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[News] Sub-notebooks with GNU/Linux Looking Great

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks with GNU/Linux Looking Great
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 00:44:59 +0000
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Taking Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix out for a Spin

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| Even though I typically donât use GNOME, 
| the way the desktop was presented in UNR 
| 9.10 was actually pretty cool. Sure, it 
| took some getting used to, and I probably 
| have strange tastes, but I did enjoy using 
| it, despite the little issues I mentioned 
| above. UNR also seems like the best choice 
| for any compatible Netbook, because Iâve 
| tried using Windows on Netbooks and itâs 
| not pretty at all.


Leeenux Review â Linux OS for Asus Eee 701

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| There are countless Linux distros out there 
| for the netbooks. Do we really need another 
| one? Well, if you still use the first 
| generation Eee PC or have it lying around 
| as it is of no use to you, Leeenux OS can 
| give a new life to it. It is tailor-made 
| for those who are having trouble in getting 
| all the newer Linux distros to work on it â 
| Ubuntu, Ubuntu UNR, Kubuntu and so on. They 
| run fine on the newer netbooks, but give 
| myriad of problems on the Eee 700-series. 
| Another problem is that the newer distros 
| are not made with the old Eee 701 netbook 
| in mind that have just 4GB of flash 
| storage.
| [...]
| Just like Jolicloud, it comes with few 
| Prism apps that mere shortcuts to 
| particular URLs. I am personally against 
| the idea of using Prism apps. Why not 
| simply fire-up the web-browser and then go 
| to the respective URL?


Top 5 Netbook Linux Distros: 2010 Edition (with Gallery)

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| Easy Peasy
| Formerly Eeebuntu, EasyPeasy is Ubuntu respin 
| tailored for Asus Eee PCs. But since it didnât 
| work on my EeePC, Iâll have to give it last 
| place. The desktop environment is taken from 
| UNR â the only difference is that the Easy-
| Peasy version isnât ugly (where ugly means 
| brown). You could call it the Linux Mint of 
| the netbook operating system world, because 
| the default install includes some proprietary 
| software such as Skype, Adobe Flash and some 
| common codecs to make your life less painful. 
| The project documentation is not very 
| professional. On the other hand, the guides 
| are simple and very useful. I liek the fact 
| that they chose Banshee to be the default 
| music player. Those of you who do not like 
| ext4 should skip this distro, though: as of 
| v1.5, EasyPeasy uses ext4 by default. Due to 
| the fact that the distro is basically Ubuntu, 
| you can solve all your problems using Ubuntu 
| documentation. Yet, aside from the nice theme 
| and some very sound software choices there is 
| no real reason to choose Easy Peasy instead of 
| UNR. Try both and decide by yourself.



Dell's Mini 5 will run on unreleased Android

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| THE RUMOUR MILL is saying that Dell's upcoming
| Mini 5 tablet will run on a currently
| unreleased version of Google's Linux-based
| Android operating system.
| According to Engadget, the tablet device will
| run on a new version the increasingly popular
| Android OS that has never been seen in the wild
| before.


Compaqâs Android-based Airlife 100 Announced

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| HP has announced a partnership with Telefonica
| for their brand spankin' new Airlife 100.  The
| smartbook (half smart phone, half netbook) is
| will offered with carrier subsidy in Europe and
| Latin America as part their mobile broadband
| service.  Naturally, this thing has Android
| under the hood, or we wouldn't be talking about
| it.

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