Linux Mint 8 is the newest Linux distro on the block. We, at Gadgetmix, have been testing the new Mint from the past few days on a variety of netbooks. So, does this distro offers something newer, better than the popular Linux distros like the amazing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. Can it be used as Windows alternative? How user friendly it is? Get all these questions answered in this review.
We have seen plethora of Linux variants based on Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch and so on. The people behind JOLICLOUD, a Linux OS say that we, the netbook owners will soon be ‘Jolicloud-ed’. But, is being Joliclouded beneficial at all? Let’s see how is the new Jolicloud OS from a viewpoint of a die-hard Linux user.
Earlier today, we posted about the rumored Lenovo X200e. Well, it is actually Thinkpad X100e and it will be launched in the January 2010.
When you hear the word “Suzuki”, you associate it immediately with cars and bikes, but you would never associate them with netbooks, until now. Suzuki has come with a netbook called Neutron 701 MNI which is a 7.1-inch netbook with touchscreen display.
Netbooks going eco-friendly. That is something we do not hear everyday. Do we? iUnika has launched a netbook that is powered by solar energy, the iUnika GYY. Their netbooks weighs just 700gm and runs some proprietary version of linux on its 400MHz processor.
If you thought that the Sony Vaio P netbook was expensive (and over-hyped), then see this! A guy called fukuyuki is selling an Acer Aspire One for $3000. It has been painted by a famous Japanese artist, UFO-Hayashi who has painted on several iPods, phones and PCs.
Moblin is an open source project that is build upon the Linux platform, which is geared towards netbooks, MIDs and UMPCs. At the Linux Collaboration Summit, which was held in San Fransisco, Intel discussed its plans about the upcoming major version of the Mobilin platform. Tests of the latest Moblin 2 alpha release show that the major components (including graphics system) can start up in mere seconds. Intel is stubborn that with the new Moblin platform, 2 second boot time is infact possible.
ASUS has already allocated a team of engineers to work upon an Android-based netbook and they will able to fully develop the Android-based netbook by the end of this year. It will be interesting to see the place for such a netbook, where 90% of the netbook market is using the old and trusty Windows XP as their OS. One reason that folks at ASUS may be looking upto the Android platform is the fact that it is free. Note, that even though Microsoft continues to offer the netbook manufactures Windows XP, but we cannot deny the fact it is not FREE like Android.
It is no doubt that Marvell processors have proved themselves as the best mobile processors so far. A couple of days back, when we compared the Marvell processors with the Qualcomm processors, the Qualcomm was outbeaten not closely, but by large numbers. The comparison was first done with the ASUS P552W, which comes with a Marvell 624Mhz processor and then with the ASUS P565, which comes with a Marvell 800Mhz processor.