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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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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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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