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Chrome OS promising, but it’s more for the future

It won’t be ready for the general public for another year, but the sneak preview of the Google Chrome OS is generating quite a buzz. It may be a Windows-killer, some claim. It’ll put Linux on the map, say others. … Continue reading

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Computer issues being resolved

I can say it now: The laptop is back among the living. Most of my software is back up. I’ve knocked off most of my to-do list. I’m writing this column on it, and soon I will upload it and … Continue reading

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Netbook or laptop? It’s harder to tell the difference

As more features are finding their way into smaller packages, the lines are blurring between netbooks (like that tiny Acer I’m using to maintain this blog) and “real” laptops. At least that’s according to CNet: Color, screen resolution, battery, Wi-Fi, … Continue reading

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Mossberg: Windows 7 looks good except …

Y’all Windows junkies can’t wait for Version 7? According to Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, Windows 7 beats the pants off Vista (which isn’t difficult) and even seems a lot sturdier than XP. (It remains to be seen … Continue reading

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Best engineering happens when system dies

Psion Teklogix’s 7530 is a Windows CE .NET-based handheld that combines an ultra-rugged flashlight terminal with the flexibility and large screen of a Windows CE PDA. This is a fairly large and heavy (over two pounds) handheld that’s engineered for … Continue reading

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Chrome OS: Odds not good, says Wired

Ambitions or not, the new Google Chrome operating system has an uphill battle if it plans to nibble into Microsoft’s edge on the netbook market. But Wired isn’t betting the ranch on this happening: Google’s netbook-friendly Chrome OS takes direct … Continue reading

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Google Chrome-based OS a fit for netbooks?

I sure wasn’t expecting this, though I probably should have. Google is looking at netbooks (those mini-laptops like the one I’m using) and systems that can run them. This announcement is from Lifehacker: In a sudden, if not unexpected, announcement … Continue reading

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