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Dell’s new subnotebook product, the Inspiron 910, coming very soon

August 19th, 2008. Published under Hardware. No Comments.

Sounds like the Inspiron 910 is just around the corner, and it is coming loaded with a special mobile-optimized version of Ubuntu 8.04.  That should be expected for a $300 computer, as its competitors, like the Asus EEE PC, run a flavor of Linux.  This thing looks pretty nice.  Check out the article at ars technica.  Recently Gizmodo posted this article on the Inspiron 910, though at the time this was the very first reveal from Michael Dell and the name and OS was not yet released by Dell.

Goodbye, Windows XP (well, not really just yet)

July 1st, 2008. Published under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Windows XP is now officially retired by Microsoft. This doesn’t mean you will not be able to get your hands on it or get support for it. All it means is it isn’t being shipped to stores or most vendors. It will still be installed on ultra-mobile and ultra-low-cost class computers. Also, some major vendors such as Dell are offering a “downgrade” service that will allow you to technically be purchasing Vista, but have XP factory-installed for you.  The nice thing about this is that Dell will support both XP and Vista installed on your computer, and you can upgrade to Vista at your discretion.

I personally will not be migrating toward Vista, nor will I be migrating anyone else’s computers toward Vista.  I’ll most likely continue purchasing computers with XP Professional as long as it is available as an option.