Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Beta 1

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| KDE 4 and KDE 3.5: The openSUSE 11.0 beta 1 includes KDE 4.0.3, which
| includes a number of new features, fixes, and optimizations. See the KDE4
| page for more info on the KDE4 branch. To help test, see the wiki for info on
| reporting bugs in KDE. Not quite ready to move to KDE4? No worries, the beta
| includes an installation option for KDE 3.5 in addition to KDE4.

Hardware Review: Shuttle LinuXPC SD3002Q

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| PERSONAL computers with Linux pre-installed have been springing up all over
| the place in recent months. Now Shuttle, the Taiwanese company famous for
| making small but perfectly formed PCs, have gotten in on the act. I’ve been
| spending some time in the company of their LinuXPC SD3002Q, which is sold
| with openSUSE 10.3 Linux pre-installed.


HP unveils small laptop for schoolkids

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| HP's foray comes in the form of a new computer called a "Mini-Note" that
| weighs less than 3 pounds with a screen that measures 8.9 inches diagonally.
| The machines start at under $500 for a Linux-based model. Prices go up for
| Windows Vista models with faster processors. *

HP 2133 Mini-Note

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| The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC (starting at $599 for Windows Vista Basic, $499 for
| SuSE Linux, and $749 as configured) is a bit more expensive and weighs more
| than the competition, but the system’s unique strengths make it a good
| investment for students, mobile professionals, and anyone else looking for an
| affordable, highly portable computer.

HP strikes chord with Mini-Note PC

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| Like the three aforementioned machines, the Mini-Note is not aimed at the
| mass market. It starts on the low end at $499 for the Linux, SSD version, but
| a fully configured device with Vista can top out at $1,200.