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Wal-Mart beats Best Buy with $298 laptop | Nanotech – The Circuits Blog – CNET News

“For the first time, a 3GB memory laptop from a well-known brand has ventured below $300,” Wal-Mart said in a statement Thursday.Starting July 26 this coming Sunday, Wal-Mart will begin selling a $298 Compaq Presario notebook CQ60-419WM with the following specifications: a 15.6-inch display, 3GB of memory, a 160GB hard-disk drive, a CD-DVD drive, and […]

Windows 7 Release Candidate – Available Free for 1 Year

As you all know, Microsoft has been ever so kind as to allow us to “use” their new Operating System free for one year. They have now successfully turned a bug into a feature: ____________________________________ Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin […]

How I use Social Networks

This may be somewhat “well duh”, but this is how I’ve organized my usage of social networks and “Web 2.0” technology (in no particular order): Youtube: (username midspot) this is where I post all my public video content which is then aggregated as a wall post in Facebook. I anticipate using this much more now […]

Is Google Being “Evil”? Plans to Annihilate their Analytics Competition with Ajax? – The Next Web

It appears Google is testing ajax search for Google Search on the US version of the site, great right? No. If this goes ahead, firefox extensions, various tools and virtually every website analytics tool would break. Why? Let us explain… When you search in Google normally you’ll notice the URL’s after you search look something […]

Instant Housecall Helps You Give Free Remote Support For A PC | MakeUseOf.com

If you’ve ever thought of finding a simpler way to help your friends or relatives with your computer skills, rather than having to be physically there to assist them with the installation of an app or the removal of spyware/viruses, then remote support to their PC might do the trick for you. We’ve previously covered […]

Google School: Find Images by Exact Dimensions, Make Wallpaper Search a Breeze

Everyone knows that Google Image Search sports a drop-down menu for filtering results by small, medium, large, and extra large sizes, but if you’re looking for the perfect wallpaper, for example, the imagesize operator is even better. Weblog Design Live uncovers the undocumented search operator that’s also new to us and demonstrates how to use […]

The Internet’s 100 Oldest Dot-Com Domains – PC World

The Full List All right, prurient interests addressed, ready to check out the full list of dot-com pioneers? Brace yourself, and dig in. 1. symbolics.com: March 15, 1985 2. bbn.com: April 24, 1985 3. think.com: May 24, 1985 4. mcc.com: July 11, 1985 5. dec.com: September 30, 1985 via The Internet’s 100 Oldest Dot-Com Domains […]

Jeff Stevenson’s Technology Blog: Hitler and the CNC Guys

Jeff Stevenson’s Technology Blog: Hitler and the CNC Guys. If you have any knowledge of JDE and Oracle, this is hilarious!

Dell’s Eee-killer to ship with Ubuntu preinstalled

Dell’s much-anticipated subnotebook product, which could be available to consumers by the end of the week, will be offered with Ubuntu 8.04 preinstalled. The little laptop is called the Inspiron 910 and it could displace the venerable Asus Eee PC as the dominant Linux-based notebook. Dell’s Eee-killer to ship with Ubuntu preinstalled.

Linux.com :: Set up your firewall with Firewall Builder

Firewall Builder (fwbuilder) is a graphical application that can help you to configure IP traffic filtering. It can compile the filtering policy you define into many specifications, including iptables and various languages used by Cisco and Linksys routers. Separating the actual policy you define and the implementation in this way should let you change what […]