Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet Notebook Running Ubuntu (with Ubermix)

The video shows how cool Dell Inspiron Duo is when running Ubuntu.

This particular demo uses Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) with Ubermix customization, which contains a collection of application suitable for netbook users.

Ubermix can be downloaded from its official website, please check the Netbook/table model specific instructions for proper installations.

Supported Netbooks

  • Dell Inspiron DUO iD-4495FNT Laptop
  • ASUS EEEPC 900 BK090XNetbooks)
  • ASUS Eee PC 1015PX
  • Dell Inspiron Mini 1018

    Simmbook – an affordable $190 Business Netbook, with Ubuntu !

    Behold! Simmtronics has launched its latest product, the Simmbook which is a netbook, priced at $190 only! The netbook is geared towards business users as it includes IBM Lotus Symphony, SmartWork client suite and various other IBM cloud-based services. The Netbook specs 10-inch display, Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, three-cell battery, and a 160GB hard drive.

    Best of all, it comes with Ubuntu pre-installed.

    Working hard publishing papers and learning PyGTK

    For the last few weeks I’ve been working hard to finish up my research project, most of it concerning about on mobile phone application usability and context-aware applications. This leaves me with less  time to devote for this blog and I started to realise that I might have a ‘burn-out’ issue at the same time.

    I’m still using Ubuntu in my daily work if you are curious (Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 for netbook) and Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope for my Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop PC. Besides writing those research papers, I’ve use what left of my time to learn PyGTK to enable me to code RAD app for GNU/Linux desktop environment.

    I found out the references around the internet regarding PyGTK is very helpful to aid me in understanding the GTK+ bindings in python, which is not much different from its C counterpart.

    Now that I’ve some time to spare until Hari Raya, I’ll try to use that time wisely to fill up this blog with a couple more of fresh new posts. So, keep reading!

    How to disable touchpad in Ubuntu Netbook Remix

    Here’s how to temporarily disable the touchpad control on Ubuntu Netbook Remix for those who were always accidently ‘clicked’ or ‘touched’ the touchpad while typing long sentences.

    Disabling Touchpad

    • Go to the Ubuntu Netbook Remix main screen
    • Select ‘Preference’, then ‘Mouse’
    How to disable touchpad

    Untick the touchpad checkbox. The touchpad would be disabled until you you change the option back.

    My Experience with Asus EeePC 1000h netbook

    Last week I had the chance to use the Asus EeePC 1000h netbook (photo below) while carrying out official duties in my workplace.

    Asus Eeepc 1000h netbook Screenshot - mypapit

    The Asus EeePC 1000h dimension is roughly the size of an A4 paper. If you happened to have an A4 paper in front of you, then you’ll get the idea of how big Asus EeePC 1000h is. Its 10 inch widescreen monitor offers a compact yet comfortable view for portable operation.

    EeePC 1000h keyboard screenshot

    The keys on the keyboard is roughly 92% the size of an average laptop keyboard. This is larger than its predecessor Asus Eeepc 1000 and 901. Most importantly, the 1000h also comes with 160GB hard disk (with a modest 5,400 rpm) as opposed to 4-8GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) like its predecessor, allowing you to store more files on the netbook.

    EeePC 1000h battery life
    One of the thing that I admire most about Asus EeePC is its battery life which was advertised as it could last up to 7 hours. My personal test reveals that EeePC 1000h could last about 5 hours when running with active WiFi connection, which I consider as more than Continue reading “My Experience with Asus EeePC 1000h netbook”