Microsoft appeals to Uni and TAFE students with whopping Win 7 compview story

http://www.itwire.com – If you’re a University or TAFE student in Australia, and want to win what could well be the ultimate Windows 7 prize ever, with the chance to ‘win’ 7 months of free rent in your choice of share house for you and your friends, with Dell laptops pre-loaded with Win 7 and Office, HTC HD2 mobiles and Xbox 360 games consoles – read on to find out more! (IT news)

Laptops sit idle...view story

http://linuxo.com – Blog of Helios: "Over the past few weeks, we've received a number of quality laptops to give out to our kids. Unfortunately many of these laptops did not come with power adapters and pretty much qualify for doorstops." (General)

[all variants] Thinking about Asus UL series.view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I'm thinking about getting one of the Asus UL series laptops. I've seen that others have working installations on then, and are seeing some decidedly sexy battery life. I have a few questions. 1. Could I expect to be able within the next year be able to switch on the fly between the Nvidia and Intel graphic when connecting or disconnecting the AC? (Hardware)

Pinta - Paint.NET clone for linuxview story

http://www.ubuntugeek.com – (HowTos)

NSW hands out 66,000 student laptopsview story

http://apcmag.com – NSW Education Minister Verity Firth says 66,000 Lenovo laptops have been handed out to school kids already. (IT news)

Solid-state disks fall to below $100view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Solid state disks (SSDs) moved closer to commodity status, with the announcement of a 40GB model from Intel for $125, and a sub-$100, 32GB version from OCZ Technology. Intel's X25-V and OCZ's Onyx can be installed in laptops or embedded devices, but are primarily aimed at enthusiasts who want to install faster boot disks in their computers, according to the companies.... (Embedded)

Compiz Commands Applet - where is it?view story

http://forums.opensuse.org – I have several OpenSuSE laptops, all running 11.2. However, all loaded at different times and with slight differences in their repository setups. One of the systems has a very useful Compix applet found in Control-Panel->Compiz Settings Manager->(General) Commands. (Distributions)

Discussion: Non-OSS...view story

http://forums.opensuse.org – This is a discussion currently going on the openSUSE Factory Mailing Lists. For anyone that feels strongly one way or another and wants to voice their opinion, I urge you to join that mailing list and post. I just wanted to bring to light something that an integral part of any distro. Quote: Originally Posted by Michael Loffler Hi, (Distributions)

Need serious help pleaseview story

http://forums.opensuse.org – I would like to create a dual boot Opensuse/Vista laptop. My problem is I do not have a DVD-RW drive, and I am not that good with creating a bootable USB stick. I have read some of the installation guides offered here and attempted to install Opensuse via my USB stick without success. (Distributions)

wireless connection occasionally is droppedview story

http://forums.opensuse.org – Dell Inspiron 600m laptop, SUSE 11.2, Broadcom b43 driver, using Network Manager, with a Belkin N+ wireless router. My wireless works well most of the time, BUT the connection occasionally drops. It may be after a period of inactivity. Sometimes, it happens while I'm actively using it. (Distributions)