What OS Do You Run On Your Netbook?

July 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: linux, opinion, Ubuntu, windows 

The web is rife with articles and blog posts citing statistics of Windows vs. Linux on netbooks. Nearly all of these articles mention the stats of the pre-installed OS from online and brick and mortar stores. A quick search of NewEgg.com yielded  one netbook with Linux pre-installed and 63 running Windows XP. There were also another 15 running various versions of Vista. So it seems that those that desire to purchase a netbook running Linux have little choice from retailers. Read more

Space Saving Tips for Your GNOME Desktop

May 21, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

If you've got a netbook, then you're probably wishing you had a little more vertical room on your monitor. The default setup on GNOME includes two panels that take up valuable space at the top and bottom of your screen. Here's a few tips to free up some space on your GNOME Desktop layout. Read more

Microsoft Leaves the Door Wide Open for Linux on Netbooks

February 4, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linux, news, windows 

According to an article on Computerworld, Microsoft plans to offer six different versions of Windows 7. For developed markets, Microsoft will focus marketing efforts on two versions; Windows 7 Home Premium for consumers, and Windows 7 Professional for business customers. The lightest version of the OS will be Windows 7 Starter Edition. It limits users to a maximum of three open applications. This version will be intended for developing markets. Read more

Ubuntu on the MSI Wind

January 12, 2009 by · 9 Comments
Filed under: gadget, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using my MSI Wind U100-432US for a few weeks now. If you're interested in my initial review, you can find it here. Shortly after getting this great small laptop I decided it was time to install Ubuntu. I decided to go for a Hardy install because of its Long Term Support status. I have several computers at home running Ubuntu and I'd rather not go through full distribution upgrades every six months on all of them to keep up with the latest releases. Read more

Review: MSI Wind

January 4, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: gadget, windows 

I got an MSI Wind U100-432US for Christmas. The Wind is one of several netbooks (small laptop) based on Intel's Atom N270 processor.

Key specs: Read more