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My Linux Netbook Expectations 1

I have taken the plunge and pre-ordered a TouchBook from AlwaysInnovating. Those of you following my articles will ask “Why?” Didn’t you say that these gadgets were overpriced? Yes, I did and yes, it is. If I wait a year it will be cheaper, improved and the software will no longer be “beta.” So why? ...

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini (250GB)Product Review

On Black Friday 2008 I purchased the Maxtor OneTouch for $60, about half of its normal retail price. Its intended use was to store downloaded books, movies and operating system iso’s that, taken together, were occupying most of my home folder. Upon unpacking the drive I was a little puzzled about the USB connection cable. ...

LiveCD vs LiveUSB vs USB Install

In a previous article I mentioned that a livecd image booted from a USB flash drive is not the same as a Linux distribution installed to a flash drive. This article will explore that idea in a a little more detail. There is a website, pendrivedrivelinux.com, that contains numerous tutorials on how to create a ...

Should You Buy the New Kindle?

The second generation Amazon Kindle certainly has some nice features. At $359 (not including $30 case), I would think it would. Before you shell out the dollars let’s look at some negatives and alternatives. The Kindle is copying the business model that Apple was so successful with for the iPod. First, sell the device. Second, ...