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Fujitsu melts faces and wallets with FLEPia, the first color e-book for general consumption (Engadget)

Mar 19th 2009 10:11PM WTF, 4GB is pathetic, SD is a joke because its capacity is tiny now e.g. 16GB USB sticks are real cheap now, even 64GB sticks are affordable now.
eBooks really need seriously large storage, and at least SDHC support; this isn't just for novels, it could be seriously useful, for a large library of reference books, public domain books, magazines. Colour eBooks could be useful for maps (especially with GPS), diagrams, colour comics, even for photo viewing etc.

BeBook 2 e-reader revealed and in the wild at CeBIT 2009! (Engadget)

Mar 15th 2009 10:34PM What will the memory capacity, expandability, battery life, and media compatibility be?
e.g. the Kindle 2 only has a pathetic 2GB, no SDHC slots, and no USB Host, for storage devices.

You can buy relatively cheap 64GB USB sticks now, so why not take advantage of this capacity, and stop having to rely on out-of-date storage capacity in portable devices?

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Alpha is now available (Download Squad)

Nov 23rd 2008 2:42PM Can't these ADHD twitterers fix the current version? These version changes are plain laziness to work the bug list, because it is less fun than rewriting the OS.

In 8.04 the damned module repository vanished, so I couldn't even upgrade insecure applications, WTF are these people thinking! If we must do an Ubuntu upgrade, it should at least be as easy as selecting the OS as a module to install, from an older version repository, then have it install all the updated settings and applications for you.

Windows can do automated upgrades of applications and the OS, why can't Linux?

I'll stick with Windows until Ubuntu make OS upgrades relatively easy, and stop needlessly abandoning users of older recent versions.

QWinApt Wants to Be Synaptic When it Grows Up (Download Squad)

Aug 3rd 2008 2:38PM Several of the shown download in QWinApt point to old versions of the applications and the tool does not appear to look for installed versions of the applications, so seems pretty useless for identifying new or updated software. I also question the use of wget, given that the DownloadThemAll Firefox extension seems much better for downloading files, especially on busy sites.

SanDisk CEO says Vista "not optimized" for SSDs (Engadget)

Jul 22nd 2008 11:02PM gcc,
NTFS Journalling is not just saving a bunch of dates, the actual data changes are logged (in case your file system crashs), then those changes are applied to the files, this allows NTFS to self-repair itself after a crash, because it has a log of it's earlier actions.

Tom's second SSD test proved that the OCZ SSD is still much better than the SanDisk one, so this SanDisk muppet is just sore that OCZ are better at making SSD's than SanDisk, tough!

I find this SSD discussion quite pointless, because SSD are not affordable to most people yet and will always be much more expensive than hard disks, also better solid state technologies (without wear) are in development, and could easily replace RAM working memory, so make this discussion moot.

ASUS points finger at Intel over lack of Eee PC 901s in the UK (Engadget)

Jul 20th 2008 1:04PM The other manufacturers (e.g. MSI and Acer) probably realised that the Atom was the real deal so put their orders in earlier, Asus probably realised a little later that they picked the wrong CPU, so now have to wait in line, so crocodile tears methinks :-P

Fujitsu to launch FLEPia color e-ink e-books in the fall? (Engadget)

Jul 20th 2008 12:49PM WTF, this price is about double what it should be, are Fujitsu braindead? Anyone would have to be desperate or have more money than sense to buy this instead of a Netbook, especially in a recession, moving towards a depression!

A 10" 'netbook' (1.3Kg), even with an external, high power battery pack (300g to 1Kg), is much cheaper than this, and still lighter and more compact that two large reference books (2 to 3Kg).

All the e-book devices, so far, have been way too expensive, too small, often both; the manufacturers really need to figure out how to drastically cut the cost of these devices or they will remain rich peoples toys i.e. loss makers.

Dell E and E Slim revealed, taking on Eee and Air in one fell swoop (Engadget)

Jul 20th 2008 8:29AM This appears to be competition for the EeePC, but not for the MSI Wind, why?
8.9" screen (too small), tiny Flash disk (too small and poor value, especially when HDs can power down), only 0.3M camera (pathetic), 512KB memory at low end (1GB is so cheap), Linux (still not good enough software and hardware support e.g. Directory Opus wipes out Windows Explorer, and the Gnome and KDE file browsers, but runs poorly under Wine), and WiMAX seems stupid (more dangerous than mobile and WiFi radiation, when lower power WiFi and a 3G USB dongle seem better suited to mobile use).

AMD says it'll detail its Atom-challenging plans in November (Engadget)

Jul 19th 2008 8:46PM No wonder the CEO was canned, the Geode sucked (have one), this sounds worse than the Atom (got one)! Git your ass back to the drawing board AMD and provide some proper competition for Intel!

Eee PC 1000H gets a $100 price drop (Engadget)

Jul 19th 2008 8:35PM I note that this model does have Bluetooth, however it seems to have less venting than the MSI Wind and at 1.45Kg is heavier than the 1.3Kg Wind, however that maybe due to the 6 cell battery.