Debian 5.0 (codename “Lenny”) Goes Gold

February 15, 2009

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. It also features compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.2 of the LSB.

Debian GNU/Linux

Debian GNU/Linux runs on computers ranging from palmtops and handheld systems to supercomputers, and on nearly everything in between. A total of twelve architectures are supported: Sun SPARC (sparc), HP Alpha (alpha), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc), Intel IA-32 (i386), IA-64 (ia64), HP PA-RISC (hppa), MIPS (mips, mipsel), ARM (arm, armel), IBM S/390 (s390), and AMD64 and Intel EM64T (amd64).

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Sony Netbook Rumoured

December 22, 2008

At the moment its just speculation but Sony might just enter the netbook market. All will be unveiled on the 9th of January. Lets hope “the revolutionary new VAIO” is something more than just another netbook.

Edit: read more link updated on 21/12/2008 because Sony couldn’t stand to wait any longer :)

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Nvidia to enter Netbook market with Ion Platform

December 18, 2008

Nvidia will enter the netbook market next year, with their new platform called Ion! which combines their Geforce 9400M chipset with Intel’s Atom processor. It should end-up replacing the GMA 945 chipset currently found in netbooks.

Simply, it will make netbooks that little bit more capable, possibly allowing users to run more intensive applications, operating systems, play HD videos or even make light use of photoshop.

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BenQ Joybook U101 (Netbook) launched

December 1, 2008

BenQ have launched Joybook Lite U101 (Netbook), it comes with the standard specs you will find in most netbooks. You can grab for just over $500 in Taiwan, quite expensive compare to other netbooks! availability else where unknown.

  • Intel N270 CPU processor
  • Windows XP Home
  • 10.1-inch 16:9 LED screen / 8ms response time
  • Weight 1.1kg
  • HDD and SSD hard drive support

You ain’t no tech company if you haven’t launched your very own netbook, thoughts?

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Samsung NC10 Netbook In Black

November 25, 2008

MobileComputerMag have posted some amazing hands-on shots Samsung NC10 netbook in black! Looks to be the best out of all netbooks! Its finding its way on to UK stores for £299 (Play.com).

We can confirm that the black model is definitely better looking than the white, with the silver accents looking right at home against the matte black finish. Unsurprisingly, the gloss black lid is a finger print magnet but on the whole the black NC10 looks like it means business.

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Superspeed USB 3.0 Specification Officially Released

November 17, 2008

USB 2.0 is getting upgraded to USB 3.0! Simply it means is you get faster transfer speeds (up-to 10 times)! USB 3.0 also offers backwards compatibility with all existing USB/2.0 devices e.g. storage, docks etc. OK, so now your wondering now what next? well now you play the waiting game! The specs have been released but we won’t actually see any consumer devices until 2010 (maybe late 2009)!

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and the ASUS N10 reviewed

November 10, 2008

Dell Mini 9 and the ASUS N10 netbooks have been reviewed by register hardware! They seem to like the Mini 9, calling it the “nicest netbook out there” but does come with a two year 3g contract! I personally like the Samsung NC10 which many reports suggest has excellent battery life. Jump for the full reviews.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Netbook Announced

October 27, 2008

The netbook market is getting hard to keep up with, new netbooks are getting announced almost every day, ahh well! However unlike other companies this is Dell’s second offering, which looks pretty decent at best. Its larger than the Mini 9 and definitely should fall into the laptop category. Oh and it comes loaded with windows vista, which probably would feel sluggish.

  • 1.3GHz Atom Z520 or 1.6GHz Atom Z530
  • Windows Vista Home
  • 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 display
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Hard drive: 60 GB or 80 GB
  • Integrated Bluetooth / WiFi
  • Standard 3-cell (3 hour life) and optional 6-cell (6 hour life) battery
  • 2.7 lbs (with 3-cell battery)

Pricing will start at $600 when released late November in the USA.

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MiTAC to launch MiStation gOS Netbook

October 26, 2008

Yes, another one! it only means more choice for the consumer. MiTAC’s MiStation features the Atom 1.6GHz processor, 20GB SSD or 60GB hard drive, 8.9-inch LCD screen, WiFi 802.11b/g, integrated GPS, Bluetooth, SD card and a built-in 1.3 Megapixel webcam. gOS is the choice of operating system which is based on Ubuntu.

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ASUS S101 netbook press shots and review

October 7, 2008

This ASUS S101 high-end netbook looks slick, I must admit. It features an 10.2 inch LED backlit screen, 0.3MB webcam, integrated bluetooth, the newer Wi-fi 802.11n draft, 16 GB Solid State Drive and an estimated battery life of 5 hours (with Wi-fi off and brightness lowered) or 3 hours and forty-five minutes during heavy use (read the review). The price should start from €599 ($816) in Europe.

“High-end netbook” might sound like an oxymoron, not least because the whole point of these little mobile internet devices was for them to be low-cost and low-power. The thinking at Asus, however, is that the S101 will appeal to people who have so far been put off buying an Eee PC because of its ‘built to a budget’ appearance, and in that respect, the S101 is a big success – it’s gorgeous.

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