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Chrome OS R10 update fixes touchpad issues, 3G modem activation and Wi-Fi

Yesterday, Google rolled out an update for Chrome OS, its browser-based operating system. Bringing Chrome 10 to Chrome OS, plus a quite a few fixes and tweaks, the biggest change is an update to the trackpad for the Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook. The trackpad now gains sensitivity and control settings, which according to Engadget, make a huge difference to its usability. Other highlights...

Google destroys Cr-48 Chrome OS netbooks in aid of 'testing'

Google's going all out with the pre-release Cr-48 testing, sending thousands of the pre-release Chrome netbooks to people across the US for in-the-home examinations. But why stop there? Why not destroy a few in the name of publicity? In steps the Google Demo Lab, where 'Demo' stands for demolition! In what is best described as an amusing time waster, the Demo Labs site presents you with a...

Comment followup: Use sounds instead of missing keyboad LEDs with Toggle Keys

I recently wrote about a utility called Keyboard Leds which puts a small icon in your system tray showing keyboard LED status, for systems which do not have actual keyboards LEDs (or have tiny ones). Commenter Lonnie McClure pointed out a very handy built-in Windows accessibility feature, which does the same job, but uses sound instead of images. It's called Toggle Keys, and it makes a short...

Moblin netbooks are coming - can Linux based netbooks find a market?

When netbooks first started hitting the market, they were low on raw power, storage and profit margins, meaning that they were ideal candidates for running the Linux OS. Asus, who arguably kicked off the whole netbook market with their Eee PC machines, originally shipped their devices with a variant of Xandros Linux and robust SSD drives. As the market matured, Asus moved to match their...

HP releases netbook interface for Ubuntu

Hewlett Packard has released a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed for netbooks. For the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition, to be exact. Under the hood, the operating system is based on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. That means it can run pretty much any application that runs on Ubuntu including OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird and Pidgin. In fact, it comes preloaded with all of those...