Cheap netbooks strike back at Apple | Consumer affairs

THELast week’s article regarding Apple’s MacBook sparked a heated debate over affordability and the usual battle between Apple and PCs. This week, we’re balancing the books, looking at a few netbooks that are a fraction of the cost of the Apple product. Netbooks are a great alternative for the budget-conscious …

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Netbook apps reinvent the wheel

Apple has reinvented the phone as something like a computer, spawning the application – something like software, except that it is designed more for a specific device than for a class of devices, and may go through the approval process of a single company (as in the case of Apple …

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Vodacom’s Linkbook Linux netbook reviewed

For years, Nicolas Negroponte, Chairman Emeritus of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pitched the idea for a US $ 100 laptop. His idea was that a cheap machine, adapted to the conditions of the developing world, would transform education in the poorest countries by putting computers …

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Vodacom unveils low-cost Linux netbook

The Linkbook netbook…click for large version Vodacom mobile phone group enters the netbook market. On Tuesday, he unveiled a low-cost compact computer, the Linkbook, which he says is designed specifically to provide users, especially first-time computer buyers, with “simple and affordable Internet access”. The Ubuntu Linux-powered laptop, which comes with …

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Linpus Linux Lite operating systems update for netbooks

In 2008, when a significant percentage of netbooks shipped with Linux rather than Windows, Linpus Linux Lite looked like a major player. Acer had called on the folks at Linpus to design the operating system for its first generation of 8.9-inch netbooks, and the future looked bright. A year and …

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Chrome OS vs. Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Although Chrome OS is based on Ubuntu, Google has no intention of targeting the mass market at this time. Instead, Chrome OS will be certified to run on specific hardware, which will at least need an x86 or ARM processor and a solid state drive (SSD) for storage. Most SSDs …

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Windows netbooks clouded by armies of ARM-based Linux gadgets

While new Atom-based Windows netbooks appeared at CES 2010, the Wintel mobile PC platform, so ubiquitous just a year ago, was largely overshadowed this time around in a series of smartbook announcements, Linux-based e-readers and tablets. on ARM processors. Some of the ARM-compatible netbooks on display, such as Lenovo’s Skylight …

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Coby sold a few netbooks last year, wants to sell more this year

It’s been exactly a year since I spotted Coby’s line of 7-10 inch netbooks at CES in 2009. During that time, I’ve never found a single person who has purchased a Coby netbook. But it’s not your fault. Netbooks were never widely distributed. But when I met with a Coby …

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Samsung introduces the N127 netbook with Moblin Linux

Samsung is showing off a modified N130 netbook running Moblin Linux this week. There are no plans to introduce a Samsung-branded Linux netbook to the US market this year, but the Korean company may launch it elsewhere…or not at all. Moblin’s user interface was incredibly fast and felt much more …

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Make your Linux netbook battery last longer

One thing all laptop users have in common is that we want our device’s batteries to last longer. Whether it’s daily commutes or a long flight, 30 minutes of extra power means 30 minutes of extra entertainment. If you are running a Linux based distro on your netbook, there is …

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Netbook screen too small? Not for this Linux software

Screenshot courtesy of Al Fasoldt UBUNTU FOR NETBOOKS sizes all program windows as large as possible. This is Evolution, a clone of Microsoft Outlook. By Al Fasoldt Technofile I love my little “netbook” laptop, barely the size of a small hardcover book. But running programs on it turned out to …

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5 Ways to Overclock a Netbook (Really!)

The words overclocking and notebook appear in a sentence together about as often as Steve Ballmer is spotted at a Linux convention. Netbooks prioritize portability over performance. Overclocking is all about taking already lightning-fast gear and pushing it to its upper limits – warranties, power consumption and security are cursed. …

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Acer unveils Android netbook | IT PRO

Acer has announced that it will be offering an Aspire One netbook that will boot into Android or Windows 7. Speaking at a global press conference today in London, Acer Senior Vice President Jim Wong said Android would allow the machine to boot in 18 seconds cold and take just …

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The Linux Netbook Everyone Can Master

Of course, Windows 7 is around the corner and there are a lot of Alternatives to Linux for your netbook. But Moblin, which was developed by Intel specifically for netbooks and Internet devices, will rival them all. Based on a Linux kernel, Moblin has a sleek shell that has been …

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Five things Google’s Chrome OS will do for your netbook

Chrome OS, Google’s new computer operating system, arrives this fall and promises to revolutionize netbooks and other underpowered machines. Essentially, the operating system is a small, quick-start platform whose purpose is to run a browser and from there all the Google apps and other web services you know and love. …

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Did Microsoft kill the Linux netbook?

Asus launched its revolutionary Eee PC at the end of 2007. The hardware might have been basic, but the concept of the netbook was revolutionary. The device was a truly portable and fully functional laptop that was no more expensive than a high-end mobile phone and a fraction of the …

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Nobody wants Linux netbooks. Can Google do better?

