Linux Netbooks

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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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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