Even the most cautious among us can fall victim to laptop theft. Learn the importance of password protection, encryption, and other strategies for protecting your data--and some tools that may even help you recover your system.Read more »
As Ubuntu popularity grows, more and more students are recognizing the added features and potential savings offered by an Ubuntu laptop. Netbooks and laptops are the students solution to computing because of obvious portability reasons.Read more »
Today's been a slow day and without knowing I found myself with a screwdriver in my hand and a dissected laptop on my desk in front of me.Read more »
Lemote’s 8.9 inch YeeLoong netbook doesn’t look fantastic by any means, and it sports a processor barely half as powerful as it’s competitors, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.Read more »
Acer, the world's third-largest PC maker, believes that Linux software is a key to the low-cost laptop computer movement and hopes to create a community around the devices, a top executive said.Read more »
If you've been scanning the news today, you might be under the impression that VIA Technologies had released an open-source notebook design. The OpenNote mini-note reference design has gotten a a sudden burst of press attention, but most of the stories don't seem to understand what's really open about this design.Read more »
If you buy Linux, you’re not only keeping money away from Microsoft, you’re telling OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), that you really do want Linux. And, if enough people do that, the OEMs will support Linux on more of their systems, their vendors will make drivers for Linux components, and the entire Linux desktop world will be the stronger for it.Read more »
It's not often I get so excited about a gadget delivery that I keep my eyes peeled for the postman. But when I heard an ASUS EEE PC was on the way, I was desperate to get my hands on it and start tapping away....
So what's so special about it, I hear you ask. Well, where do I start?...
I bought myself an ASUS eeePC. It also ships with Linux, which (I thought) was a good indication that the hardware is well supported by Linux. (Not so; read on.)Read more »
Five years after the concept was first proposed, the so-called $100 laptop is poised to go into mass production.
Hardware suppliers have been given the green light to ramp-up production of all of the components needed to build millions of the low-cost machines.Read more »