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Intel/Novell Moblin (Linux) 2.0 Netbook Beta Intro on YouTube


YouTube video courtesy of demomoblin

I’m pretty happy with Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix. And, I don’t have another spare netbook to test Intel/Novell’s competitor Moblin 2.0 (beta) Linux distro for netbooks. So, I wasn’t planning to take a look at Moblin until I saw this video. It looks pretty interesting. I may have to invest another low-cost netbook to test Moblin. For now, I’m planning to see if it installs as a Guest OS under VirtualBox.

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Funny Product Photo: Netbook Messenger Bag

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I was looking at this messenger bag built for netbooks (max 11 inch screen) because it is a Checkfast designed item (for getting through airport TSA checkpoints) and it is inexpensive ($29.99). While looking at the product photo closely, I noticed something amusing. The photographer (or his/her assistant) decided to add a couple of CD or DVD discs in jewel cases as props. Of course, netbooks don’t have optical drives so…

Ok, geeky humor. But, I found it amusing. Still considering buying the item.

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CamStudio Screencast Recorder on a Netbook Running Windows 7 RC (video demo)

The free and Open Source CamStudio 2.0 demoed on an Asus Eee PC 1000HA running Windows 7 Release Candidate. I was happy to see CamStudio run on this combo since it did not run under Windows Vista when I tested it after Vista’s launch.

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Windows 7 Release Candidate Boot to Login Screen Time on a Netbook (video)

Like Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 Release Candidate took just under 35 seconds to boot from a cold start to the login screen.

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Turn on WiFi LED on Aspire One Running Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix

Here’s a handy pointer that is a comment to a UNR blog item I wrote over on MobileContentToday…

You can fix the led issue by installing the linux-backports-modules-jaunty package and restarting.

Originally posted as a comment by heggied on mediabistro.com: MobileContentToday using Disqus.

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Windows 7 Beta 35 Second Boot on Asus Eee PC 1000HA Netbook

Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix took about 36 seconds to boot to the Ubuntu login screen on an Acer Aspire One netbook with 512MB RAM and a 8GB SSD. This time I recorded the boot time of Windows 7 Beta booting to the login screen on an Asus Eee PC 1000HA netbook with 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive. It took about 35 seconds.

Of course, Windows gets really busy after the login process with anti-spyware, anti-virus, and bunches of different app update background processes. So, it takes about another 30+ seconds to settle down.

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