Linux Netbooks

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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