What to do With an Old Netbook?

Many of us at the moment probably own one or more of these devices: a laptop, desktop, smart phone, possibly a tablet and maybe a netbook. If we exclude the smart phone, the weakest device in your arsenal now is probably the netbook.

Netbooks were great. It's light, extremely portable, has a decent battery life and you can do all your browsing and emailing in convenience. However today, notebooks are extremely affordable and have much better specs than a netbook.…

ReactOS: The Open Source “Windows”

A few days ago, I came across an interesting operating system known as ReactOS. Like many Linux OS it is open source and free to download. The only difference, it is NOT Linux or even a Unix-like OS! The first few lines of the site's home page explains what it is: "ReactOS is a free, modern operating system based on the design of Windows XP/2003". How much is it based on Windows?…

Jolicloud Looks Good

After trying out several different operating systems on my tiny BenQ Joybook Lite U102 netbook, I never really kept it installed for long.

My netbook came with Windows XP and it got wiped on the first day with Windows 7 (Ultimate). Unfortunately performance was somehow degraded, stuff just felt slow somehow. A few days later I decided to give Ubuntu Netbook Remix a try, it lasted a bit longer, but it was Ubuntu’s first netbook version and some annoying bugs were there.…