MinBuntu: Ubuntu for the HP Mini-Note

Installing other operating systems on ultra-compact laptops such as the HP mini-note and the eee pc is usually a pain in the “you know what” due to issues with drivers to make sound, wifi and graphics work correctly. A guy called Lee on the MiniNote forums has made it a lot easier for HP mini-note…

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Opera Mini 4.1 released

Opera has announced the availability of version 4.1 of their opera mini web browser for mobile phones. Opera mini 4.1 is said to be 50% faster than opera mini 4.0 and has a number of cool new features including suggesting url completions, fast page searching, and off-line viewing. opera mini 4.1 press release

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18 Features Windows Should Have (but Doesn’t)

PC World has published an interesting article on what the claim are the top 18 software features Windows Vista (and XP) should have but don’t. I disagree with 3. Back to My Mac: if you were smart enough to keep automatic backups on Amazon’s S3 service then you could get the file easily and pay…

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Weather superimposed on Google maps

Weather Underground has announced their new Wundermaps feature that superimposes precipitation maps and radar on the familiar Google maps interface. They go way beyond what weather.com offers by also including all the weather stations that upload data to their service so you get a realtime picture of temperature and wind at multiple locations in the…

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Toshiba laptops get facial recognition security software

Toshiba’s laptops with “fusion finish” (the U400, M300, A300 and P300) will now come with facial recognition software that won’t let you login unless your face (or whatever other part of your anatomy you waved at the webcam during setup) matches a database of stored user images. In unrelated news police expect the number of…

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Windows XP service pack 3 now available

As promised Windows XP service pack 3 is now available for download via Windows Update as a 70MB download. Not the most exciting update ever but worth installing to make sure you have all the latest bug fixes. Of course to download it Firefox users will have to start up IE and hope they can…

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Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 released

It’s April 24th and you know what that means: Hardy Heron! Hardy Heron is the latest version of the free Ubuntu linux operating system, and it is also the first version in a few years where Ubuntu is promising long ern support for the release (through 2011). We like Ubuntu as a alternative to Windows…

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Ubuntu on a Samsung Q1 ultra-mobile PC

Blogger “Taxman” has managed to get the 7.1 version of Ubuntu running on his ultra-mobile Samsung Q1. What’s even more impressive is that he got it to recognize both the touchscreen and his Sierra Wireless 875U AirCard, and has posted full instructions on his blog. More from Taxman (via jkontherun)

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New version of AVG free antivirus available

AVG Technologies have announced a new version of their free antivirus software will be available for download April 24th. We have AVG on all our PCs and have never been successfully infected with a virus. “With the release of AVG Free 8.0, we are underscoring our belief that all computer users, regardless of their computer…

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