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04
JAN
2010

NetbookInstaller Plans for 0.8.4

In a recent post Meklort stated that he will focus on simplifying the installation experience even more for the 0.8.4 release. his main goal is to make NetbookBootMaker supported on multiple platforms (or a version of it for each). Many users on the MyDellMini forum have...
04
JAN
2010

NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 Released

NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 is now officially released. Lots of changes from 0.8.2. Look at the change log for details. This release is essentially 0.8.3 RC5, plus a couple of minor tweaks. Those changes include Bootloader banner is disabler (no longer displays chameleon string in...
23
DEC
2009

Apple tablet definitely coming in 7″ size? « Boy Genius Report

Image via Wikipedia We’re really going out on a limb here, but one of our very connected sources let us know that they’ve heard very solid information about Apple’s upcoming tablet. It has been widely reported recently that the size of the tablet is 10″, but there was also talk...
09
DEC
2009

Prepping the mini 10v for email on the cruise ship

Image via Wikipedia Reading about the internet connection quality on a cruise ship I realised that I will need to do something about live web mail access if I want to escape from the boat with my mind and some cash… internet access charges are very high for very low...
10
NOV
2009

How to install 10.6.2 on Atom Netbook

A solution was quickly found on how to make 10.6.2 work on the Atom based netbook… simply use the 10.6.1 kernel instead of the 10.6.2.  This is certainly a step back from a proper upgrade but it is better than no upgrade at all.  Here is a copy of the instructions as...
02
NOV
2009

Hackintosh Netbook users take note, 10.6.2 update kills support for Atom Processor – OS X Daily

Image via Wikipedia It’s not out in the wild yet, but 10.6.2 has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard. So what should you do if you have an...
05
OCT
2009

Bell, Telus to launch iPhone next month – The Globe and Mail

BCE Inc.’s BCE-T26.300.250.96% Bell Canada and Telus Corp. T-T33.96-0.12-0.35% will begin selling the iPhone next month, breaking the stranglehold on the iconic device that rival Rogers Communications Inc. has held for more than a year. The country’s two largest...
02
OCT
2009

Court Once Again Confirms Right Of First Sale For Software: You Own It, Not License It | Techdirt

Excellent news. In the ongoing case involving Autodesk and a guy, Timothy Vernor, who was trying to sell legally acquired used versions of AutoCAD on eBay, the district court judge has ruled that Autodesk has no right to restrict the sales of its used software. This wasn’t...
26
AUG
2009

Future Shop Lists Palm Pre and Touchstone Charging Dock as Available In-Store

Well, tomorrow’s the big day. The Palm Pre officially arrives in Canada on Bell. Honestly, I can’t wait… and for those that really, really, REALLY can’t wait, you may want to head over to Future Shop. That’s right, Canada’s favorite electronics retailer has already published the...