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Upgrading the HP Mini-Note’s RAM and hard drive

While the netbook market is about to get a lot more crowded, the HP Mini-Note remains one of the most attractive looking low-cost mini-notebooks. It’s got a slick, professional design that makes the Asus Eee PC look a bit like a kid’s toy. But it also has a sluggish VIA C7-M CPU, compared with the […]

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Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth talks Ubuntu Netbook Remix

While anyone can install the packages that turn Ubuntu into a rudimentary version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says the ultimate goal is to ship cheap laptops with the open source operating system preloaded. And the company is working with several PC manufacturers to make that happen. Shuttleworth says Ubuntu Netbook Remix […]

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Poll results: Which CPU would you rather have?

Due to my impulsive site redesign this weekend, I cut this week’s poll short by a day. But it looks like the majority of readers are interested in the Intel Atom CPU. I can’t say I blame you. The processor is designed specifically for low-cost, light weight computers. While it’s not going to win any […]

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Site redesign

As you may have noticed, this site underwent a wee bit of construction this weekend. I decided to clean up the design a bit. Unfortunately the comments are still a bit wacky. From the front page of the site, it looks like no posts have comments, but if you click through to individual post pages, […]