Welcome Windows 8 to a Post-Desktop Worldview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – A lot has changed in the three years since the last major Windows announcement. Netbooks were on the rise. The iPad wouldn’t be introduced for another six months and Nokia still had the lead for most smartphone sales in the world. Only 172 million smartphones were sold in 2009 vs. an estimated 146 million units in just one quarter of this year. (General)

Battery intermittently "disappears"view story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I've got two Activo AV-1000 netbooks. First one had its HD go bust and since I didn't have Win7 installation discs at hand when I got it replaced, I threw Fedora 17 on it. However, it suffered from major battery-related issue that I'll try to describe... (HowTos)

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 278view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 278 for the week August 6 - 12, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue278 In This Issue Announcing the Ubuntu App Showdown winners Welcome New Members Ubuntu Stats The State of the LoCo Resources for Ubuntu LoCos Free Official Ubuntu Book For Approved LoCo Teams San Francisco Ubuntu Hour and Debian Di (Hardware)

Cedar Trail support under Linux?view story

https://bbs.archlinux.org – Sadly there aren't any with Nvidia anymore, Intel made that impossible. Though even if there were, it'd for sure be Optimus, the last netbooks with Nvidia Ion were Optimus. I know there's Bumblebee, but that doesn't work for vdpau.AMD APU is an option, but the thing is, you won't be gaming on a netbook anyway, so I'd value video decoding over opengl performance. (HowTos)

Is there another way to verify Ubuntu 12.04 settings for Flash Drive handling than System Settings?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I have two identical Acer tablet Netbooks with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed, and being new to Ubuntu, I have tried hard to keep their settings in sync so I know better through changes if the system breaks if I broke it. (HowTos)

[edubuntu] Server Type Adviceview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Please, please forgive my lack of tech know-how in advance. My background is actually in animation, but I'm trying very hard to learn. I am a teacher at little school with no tech budget (aren't they all). I have a lab consisting of 25 Dell Hybrids, 4 MSI netbooks, and a custom built server machine. These machines are used by kindergarten through eighth grade students. (Hardware)

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 274view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 274 for the week July 9 - 15, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue274 In This Issue Ubuntu App Showdown: let the voting begin! New Session Menu Lands in Ubuntu 12.10 Dell's Ubuntu Laptop Program Enters Beta, 'Blows Away' Expectations Thank you Xubuntu social media admins Ubuntu Stats Launchpad does not (Hardware)

System76 Lemur Ultra Reviewview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm sure there are plenty of people out there looking for a replacement to their current laptop. For those of you who want to know if this is a good laptop, the answer is, in short, yes. For those of you who are music junkies, the speakers here could use a little improvement in volume and quality, but you're unlikely to get good speakers from a laptop to begin with. For those of you who want th (Hardware)

Dell Exec: Windows Server 2012 Good for the Channelview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – It’s always interesting, and usually telling, in the wake of a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) OS announcement to see which OEMs come out publicly in support of the new platform — as in, which ones go on record talking about it months in advance. It’s even more attention-grabbing when a vendor proclaims a new Microsoft OS is good for the channel. (IT news)

PC Sales: Lenovo and ASUS Win But Will Intel Lose to ARM?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Lenovo has nearly overtaken Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) in PC sales. Still, the bigger story involves flat PC demand as iPad sales boom; the wait for Windows 8; and potential PC maker defections from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to ARM Holdings (NASDAQgs: ARMH). (IT news)