GNU/Linux making inroads into the desktop

Dell have been offering Ubuntu as an option for many of their PCs for a while, Asus have EeePC, and Lenovo offer various distributions of linux. Now HP have joined the ranks by supplying SuSE on their enterprise desktop systems

While many distributions of GNU/Linux have been more than suitable for most users, there have been quite a few obstacles preventing it from getting into their desktops. One of the main reasons behind this is that Windows comes preinstalled with almost all new PCs, and most people including those that are moderately tech savvy are afraid of installing GNU/Linux or even any OS on their computer. Continue reading “GNU/Linux making inroads into the desktop”

HP dv2899ea Artist Edition

The HP Pavilion dv2899ea (Artist Edition) is a nice little laptop that departs from the usual design of the plain plastic case, and replaces it with a case that is decorated with some fancy artwork. As for specs, it does come with a lot of punch, A 2.5GHz Core 2 duo T9300 CPU with 4GB RAM and an nVidia GeForce 8400M GS …

HP dv2899ea Artwork

My VIA en15000g desktop is fine for Web Surfing, writing documents and editing a picture or two, but sometimes it does get a little frustrating. So I got myself a new laptop. The HP Pavilion dv2899ea (Artist Edition) is a nice little laptop that departs from the usual design of the plain plastic case, and replaces it with a case that is decorated with some fancy artwork. It comes with side bag with similar design imprints to help you lug it around, and at 2.5KG you shouldn’t have much of a problem carrying it with you.

As for specs, it does come with a lot of punch, A 2.5GHz Core 2 duo T9300 CPU with 4GB RAM and an nVidia GeForce 8400M GS with 128MB RAM to be precise. This makes it more than adequate to run Continue reading “HP dv2899ea Artist Edition”