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MSI, Canonical: Linux-based netbooks returned more often

The other day MSI’s Andy Tung told Laptop Magazine that netbooks running Linux were returned 4 times more often than netbooks running Windows. I took that admission with a grain of salt, because MSI is just one of a number of companies pushing Linux-based netbooks. And MSI is loading SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on its […]

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Gigabyte M912 hack: Adding an internal 3G modem

The Gigabyte M912 has an ExpressCard slot, making it incredibly easy to slide a 3G modem or other peripheral into the netbook. But most ExpressCard wireless modems stick out pretty far from the case, making an ugly spectacle of themselves. Fortunately, jkkmobile is on the case. He’s posted a tutorial for adding an internal 3G […]

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Best Buy to carry MSI Wind netbook

Some netbooks, like the Acer Aspire one are available both online and in bricks and mortar stores. Others, like the MSI Wind, are a bit hard to find by walking into your local bix box electronics store. But the Wind is about to jump from one cateogry to the other. Laptop Magazine reports that Best […]

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What recession? Asus ships 700,000 netbooks in September

The state of the netbook is apparently pretty strong. Not only are the tiny laptops taking over the Amazon Sales charts, and hitting the top 10 list at Notebook Review, but they’re generally selling like hotcakes. According to DigiTimes, Asus shipped 1.7 million netbooks in the third quarter of 2008, with 700,000 shipped in September […]