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Windows 7 will run comfortably on netbooks with 16GB SSDs

According to Microsoft, Windows 7 will run comfortably on a netbook. No surprise there. The company’s been saying this for a while now, and we’ve seen a number of early adopters load up a pre-release copy of the operating system on existing netbooks. In fact even Windows Vista runs better than many people would have […]

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Are netbooks a threat to Microsoft?

Netbooks running Linux may be returned more often than computers running Windows XP. But netbooks are the first class of consumer oriented computers where computer makers and retailers are regularly offering Linux as an alternative to Windows. It’s cheaper (as in, typically free), which helps keeps costs down. And it’s incredibly customizable, allowing companies like […]

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Sure Windows 7 will run on netbooks, but how well?

Microsoft is making a point of showing that Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista will be light weight enough to run on older, slower, and less powerful machines than Vista. In other words, netbooks. While introducing Windows 7 at the Professional Developers Conference today, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky held up a netbook (he didnt’ say […]

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Microsoft offers cheap software for cheap Portuguese netbooks

As I’ve previously mentioned, Portugal is getting into netbooks big time. The country’s government is subsidizing the cost of about half a million computers based on the Intel Classmate PC design and making them available to students for just about 50 Euros or $70. It costs about 285 Euroes of nearly $400 to pick up […]

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Venezula orders 1 million Classmate PCs

While mainstream netbooks like the Asus Eee PC, MSI Wind, and Dell Inspiron Mini continue to capture the imagination (and cash) of consumers, it’s nice to see that low cost laptops are  also fulfilling one of their original purposes, and getting into the hands of children in developing countries. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez this weekend announced that […]

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MSI Wind runs faster, longer with Vista than XP?

We already knew that it was possible to install Windows Vista on an MSI Wind. But why would anyone choose to load an operating system that takes up significantly more system resources on a tiny laptop with a relatively low powered CPU? Because you might just get more battery life and a more responsive PC, […]