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OpenSolaris 2008.05 on the Eee PC

Sun released OpenSolaris 2008.05 last week, and it didn’t take long for someone to try loading the operating system onto an Eee PC. Rolf Kersten says OpenSolaris won’t work perfectly out of the box, but you can make it work with a little tweaking. For example, you’ll need to modify your GRUB boot command if […]

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Eee PC 900 available for preorder at Amazon

Asus is set to release the Eee PC 900 in the US tomorrow. But if you can’t wait to get your order in, Amazon has launched pre-order pages for both the Linux and Windows XP models. The Windows model sports 12GB of flash memory while the Linux version has 20GB. Otherwise, the two machines are […]

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Low-cost PCs are new battlefield in Microsoft’s war on Linux

There are three things that separate low cost ultraportables like the Eee PC from higher end laptop computers. They’re small, lightweight, and cheap. In order to keep cheap in that equation, computers makers like Asus are turning to Linux, the open source operating system that you can install and run on most computers without paying […]

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HP posts more Windows XP drivers online

A few days ago HP started posting Windows XP drivers and software for the Mini-Note on the company’s web site. But there were a few things missing, most notably the audio driver. Sure, you could configure Windows XP to use the Windows Vista driver with a little tweaking, but it’s not a perfect fit. But […]

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Upgrading the Mini-Note hard drive

You can pick up an HP Mini-Note with a 1.2GHz processor and 120GB hard drive for just $50 more than the 1.0GHZ/4GB SSD version. But if you buy the lower end model and then later decide you want a higher capacity hard drive, it’s pretty easy to upgrade. HP Mini Note PC has step by […]