Friday, November 30, 2012
After months of experimenting, Dell took the wraps off a thin-and-light XPS 13 laptop with the Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, an OS that is code-named Precise Pangolin.
The XPS 13 with Ubuntu was developed as part of an internal Dell project called "Project Sputnik." Over six months, Dell worked with the open-source community to develop tools, drivers and software for the OS to work on XPS 13, which has the frame of an ultrabook.
The laptop has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Priced at US$1549, it comes with one year of on-site support as part of the package. The laptop is now available in the U.S. and Canada, and will become available in other countries next year.
The XPS 13 laptop has a 13-inch screen. The company did not immediately provide the weight or battery life of the laptop.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
In "Hyde Park on Hudson," the retelling of the visit of the king and queen of England to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in upstate New York in 1939, there's a particularly remarkable scene: Roosevelt's mother — who owned the house where everyone stayed — had purchased a brand-new toilet seat for the royals. But after they left she returned it to the store where she bought it. The shop owner was delighted, hanging the seat in his front window. That's in the movie — and it happened in real life.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Q: We just moved into this beautiful 1920's Craftsman. It has a large built-in bookcase in the living room. We decided to put the TV over it and are faced with the issue of hiding 3 cables, as well as the bulky cable box. This is a rental, so no drilling holes. We were planning on filling the space next to the cable box with books. Any suggestions? More
Monday, November 26, 2012
Wall Street analyst downgraded shares of three publicly traded
chains on concern that any compromise in Congress to reduce the
U.S. budget deficit could include additional cuts to the
Medicare health insurance program.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
It's face time on Capitol Hill. A period of new faces and familiar faces. New faces as nearly 80 just-elected House members and 12 new senators-elect descended on the Capitol for freshman orientation. Familiar faces as both
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
prices that utilities will get for generating electricity from
nuclear and renewable sources in June next year, the government
said on Tuesday, a move that prolongs uncertainty for investors.
Monday, November 19, 2012
We've already heard about Windows RT's "modest" beginning, and now there's talk full-blown Windows 8 ain't flying off the shelves either. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and one of his "most trusted sources," uptake of the new OS isn't hitting