop Under $ 100

Small laptops have always been devices that promise so much, but somehow fail to deliver on their promises. From Atari Portfolio handhelds to the recent crop of netbooks, they have either been extremely expensive if they are good, or so compromised by their size constraints that they are almost useless. …

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Arch Linux: The last refuge of purists?

Arch Linux has long been known as a very powerful desktop distro, but not well suited to newcomers to Linux. In order to get the most out of Arch Linux, a user must learn the ins and outs of the command line. A writer from The Register recently examined why …

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Linux Recommendations for a Newbie: Try Linux Mint, Manjaro, and PCLinuxOS

In my previous article, I discussed a number of different Linux distributions that a novice Linux user could load onto an older Samsung N150 netbook. My recommendation was a choice of three different distros: Linux Mint MATE, Manjaro Xfce, or PCLinuxOS MATE. Since I’m a firm believer in “writing about …

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Load Linux to blackmail my netbook again

I have had an old Acer Aspire netbook for a few years now. Almost since they started dating. And it just can’t handle Windows 7 anymore – so I decided to try to make it purr with Linux again. Here is how I did it. Old netbook photo by Shutterstock …

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Switch from Windows XP to Linux

Today, as Microsoft discontinues support for Windows XP, a 12-year-old operating system, users around the world are left with only a few options to choose from. It’s no surprise that Microsoft is encouraging users to migrate to Windows 8.1, but of course there are other alternatives. The best by far …

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Netbook | Hackaday

We’re well past the point when Halloween costume submissions stop hitting the peak line, but like every year, we expect a few to arrive until at least Thanksgiving. Remember, kids: Documentation is the worst part of any project. [Troy] sent us a link to his wearable Game Boy costume. It’s …

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