“The user interface is a very important component for new operating systems,” says Shim. “You have to fight the first impression that it’s different, then you have to sell people why the difference is better.” What Google should do: Google needs to integrate Gmail, Google Docs, and the Chrome web …

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Microsoft is laying the groundwork for Netbook vs Smartbook World – Visual Studio Magazine

New Microsoft is laying the groundwork for Netbook vs Smartbook World At the Computex event in Taiwan this week, Microsoft presented its vision for a mobile computing world that will include “consumer Internet devices” (CIDs) alongside netbooks. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft’s Original Equipment Manufacturer division, described two worlds …

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Asus and Microsoft Launch Anti-Linux Netbook Campaign

House > Equipment > Asus and Microsoft Launch Anti-Linux Netbook Campaign Thomas Holwerda 2009-05-31 Equipment Back when the whole netbook started, Asus was king of the hill with a focus on netbooks with Linux pre-installed. Since they were quite popular, it didn’t take long for Microsoft to start working with …

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Microsoft’s Netbook Enigma – The New York Times

INSERT CREDIT A screenshot of the “libraries” feature in Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 7. Forget the fancy new features of Windows 7. The operating system really stands out as something to watch out for due to its business implications for Microsoft. Microsoft has said it’s proud that Windows 7 …

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The year of the netbook

When all is said and done, I predict that tech geeks will remember 2009 as “the year of the netbook”. And, if you haven’t heard of a netbook, you soon will. A bit of background: The personal computer industry is a bit like the Cold War arms race. As hardware …

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Thin and Inexpensive Netbooks Affect the PC Industry

Burchers said a number of companies already making netbooks will showcase a new series of machines using cell phone chips at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, in June. Qualcomm, the San Diego-based company that built an empire on cellphone chips, recently introduced Snapdragon, a chip created for smartphones and …

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HP Mini 1000 Netbook – Linux

The Gadgeteer is supported by readers like you! If you buy something through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thank you! Learn more. I’ve wanted something like a netbook for a long time – and I’ve scoured a lot of PDAs, phones, and other portable devices …

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The Netbook Effect: How Small, Inexpensive Laptops Have Been Most Popular

What happened was something completely different. When Asustek launched the Eee PC in the fall of 2007, it sold its entire inventory of 350,000 units in a matter of months. Eee PCs weren’t bought by people in poor countries, but by middle-class consumers in Western Europe and the United States, …

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The creator of Xfce talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

As Intel’s investment in the Moblin operating system gains more and more attention and more and more non-technical users are introduced to Linux-based platforms in the form of low-power netbooks. cost, 2009 will see open source become more mainstream than ever. Under the hood there are many things that make …

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Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

As Intel’s investment in the Moblin operating system receives more and more attention and more non-technical users are introduced to Linux platforms in the form of low-cost netbooks, 2009 will see open source become more common than ever. Under the hood, there are a lot of things that make Linux …

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Intel launches a new operating system for netbooks

Forget the Microsoft Windows 7 beta. The alpha version of Moblin, an open-source Linux operating system designed specifically for netbooks, has been released. The preliminary version of the Moblin 2 operating system was specially created for netbooks that run the Atom processor from the company Intel. The idea is to …

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Intel releases Linux-based Moblin 2 Alpha for netbooks

Moblin 2 Core Alpha for netbooks Intel has announced the availability of the first alpha version of Moblin 2. Moblin is a Linux-based open-source platform that Intel is developing for Atom-based mobile devices. The company hopes to attract a community of third-party developers to contribute to the platform and target …

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The Pegatron and Freescale team for low-power, ultra-low-cost netbooks and nettops

Pegatron has been pretty quiet since parting ways with ASUS to do ODM stuff on his own – which is sort of the idea, since Pegatron mostly does the behind-the-scenes manufacturing. We’re happy, however, that the company has taken a peek out of its shell to show off these new …

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Three reasons why netbooks just aren’t good enough – TechCrunch

The debate over Netbooks, which are very small and very cheap portable computers, is starting to heat up. The category is only about a year old, but sales are expected to top 5 million this year. Many people think netbooks are the next big volume market because they allow people …

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HP’s new Mini 1000 and MIE Linux make netbooks fun again

We’ve struggled to stay awake for the vast majority of this year, as netbook after netbook lands in our laps with identical specs, form factors and overall poor quality. Not anymore. HP is giving the market a boost with its new lean “clutch-style” form factors, polished Linux operating system and …

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A Thin Intel netbook to compete with MacBook Air?

During a keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai, an Intel executive held up a netbook who looked very thin. Will cheap Linux netbooks be the poor man’s MacBook Air? Intel Atom-based ultrathin netbook showcased at IDF. Intel Most Pictures to date, upcoming netbooks are ho-hum designs, designed …

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