Sprint is offering a subsidized netbook with old technology, to work on its WiMAX network that will be phased out in favor of current LTE. The subsidy requires a 2-year commitment to the old tech.
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ZDNet UK takes a look at version 1.0 of a netbook-centric Linux distro that includes a launcher written in HTML 5, built-in cloud synchronisation and a smartphone-like app store
Plus: Open source advocates hit back at CIOs and netbooks fail 'fit for work' test
I spent the last two days at a community conference hosted by our SIS vendor. Although the information sessions were great and I had a chance to introduce a new social network that I'd created for the group in Ning, the gearhead in me only noticed one thing: everyone had a netbook.
Intel's tiny low-power Atom CPU is the chip that powers almost all of the popular netbook market, and it's starting to emerge in ultra-cheap desktops as well. But the processor is also a natural for network-attached-storage (NAS) devices, many of which have used Intel Celeron CPUs in the past.
This crappy photo-edit of a fairly standard netbook design illustrates the power of Apple branding.ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan recently picked up a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu Netbook and pinged me for tech support questions regarding his new toy -- he couldn't get it functioning on his home wireless network.
Compact, inexpensive Netbooks like the ASUS Eee PC 701 are getting cheaper and more powerful. Why not consider using them for mobile fieldwork applications, like surveys and order entry?
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