Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 could replace Firefox with Google Chrome

We already knew that Canonical was planning to overhaul the user interface for the next version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix — the version of Ubuntu Linux optimized for laptops with small screens and low power processors. But now it looks like Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 could also come with some new default applications. The most […]

ChromeTouch makes the Google Chrome web browser tablet-friendly

  Google’s Chrome web browser is great for netbooks, thanks to its minimal navigation bar which takes up significantly less screen real estate than Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. If you have a netbook with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, you want a web browser that makes as much room as possible for displaying […]

Acer demos Google Android on a netbook… with Firefox

Well, that happened a little sooner than I’d anticipated. I’ve been a bit skeptical of Google Android’s viability as a netbook platform, because I contend that people expect more from a netbook than they do from a cellphone. While stripped down mobile browsers may be good enough for Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, or Symbian phones, […]

The HP Mini-Note high-res display: The good, the bad, and how to fix the bad

I’ve mentioned a few times that there’s one major problem with the HP Mini-Note’s display: It’s almost too sharp. While the 7 inch 800 x 480 pixel display on the Eee PC is a bit too small to hold full web pages or some applications, the Mini-Note has the opposite problem. It’s 1280 x 768 […]