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#1 Linoman


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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:52 PM

X64bit Newsletter
June 2006 Volume: 1 Issue: 9


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Kubuntu 6.06 LTS
Review by Linoman

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I have been a user of Dapper Drake 6.06 ever since Flight CD 5 arrived on the scene. For over 2 months, I have seen how improvements have been added and bugs fixed. In the past I continued to just update my system but when Kubuntu 6.06 LTS was released I decided to rather format and install a fresh copy.

Unlike previous versions of Kubuntu the “install” and “live' cd are now on one cd. The CD loads a full Kubuntu desktop, which lets you try it out before installing it. If one chooses to install Kubuntu it is now all done graphically. This is a huge improvement over the previous text installer, installing through GUI system makes installation so much easier and to newbies it must seem like a miracle.

(Please note if you need advanced options then rather download the alternate install cd which uses the text based installer)

The installer is quick and asks a few basic questions; Systems Name; Users Name and Password; Preferred Language; Keyboard Layout. (This is not in the order that the installer asks these questions)

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Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC
posted by Nvyseal

The Samsung Q1 is a tiny device with a very big identity problem. The result of a collaboration by Microsoft, Samsung, and Intel, the Q1 is the newest product in the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) category, its design falling somewhere between a Pocket PC and an ultralight laptop computer with a small screen.

Samsung has suggested that the Q1 is intended to replace Pocket PCs and multimedia players, as well as serve as a handy supplement to laptops. Unfortunately, the Q1's frustrating design and underwhelming features put it short of being a viable option for most people.

Look and Feel

The Q1's black case, wrapped around a 7-inch LCD touch screen, measures roughly 9.0 x 1.0 x 5.5 inches, about twice the size of the Sony PlayStation Portable. The unit weighs only 1.7 pounds and has no keyboard. To enter information, you have to press buttons along the edges of the device and use a preinstalled virtual fingerboard. It is a bit clumsy to hold the Q1 with one hand and use these controls with the other.

A small joystick provides limited scrolling horizontally and vertically. But the lack of a touchpad to move the cursor around the screen -- as is common on laptops -- makes navigating on the Q1 awkward at best. And the thin, hard-to-hold stick that is a poor excuse for a stylus doesn't help matters much. Fingertip data entry leaves a lot to be desired on the Q1, at least for writing anything beyond a short e-mail message.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 10:34 PM

nice one Lino!
Great summary of the month, though I think the 'hot topics' is a bit short...

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:20 AM

Fantastic Job Lino!

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:17 AM

Awesome newsletter Lino! I wish I could have contributed to it but I've just been so damn busy with summer starting an all. I like the review on the Q1 Dave!

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:22 PM

Hmm.. nice! Love reading this kind a letters! :P

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:57 PM

Glad you guys enjoyed the newsletter. Next one coming soon!

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 12:13 AM

Great job enjoyed the reading tooo

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