Dell Mini hack: Adding a hard drive indicator LED

While some netbook makers *cough* *MSI* *cough* seem to feel the need to throw so many status LEDs on their case that it’s tough to tell what any individual blinking light means at a glance, others have taken a much simpler approach. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9, for example, has just two status lights: One […]

Dell Inspiron Mini’s custom Ubuntu interface: A closer look

The folks at the official Direct2Dell blog sat down with Doug Anson, one of the folks behind the custom interface Dell designed to use with the Ubuntu 8.04 Linux operating system used on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook. The most noticeable thing that Dell did was to create a new menu bar that hangs […]