Linux Netbooks

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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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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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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