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Dell Inspiron 14 Ubuntu Edition Review

Dell Inspiron 14 Ubuntu Edition Review Dell has started selling inexpensive notebooks pre-installed with Ubuntu. How does this new hardware compare to other low-end laptops and have they created a good Ubuntu experience? Continue reading ...

Ubuntu Unity 8 Desktop [Video]

Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence Desktop Mode The most interesting part of running Ubuntu on the Nexus 4 is the ability to check out the progress being made on convergence. Here's a short video I recorded to give you a taste of the current state of Unity 8 on the desktop. Continue reading ...

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu Linux Here are 10 alternative browsers that you may find useful or interesting. This is not a comprehensive list of Linux web browsers, just 10 that we liked. If you're using Firefox or Chromium on Ubuntu, you can install these browsers from this page by clicking on the Install Now button after each browser summary. Continue reading ...

Is Chrome OS a Linux Distro?

Is Chrome OS a Linux Distribution? Chrome OS is a distribution of the Linux kernel that come packaged with various GNU, open source, and proprietary software. Continue reading ...

I Want an Ubuntu Notebook!

Dear Computer Makers: I Want an Ubuntu Notebook! I want to buy an inexpensive, low to medium-end notebook that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. I want it to look nice. I want it to cost $300 to $450. Continue reading ...

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Great Chromebooks Under $200

Great Chromebooks Under $200 In 2015, major computer makers have pushed the price of their entry-level Chromebooks lower than ever. There are several Chromebooks available for less than $200, and a few for even less. Continue reading ...

Great Chromebooks Under $300

Great Chromebooks Under $300 A whole new category of Chromebooks has emerged, featuring better processors, more RAM, flexible designs, and much better screens. Here are three of the best Chromebooks you can buy for under $300 Continue reading ...

How to Print from a Chromebook

How to Print from a Chromebook If you already have a working printer that is connected to a Linux, Mac or Windows computer, connecting that printer to your Chromebook with Cloud Print is pretty easy. Continue reading ...

Four Generations of the HP Chromebook 11

Four Generations of the HP Chromebook 11 There are currently four generations of notebooks called 'HP Chromebook 11' and this article is an attempt to demystify the different versions. Continue reading ...

Can Chromebooks Run iTunes?

iTunes for Chromebooks? While nothing would keep Apple from writing a version of iTunes for Chrome OS, it is very unlikely to ever happen. Continue reading ...

Can Chromebooks Access Network File Shares?

Can Chromebooks Access Network File Shares? The only ‘network shares’ that are available are those on Google Drive. However, this may change soon. Continue reading ...

Chromebook Ethernet Adapter

How to Connect a Chromebook to an Ethernet LAN While most newer Chromebooks do not include an Ethernet LAN port, you can easily add this functionality with a reasonably priced USB Ethernet adapter. Continue reading ...

Can Chromebooks Play Video DVDs?

Can Chromebooks Play Video DVDs? Is it possible to watch your favorite DVD on your Chromebook? Continue reading ...

Do Chromebooks Support Flash?

Do Chromebooks Support Flash? Can you install Adobe Flash Player on a Chromebook? Continue reading ...

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